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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. Secretary

    Barnstaple | On Application | From TQR

    We are currently recruiting an experienced Secretary for a very successful company based in Barnstaple. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced secretary with a positive and pro-active... and the ability to multi task coupled with a real 'can do' attitude. About the job. The Secretary will have a variety of duties and will be working as a cover secretary for various departments ... experience as a legal secretary or experience of working in an alternative professional office. In return we offer. - Excellent salary on application - Hours 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday - 20 days holiday + bank holidays This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced secretary to join a lovely company in a busy and challenging position. If you think you have the right skills...

  3. Secretary

    Banbury | Neg | From Cameo Consultancy (Recruitment) Limited

    Professional, articulate and polished Secretary (Director Level) is required to join an established company based in Banbury. You will be joining a friendly, professional and super busy team,... therefore you will need to be comfortable working at pace and under pressure. Overview: Working at Director Level together with the Personal Assistant, you will be joining a company who believe in "added value", therefore, the importance of providing professional and proactive support is essential. Key skills for the Secretary: - Previous experience in a busy secretarial - This role ... and respect for confidentiality What's in it for you? As the Secretary you will be joining a successful company who offer 20 days' holiday plus Christmas close down, extra discretionary days...

  4. Medical Secretary

    Wakefield | £7.32 - £8.08 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Are you an experienced Medical Secretary? Are you looking for part time work in the Wakefield area? If so we want to hear from you. We are looking for an experienced Medical Secretary to start......

  5. 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. An excellent telephone manner is...

  6. Secretary

    Manchester | £20k - £25k pa | From Search Consultancy Ltd

    Secretary Temporary - Maternity Cover £20,000 - £25,000 Old Trafford A secretarial position has just become available to work for a top accountancy client in their Manchester Office - Main......

  7. Secretary

    Milton Keynes | Negotiable | From Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd

    Our well respected client provides Chartered Accountancy services to a wide variety of businesses requiring all aspects of financial support. Due to continued growth they have a vacncy for......

  8. Medical Secretary

    Ashford | £8.01 per hour | From GoToJobBoard

    Our client based in Ashford requires an experienced Medical Secretary to start as soon as possible for 20-25 hours per week. Duties include typing up clinics using Digital Dictation/EPR, sorting......

  9. Company Secretary

    London | £56,560 per annum plus benefits | From Net-Worx (2001) Limited

    Company Secretary £56,560 per annum plus benefits London, W14 Full time: 36 hours Fixed term - 4 months Governance / Legal / Regulatory / Public Sector / Risk Management Our... client, a housing services provider, is currently recruiting for a Company Secretary on a fixed term basis. This is an exciting short term opportunity to make a lasting impact in a dynamic organisation. As the Company Secretary you will have extensive experience of servicing a board/committee of board members and or councillors or equivalent. You will also have experience and knowledge of data protection and risk management gained in local government or the housing sector. Apart from holding a Company Secretary qualification or equivalent, your knowledge of the principles of good...

  10. Secretary/Paralegal

    Chester | tbc | From NWN Media Limited

    Secretary/Paralegal Required for Solicitors Practice. Must be motivated and flexible wanting a career in a legal practice. The successful candidate will be joining a successful firm with excellent......

  11. Legal Secretary

    Old Trafford | £22,000 to £25,000 | From Bruntwood

    Legal Secretary Manchester, M32 £22,000 to £25,000 We are looking for a strong Legal Secretary to join our busy Legal Transactions Team. As the Legal Secretary you will play a central role... Secretary will be: - To support our solicitors and surveyors in the drafting of agreements, leases, licenses and wayleaves by typing amendments to precedent documents and preparing correspondence - To ... the collection of completion monies Who we're looking for to be our Legal Secretary: We believe that your attitude is as important as your experience. So, whilst you will have previous experience within a Legal Secretary role we will also be looking for the right fit for our team and for Bruntwood. You will have a can do attitude with a passion for what you do, inside and outside of work. You will be...

  12. Legal Secretary

    Manchester | £21k - £24k | From Wilson Gunn

    Legal Secretary Wilson Gunn is a leading national firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. The firm was founded in 1864 in Manchester, which remains their head office. Today they also have...: Patent & Trade Mark Secretary / Legal Secretary Location: Manchester Hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Salary: £21k - £24k per annum depending on experience Benefits: Auto enrol pension scheme following ... actively hiring for an experienced legal secretary / patent and trade mark secretary for their Manchester office. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Provide administrative support to fee earners - Ensure that ... abilities and the ability to multi-task - Grade C GCSE or higher equivalent in main subjects (i.e. English and Maths) - Team player You may have experience of the following: Legal Secretary, Legal...

  13. Legal Secretary

    Chester | £18-23K | From Lampkin & Co Solicitors

    Legal secretary/assistant working in busy personal injury practice based on the outskirts of Chester. We are a dynamic practice dealing with the full range of accident cases from minor RTA's through... to catastrophic injuries and groundbreaking clinical negligence cases. We are specialists in our field and offer exemplary standards of service to our clients and view our secretaries and assistants as integral to achieve that goal. We offer excellent terms and conditions, free parking and a great working envirionment. Experience of dealing with personal injury legal work and excellent keyboard and case mangement program skills will be required. ...

  14. Legal Secretary

    London | n/a | From Jobsite

    Legal Secretary Required initially for 12 month contract at well regarded Ealing practice. Personal injury experience preferred. You will be joining a busy team and will need to be extremely......

  15. Legal Secretary

    Portsmouth | Neg. | From Dynamite Recruitment Solutions Limited

    Job Title: Legal Secretary Location: Portsmouth Hours: Monday - Friday - 8.30am - 5:00pm Salary: £15,000 - £17,000 Temporary - Permanent Our client is a local law firm based in the Portsmouth... working environment The ideal candidate: *At least one years' experience working as a Legal Secretary *Strong written and verbal communication skills *Excellent administration skills ... packages such as MS Office, including Word and Excel Key words: Legal Secretary, Secretary, law, administration. If this sounds like the opportunity, you have been looking for then please contact Donna...

  16. Legal Secretary

    Newark | £8.5 p hour | From Office Team

    The Role OfficeTeam are recruiting on behalf of our client based in Newark for a Legal Secretary. The role will be based within their conveyancing team. The role will be audio typing using... digital dictation, reports, research, preparing legal documents and land registration. The role is temporary for a 3 month period and then will have the possibility to be permanent for the right candidate. Your Profile In order to be considered for this position you must have previous experience as a legal secretary and worked within the conveyancing field previously. You must also be a strong audio typist and used digital dictation previously too. The Company OfficeTeam are recruiting on behalf of our client based in Newark for a Legal Secretary. Our client is an established...

  17. Conveyancing Secretary

    Manchester | £18000 - £20000 per annum | From Cordant People

    A well-established legal firm based in Irlam are looking for a Legal Conveyancing Secretary to join their team. The firm have been servicing clients for over 100 years, and cover a number of areas... and other correspondences As the successful secretary, you will be typing complex documents using the digital dictation system and be dealing with all office administration duties. Ideally, you will have ... provide assistance when necessary Client care will be essential for the successful Legal Conveyancing Secretary, as you will be dealing with large volumes of client queries and arranging meetings for them ... Secretary with upwards of 2 years' experience A strong communicator with excellent relationship skills who can deliver results Have the ability and personality to work closely with the senior...

  18. Team Secretary

    City Of London | £28k - £34k pa | From Coby Philips Limited

    We're Recruiting a Team Secretary! Title: Team Secretary Location: London. Salary: £28p/a - £34p/a + excellent benefit package Team Assistant | London | We are now looking for a Team... Assistant / Secretary to primarily support partners in the business. This role will also assist other team members with their administrative needs. Main responsibilities of the Team Secretary will include: *Full range of Secretarial duties for Partners, as well as providing support across the whole team working closely with the other Secretary's. *Extensive diary management; booking meetings both internally and with clients, and occasionally off site; arranging meeting rooms; and ordering refreshments as and when required. *Updating and managing schedules and running reports as...

  19. Conveyancing Secretary

    Borehamwood | From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum | From Heat Recruitment

    Conveyancing Secretary – Elstree - £19,000 - £23,000 A highly regarded law firm is seeking a highly experienced legal secretary with knowledge of the conveyancing cycle to cover a 1-year......

  20. Team Secretary

    Cambridge | Competitive | From Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd

    Team Secretary Cambridge outskirts Salary: £22,000 Per Annum A leading, world-wide professional services organisation is looking for a Team Secretary to join their busy Administration team to......