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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

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire | Competitive salary | From Richard Kendall

    Rental Team Full Time, Competitive salary Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5.30 pm plus 1 in 4 Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm Location: Wakefield This is an excellent opportunity to join a... a confident and friendly manner to join their busy team as a Rental Secretary. Whilst specific experience in the property industry is not essential, we are looking for someone with a secretarial background who can provide good customer service, administration skills and work on their own initiative as well as being able to work well in a busy team environment. The Rental Secretary role is varied ... a professional manner and the ability to multitask. Previous secretarial experience in an office environment would be advantageous. Interested applicants for the Rental Secretary role should apply by... See more

  2. Secretary

    Brechin | competitive | From Search Consultancy

    A competitive salary, attractive contributory pension scheme, life assurance, medical insurance and career development are just some of the reasons to join this expanding organisation. A fun working... environment and the opportunity to earn bonus based on your performance and contribution to this successful business are also on offer. You must have previous experience working as a Secretary ... and fast paced environment. You will be confident using Microsoft Office and demonstrate basic accounts experience. A typical day as Secretary will include: * Diary management, including internal ... ensure the accurate preparation of invoices * Filing, archiving, binding reports and photocopying If this Secretary role sounds like the job you've been searching for, apply with an up to date copy... See more

  3. Secretary

    Leeds | £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Superb Benefits | From CLD Recruitment (Leeds)

    Secretary £18,000 - £22,000 A global organisation based in the centre of Leeds is looking to recruit a Secretary to work within their UK Legal Support Team. You will be joining a new team who...... See more

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  5. Secretary

    Weybridge | £14k-£22k | From Jump Staff Ltd

    Opportunity to be the face and backbone of a company, helping by supporting the director and property manager, filing and general administration work, and interacting with clients. As such, the... role is a traditional secretary role with a small add client-facing element. It is a part-time position, which will essentially act as an extended probation period before we upgrade to potentially full-time work. The hours will likely be split as a minimum of two hours on the weekdays from Monday until Friday. In addition, occasional overtime on weekends could be possible depending on our clients. Key tasks Provide excellent service to clients, both internal and external, in a timely and professional manner, presenting a positive image at all times Manage interactions with... See more

  6. Legal Secretary

    South East London | £25k - £28k | From Russell King Associates Limited

    Legal Secretary   £25,000 Greenwich 9am-5pm   Legal Secretary required for busy solicitors in Greenwich to provide legal secretarial service and support to conveyancing team. Legal... Secretary will have a background in conveyancing, excellent typing skills and computer literate with office application like Word, Excel and Outlook. Responsibilities;   Dealing with all conveyancing correspondence, documents and typing for detailed leases. Organising contracts of sale of properties Preparing Oyez forms Utilising Land Registry’s services Client liaison Paying and requesting cheques General office administration Provide support to other teams when needed... See more

  7. Secretaries / Administrators

    Bristol | Competitive | From TalentSpa

    Secretaries / Administrators Location: Bristol Salary: Competitive Expanding law firm with offices in Aztec West, North Bristol require SECRETARIES / ADMINISTRATORS (full-time... Applicants should possess excellent audio and WP skills. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines are essential. In return we offer a competitive salary and free car parking. If you feel that you meet the above criteria of this Secretaries / Administrators role then please apply now! No agencies please... See more

  8. Legal Secretary

    Chichester | Neg D.O.E | From Job Place Ltd

    We are currently working in partnership with an expanding, friendly and professional Legal Firm in Chichester, West Sussex for the recruitment of a Legal Secretary to work within the Conveyancing... full Legal Secretary Support. The company offers great working conditions, free parking and onward development plus outstanding benefits. The salary is open to negotiation and dependant on experience. We are actively looking for applications from experienced Legal Secretaries with exposure to Personal Injury Claims, Conveyancing and Commercial but this firm of Solicitors will accept applications from Legal Secretaries with experience in other aspects of law... See more

  9. Legal Secretary

    Bromley, Kent | From £27,000 to £28,000 per annum | From Josh Personnel

    Legal Secretary Residential Conveyancing NEW SOLICITORS BROMLEY Experienced Legal Secretary with Residential Conveyancing We have a great opportunity for an experienced Residential... Conveyancing Legal Secretary to join our client in Bromley. The role is to provide secretarial conveyancing support to the Conveyancing Solicitor. DUTIES Land Registry searches Liaising with clients Audio Typing / Digital Dictation, Word Processing filing including file opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files THE PERSON Previous Legal Secretarial experience within residential conveyancing is essential Proficient in Word Processing & Audio Typing accurately Computer literate (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel etc.) Excellent working conditions. Excellent Benefits... See more

  10. Legal Secretary

    Berkshire | Neg. | From eNL

    Legal Secretary, Berkshire- Are you an experienced Commercial Property Legal Secretary looking for a new opportunity in an established firm? - Call eNL on ************* JOB TITLE: Legal... Secretary EXPERIENCE: 12 Months LOCATION: Berkshire SALARY: Dependent on Experience THE ROLE: Our Client are currently seeking a Legal Secretary to join their well established, multi office ... Property fee earners by producing all documents relating to the sale and purchase of commercial properties, as well as liaising with other secretaries to arrange meetings. You will also have previous ... please visit our web site https://**************/ eNL is handling a number of Legal Secretary vacancies throughout London and the South East. If you are a Legal Secretary looking for a move, call... See more

  11. Senior Secretary

    Halesowen | £18k - £19k pa | From EP Professional

    Senior Secretary We are recruiting for an Senior Secretary on behalf of our client based in the Halesowen area . As a senior secretary you will be providing secretarial and admin support to... senior manager you will also be responsible for various duties around the office. Duties and Responsibilities of a Senior Secretary Deal proactively with incoming correspondence/enquiries ... and suggesting possible solutions. Anticipate and coordinate travel and meeting arrangements. Provide support and coaching for others. Details of a senior secretary Location: Halesowen Negotiable Salary Per Annum Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm Temporary to Permanent Skill and Experience of a senior secretary Excellent communication skills, both verbally and electronically Good... See more

  12. Legal Secretary

    Birmingham | Neg. | From eNL

    Legal Secretary, Birmingham - Calling all ambitious Legal Secretaries looking to launch their career in one of the most highly respected firms in the country - Call eNL on... JOB TITLE: Legal Secretary EXPERIENCE: 2 years + LOCATION: Birmingham SALARY: Dependent on experience THE ROLE: If you are a forward-thinking Legal Secretary looking for ... Legal Secretary to assist with the smooth running of their caseloads. Working closely with your own team of fee earners you will be responsible for completing document production, managing diaries ... Secretary with a commitment to excellence. You will have supported a team of busy fee earners for in excess of 3 years and possess a typing speed over 60 wpm. Prior experience of supporting construction... See more

  13. Float Secretary

    Kingsbridge, Devon | £16.5k - 17.5k per year | From Astra Recruitment

    Title: Float Secretary Location: Kingsbridge Salary: £16,500 - £17,500 Astra are working with an award winning legal firm to recruit a float legal secretary to join its Kinsgbridge... office. As the Legal Secretary you will be responsible for: - Assisting various teams where required - Audio typing - Preparing legal documents - Maintaining client files - Completing searches Your experience will include: - Excellent IT skills - Knowledge of various legal departments - Able to work as part of a team To apply for this excellent full time position please click the apply now button Short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of application by one of our consultants here at Astra Recruitment for a short telephone pre-screen prior... See more

  14. Company Secretary

    Worcester | Salary dependent on level and experience | From CY Resourcing

    A rare opportunity to join a leading national firm to head up their Company Secretarial Service offering, where you will be at the forefront of developing the new service line. You may be a... qualified Company Secretary keen to develop your skills further and develop a new service offering, or perhaps you are an Accountant who is interested in taking a different path to audit or tax. You must be prepared to undertake a qualification to ensure you have the requisite knowledge to discharge the functions of the Company Secretary. This varied role will include share capital amendment ... Company Secretary position in more detail, please contact Dominique or submit your CV by clicking apply... See more

  15. Legal Secretary

    Telford | - £17k | From Travail Employment Group (Shrewsbury)

    Legal Secretary £8.50p/h depending on experience Telford Temporary maternity cover My Client a Telford based firm of solicitors, is seeking a full time Legal Secretary for a maternity... conveyancing Confident telephone manner Experienced Legal Secretary The Company A small firm of solicitors dealing with all sectors The Package £8.50 per hour depending on... See more

  16. Legal Secretary

    Croydon, Surrey | From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum | From Josh Personnel

    Legal Secretary Residential Conveyancing Are you an experienced Legal Secretary with Residential Conveyancing We have a great opportunity for an experienced Residential... Conveyancing Legal Secretary to join our client in a established law firm in Croydon The role is to provide secretarial conveyancing support to the Conveyancing Solicitor. PLEASE NOT that Legal Secretarial Residential Conveyancing experience is essential THE ROLE Land Registry searches Liaising with clients both in person and over the telephone Preparation of correspondence and documents by Audio Typing / Digital Dictation, Word Processing Maintaining records as appropriate Maintaining diaries and making appointments when required Daily filing... See more

  17. Site Secretary

    Sheffield | £10 - £13 per hour | From Falcon Green Personnel

    A leading main contractor is seeking an experienced site secretary to join their team in the near future, on a major project in Sheffield. This award winning contractor works on a wide range... schemes, from small fit out to multi million pound new build schemes. This project is a large student accommodation, valued around £30 million. As a site secretary some of your responsibilities will include; - Being the first point of contact - Arranging meetings - Document control - Timesheets - Ensuring database is up to date - Liaising with subcontractors & the client - General administration Due to the size of the scheme they require an experienced site secretary/ admin. Preferably someone who has worked in the construction industry/ or similar environment before. Experience with... See more

  18. Legal Secretary

    Leicester | £18k - £20k pa | From Optima UK INC Ltd

    Job Title Legal Secretary Location Leicester Salary Between £18,000 and £20,000 per annum The Role We are working on behalf of a legal firm in Leicester, who is looking for an... experienced Legal Secretary to join them on a temp-to-perm basis. In this role, you will be responsible for the following: Preparing official correspondence and legal documents. Supporting the solicitor and wider team with general administration duties. Diary management, including arranging meetings and appointments. Daily filing, opening, closing, storage and retrieval ... . The Candidate You will have previous experience in a legal environment, ideally as Legal Secretary or PA, as well as have the following: Fast typing skills with excellent grammar. Proven... See more

  19. Legal Secretary

    Salisbury | £16k - £18k pa + benefits | From People Source Consulting Limited

    Legal Secretary - Salisbury - Up to £18k + benefits An excellent family law firm in Salisbury City Centre is looking for a Legal Secretary to join their team. This position is working for... specialist law firm which can offer career development in a rewarding environment. They are looking for a legal secretary with the following: *Excellent core secretarial skills *Articulate, well-organised and able to manage various responsibilities *Ideally some family law experience but this is not essential This position is based in Salisbury City Centre with good transport links. Please apply if you would like to be considered. People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. People Source specialise in technology recruitment... See more