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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

    Leatherhead | £3k - £25k pa | From Randstad CPE Limited

    Administrator A family run main contractor who deal with mixed use construction projects are looking for an administrator to join their team in Leatherhead, this role will start as a contract......

  2. Legal Secretary

    Buckinghamshire | £16k - £18k pa | From eNL

    Experienced Legal Secretary, Buckinghamshire - Exceptional opportunity with a thriving, highly successful practice within an engaging and supportive team. Call us now on ************** JOB... TITLE: Legal Secretary LOCATION: Buckinghamshire SALARY: Up to £18,000 per annum THE ROLE: With ambitious growth plans and an eviable client base, this highly regarded practice is seeking a new Legal Secretary to join their talented team. The successful Legal Secretary will be handling a full range of work, from answering telephone calls to undertaking typing duties, filling and dealing ... the postholder the opportunity to build upon their existing Legal Secretary skills in a well-supported team with a commitment to development and progression. THE CANDIDATE: The successful Legal...

  3. Property Secretary

    London | Neg. | From eNL

    Property Secretary, London - This high quality, Legal 500 firm is looking to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary to join their thriving property team - Call eNL on ************* JOB TITLE... Property Secretary EXPERIENCE: 4 years + LOCATION: London SALARY: £Dependent on Experience THE ROLE: If you are an experienced Property Secretary looking for a new challenge in your career we want to hear from you. This leading Legal 500 firm is looking to add a Legal Secretary to their thriving property department, assisting with commercial property and residential conveyancing ... will be the same. THE CANDIDATE: The firm is particularly interested to speak to you if you are a legal secretary with in excess of 4 years experience of supporting property fee earners handling...

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  5. Legal Secretary

    Faversham | Neg. | From Meridian Business Support Limited

    FAMILY LAW - LEGAL SECRETARY My expanding and highly reputable customer has an open vacancy for a dedicated and hardworking and accurate Legal Secretary with experience in Family Law... This is an incredibly fast paced position and you would be supporting another Legal Secretary and 2 fee earners, a combination of Digital and Audio typing, customer contact, court bundles and general administration make this a full rounded and rewarding role. You will enjoy a team situation and the Company offer excellent office environment, competitive salary and strong and credible management structure. Minimum of 65wpm required. Apply now for immediate interviews. ************************* ************ Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment...

  6. Medical Secretary

    Stoke-on-Trent | £8.00 - £8.70 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Medical Secretary ST6 Stoke on Trent £8.00-£8.70 per hour Full Time Meridian Business Support are currently recruiting for experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours. Medical......

  7. Legal Secretary

    Wiltshire | Neg. | From eNL

    Legal Secretary , Swindon, Wiltshire - A firm in Swindon is looking for an experienced Legal Secretary to join there firm . This could be the role for you! Please call... for more information JOB TITLE: Legal Secretary LOCATION: Swindon, Wiltshire SALARY: £excellent THE ROLE: This is fantastic opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join ... ://**************/ eNL is handling a number of Legal Secretary vacancies throughout the Midlands and the South West. If you are a Legal Secretary looking for a move, call now for a confidential ... a guide. In addition, if you know any Legal Secretary who may be interested, remember we do offer up to £500 referral fee bonus (Terms and Conditions apply...

  8. Secretary/Administrator

    Etchingham | Negotiable | From I & M Consulting

    Branch Secretary We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Branch Secretary to join our Family owned client in Hurst Green. The company has been established for over 100... years, and has an excellent reputation for looking after it's staff. Secretary role purpose: Reporting directly to the Branch & Sales Manager, you will be responsible for providing a first class ... the Branch Manager but you must be prepared to assist other departments in the branch as required. Essential Skills/Experience of the Secretary: Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal ... (2 x salary) ............................................................... Key words: Secretary, administrator, administration, service advisor, PA, receptionist...

  9. Legal Secretary

    Exeter | £16,000 - £18,000 | From Aspiria Recruit

    Legal Secretary 16,000 - 18,000 Full Time Monday to Friday Exeter An opportunity has arisen within a local, reputable law firm, who are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary into their... team here in Exeter. This is an opportunity to join an established and successful team who can offer solid training and support. Tasks will include: Providing administrative support to the fee earners and the rest of the team Typing and processing of documents and correspondence Managing client files Liaising with the companys clients both by telephone and over email Following company policies and procedures Skills and Experience Required: Experience of working as a Legal Secretary will be a great advantage for this role, even though there is training Ideally...

  10. Medical Secretary

    Nottingham | Neg. | From Naylor George Recruitment Limited

    Experienced medical secretary immediately required by private healthcare group. Working within a small team you will be responsible for audio typing letters for assigned consultants and preparing... for clinics to include collating all necessary documentation, notes etc. The successful candidate must be a highly experienced medical secretary with first class audio typing and admin skills. Free on-site parking available, private healthcare after probationary period, contributory pension. Naylor George is a recruitment agency working on behalf of a client. We aim to contact all suitable candidates within 2-3 days. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of response we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback to applications that haven't reached the shortlist - we do however...

  11. Secretary/Administrator

    Poole | £18000 - £23000 per annum | From RUBICON RECRUITMENT GROUP

    Secretary / Administrator, Poole, Salary DOE A locally renowned Property solutions company are now in requirement of an experienced Secretary/Administrator with a high level of accuracy to join... face to face and over the phone * Carrying out essential administration tasks You'll have: * A background in administration or as a Secretary would be preferable * An intermediate working ... opportunity for you and you feel you could be their next Secretary / Administrator then we look forward to receiving your application. Our team guarantees complete confidentiality and will never submit...

  12. Legal Secretary

    City | £25k - £35k pa | From Jazz Personnel Ltd

    Jazz Personnel are currently recruiting for a number of Legal Secretary positions as we have immediate assignments available both permanent and temporary with some of our top legal clients in......

  13. Legal Secretary

    London | £25000 - £35000 per annum | From Jazz Personnel

    Jazz Personnel are currently recruiting for a number of Legal Secretary positions as we have immediate assignments available both permanent and temporary with some of our top legal clients in......

  14. Legal Secretary

    Liverpool | £18000 - £22000 per annum | From Jazz Personnel

    Jazz Personnel are currently recruiting for a number of Legal Secretary positions as we have immediate assignments available both permanent and temporary with some of our top legal clients in......

  15. Legal Secretary

    Edinburgh | £20000 - £22000 per annum | From Jazz Personnel

    Jazz Personnel are currently recruiting for a number of Legal Secretary positions as we have immediate assignments available both permanent and temporary with some of our top legal clients in......

  16. Legal Secretary

    Leeds | £20000 - £22000 per annum | From Jazz Personnel

    Jazz Personnel are currently recruiting for a number of Legal Secretary positions as we have immediate assignments available both permanent and temporary with some of our top legal clients in......

  17. Legal Secretary

    Manchester | £20000 - £22000 per annum | From Jazz Personnel

    Jazz Personnel are currently recruiting for a number of Legal Secretary positions as we have immediate assignments available both permanent and temporary with some of our top legal clients in......

  18. Executive Secretary

    London | £29500.00 - £32000.00 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    Search Consultancy is currently recruiting for an Executive Secretary working for one of our top Corporate Clients based in London. The role of the Executive Secretary will be to support the EMO... COO and their team. This is an extremely busy role which will require an articulate, dynamic and proactive individual who will also act autonomously. We are looking for an Executive Secretary who has solid experience in managing relationships with colleagues at all levels but especially with senior partners. The candidate will be comfortable with organising extensive travel, have excelled experience using Microsoft PowerPoint and have a willingness to learn and develop within a constructive team. The role of Executive Secretary is working Monday to Friday, is paying an attractive...

  19. Legal Secretary

    St. Ives, Cornwall | Highly competitive | From Recruitment Selection Limited

    Legal Secretary required to work for this friendly practice based in St Ives.  The role will be to provide legal secretarial support within the Probate and Conveyancing team. Hours are Monday to......

  20. Medical Secretary

    Bristol | £9 - £10 p hour | From Office Team

    Robert Half Office Team are currently looking to recruit for a Medical Secretary for our client based in Bristol. As medical secretary for our Client you will expected to be professional... personable at all times. Our client is looking for a hardworking Medical Secretary with strong organisational skills to assist them on a temporary basis from the beginning of January. Roles and Responsibilities As Medical Secretary your responsibilities will include but not be limited to; Provide extensive Secretarial and administrative support for a small team of Consultants Preparing a wide range of documentation including highly confidential correspondence and reports Managing appointment schedules and co-ordinating patient appointments over the phone Answering a high...

  21. Legal Secretary

    Bideford | Negotiable dep. on Exp. | From Quartz Recruitment Specialists Ltd

    Legal Secretary Bideford Excellent Salary negotiable depending on experience Permanent Full time position Quartz Recruitment are looking for a Legal Secretary to either work out of their... Bideford Branch as a Conveyancing Secretary. Are you looking for an interesting and varied role that can offer a great opportunity for career advancement? Job Role of Legal Secretary (Conveyancing) Audio Typing dictated work Copy Typing Maintenance of files Dealing with file related Queries either face to face or over the phone Deal with clients efficiently and politely liaising with the conveyancer with legal matters General Office Administration Manage own work allocation, productivity and quality Person Specification for the role of Legal Secretary (Conveyancing) Self-Motivated...