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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. Experienced Medical Secretary

    UK-City of London | £22,000 - £26,000/Year | From Lifeline

    Experienced Medical Secretary Euston £22,000 to £26,000 We've just registered an exciting opportunity for a permanent Medical Secretary to be based on Euston for an established and reputable... international company. This role is an excellent opportunity for somebody to progress as a professional Medical Secretary within a laboratory setting. Experienced in audio typing, pricing and cellular pathology experience are essential and there will be a typing test at the interview with a pass of 60 WPM This is a full-time position working a 37.5 hour week between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM from Monday to Friday. You will have strong letter writing skills, be able to audio type, and have at least 12 months experience in either the private or public sector. You will also be expected to... See more

  2. Temporary Assistant Company Secretary - Surrey

    UK-Surrey | £20.00 - £20.50/Hour | From TFS Healthcare Ltd

    Our client is looking for a Temporary Assistant Company Secretary to hopefully start at the end of February until the end of May. The right candidate will be providing support to the company... secretary, in the corporate governance of the Trust, advising the Directors and Governors of the Trust as required and Woking closely with the membership development manager and others in the development of an active supportive membership. Our Client: This is an opportunity to work for one of the largest and most respected hospital trusts. If you have a passion for clinical excellence and patient care, then you'll feel at home at one of the highest achieved hospitals. About the Role: The key Responsibilities for this role are as follows but not limited to; Legislative and Regulatory... See more

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  4. Secretary

    Oxford | £20k - 26k per year | From Allen Associates (Oxford) Ltd.

    Secretary This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join a prestigious organisation. This is a varied role in which you will be supporting the Director and the wider team... You will be accountable for providing executive and secretarial support to the senior team. Due to the nature of the position there will be a requirement to work some weekends. Secretary Responsibilities As the Secretary some of your main duties will include: Acting as the first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries Diary management for senior team members Making travel arrangements Maintaining the office supplies Ensuring the database is kept up to date Secretary Experience As the Secretary you will have previous PA/Secretarial experience, ideally within... See more

  5. Secretary

    Oxford, Oxfordshire | 20000 - 26000 | From Allen Associates

    Secretary This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join a prestigious organisation. This is a varied role in which you will be supporting the Director and the wider team... will be accountable for providing executive and secretarial support to the senior team. Due to the nature of the position there will be a requirement to work some weekends. Secretary Responsibilities As the Secretary some of your main duties will include: Acting as the first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries Diary management for senior team members Making travel arrangements Maintaining the office supplies Ensuring the database is kept up to date Secretary Experience As the Secretary you will have previous PA/Secretarial experience, ideally within an educational setting... See more

  6. Secretary

    Oxford, Oxfordshire | £20000 - £26000/annum | From Allen Associates

    Secretary This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join a prestigious organisation. This is a varied role in which you will be supporting the Director and the wider team... will be accountable for providing executive and secretarial support to the senior team. Due to the nature of the position there will be a requirement to work some weekends. Secretary Responsibilities As the Secretary some of your main duties will include: Acting as the first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries Diary management for senior team members Making travel arrangements Maintaining the office supplies Ensuring the database is kept up to date Secretary Experience As the Secretary you will have previous PA/Secretarial experience, ideally within an educational... See more

  7. Secretary

    London | £32000 - £35000 per annum | From Strictly Legal Resourcing Ltd

    An amazing opportunity for a Secretary with 2/3 years experience to join a fun team in one of the best property companies to work for in the UK! Secretary: Our client is a well-established... property agency based in the West End of London and boast over 100 years of experience within the sector. Our client is looking for a confident and enthusiastic secretary who will be a great ... sensitive and confidential information. Itemising Partners' expenses. Maintaining good records and organising teams holiday chart. Secretary: Secretarial experience in property is desired but our client is open to CV's that show experience in handling sensitive information. Our client is also keen to consider secretaries with strong communication skills and excellent competency in Word, Excel... See more

  8. Secretary

    London, South East England | 32000 - 35000 | From Strictly...

    An amazing opportunity for a Secretary with 2/3 years experience to join a fun team in one of the best property companies to work for in the UK! Secretary: Our client is a well-established property... agency based in the West End of London and boast over 100 years of experience within the sector. Our client is looking for a confident and enthusiastic secretary who will be a great addition to ... and confidential information. Itemising Partners' expenses. Maintaining good records and organising teams holiday chart. Secretary: Secretarial experience in property is desired but our client is open to CV's that show experience in handling sensitive information. Our client is also keen to consider secretaries with strong communication skills and excellent competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Secretary... See more

  9. Secretary

    London | £32000 - £35000/annum | From Strictly Recruitment

    An amazing opportunity for a Secretary with 2/3 years experience to join a fun team in one of the best property companies to work for in the UK! Secretary: Our client is a well-established... property agency based in the West End of London and boast over 100 years of experience within the sector. Our client is looking for a confident and enthusiastic secretary who will be a great ... sensitive and confidential information. * Itemising Partners’ expenses. * Maintaining good records and organising teams holiday chart. Secretary: Secretarial experience in property is desired but our client is open to CV’s that show experience in handling sensitive information. Our client is also keen to consider secretaries with strong communication skills and excellent competency... See more

  10. Secretary

    City of London | £26000 - £29000/annum | From Strictly Recruitment

    Team Secretary Do you have 2 years secretarial experience working in the property sector? Would you like to work in a prime location near Liverpool Street Station? Or are you a secretary with... secretary to join their fun team! Secretary Role: * Processing expense claims and travel arrangements for Surveyors. * Planning, monitoring and control of own workload. * Managing own ... a team and assisting other members of the secretarial team to ensure efficiency of the department is kept to a maximum. * Ad-hoc Facilities and H&S responsibilities. Secretary Benefits: * Competitive ... vouchers. * Cycle to work scheme/season ticket loans. Secretary Our client is looking for a secretary who will have a professional and can-do attitude, be self-motivated and highly organised! Our... See more

  11. Secretary

    Oxford, Oxfordshire | | From Allen Associates

    Secretary Are you an experienced Secretary/PA looking for a new challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity to join an established firm in Oxford who are in need of exceptional assistance. You will... be providing high level support to the Partners and the wider team to ensure that their workflow runs smoothly and they adhere to tight deadlines Secretary Responsibilities Some of your main duties as Secretary will include: Preparing correspondence, documentation and presentations Diary management Preparation of cost estimates and invoices for clients Arranging travel and coordinating meetings Monitoring the work in progress Acting as a point of contact on behalf of the partners Secretary Experience To be successful in this role you will have good communication skills across all levels... See more

  12. Secretary

    Oxford | Competitive | From Allen Associates (Oxford) Ltd.

    Secretary Are you an experienced Secretary/PA looking for a new challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity to join an established firm in Oxford who are in need of exceptional assistance... will be providing high level support to the Partners and the wider team to ensure that their workflow runs smoothly and they adhere to tight deadlines Secretary Responsibilities Some of your main duties as Secretary will include: Preparing correspondence, documentation and presentations Diary management Preparation of cost estimates and invoices for clients Arranging travel and coordinating meetings Monitoring the work in progress Acting as a point of contact on behalf of the partners Secretary Experience To be successful in this role you will have good communication... See more

  13. Secretary

    Oxford, Oxfordshire | | From Allen Associates

    Secretary Are you an experienced Secretary/PA looking for a new challenge? We have a fantastic opportunity to join an established firm in Oxford who are in need of exceptional assistance. You will... be providing high level support to the Partners and the wider team to ensure that their workflow runs smoothly and they adhere to tight deadlines Secretary Responsibilities Some of your main duties as Secretary will include: Preparing correspondence, documentation and presentations Diary management Preparation of cost estimates and invoices for clients Arranging travel and coordinating meetings Monitoring the work in progress Acting as a point of contact on behalf of the partners Secretary Experience To be successful in this role you will have good communication skills across all levels, be... See more

  14. Secretary

    Reading | £19500 - £25500 per annum | From Red Recruitment

    Secretary - £19.5k - £25.5k - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract - Central Reading A brilliant opportunity has arisen to work for a leading Chartered Accountancy practice based in Central Reading. Our... client is seeking for an experienced individual to join their Audit Team and act as a Secretary . The Secretary will support the Partners, Directors, Managers and wider team by providing secretarial and administrative assistance, including comprehensive support as required for individual projects. Secretary Responsibilities: Managing diaries and arranging meetings, ensuring bookings are ... Setting up contacts/engagement codes/updates to existing client addresses etc. Preparing WIP reports as required Travel and hotel bookings for the team as required Secretary Key Skills: Strong... See more

  15. Secretary

    Reading, Berkshire | 19500 - 25500 | From Red Recruitment

    Secretary - £19.5k - £25.5k - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract - Central Reading A brilliant opportunity has arisen to work for a leading Chartered Accountancy practice based in Central Reading. Our... client is seeking for an experienced individual to join their Audit Team and act as a Secretary . The Secretary will support the Partners, Directors, Managers and wider team by providing secretarial and administrative assistance, including comprehensive support as required for individual projects. Secretary Responsibilities: Managing diaries and arranging meetings, ensuring bookings are within ... up contacts/engagement codes/updates to existing client addresses etc. Preparing WIP reports as required Travel and hotel bookings for the team as required Secretary Key Skills: Strong team working... See more

  16. Secretary

    Reading, , United Kingdom | | From Red Recruitment Ltd

    Secretary £19.5k £25.5k 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Central Reading A brilliant opportunity has arisen to work for a leading Chartered Accountancy practice based in Central Reading. Our client... is seeking for an experienced individual to join their Audit Team and act as a Secretary . The Secretary will support the Partners, Directors, Managers and wider team by providing secretarial and administrative assistance, including comprehensive support as required for individual projects. Secretary Responsibilities: Managing diaries and arranging meetings, ensuring bookings are within work ... contacts/engagement codes/updates to existing client addresses etc. Preparing WIP reports as required Travel and hotel bookings for the team as required Secretary Key Skills: Strong team working... See more

  17. Secretary

    Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire | 10 - 12 | From Arden Personnel

    P/T Secretary/Administrator Henley-In-Arden• £10-12.00 per hour • Ongoing temporary work • Part Time 2 days a week Job Description Day to day duties for our Secretary Administrator... administration of quotations, queries, purchase orders, requests, general enquiries, filing, etc. The Successful Applicant To be considered for our Secretary/administration role you will need to; • Excellent ... groups • Deals effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally • Communicates effectively whether face to face, via telephone or in writing. What’s on Offer for our Secretary/Administrator • Part Time – 09.00am – 5.00 pm Thursday & Friday • Free parking Apply for this role To apply for our secretary/ Administration role go to our Arden Personnel website... See more

  18. Secretary

    Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire | £10.00 - £12.00/hour | From Arden Personnel

    P/T Secretary/Administrator Henley-In-Arden• £10-12.00 per hour • Ongoing temporary work • Part Time 2 days a week Job Description Day to day duties for our Secretary Administrator... administration of quotations, queries, purchase orders, requests, general enquiries, filing, etc. The Successful Applicant To be considered for our Secretary/administration role you will need to; • Excellent ... groups • Deals effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally • Communicates effectively whether face to face, via telephone or in writing. What’s on Offer for our Secretary/Administrator • Part Time – 09.00am – 5.00 pm Thursday & Friday • Free parking Apply for this role To apply for our secretary/ Administration role go to our Arden Personnel website (url removed). Job... See more

  19. Secretary

    Bedford | £23,000 per annum | From Ginger Top Recruitment Ltd

    Job Type: Perm Job Title: Full Time Department Secretary (Might consider Part Time working 30 hours per week) Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Location: Bedford... Salary: £12 per hour This Secretary role is be based in the centre of Bedford but the good news is the company offer free on- site parking! A lovely job for someone wanting to work either ... of Secretary, PA and Admin duties but a high proportion of the job will involve audio typing. Approximately 80%. Please only apply if you love audio work! That said this Secretary role offers a diverse ... has good staff retention so would suit someone who wants to work in a steady environment where people stay for years! If you enjoy audio work, have previous Secretary/Audio experience and want to... See more

  20. SECRETARY

    City of London, London | 30000 - 35000 | From May & Stephens

    Our client, a leading independent Accountancy firm based in the City, is seeking a Secretary to support a Partner, Director, and busy team. This is a newly created position, so is a fantastic... opportunity to really make the role your own! Amongst the responsibilities of the Secretary will be: Managing diaries and booking internal and external meetings Audio typing of correspondence Preparing HMRC and bank letters Organising travel arrangements Working with the Finance team to manage bills Preparing expense claims Provided shared secretarial support to a wider team of individuals when needed Secretary - what we're looking for: A minimum of 2-3 years experience supporting a team within the Professional Services sector Experience of supporting Partners and Directors An adaptable... See more