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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

    Bristol | £15000 - £17000 per annumtxtSalaryFrom=15000 | From Pertemps

    I am currently looking for a Secretary for a friendly well established company in Clifton. You will receive a salary of up to £17,000, hours of work are Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm Small......

  2. Secretary

    Bristol | £15000 - £17000 per annum | From Jobs@Pertemps (Bristol Commercial)

    I am currently looking for a Secretary for a friendly well established company in Clifton. You will receive a salary of up to £17,000, hours of work are Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm Small......

  3. Secretary

    Canterbury | £19000 - £20000 per annum | From New Appointments Group

    One of the leading law firms in Kent are currently looking for a Legal Secretary with Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence experience to join their Canterbury office. Main duties are......

  4. Secretary

    Canterbury | £15000 - £20000 per annum | From Morgan Jones Ltd

    We are looking for a Secretary to join our prestigious Client, one of the oldest and largest law firms based in South East Kent! Working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm, this role... is offering a generous salary of £19,000 - £20,000 pro rata. Based in Canterbury Reporting to the Associate Director, we are looking for an individual with excellent attention to detail and administrative experience to provide secretarial and administrative support to the PI/Clinical Negligence Team. As the successful Secretary you will: * Provide full secretarial support to the team 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...

  5. Secretary

    Bristol | £25000 per annum | From Jobs@Pertemps (Bristol Commercial)

    Our client who are an International Law Firm are looking for a Secretary to join their team in Central Bristol. The stylish office is located close to Temple Meads & on all major bus routes... will be working Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm and receive a salary of upto £25,000 per annum (depending on your experience) & brilliant benefits including: life assurance, income protection, group personal pension, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan (travel), mortgage advice, private medical insurance, ride2work, gym flex and holiday flex amongst others! As the Secretary you will provide excellent service delivery, quality, reliability and efficiency for Lawyers and Partners in a busy, deadline-driven Insurance group. The firm has a reputation for great client service. You will...

  6. Secretary

    Leeds | Neg. | From Search Consultancy Ltd

    Secretary Leeds, LS1 £18,000 to £23,000 My client, a world leader within their sector, has an excellent opportunity for a Secretary to join their Leeds office on a full time permanent basis......

  7. Secretary

    Leeds | £18000.00 - £23000.00 pa | From Search Consultancy Ltd

    Secretary (6MFTC) Leeds, LS1 £18,000 to £23,000 My client, a world leader within their sector, has an excellent opportunity for a Secretary to join their Leeds office on a 6 month contract......

  8. Secretary

    Southampton | £18,440 - £28,928 per annum | From Lidl

    Secretary Location: Southampton Contract type: Full-time Reference number: GB-026003 As a professional with the highest standards, you will be at the forefront of Lidl UK's ambitious... expansion plans in your region. To support the maintenance and upkeep of our existing Property portfolio, our Property Department is looking for a Facilities Secretary to join their team. Supporting the regional Facilities Consultant, you will provide administrative support to the team and maintain the smooth running of the Property Department. What will you do? *Preparing reports, overviews and executive summaries and consolidating documents *Managing diaries and arranging meetings both internally and externally *Coordinating appointments and managing the agenda. *Liaising with HO...

  9. Secretary

    Bristol | Up to £21,000 | From Lucy Bristow Limited

    Secretary - up to £21,000 - Central Bristol - J8658 To provide full secretarial and administrative support to Directors and their professional, friendly team: - Copy typing which will involve......

  10. Secretary / Legal Secretary

    Ipswich | £18500 Per Annum circa, d | From Spider Web Recruitment Ltd

    Secretary / Legal Secretary - Spider. The Regions Fixed Fee Web Recruiters are pleased to be supporting a highly-regarded company in their search for a Secretary / Legal Secretary. Established in... 1979, this successful legal firm provide practical legal advice across a variety of sectors. As a Secretary / Legal Secretary, you will be responsible for audio typing to a high standard alongside the timely completion of general administration duties to support this prestigious team of legal professionals. Other key responsibilities within this role: - Accurately type correspondence ... , Essex and Cambridgeshire. Additional keywords: Secretary, audio typing, typing, administrator, customer service, systems By applying for this role, you give permission for Spider to submit your...

  11. Legal Secretary

    Buckinghamshire | £25k - 27k per year | From Connect Recruitment Consultants Limited

    Job Specifications - Legal Secretary Must Have: Good secretarial qualifications with at least 2 years PA, legal / secretary or similar experience. IT knowledge and application W......

  12. Legal Secretary

    Taunton | £16,000- £20,000 | From Cathedral Appointments Limited

    Cathedral Appointments currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join a well-established law firm based in Taunton. This is an excellent opportunity for someone... and relaying this to the correct person in a timely manner - Making appointments and arranging meetings Background/Skills: - Minimum of 6 months' experience working as a Legal Secretary, or a minimum of 1 years' experience working as a general Secretary - Audio/Copy typing experience, ideally with speeds of 70wpm plus - You will be highly organised, with exceptional communication skills ... you are an experienced Legal Secretary or general Secretary with an interest in moving into law and this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, please send your CV through to Sophia at Cathedral...

  13. Site Secretary

    Guildford | £12 - 14 per hour | From O’Neill & Brennan

    Site Secretary - Guildford - £12 - £14 per hour One of the Country's largest Main Contractors is currently looking to take on a Site Secretary on a Long Term Freelance Contract......

  14. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bristol | £22000.00 pa | From Travail Employment Group

    Conveyancing Secretary / Legal Assistant / Conveyancing Assistant- Bristol City Centre - £22,000 Per Annum. Job Title : Conveyancing Assistant Salary : £22,000 Per Annum Location... opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Secretary / Legal Assistant / Conveyancing Assistant to join a very well established law firm. This position based in the Bristol area will be paying a salary of £24,000 working Monday to Friday on a permanent basis. The position as Conveyancing Secretary/ Legal Assistant / Conveyancing Assistant will include duties such assisting in a busy residential ... ability to handle a high volume case load. This Conveyancing Secretary / Legal Assistant / Conveyancing Assistant will have a need for the successful candidate to be ambitious and a forward thinker...

  15. Legal Secretary

    Pontypridd | £16 - 21k, DOE | From Spicketts Battrick Law Practice

    Legal Secretary Location: Pontypridd, Mid-Glamorgan Salary: £16 - 21k, DOE Contract: Permanent, full time Historically, Spicketts Solicitors was established in the mid-19th century. The firm... of Cardiff and Pontypridd. Purpose of job: Due to continued expansion, a vacancy exists for a Legal Secretary in our conveyancing department within our Pontypridd office. Accountabilities and responsibilities: The Legal Secretary will provide a total support service to the Fee Earners, enabling him/her to operate at optimum efficiency. The Legal Secretary is expected to use a high degree ... . - To arrange for all copying to be done - To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up-to-date diary for the partner - To provide support to Junior secretaries and other secretaries as...

  16. Legal Secretary

    Dorchester | £18000 Per Annum | From Smart Technical Solutions

    My client are looking to appoint a Legal Secretary to join their expanding team in Dorchester. The role will involve assisting and supporting the fee earners providing exemplary secretarial... services. Candidates must have at least one years' experience working as a legal secretary. The candidate must have a friendly and professional attitude, be adaptable and willing to take on more complex workloads. The role would suit someone who is organised, works well under pressure, accurate, has an aptitude for learning, excellent attention to detail and has the desire to develop their career as a Legal Secretary. The candidate should have strong spoken and written communication skills and must also work well independently and as part of a team in order to meet deadlines...

  17. Legal Secretary

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

    Smart Recruitment are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary in Weymouth. We are interested in people who have experience in the following fields: - PTT - Residential Conveyancing... Property Dispute Resolution - Family The role is responsible for the 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 60 WPM If this...

  18. Site Secretary

    Kingston upon Thames | £11 - 14 per hour | From O’Neill & Brennan

    Site Secretary - Kingston - £11 to £14 per hour One of London's fastest growing Main Contractors is currently seeking a Site Secretary on a prestigious new block of flats in Kingston......

  19. Legal Secretary

    Chippenham | £20k - £25k pa | From Head Office

    Are you an experienced Legal Secretary looking for a new opportunity? Do you have a background in Commercial Property, Residential Property and Agricultural work? If you have answered YES to... above questions then CMD may have the right opportunity for you! Supporting one of the fee earners at their Chippenham office you will be responsible for all secretarial work, including: - Audio Typing - Liaising with clients - Filing - Responding to emails and letters It is essential that you have past experience as a legal secretary and you must have a background in Commercial Property, Residential Property and Agricultural work. furthermore you must be punctual, have exceptional attention to detail as well as flexible in your approach. If this sounds like the type of role...

  20. Legal Secretary

    Bristol | Competitive | From TalentSpa

    Legal Secretary 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.... Our client is currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary who possesses excellent audio and word processing skills to work in their conveyance department. Key skills required for the Legal Secretary: - Type letters/documents/leases as dictated by the fee earner and compile enclosures - Preparation of Land Registry forms - Complete documents for exchange, completion and post completions ... for part-time working based on a 5 day week) We offer a competitive salary and free car parking. If you feel that you meet the criteria for the Legal Secretary role then please apply now...