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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. Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of......

  2. Secretary

    Salisbury | £17000 - £19000 per annum | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    My client based in central Salisbury are looking for a Secretary to join them. You will be providing a tax team with secretarial and administrative support. Responsibilities will include: *......

  3. Site Secretary

    Islington | CompetitivetxtSalaryFrom=0 | From CVWOW

    Site Secretary Islington Salary (Competitive) Who are we Founded in 1992 and with over 700 staff, Galliard is a property development, hospitality and management group overseeing mixed-use,... impressive portfolio of award winning developments, we are proud to be considered as London's leading property developers. Site Secretary key responsibilities Due to growth we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Site Secretary to join our busy development which is currently under construction in Islington. As a Site Secretary, you will have an integral role onsite with ... information and drawings and packages to subcontractors and the project team The ideal Site Secretary It is essential that you have experience of providing administrative support on construction...

  4. Medical Secretary

    Liverpool | £8.01 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Experienced MEDICAL SECRETARY required. Meridian Health are currently looking for experienced medical secretaries to work with us in a central Liverpool hospital Successful applicants will be......

  5. Secretary

    Godalming | £25,000 - £28,000 | From DCA Recruitment

    Secretary Full-time Mon - Fri 8.00am -4.30pm or Mon - Fri 9.00am -5.30pm Main duties: The secretaries are the 'front line' to the outside world in that they answer the telephone and greet... visitors to the office. The secretaries do the typing for everyone in the practice there is a mixture of audio and copy typing and this can be quite varied. There are letters, invoices, technical ... put the answer machine on before leaving. Finance - The secretaries are responsible for the logging of invoices and monitoring the receipt of payment to the company. This necessitates producing ... entered on the timesheets and this is the responsibility of the secretaries. Weekly timesheets are produced by all technical staff showing which jobs they have worked on and any personal expenses, all...

  6. Secretary

    Leeds | 8.0000 | From Leeds Commercial

    Medical SecretaryImmediate startLeedsTemporaryWe are currently recruiting for a Medical Secretary based in the Leeds area.You will be responsible for providing Medical Secretarial support dealing... with general secretarial duties such as typing letters and correspondence and dealing with patient files/records.It is essential that you possess previous experience working in a Secretary for this role but does not have to be in the Medical field.It is essential that any candidates that wish to apply have a DBS dated within the last three years.Hours are Monday - Friday working between 8am and 6pm.If you are interested in this excellent opportunity and are available immediately please apply today! ...

  7. Secretary

    Uxbridge | Voluntary | From The Peer Advocacy Service for Students

    The Peer Advocacy Service for Students (PASS) is looking for a secretary to start as soon as possible. PASS is a student mental wellbeing charity, that is peer led and run. We provide support to... students for a whole range of issues, from housing, to exam stress, to sleep problems, and mental illness. The secretary will be responsible for ensuring that meetings of the trustees, AGMs and other meetings are properly administered and recorded, by drawing up agendas, planning meetings, and minute taking. It is also the responsibility of the secretary to draw up action trackers for the board of trustees, and hold each member accountable to this. As a secretary, you will have a keen interested in mental health or further education, and have office experience, preferably in a similar...

  8. Secretary

    London | £15 p/h | From Flat Fee Recruiter Limited

    Secretary (Minute Taker) Flexible working days (approx 8 per month) Our client has identified an opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join their business and take minutes and as and when... required. Position Summary As Minute Secretary your role will require you to attend and minute take at monthly meetings held in London, as well as quarterly National Council meetings and Annual Conferences which will require some overnight stays in the UK. The meeting dates are based on an annual meeting calendar which enables those involved to schedule days required to work. Who are ... Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word. Excel) How to apply If you wish to be considered for this Secretary (Minute Taker) role click 'apply'. You will receive an email shortly after your...

  9. Secretary

    Manchester | 0.0000 | From Search Consultancy

    Property Secretary - Manchester City Centre - Circa £18,000 My client, a leading property company and surveyors are seeking a Property Secretary to join the team in Manchester.Duties will include... the following:- * Audio and copy typing of documents and letters * Undertake digital dictation work * Undertake photocopying and filing, preparation of post and other related tasks* Dairy Management * Reception cover * To take and receive telephone messages and make calls as directed* Deal with all meeting room requests* To assist other secretaries with overload* To seek work and assist with general officeThe ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes. * Good knowledge of MS Excel and Word * Copy and Audio typing skills* Organised and flexible approach to the working day...

  10. Secretary

    Altrincham | 18000.0000 | From NJR Recruitment

    Secretary Location: Altrincham Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 depending on experience, plus benefits Our client is one of the leading claims recovery specialists in the UK and they are looking for a... confident and competent secretary due to growth and expansion. You will be based in brand new, open plan offices in Altrincham working alongside the technical manager and other secretaries ... as a Secretary - Preferably within a similar environment. You will have an advanced knowledge of Excel, with solid communication and articulation skills as well as the ability to multi-task. This is ... further information please contact one of our specialist consultants quoting reference number: NJR5688 KEYWORDS: Secretary, Claims, Administration, Sales, Data Entry, Insurance, Recovery, Excel ...

  11. Secretary

    Oldbury | 18000.0000 | From Clear Futures Recruitment

    Secretary - Oldbury - Accountancy - £18,000 to £20,000 Our Client, a professional services firm, is looking to recruit a Secretary to join their team. The Secretary will provide reliable and......

  12. Secretary

    London | 24000.0000 | From Coopers Of Stockwell

    Secretary required to work in a small established estate agency dealing in sales and lettings in Stockwell, South London. The applicant must have plenty of office/administrative experience, be self......

  13. Secretary

    Twickenham | 0.0000 | From Clark James

    Secretary required for long established busy Surveying and Property Management practice in Twickenham. The successful candidate must be experienced and have the following skills: Audio......

  14. Secretary

    Harborne | 9.0000 | 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 role?......

  15. Secretary

    Dorking | 20000.0000 | From Specialist Recruit

    Salary: £20,000Location: Dorking Start Date: ASAP Salary: £20,000 Location: Dorking Work Pattern: (Monday -Friday) 8.30am - 5pm Company is looking for an experienced secretary/administrator to......

  16. Secretary

    Bristol | 0.0000 | From Clark James

    Secretary My client was based in Bristol provide a specialist service in the restoration, care and repair of Morris Minor and other classic cars. My client is now looking to recruit for an... experienced secretary to join their team. The role: Dealing with customers over the phone and face to faceProvide estimates to customersComplete forms in accordance with company proceduresGreet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needsMake copies of correspondence and other printed materialOpen, read, route, and distribute incoming mail and other material, and prepare answers to routine lettersGeneral office administration duties The person: Excellent communication and interpersonal skillsA polite and professional...

  17. Secretary

    London | 31500.0000 | From Burton Bolton & Rose Recruitment Services Limited

    Secretary London NW4 £31,500 This highly professional and very established firm of Solicitors are seeking a Secretary with good secretarial skills to join their established team and provide support......

  18. Secretary

    Harrow | 23000.0000 | From Burton Bolton & Rose Recruitment Services Limited

    Secretary/Administrator Harrow, Middlesex £23,000 This very respected local Company are searching for a highly skilled and motivated Secretary/Administrator to join their team and provide extensive......

  19. Secretary

    City of London | 29000.0000 | From Strictly...

    A different kind of PA / Secretarial role within a world famous law firm! World renowned law firm require a PA / Administrator secretary to work for the Head of one of their busy and fast paced... experience in a new department, away from the generic legal secretarial role! Secretary: The role is a mixture of PA duties and administration responsibilities. The individual will be excellent at diary ... you will be dealing with a number of content management systems and editing programs as well i.e. SharePoint and red dot. Secretary: We are searching for confident, ambitious and hard working individuals. Being able to organise effectively, multitask various admin and PA duties efficiently and working in a team will be important for this role. Secretary: Key Responsibilities This is a varied role...

  20. Legal Secretary

    Cheltenham | £20000 - £22000 per annum | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Are you a pro-active and experienced Legal Secretary ready to take on a new challenge working within a leading UK law firm? If so, we have an opportunity for you to join our client's Commercial......