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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

    Leicester | £ Competitive | From Eileen Richards Recruitment Limited

    Secretary 9 Month fixed-term contract £ Competitive Leicester Are you: - Highly organised with a keen eye for detail? - A proactive thinker with the ability to adapt? - A team player... with strong communication skills? Secretary - The Company: Our client, a highly successful and respected business within their field, are looking for a proactive and organised Secretary to join their outgoing team based in Leicester. Secretary - The Opportunity: As an experienced secretary work on own initiative, producing high quality work and showing excellent communication ... professional standard guidelines, whilst maintaining accuracy at all times The ideal candidate will be working on the commercial side and have a property background. Secretary - About you : - Full-time...

  2. Secretary

    Cambridge | +Benefits | From Swanstaff Recruitment

    Secretary 21,500+ AMAZING PERKS!! : CAMBRIDGE Are you looking for a interesting role within a company that values you and shows it by offering amazing perks including 25 days holiday + Bank... Holidays, 10% pension (non contributory), Dress allowance and free car parking? If so then I have the role for you! Based in beautiful ultra modern offices just outside Cambridge centre my client is look for an all round secretary to support a team in a varied role. Some of your duties will include: Diary management, Scheduling meetings Travel and accommodation arrangements Copy typing Auto typing As well as supporting projects and co ordination workshops. You should be able to build strong relationship by taking ownership of queries and using great...

  3. Secretary

    Norwich | Excellent package | From Badger Associates

    Secretary - Central Norwich - Excellent package Our client has an immediate vacancy in their Norwich city centre office for an experienced departmental Secretary. The company is a leading... excellent experience in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. This is an excellent role for an experienced Secretary but would not be suitable for someone...

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  5. Secretary

    Canterbury | £19500 per annum | From Morgan Jones Ltd

    Are you looking to work within one of the largest Law Firms in Kent? We have the perfect opportunity for Secretary to join our client within the Residential and Commercial Property... Team. Working Monday to Friday 9am - 5.15pm, this excellent position is offering a competitive salary! This is a Permanent position based in Canterbury, working 35 hours per week. If you possess previous property secretarial experience or legal secretary experience, and an up to date understanding of the residential property conveyancing process, then this is the ideal role for you to highlight your skills whilst providing support to the Residential and Commercial Property Team. As the successful Secretary you will: * Prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing...

  6. Secretary

    Twickenham | £22,000 PA DOE | From Clark James

    SECRETARY REQUIRED for very busy professional practice of Chartered Surveyors and Managing Agents in Twickenham The successful applicant must have the following proven skill sets: 1 Fast......

  7. Legal Secretary

    Peterborough | - £19k-£20k | From Mai Day Recruitment

    Legal Secretary Required Salary: £19,000 – £20,000 + Bonus + Benefits Reference: JB58714B Location: Peterborough A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a legal secretary to join an... expanding law firm based in Peterborough area Our client is a leading law firm based in and is now looking to recruit an additional legal secretary to join the conveyancing department. You will join a supportive team and provide key support and assistance to a conveyancing solicitor, where your key duties will include: - Audio/copy typing - Liaising with clients, both face to face and over the phone - Preparing documents - Key admin duties In order to be considered for this conveyancing legal secretary position, you must have previous experience working as a legal secretary...

  8. Medical Secretary

    Newcastle-under-Lyme | £8.01 - £9.85 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Medical Secretary £8.01 per hour Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 Meridian Business Support are currently recruiting for experienced Medical Secretaries, working full or part time hours. Medical......

  9. Legal Secretary

    Peterborough | - £22k-£25k | From Mai Day Recruitment

    Legal Secretary Required Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 + Bonus + Benefits Reference: JB58714 Location: Peterborough A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a legal secretary to join an... expanding law firm based in Peterborough area Our client is a leading law firm based in and is now looking to recruit an additional legal secretary to join the conveyancing department. You will join a supportive team and provide key support and assistance to a conveyancing solicitor, where your key duties will include: - Audio/copy typing - Liaising with clients, both face to face and over the phone - Preparing documents - Key admin duties In order to be considered for this conveyancing legal secretary position, you must have previous experience working as a legal secretary...

  10. Secretary

    Guildford, Surrey | 25000.0000 | From Tate Guildford

    *** Secretary *** Immediate start & Interviews FTC - Maternity Contract £25k - £29kk + Benefits Guildford Surrey Our client, an International Law Firm in Guildford is seeking a experienced... Secretary. The ideal candidate will have previous Secretarial experience. Excellent audio and copy typing skills required. For more information, please contact the Guildford, Tate office...

  11. Senior Secretary

    Leeds | £22000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits | From COBURG BANKS

    Senior Secretary Based in Leeds Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 pro rata + Excellent Benefits As one of the UK's leading independent professional services companies we are currently looking to... recruit a Senior Secretary on a part-time basis (3 days per week) at our Leeds office. You would be responsible for providing an excellent standard of secretarial and administrative support to ... accountancy firms at a particularly interesting time. The job may be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: Secretary, Secretarial Assistant, Team Secretary, Group Secretary, Senior Secretary, Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant. This job would be suitable for candidates based in: Leeds, West Yorkshire, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, Harrogate, Wetherby...

  12. Secretary

    Westerham, Kent | 27000.0000 | From ALLAN PERSONNEL

    Looking for a medical or legal secretary to work within a private medical practice. Duties include, typing and audio, dealing with all correspondence including confidential medical matter/notes... filing, telephone, arranging appointments, travel, dealing with doctors and solicitors, the position is very varied and interesting. If you are a good secretary who has worked in a professional office we would like to hear from you, training will be given. Excellent benefits and working conditions...

  13. Secretary

    City of London, London | 0.0000 | From IPS Group

    Immediately available secretary required for a three month contract to join a busy friendly team that requires diary management and travel arrangement support. You must be proactive, have high......

  14. Property Secretary

    Birmingham | £16000 - £21000 per annum | From Prestige Recruitment Services

    We are urgently looking for Property Secretaries, both temp and perm for an immediate start. Various assignments are available in the West Midlands area in all disciplines......

  15. Legal Secretary

    Birmingham | £16000 - £20000 per annum | From Prestige Recruitment Services

    We are urgently looking for Legal Secretaries, both temp and perm for an immediate start. Various assignments are available in the West Midlands area in all disciplines of Law. previous legal......

  16. Secretary

    London, South East England | 35000.0000 | From EJ Legal Limited

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a secretary at a top Patent and Trademark firm. The firm have gorgeous offices in London Bridge and work with some of the most well-known brands in... world, from food and drink companies, to global pharmaceutical companies, mobile technology companies (phones and laptops etc) to leading fashion brands. They are seeking a talented secretary to join their team initially focussing on the Patents side. They really value secretaries at this firm, the partners and associates are unable to conduct their job without the support of the secretaries and their gratitude is show by the firm having one of the best bonus schemes in the market. The successful secretary will have experience in Patents either from an IP department of a law firm or from...

  17. Secretary / Paralegal

    London | £27000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Benefits | From MAXAD RECRUITMENT Ltd

    Secretary / Paralegal: An experienced Secretary / Paralegal is required to provide confidential and comprehensive Secretarial / Paralegal support to a Senior Patent Attorney and a small team... Secretary / Paralegal will join this leading UK firm of Patent and Trade Mark attorneys who work with small, medium and large corporations, universities, research bodies and individuals in obtaining, protecting and exploiting their Intellectual Property both nationally and internationally. As a Secretary / Paralegal you will be highly-organised and have excellent communication skills, able to deal with key issues as they arise and support the company across a variety of functions, from client contact to the preparation of documents. The Secretary / Paralegal will need to demonstrate...

  18. Secretary

    Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire | 0.0000 | From Point Recruitment

    Secretary Part Time Permanent Role 3 days per week Huntingdon Our client is a local estate agent looking to bring in a new member of the team to work alongside another part time... secretary. You would need to have previous secretarial experience, Audio typing is an advantage as there will be lots of audio typing reports to do. Answering the phone, general admin, emails. Really lovely job for someone looking to work on a part time basis, previous Estate Agency secretarial exprience would be a great advantage. Please send your CV to Cathie Cowdrill...

  19. Secretary

    Birmingham, West Midlands | 25000.0000 | From Birmingham Commercial

    A fantastic opportunity is available for a Secretary to join a well established Investments business in South East Birmingham. The role and responsibilities will be to provide a Secretary service... to the Director of an Investments business, you will be providing the following -Diary Management -Assisting and the organising of events -Proof reading property leases -Miniuet taking -Copy typing through digital dictation -Secretarial duties To be considered for this role you must have experience within a PA role and have an understanding of Property leases, legal secretary. -Have an understanding of property leases -Secretarial experience to Director level -copy typing -Short hand minuet taking -Supported with events -Excellent attention to detail The company are...

  20. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bournemouth | £25000 - £30000 per annum | From ROCK RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS LTD

    Title: Conveyancing Secretary Type: Permanent Salary: DOE Hours of work: Monday to Friday between 9am-5.15pm Location: Charminster, Bournemouth Rock Recruitment Solutions are pleased... to be working with a progressive and expanding legal practice with over 140 staff and 5 offices. Working within a dynamic and challenging environment with a fun and supportive culture, providing a high quality of service to their clients. Our client supports career development with real opportunities to progress throughout the firm. This role would suit a skilled Secretary with previous ... Secretary role or to apply please submit your CV, all applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Thanking you in advance for your application...

  21. Float Secretary

    Bournemouth | £25000 per annum | From ROCK RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS LTD

    Title: Float Secretary Type: Permanent Salary: DOE Hours of work: Monday to Friday between 9am-5.15pm Location: Charminster, Bournemouth Rock Recruitment Solutions are pleased to be... working with a progressive and expanding legal practice with over 140 staff and 5 offices. Working within a dynamic and challenging environment with a fun and supportive culture, providing a high quality of service to their clients. The client supports career development with real opportunities to progress throughout the firm. This role will suit a secretary with experience in at least 2 ... Secretary role or to apply please submit your CV, all applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Thanking you in advance for your application...