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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

    Oxford, Oxfordshire | | From Allen Associates

    Secretary We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Secretary or PA who is seeking a new challenge in an exciting organisation based in Oxford. Providing high level support to the Partners... who has previous legal experience, a law degree or has a background in intellectual property. Secretary Responsibilities As Secretary, some of your main duties will include: Preparing letters ... in progress Secretary Experience To be successful in this role you will have good communication skills across all levels, be well organised and able to manage a busy workload when under pressure. Fast ... services would be ideal but not essential. Any legal experience would be highly beneficial. Secretary Rewards Alongside a competitive salary, as the Secretary, you may also benefit from: Bonus scheme... See more

  2. Legal Secretary

    UK-Derby | £16,000 - £18,000/Year | From Barker Ross Health and Social Care

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful law firm based at their Nottingham office. Working as a legal secretary providing support to Fee Earners and Solicitors, the ideal candidate will... have excellent audio typing and administration skills and an excellent telephone manner. Working as a legal secretary you will be supporting Fee Earners, working alongside other secretaries and PA's in the department. The Role: Audio Typing correspondence and legal documents Answering calls, dealing with queries Updating and maintaining an in-house case management database General administration of legal documents Managing diaries and arranging appointments Experience of working in a secretarial role is desirable but consideration will be given to candidates with audio typing... See more

  3. Secretary

    Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear | 21000 - 22000 | From Reed

    Are you a Secretary looking for work? Are you looking for a new contract opportunity with great progression? Do you want to work for a well-established and reputable firm who have a great modern... office environment with an unbeatable package on offer? If you answered YES, then this could be the role for you! Reed Business Support are looking for a Secretary to join their team working on a full-time basis. With modern, friendly and dynamic offices offering great on-site facilities, you would work alongside 5 other Secretaries to support Directors and Colleagues in the business. This is a full-time and permanent role offering £21,000-22,000 per annum with their offices based in Newcastle. The working hours are Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 with 25 day holiday entitlement. Duties... See more

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  5. Secretary

    London, South East England | 24000 - 27000 | From Morgan Spencer

    Secretary Holburn £24,000 - £27,000 Reporting to Business Group Managers and Partners 50% Tax team Team Sec duties 25% Library / Subscriptions 25% Reception - Main cover Overall purpose..., scanning, document management and archiving. - Acting as a secondary contact for absent team members and assisting fellow secretaries and Pas as and when required. - Maintaining databases/Excel ... administrative tasks, eg, billing reviews, client engagement procedures, timesheets and expenses. - Where required, to cover reception along with other PAs and secretaries on a rota basis. Meetings ... planning and diary management if required. General attributes required for Secretary role - Willingly carrying out any other duties required to meet with the needs of the business. - Flexibility regarding... See more

  6. Secretary

    Derby, Derbyshire | 17000 - 22000 | From Adecco UK Limited

    Junior Secretary At Adecco Nottingham we are currently recruiting for a Legal secretary for our prestigious clients based in Derby. The role will involve working with complex documents, producing...... See more

  7. Medical Secretary

    UK-Somerset-Yeovil | £17,787 - £20,448/Year | From Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    Main area Medical Secretary Grade Band 3 Contract Permanent Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week Job ref 403-GEN1754-A Site Yeovil District Hospital Town Yeovil Salary £17,787-£20,448 per... annum Closing 02/12/2018 23:59 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 3 Medical Secretary to join the Maxillofacial and Orthodontic teams based in Yeovil District Hospital but under the employment of Musgrove Park Hospital. The post holder will be required to work flexibly across both the Maxillofacial and Orthodontics specialties within YDH and may on occasion be expected to travel to MPH for training and cover. The post holder will be expected to: provide a complete medical secretarial service to specialty teams (including Out Patient and Reception duties if... See more

  8. Secretary

    Leeds, West Yorkshire | 8.5000 - 10 | From Huntress

    Are you looking for temporary secretarial work? Do you have secretarial experience? We could have a few roles for you. We have fantastic opportunities to work for highly regarded employers based... around Leeds. The post-holder will be responsible for providing professional and efficient secretarial and administration support. We are looking for an experienced Secretary who has previous experience of supporting busy teams. It is essential that you have good secretarial skills including fast and accurate copy typing skills and audio typing experience, and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. In addition to this you will need to be confident, outgoing, and will have lots initiative and the ability to think on your feet. Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds... See more

  9. Secretary

    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire | 25000 - 30000 | From Mark James Search Limited

    Our client, a leading law firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and private individuals, is currently hiring for an experienced Legal Secretary to join the team at...... See more


    York, North Yorkshire | | From Charterhouse Recruitment Ltd

    **Secretary** THE COMPANY... Working for a large and successful Law Firm who are constantly expanding and have a number of sites. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of their progression...... See more

  11. Secretary

    York, North Yorkshire | | From Charterhouse Recruitment Ltd

    **Secretary** THE COMPANY... Working for a large and successful Law Firm who are constantly expanding and have a number of sites. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of their progression...... See more

  12. Secretary

    Southampton, Hampshire | 19000 - 23000 | From Office Angels

    Office Angels are proud to be partnering with one of the UK's leading Law Firms in their search for Secretary. You will be an integral part of the team and provide an excellent secretarial service...... See more

  13. Medical Secretary

    UK-Greater London-Harrow | £23,809 - £27,022/Year | From Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

    Main area Administration Grade 4 Contract Permanent Hours 37.5 Job ref 824-NORTH-7474 Site L5 West Herts Community Respiratory Town Edgware Salary £23,809 to £27,022 PA inc HCAS ... Closing 02/12/2018 23:59 Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust works across nine London boroughs and Hertfordshire. We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home. West Hertfordshire community respiratory service provided by CLCH is looking for a Medical Secretary. The post holder will provide a high quality, efficient and comprehensive administrative service to the consultant’s... See more

  14. GP Medical Secretary

    UK-Central London | £11.00 - £14.00/Hour | From Lifeline

    GP Medical Secretary £11ph to £14ph Lifeline Recruitment Services is a specialist healthcare agency supplying trained and experienced Medical Secretaries (like you!) to various GP Surgeries in... London and the surrounding counties. A welcoming GP surgery in Central London are looking for an experienced Emis Medical Secretary who can type and complete referral letters etc. You will need to have fast typing skills and be experienced in this work. The ideal Medical Secretary will: • Have at least 6 months recent experience working in a GP surgery as a Medical Secretary • Be happy to undergo a DBS check or have a DBS certificate dated within a year • Be confident in using Emis Web • Be flexible, reliable and professional Essential skills: • General Practice Experience • IT: Emis... See more

  15. Legal Secretary

    Ashford, Middlesex | 27000 | From ALLAN PERSONNEL

    Legal Secretary FREE PARKING Looking for an experienced legal secretary who has previous experience as a legal secretary ideally in litigation or any discipline and is happy to cross train... Previous experience as a legal secretary is essential. Duties:. Working for a fee earner. Liaising with clients, organising diaries, typing and drafting correspondence. Arranging travel and general administration. You will be working for a friendly solicitors with nice offices and free parking Skills * Previous experience - either in litigation or any discipline. * Good communication skills (both written and verbal) * Good organisations skills and Previous Legal secretarial experience Excellent Benefits and working conditions and FREE parking... See more

  16. Legal Secretary

    Exeter, Devon | 17000 - 19000 | From Heat Recruitment

    Legal Secretary Exeter £17,000 - £19,000 We are currently working with a leading national law firm that are looking to hire an experienced Legal Secretary to support a Partner and Fee Earners within... the Litigation team. This position will include a combination of both Legal Secretary and Legal PA duties. This role will ask you to provide support to a senior figure within the business and tasks ... a good background as a Legal Secretary with a minimum typing speed of 50 WPM. Skills and responsibilities A minimum of 1 years’ experience gained as a Legal Secretary or Legal PA Personable with ... and receive £200 in vouchers if we assist them in securing a new career. Job synonyms: Legal Assistant, Commercial Property Law Secretary, Commercial Property Secretary, Personal Assistant, PA... See more

  17. Legal Secretary

    Bristol, Avon | 21000 - 22000 | From Page Personnel Secretarial & Business Support

    Page Personnel are currently recruiting a Legal Secretary to join our client who are based in Bristol. Client Details Our client, a well respected and specialist law firm, are looking for a Legal... Secretary to join their business on a permanent basis. Description The role of a Legal Secretary will include, but will not be limited to:- Audio & copy typing Amending documents Assisting fee earners Proactive diary management Organising and planning internal and external meetings Organising travel arrangements Providing the highest levels of accuracy, speed, confidentiality and presentation Profile The ideal candidate for the Legal Secretary position will possess:- A demonstrated track record as a Legal Secretary Excellent communication skills Have a committed and flexible attitude Be... See more