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A secretary, also known as a personal assistant, is primarily employed to support a director or owner of a business. A secretary is skilled in administration and will be privy to important or confidential information. In the case of individuals such as artistic or political figures, secretaries handle their personal and professional affairs.

Who can I work for?

Companies large and small, business professionals and high profile individuals all require a secretary or personal assistant.

Where and when can I work?

The place of work depends on the employer but hours are generally 9am to 5.£0pm and office based. A proportion of secretaries are represented by an agency assigned to temporary contracts, allowing for some flexibility in hours and variety of tasks.

What will I be responsible for?

Secretarial positions are demanding and diverse with particular focus on the following responsibilities: organise diaries, book appointments, organise meetings and travel arrangements, take meeting minutes, produce letters and reports and recruit and train other staff members.

What qualifications do I need?

Advanced computer skills and proficiency in maths and English are essential for the job. Although not always a requirement, NVQs and diplomas are available in business administration and secretarial schools offer training in shorthand and typing.

Do I need any experience?

The majority of secretarial vacancies require some sort of relevant experience; the amount of experience varies according to the level of seniority the position holds.

What attributes are needed?

A good secretary will be efficient, organised, reliable, trustworthy and discreet. Strong written and spoken communication skills are required in addition to flexibility, confidence and the ability to act independently. Some positions request a minimum word typing speed, shorthand, audio-typin

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  1. Secretary

    Birmingham | £9.00 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Meridian Business Support has secured new business within the West Midlands area. We are currently looking to recruit a Secretary for our client. Interested in applying for this exciting new......

  2. CONVEYANCING SECRETARY LEGAL SECRETARY

    Solihull | £18000 - £19500 per annum + BENEFITS | From PLUM PERSONNEL

    CONVEYANCING SECRETARY X 2 PERMANENT UP TO £19500 *CAR DRIVER ESSENTIAL* ONE BASED IN SOLIHULL & ONE IN SUTTON COLDFIELD - but willing to travel to regional offices. A lovely opportunity... to join a well established Legal company within the Midlands area as a Conveyancing Secretary. Working within a very busy Conveyancing team, you will provide secretarial and admin support for the Conveyancing Fee Earners on behalf of several offices within the Midlands. Responsibility for supporting 3 to 4 local offices for the "Midlands" regional offices-you must be prepared to travel and provide holiday/ sickness cover for a set number of offices, for which expenses will be paid. This is a very demanding role where you will draw on your experience of Conveyancing to enable you to...

  3. Medical Secretary

    Shrewsbury | £8.01 - £8.62 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Medical Secretary £8.01- £8.62 per hour Shrewsbury We are looking for Experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours Monday to Friday, in Shrewsbury. Medical Terminology will be... required along with fast accurate Audio typing skills. The role will be looking after consultants, and the main responsibilities will be to produce letters using in-house systems. such as: * IPM * Winscribe * Medisec This is a really good opportunity for Medical Secretaries to gain experience in new departments, and develop existing skills. The roles will be looking for an immediate start. If you have any questions about this position, please call Clare at Meridian on: 01782 272400 To Apply for this position, please email your CV to: cbranford@meridianbs.co.uk Meridian...

  4. Legal Secretary

    Farnham | £22000 - £24000 per annum | From RECRUITMENT GENIUS

    New Legal Secretary role Salary: competitive + excellent benefits This growing professional legal practice is actively looking for an experienced Legal Secretary for a newly-created role to.... - Assisting the relevant Partners in their daily routines. - Ensure complete confidentiality at all times. The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Legal Secretary (a background or...

  5. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bedford | £19k - 21k per year | From 1st CHOICE RECRUITMENT - BEDFORD

    Our Client who is based in Central Bedford is looking to recruit a Conveyancing Secretary on a Permanent basis. The successful candidate's main duties will be: To be responsible for typing,... registration forms (AP1, TR1, SDLT5 etc) Charges, local searches, environmental searches and water searches. In order to be considered you must have previous experience as a Commercial Secretary...

  6. Legal Secretary

    Hereford | £17000 - £18000 per annum + Training available | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Legal Secretary Hereford Permanent Job position We need a compassionate person to work in this department - good with people who wants the best for people. If this is you, then we need a... Legal Secretary to work in the Family Law division of this legal practice. Ideally you will have Legal Secretarial experience however, if you have other attributes and are well suited the vigours of this position, then please feel free to enquire in this rewarding part of the legal profession, assisting customers, people, sometimes in difficult trying times. So do you have good to excellent IT package skills be it experienced in legal packages or in outlook your accuracy good speed to type will make you a real asset. Its a given that you will have the communication skills both...

  7. Secretary

    Worthing, West Sussex | | From The Recruitment Consultancy Ltd

    Secretary SALARY: £18,000 REF: 1607-1 LOCATION: Worthing JOB DESCRIPTION: Our client is a small friendly family run Chartered Accountancy firm based in Worthing town centre. We are... recruiting for a Secretary who will responsible for providing the administrative support to a busy office ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently. You will be the first point of contact for all telephone calls, emails and visitors to the offices as well as diary management, coordination and tracking of multiple accounting deadlines, typing of corporate client accounts , tax correspondence, submission of client accounts and tax returns, maintaining the client database, updating the filing system and general office duties as required. Hours for this role are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm...

  8. Legal Secretary

    Taunton | £18000 - £19500 per annum | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Are you looking for a new and exciting role within a prestigious company? Then this may be the role for you! We are looking for a fantastic legal secretary to join a well established solicitors firm... essential for this role but we would also consider applications from experienced medical secretaries looking to move into the legal sector. We are looking for people who are flexible, dedicated...

  9. Legal Secretary

    Tunbridge Wells | £0.00 - £0.00 Per Year | From RECRUITMENT GENIUS

    A law firm based in West Kent is looking for a full-time experienced secretary to join their team. Ideally they are looking for a candidate with property experience. Although advertised as a......

  10. CONVEYANCING SECRETARY

    Evesham | £18000 - £19000 per annum + BENEFITS | From PLUM PERSONNEL

    CONVEYANCING SECRETARY PERMANENT UP TO £19000 *CAR DRIVER ESSENTIAL* A lovely opportunity to join a well established Legal company within the Midlands area as a Conveyancing... Secretary. Working within a very busy Conveyancing team, you will provide secretarial and admin support for the Conveyancing Fee Earner. This is a very demanding role where you will draw on your experience of Conveyancing to enable you to accept responsibility for a varied and demanding workload. Duties will include:- Audio Secretarial support to Fee Earner *Processing information on the Online Land Registry Directory *Completing AP1 (first registration) application forms and knowledge of FR1 forms. *Assisting with the administration for the Conveyancing process. *Able to work...

  11. Secretary / PA

    Huddersfield | £15500 - £23000 per annum | From RECRUITMENT GENIUS

    This company is situated In Scissett on the main Wakefield Road, between Denby Dale and Clayton West. The company caters for a wide range of clients providing retail and B2B units for... rental. They have a vacancy for a PA/Secretary to run the busy office. The Role: - The role requires an individual to be able to work on their own initiative, be conscientious and flexible and have a good sense of humour. - Duties to include, but not limited to: - Looking after all tenants requirements in the mill, including meter reading, repairs and maintenance requirements. - Taking enquires for new business. - Accounts, including invoicing/purchase ledger/wages/VAT/credit control/banking. - Dealing with the MD's personal paperwork. - A basic knowledge of Microsoft Office...

  12. Secretary

    Sale | £22k | From Simon Lincoln Recruitment Solutions Ltd

    A full time opportunity has arisen to work for a well-established Loss Adjusters based in Sale (Relocating to new offices near Manchester Airport in September 2016) requires and Audio... Secretary. Duties will include, audio & copy typing, general admin & office duties with a minimum typing speed of 60WPM. The candidate must be able to work to tight deadlines, but attention to detail is most important. A good knowledge of all Microsoft packages is required along with a polite and friendly telephone manner and is flexible and willing to help wherever needed. Experience working in the Insurance world or legal background is essential. This is a small office so you must be able to work on your own from time to time. Required skills & expertise: Loss...

  13. Secretary

    Sale | £22-24k | From Simon Lincoln Recruitment Solutions Ltd

    A full time opportunity has arisen to work for a well-established Loss Adjusters based in Sale (Relocating to new offices near Manchester Airport in September 2016) requires and Audio... Secretary. Duties will include, audio & copy typing, general admin & office duties with a minimum typing speed of 60WPM. The candidate must be able to work to tight deadlines, but attention to detail is most important. A good knowledge of all Microsoft packages is required along with a polite and friendly telephone manner and is flexible and willing to help wherever needed. Experience working in the Insurance world or legal background is essential. This is a small office so you must be able to work on your own from time to time. Required skills & expertise: Loss...

  14. Secretary

    Manchester Airport | £22-24k | From Simon Lincoln Recruitment Solutions Ltd

    A full time opportunity has arisen to work for a well-established Loss Adjusters based in Sale (Relocating to new offices near Manchester Airport in September 2016) requires and Audio... Secretary. Duties will include, audio & copy typing, general admin & office duties with a minimum typing speed of 60WPM. The candidate must be able to work to tight deadlines, but attention to detail is most important. A good knowledge of all Microsoft packages is required along with a polite and friendly telephone manner and is flexible and willing to help wherever needed. Experience working in the Insurance world or legal background is essential. This is a small office so you must be able to work on your own from time to time. Required skills & expertise: Loss...

  15. Secretary

    London | Circa £22,000K pro rata | From TalentSpa

    Part Time Secretary Location: North London Job Type: Part Time, 2.5 Days a Week (Monday 09:00 - 17:00, Tuesday, 09:00 - 17:00 and Wednesday, 09:30 - 13:30) Salary: Circa £22,000K pro rata......

  16. Secretary

    London | | From The Hired Secretary

    Job Description: We are looking for highly competent, organised and reliable individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds to join our company. The roles we offer are all on a zero hour......

  17. Secretary

    South Yorkshire | DOE | From Sue Ross Recruitment

    Sue Ross Legal have been instructed by our client, an Independent Financial Advisors based in Barnsley, to recruit a new member of staff for their Wombwell office. Within this role you will be... handling your own portfolio of clients who offer employee benefits including pensions, sick pay, life insurance etc. Duties will include; - Monitoring, amending and renewing policies - Setting up new policies - Processing scheme leavers and new starters - Liaising with insurance providers - Working to set deadlines - Writing reports to clients - Posting transactions onto inhouse systems - Recording fees - Creating and issuing invoices This role would suit an experienced Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant/PA who can provide extremely high standards of customer care, can be firm...

  18. Secretary

    Manchester | £20K | From Simon Lincoln Recruitment Solutions Ltd

    Our client has a vacancy for a Secretary to cover maternity leave within our not-forprofit department in Manchester. The department provides high quality internal and external audit services, in......

  19. Secretary

    Bedford | £18-20K | From BSS Recruitment UK Ltd

    Working for a local firm of solicitors giving additional support, acting as a 'float'. Must have good attention to detail, accuracy, good secretarial skills, copy and audio typing and be......

  20. Legal Secretary

    Hampshire | Competitive | From SHMS Recruitment LTD

    We have a number of vacancies forLegal Secretaries across Hampshire and West Sussex. Opportunities include: - Private Client Legal Secretary - West Sussex - Commercial Property Legal... Secretary - West Sussex - Legal Secretary - Portsmouth - Family Law Legal Secretary - Southampton - Conveyancing Legal Secretary - Portsmouth Contact us and we'll send you details of these roles. Call the Team to discuss other opportunities we are working on and tolet us know what your next ideal role would be. ...