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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

    Bolton | £16000 - £19000 Per Annum | From JOBWISE

    We are recruiting for a Secretary for a successful and well established company based in Bolton. Traditional working environment with the added bonus of free parking, 25 days holidays plus bank... holidays and a salary of up to £19,000. About the Role: * Providing secretarial support to five Partners * Typing schedules, reports, minutes and documents * Dealing with invoices and responding to client emails * Organising and balancing of petty cash * Daily administration duties * Dealing with incoming and outgoing post * Receiving incoming telephone calls and directing them to the relevant member of staff Essential Skills & Experience: * Must have worked as a Secretary * Strong communication and organisational skills are essential * Competent in Word and Excel...

  2. Legal Secretary

    Ford | £14000 - £18000 per annum | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Legal Secretary £14,000 - £18,000 per annum Stoke on Trent, ST4 As a Legal Secretary you will be responsible for all secretarial duties on behalf of the firm, and will provide advice and... support to clients and customers. Your main duties will be: * Audio typing and copy typing * Inbound and outbound calls * Taking messages * Diary management * Opening and closing files * Attending to clients face-to-face As a Legal Secretary you will need to have Legal Secretarial experience, high attention to detail and very strong audio typing skills. 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 Business Support is acting on behalf...

  3. Medical Secretary

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

    Medical Secretary £8.01- £8.62 per hour Stoke on Trent/Staffordshire We are looking for Experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours and part time hours Monday to Friday, in and... around Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Crewe and the surrounding areas. 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...

  4. Medical Secretary

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

    Medical Secretary £8.01- £8.62 per hour Stafford, and surrounding We are looking for Experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours and part time hours Monday to Friday, in and around... Stafford, Stoke on Trent, Crewe and the surrounding areas. 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...

  5. Medical Secretary

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

    Medical Secretary £8.01- £8.62 per hour Crewe We are looking for Experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours and part time hours Monday to Friday, in and around Crewe, Stoke on... Trent, Stafford and the surrounding areas. 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...

  6. Medical Secretary

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

    Medical Secretary £8.01- £8.62 per hour Stoke on Trent/Newcastle under Lyme We are looking for several Experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours and part time hours Monday to......

  7. Secretary

    Ripon | £15000.00 pa | From Travail Employment Group

    -Our client is looking for a Secretary / Administrator for their business on the outskirts of Ripon. Job title: Secretary / Administrator Salary: £15'000.00 per year Duration:... Permanent Location: Outskirts of Ripon Start date: Immediately Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2pm Our client is looking for a Secretary / Administrator for their business on the outskirts of Ripon. The Secretary/ Administrator role: -Answering all calls and emails then dealing with queries taken -Diary management -Order processing -Typing correspondence -Recording information using Microsoft Excel -General administration Travail has been established since 1977 and has branches nationwide. Our Harrogate branch was opened in 1995 and has four specialist consultants...

  8. Trainee Secretary

    Ingham | £16000 - £18500 per annum | From NATIONWIDE PLACEMENTS

    Trainee Secretary Our client an leading firm in the Financial Services industry is now seeking a Trainee Secretary to join their elite team! Our client will offer the chosen candidate an... excellent salary (based on experience and knowledge) plus on going training to ensure career progression! As a Trainee Secretary your duties will include (but are not limited to): * Handling administrative duties on a daily basis * Coordinating with teams across the UK * Support with the production/distribution of Board/Committee packs * Arranging meetings and liaising with all the high-end participants * Support with departmental projects as and when required The right Trainee Company Secretary will have: * Previous experience in a similar role would be a bonus * Highly...

  9. 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... role would suit experienced medical secretaries as well as legal secretaries. . We are looking for people who are flexible, dedicated and able to work in a team. You will have excellent typing speed...

  10. Medical Secretary

    Wigan | £8.01 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    **URGENT** We are looking for experienced medical secretaries to work within a busy hospital setting in Wigan in the surgical division, Successful applicants will be expected to provide office......

  11. Secretary

    Tonbridge | Neg | From Recruitment Genius Ltd

    This Kent-based law firm provides a full range of legal services to both businesses and individuals. They are looking for a full time Secretary to join their Family Team. To be considered, you... will need at least 2 years' experience as a legal secretary within childcare litigation so you are familiar with terminology and Court documents. Skills required: - Accurate digital audio and letter typing - Excellent telephone manner and client liaison skills - Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner - Ability to use initiative. The role requires someone that can manage a busy workload and prioritise in a fast paced environment but work accurately with great attention to detail. Get the Recruitment Genius Advantage today. As the UK's...

  12. Construction Secretary

    Darlington | £25000 per annum | From BROMAK

    Construction Secretary A busy house builder seeks to appoint an experienced Construction Secretary to join their new regional offices opening in the North East. The company are one of the top... 10 house builders who build new properties homes ranging from 1 bed apartments to luxury family homes across the UK. The company pride themselves in quality, customer service and delivering high standards. The Role They currently have a requirement for an experienced Construction Secretary to join their new offices in Darlington. Reporting to the Head of Construction you will play a keep part within the build team ensuring a smooth an efficient secretarial and administration service. " Complete weekly time sheet spreadsheet and pass to payroll department within agreed timescales...

  13. Legal Secretary

    Burton upon Trent | £14000 - £16000 Per Annum | From KEY PERSONNEL

    About the Company: Our client based in the Burton on Trent area are a well established legal firm who area have a great reputation within their specialist field. They are looking to bring on board... an experienced Legal Secretary to work within their thriving team environment. Key Responsibilities: You will be responsible for working directly for a fee earlier within the Residential Conveyancing department, where you will undertake a variety of duties - * Audio Typing * Dealing with post completion matters * Attending to Clients, Estate Agents and Building Societies on the telephone * Drafting contracts About you: Ideally you will have 3 years experience within the legal sector, along with experience within Residential Conveyancing, along with audio typing experience...

  14. Secretary/ Administrator

    Bath | £14.00 - £15.57 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Meridian Health are currently recruiting for a secretary/ administrator to work in the Bath area. This is a part time position- working Monday- Friday 9-3pm, asap start until 24th June. This......

  15. Secretary

    Leeds | £9 p hour | From Office Team

    The role OfficeTeam's client based in the Leeds Yeadon area are currently looking for a Full Time Secretary with strong administrative skills on a temporary ongoing basis.The successful......

  16. Secretary

    Yeovil | £19,000 - £20,000 per annum | From Change Recruitment Services Limited

    Our established client, based in Yeovil, is currently looking to recruit a secretary to join their growing team. The purpose of this full time, permanent role, is to reliably and consistently......

  17. Secretary

    Wellington | £19,000 - £20,000 pro rata per annum | From Change Recruitment Services Limited

    Our established client, based in Wellington, is currently looking to recruit a secretary to join their growing team. The purpose of this part time, permanent role, is to reliably and consistently......

  18. 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...

  19. Medical Secretary

    Newcastle upon Tyne | £8.00 - £9 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Our clients are looking for a Medical Secretary's to cover holidays and busy period within a variety of practises in the North east. Using System One Audio typing of medical letters, referrals......

  20. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bournemouth | £18000 - £21000 per annum | From Wild Recruitment

    The Company Our Client is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Dorset specialising in providing legal services to both companies and individuals. The Role - To assist Conveyancers......