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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. Legal Secretary

    Ipswich | £17000 - £20000 per annum | From IGL RECRUITMENT

    Well established, town centre based, law firm requires an experienced Legal Secretary to provide full time support for a Solicitor within Wills and Probate. Applicants will have previous legal... experience along with fast audio typing. Salary: £17,000-£20,000 per annum. To apply for the role of Legal Secretary, please click APPLY now...

  2. Legal Secretary

    Birmingham | £18000 - £22000 per annum | From PLUM PERSONNEL

    Legal Secretary - Fixed Term Contract (12 months)- Full time £18-22,000 depending on experience Central Birmingham *A professional legal secretary with conveyancing experience? *Fast... accurate typing skills? *Motivated to work to deadlines? As a Legal Secretary you will be the first point of contact within the Conveyancing team for the central office of this award-winning Law ... that all the necessary deadlines are met, so it is essential you will have - - experience as a Legal Secretary in a similar role - a professional and polite manner to handle all incoming enquiries - confident to be the key support to a busy conveyancer - the ability to prioritise and track tasks to strict deadlines If you have previously worked as Legal Secretary and have experience...

  3. Legal Secretary

    Perth | Up to £17000.00 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    * Do you have experience working as a Conveyancing Legal Secretary? * Do you prefer working for a firm with a family feel where you're recognised for your individual contribution? You will have... previous experience working as a Conveyancing Legal Secretary to enable you to hit the ground running and make immediate positive impact to this busy team. You must be organised, have excellent attention to detail and accuracy standards and be confident working in a busy, fast paced environment. You must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. As Legal Secretary a typical day will include: * Audio and copy typing * Processing legal documents and correspondence * Dealing with notes * Handling telephone calls * Photocopying * Filing If you have...

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  5. Legal Secretary

    Enfield | £20000 - £24000 per annum | From IGL RECRUITMENT

    Experienced Legal Secretary required, ideally with Legal experience in Litigation and Family, but this is not essential. The main requirements for this role are: * Must have a very fast... accurate typing speed of 65 wpm or more * Must have solid strong secretarial background * Must live within very easy commute to Enfield, north London * Be able to to work at Partner level * Lots of typing * Competent and organised Secretary Start date is 22nd March 2018 Hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday Salary is £20-24k p.a. depending on experience! To apply for the role of Legal Seceratary, please click APPLY now and send CV...


    Wisbech | £15000 - £19000 per annum | From Clayton Legal

    My client is a highly established law firm in the Wisbech area who are currently looking to recruit a legal secretary to support a Solicitor. This role will include assisting with multiple areas... of law such as Commercial, Commercial Property and Civil Litigation. The Role will include: ¿ Audio typing. ¿ Carrying out legal searches. ¿ Diary management. ¿ Typing documents and letters etc. ¿ Dealing with clients over the phone and face to face. ¿ General support to a Solicitor. The ideal candidate: ¿ Minimum of 6 months experience working as a legal secretary ¿ Audio typing skills. ¿ Confident and competent If you are interested in applying for this role then please forward a recent CV over to Millie @ Clayton Legal to be considered...

  7. 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...

  8. Legal Secretary

    Leeds | Up to £18000.00 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    Legal Secretary - Real Estate and Banking Litigation Location: Leeds Salary: £18,000 (flexible) Hours: 25-35 hours per week Are you an experienced Legal Secretary looking for a move to a very... experienced, reputable law firm? I currently have the perfect career opportunity for an experienced yet ambitious Legal Secretary with a passion / interest for Real Estate and Banking Litigation! The company are an extremely well established law firm and are a big player in the Leeds city centre, they are going from strength to strength and are now looking for a Legal secretary to join ... rooms and to maintain an up-to-date diary for the Legal Adviser. * To provide support and guidance to other secretaries as required and at all times work as a team player. * To attend clients both in...

  9. Legal Secretary

    Exeter | £17000 - £19000 per annum | From IGL RECRUITMENT

    A law firm in Exeter are currently looking for a secretary to work in their Conveyancing Department. You will have a high level of competency using Microsoft Word and diary management using... working environment. To apply for the role of Legal Secretary, please click APPLY now and send CV...

  10. Company Secretary

    Edinburgh | £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    Are you an experienced Company Secretary looking for a new and challenging role in the City Centre of Edinburgh? If you are self motivated looking to work in a fast paced environment, working for... a reputable legal firm? Then please read on… An opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and proactive Company Secretary to support the day to day running of a busy Business Law Team, consisting of 5 lawyers, 2 trainees and a senior partner. The role is working 9-5 Monday-Friday on a 33.7hr contract. Your day would involve….. . * Implement effective ways of working to deliver maximum ... : Have proven experience working within a company secretary role Ideally have experience working within the Legal Sector/Finance Portray strong planning, organisation and task management skills...

  11. Medical Secretary

    London | £13 - £14 per hour + Pension,holiday | From Randstad UK

    Are you an experienced Medical Secretary who is looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you have a DBS on the update service? Are you interested in working in a unique environment which... may stretch your skills to the next level? We are currently recruiting for an experienced Medical Secretary to join a busy and fast paced Team. As a Medical Secretary, you will be responsible for: + Audio/Copy typing of clinic notes + Minute Taking + Filing of clinic notes, correspondence and test results + Maintain patient information on database + Dealing with telephone enquiries and written enquiries promptly + General administration duties such as faxing, photocopying and mailing letters Experience of any of the following patient databases and software is extremely...

  12. Legal Secretary

    Ashford | £15500 - £19000 per annum | From New Appointments Group

    Are you an experienced Legal Secretary from a Private Client background? Then we are looking for you! We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join a renowned Kent based Solicitors at their......

  13. Legal Secretary

    Canterbury | £20000 - £21000 per annum | From New Appointments Group

    Are you an experienced Legal Secretary from a Commercial/Residential Property background? Then we are looking for you! We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join a renowned Kent based......

  14. Legal Secretary

    Hastings | Up to £9.00 per hour | From The Sammons Group

    We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced legal secretary to join this well established law firm in the centre of Hastings on a temporary basis, with a view to starting... immediately. Duties will include: * Audio and copy typing of correspondence such as letters and legal documents. * Assisting with file management * Liaising with Clients via the telephone, taking messages. * General administration such as filing, faxing and photocopying. * Diary management, arranging meetings. * Organising travel and accommodation. Applicants must have experience of working within either Commercial Property, Litigation, Family, Probate or Private Client secretary within a law firm, you will have fast and accurate audio / copy typing speeds, excellent...

  15. Medical Secretary

    Birmingham | Up to £11.47 per annum | From PLUM PERSONNEL

    Plum Personnel are recruiting for an experienced Medical Secretary on a long term temporary basis. Hours of work Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. To be successfully considered for this role... you will be: + Medical Secretary trained + Experienced in minute taking, diary management, database management, experience in PA duties and audio typing experience. Candidates must have a solid work history of a minimum of 3 years. We are looking for reliable individuals who are available immediately and are hard-working and committed. Dependant on the role, you should have strong, recent and relevant skills and excellent communication skills as you may be dealing with patients and consultants. On this occasion we are only recruiting for candidates with the above experience...

  16. School Secretary

    Sevenoaks | Up to £0.00 per annum | From New Appointments Group

    New Appointments Group are currently recruiting for a School Secretary on behalf of a prestigious school in the Sevenoaks area. You will be working alongside one other Secretary providing a warm......

  17. Executive Secretary

    London | Up to £32000.00 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    Do you have experience of working in a fast-paced corporate environment? A fantastic opportunity has arisen with one of our clients as an Executive Secretary in Central London. This is a busy... role which requires the individual to work with minimal guidance and supervision and have efficient organisation skills, with a very high degree of accuracy and an ability to prioritise an often conflicting workload. The successful candidate will have experience in interacting and managing relationships with colleagues across all levels. Strong diary and event management skills are essential as the secretary is required to organise complex meetings and events. This is a 6 month fixed term contract Executive Secretary Responsibilities * Full Diary and inbox management as...

  18. Legal Secretary

    Cambridge | £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    Do you have a solid legal secretarial back ground with experience in Family Law? Search Consultancy is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary working for one of our top legal clients in......

  19. Project Secretary

    Bristol | £18000 - £22000 per annumtxtSalaryFrom=18000 | From Pertemps

    I am currently looking to recruit a Project Secretary for a family owned firm based in Kingswood. You will work in a modern office with free parking on site, you will work within a small......

  20. Secretary

    North West London, London | 30000 | From Fame Recruitment Consultants Ltd

    Our client, a very lively and innovative Financial Firm based in North West London are looking for an experienced and forward thinking Secretary to support the Senior Partner. This is an excellent... opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join a very established and highly regarded firm. Duties will include but not be limited to the following: * Diary and Email Management * Drafted letters and documents * PA support to the Senior Partners and the wider team * Chasing clients for paperwork to reach deadlines * Follow up requested documentation from clients * Audio typing and digital dictation * Handling incoming phone calls and emails * Electronic filing of reports * Updating in-house database * Organising and Co-ordinating extensive meetings Candidate Attributes...

  21. Secretary / PA

    Tonbridge | £21000 - £24000 per annum | From Floss Agency

    Our client, based just outside Tonbridge, is looking for a Secretary/PA to join their team. They are an independent and well established company. The successful Secretary/PA will ideally have an......