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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

    Cambridge | +Benefits | From Swanstaff Recruitment

    Secretary 21,500+ AMAZING PERKS!! : CAMBRIDGE Are you looking for a interesting role within a company that values you and shows it by offering amazing perks including 25 days holiday + Bank... Holidays, 10% pension (non contributory), Dress allowance and free car parking? If so then I have the role for you! Based in beautiful ultra modern offices just outside Cambridge centre, my client is look for an all round secretary to support a team in a varied role. Some of your duties will include: Diary management, Scheduling meetings Travel and accommodation arrangements Copy typing Auto typing As well as supporting projects and co ordination workshops. You should be able to build strong relationship by taking ownership of queries and using great...

  2. Secretary

    Bristol | £22000 - £26000 per annumtxtSalaryFrom=22000 | From Pertemps

    I am currently looking for a Super Secretary/PA for a well-established property Developers in the Heart of Bristol. Independent, friendly and growing. You will be working directly for the Chairman......

  3. Secretary

    London | £0.00 - £0.00 Per Year | From Morgan Jones Ltd

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Secretary to join our client a law firm based in London ! Offering a competitive salary, this role is ideal for someone looking to work within a friendly yet... professional working environment! The ideal candidate will be working Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm! As the successful Secretary you will: * To prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing (digital dictation). * To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain up-to-date diary for the department. * To deal whenever possible with routine client enquiries and communications. * General administration, which will include daily filing, the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files within the parameters of ISO 9001 standards. * To prepare mail...

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  5. Secretary

    Herne Bay | £18000 - £19000 per annum | From Morgan Jones Ltd

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Secretary to join our client one of the oldest and largest law firms based in Herne Bay! Offering a salary of £18,000 - £19,000, this role is ideal for... someone looking to work within a friendly yet professional working environment! The ideal candidate will provide secretarial and administrative support to the partner and department. ​ As the successful Secretary you will: * Provide full secretarial support to Fee Earner and department, including arranging appointments, dealing with client queries in person and by phone, together with preparation of correspondence and documents by audio typing via the digital dictation system; * Fill, photocopy and open/close client files in a timely manner; * Handling all aspects of a sale...

  6. Site Secretary

    Coventry | Market related | From O’Neill & Brennan

    Site Secretary/ Site Administrator- Coventry- Contract One of the UK`s main contractor is currently recruiting for a Site Secretary to join their team on temporary contract in Coventry As... Site Secretary you will be required to carry out general administrative tasks listed below: * First point of contact for visitors to the site office, greet visitors upon arrival * Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail, e-mails * Updating/maintaining site filing * Provision of administrative support to project team as required Requirements: * Good IT knowledge * Excellent communication skills * Good telephone manner...

  7. Legal Secretary

    Bournemouth | £9 - 13 Per Hour | From Smart Recruitment Limited

    Smart Recruitment are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary in Bournemouth. We are interested in people who have experience as a Legal Secretary in any field The role is responsible for... following: - Providing secretarial and administrative support - Liaising with clients - Answering basic queries - Diary management - Producing documents (using digital dictation) - Maintaining filing and record systems Smart Recruitment are looking for people who possess the following skills and attributes: - Experience as a Legal Secretary preferably within Private Client - Excellent communication skills - Strong PC skills - Team player - Flexible attitude - Typing skills minimum 40 to 60 WPM If this sounds like the role for you then please contact Kelly on...

  8. Legal Secretary

    Crawley | Attractive Salary and Benefits | From Charles George Recruitment Ltd

    Legal Secretary required for a firm of Solicitors in West Sussex. We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to work for a highly-regarded and friendly firm of Solicitors... in West Sussex. This is a super role and you will be providing secretarial assistance to solicitors across a busy team. The role will involve audio-typing and a variety of other legal secretarial and administration duties. We are looking for a Legal Secretary who is well organised with good attention to detail and someone who loves a challenge in a busy team working environment. Candidates will have prior legal secretarial experience and a typing speed of at least 65wpm, with strong IT skills. For more information please send your cv or get in touch with the Legal Division...

  9. Legal Secretary

    Tunbridge Wells | Attractive Salary and Benefits | From Charles George Recruitment Ltd

    Legal Secretary required for a firm of Solicitors in Tunbridge Wells We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to work for a highly-regarded and friendly firm... Solicitors in Tunbridge Wells. This is a super role and you will be providing secretarial assistance to solicitors across a busy team. The role will involve audio-typing and a variety of other legal secretarial duties. We are looking for an Legal Secretary who is well organised with good attention to detail and someone who loves a challenge in a busy working environment. Candidates will have prior legal secretarial experience and a typing speed of at least 65wpm, with strong IT skills. For more information please send your cv or get in touch with the Legal Division...

  10. Legal Secretary

    Bristol | £10.00 per hourtxtSalaryFrom=10 | From Pertemps

    Legal Secretary Private Client's Bristol £10.00 p/h Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm - To provide a legal secretarial service to fee earners at all levels in our Private Client team. The position is based... in Bristol and you will provide secretarial support to fee earners in our Private Client team based in Bristol and in Bath. Their work includes a full range of non-contentious Private Client work including tax and succession planning advice, Probate and estate administration, wills and powers of attorney. - To provide wider cover across the office for Private Client team with other Private Client secretaries working as part of a team. We are looking for people with Legal Secretary experience...

  11. Legal Secretary

    Bolton | Negotiable | From Flat Fee Recruiter Limited

    Legal Secretary Bolton BL1 Negotiable dependent on experience 9.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday (1 Hour Lunch) Temporary 12 Month Contract (maternity cover) Our client is... currently recruiting for an experienced Legal Secretary to work in the Personal Injury Department at their Law Practice. Working within an established firm, this role provides an experienced Personal Injury Secretary the opportunity to join a thriving team for a fixed term contract which offers the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. Legal Secretary Position Summary As Legal Secretary, your key responsibilities will be to provide full secretarial assistance to Fee Earners in the Personal Injury department. This will involve: - Some audio typing - Arranging...

  12. Secretary

    London, South East England | 25000 | From Strictly...

    Secretary - A top 20 accountancy firm based in the City of London are looking for a Secretary to join their fast-paced and dynamic office. This role is split between providing secretarial support... to 2/3 Partners, providing general assistance to managers and assisting reception if required. The Secretary will have the following responsiblities: Preparing letters with standard enclosures ... the sectors within which the Partner operates. The Secretary will need the following: Previous role as a Secretary within a blue chip firm. 50 wpm. Familiar with typing and formatting reports - including tables and spread sheets. Excellent attention-to-detail, grammar and spelling. If you are interested in this position and have relevant skills APPLY NOW. Secretary...

  13. Legal Secretary

    Greater Manchester | £18k - £22k pa | From eNL

    Legal Secretary, Cheshire- Supporting Residential Conveyancers - 1 year experience - Generous Salary - Call us on ************* JOB TITLE: Legal Secretary - Residential... Conveyancing EXPERIENCE: 1 year + LOCATION: Cheshire SALARY: £18,000 - £22,000 THE ROLE: An opportunity has become available for an experienced and organised Legal Secretary to join ... . THE CANDIDATE: The appointed Legal Secretary will have a minimum of 1 years experience gained within a busy property team. Excellent typing skills are essential with a typing speed in excess of 60 wpm ... discussion. If you would like to review any other vacancies we are currently handling, then please visit our web site https://**************/ eNL is handling a number of Legal Secretary vacancies...

  14. Legal Secretaries

    Bristol | Competitive | From TalentSpa

    Legal Secretaries Location: Bristol Salary: Competitive Start date: ASAP For over 25 years, our client has built a national reputation for providing a range of highly specialist legal... Secretaries who possess excellent audio and word processing skills. Working Hours: Full time 9 am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday We offer a competitive salary and free car parking. If you feel that you meet the criteria for the Legal Secretary roles then please apply now...

  15. Legal Secretary

    Somerset | Neg | From Ashville Knight Recruitment

    Legal Secretary - All levels of experience Somerset Salary dependent on experience A prestigious Legal 500 firm are seeking an enthusiastic Legal Secretary to join their highly reputable... production duties - Arranging meetings/travel requirements Desired skills: - General Legal Secretary experience essential - Employment law experience preferable but not essential - Strong secretarial...

  16. Legal Secretary

    Caterham | £18k - £22k pa | From Bridge Recruitment UK Limited

    Legal Secretary Caterham GBP18,000 - GBP22,000 per annum A client of mine based in Caterham are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary to work predominantly within Conveyancing. You will be... providing administrative support to your department and may also be required to help outside of this. You will need to be able to take messages and deal with enquiries from clients as well as progress cases as appropriate. You will also be required to work Front of House answering incoming calls when the Receptionist is otherwise engaged. You will be producing and preparing routine letters on your own initiative where capable. You also may be required to undertake Reception duties. For this role you require - Previous experience working as a Legal Secretary - General administration...

  17. Legal Secretary

    Derbyshire | £10.50 | From JT Recruit Ltd - Derby

    Looking for that next step in your legal career? Hold great secretarial skills and wanting to put them into practice? Then apply today. We are currently looking for an experience Legal Secretary... for our well established client based in Derbyshire, You will be required to prepare correspondence and documents through audio typing and word processing. Well established firm Temporary but with the possibility of a permanent role Great Location! Salary- £10.50 Hours: Between 0800-1800 Monday - Friday Your main priority as a legal secretary is to provide secretarial ... court forms -Performing legal research -Making appointments with clients What we are looking for: You will need to demonstrate proven experience as a Legal Secretary Be confident in all...

  18. Medical Secretary

    Tunbridge Wells | £9.00 per hour | From Floss Agency

    Our client, based outside Tunbridge Wells is looking for a Medical Secretary to join their team, on a part time, temporary basis. The successful Medical Secretary will be working three days a week......

  19. Secretary/PA

    Birmingham | 25000 | From Satarah Recruitment Ltd

    A Professional Secretary/PA with strong administration skills is required by my client based in the their offices in central Birmingham. The role is part time 15 hours per week to cover three... days. As Secretary/PA, you will be there to support the Director and his small team. Key Responsibilities: - Managing diary's - Booking appointments - Arranging meetings - Report writing - Arranging travel and hotels. Strong typing, organisational skills with experience of PowerPoint and Excel is required. If you have experience working within the property /surveying industry this would be an advantage but not essential. It is a busy role and you will be working in a modern and friendly environment. For more information Please send your CV and contact Anna at Satarah...

  20. Legal Secretary

    Derby | £16k - £20k pa | From TurnerFox Recruitment Limited

    Role: Legal Secretary Salary: £16,000 - £20000 Various Locations: Derby We are currently recruiting for a number of law firms and are looking for Secretaries for roles in Derby, Chesterfield......

  21. Legal Secretary

    Nottingham | £19k - £20k pa | From Brewster Pratap

    THE COMPANY Brewster Pratap are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary based at the Nottingham site for a reputable solicitors. With fantastic opportunities for progression, this role is... ideally suited for a candidate looking for stability within a business and to further their career. THE LEGAL SECRETARY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: - Handle complex and often urgent diary ... of reception work THE PERSON: - The successful Legal Secretary must be an experienced audio typist - Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is essential. - Ability to work under pressure ... background will be considered) - Excellent telephone manner THE BENEFITS FOR THE LEGAL SECRETARY ARE: - Progression routes - 20 days holiday + shut down at Christmas - Pension - Overtime pay...