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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

    Worcester | £12.00 p hour | From Resourcing Group

    My client is a well established social landlord. With over 40 years of experience in providing high quality, affordable housing, across England. They are currently searching for a secretary, to... assist them in their Worcester office. They are looking for an individual to work full time, on a 2 month temporary contract, seeing you through to Christmas. My clients are offering a competitive pay rate of £12.00 per hour PAYE. Your vast experience in providing efficient communication, alongside your ability to perform general secretarial duties to a high standard will enable you to progress dramatically within your role as a secretary. The chosen candidate can expect to benefit from not only a highly competitive salary, but also have the opportunity to work within a friendly...

  2. Secretary

    Sutton-In-Ashfield | £8.00 - £8.50 per hour | From Solos Consultants Limited

    Our client is looking to recruit a Corporate Secretary to join their organisation on an initial 6 month contract. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a secretarial position......

  3. Secretary

    Telford | £9250 - £10250 pa + Part Time. 20hrs p week | From Meridian Business Support Limited

    Due to expansion, my client who is located in Telford is looking for an Administrator /Secretary to join their team, currently you will be working on a Part time basis. The days are Monday......

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    Telford | £9250 - £10250 pa + Part Time. 20hrs p week | From Meridian Business Support Limited

    Due to expansion, my client who is located in Telford is looking for an Administrator /Secretary to join their team, currently you will be working on a Part time basis. The days are Monday......

  6. Secretary

    London | £18000 - £25000 per annum | From REESON EDUCATION

    Secretary I am working with a fantastic independent girls school based in Hammersmith, they are looking to take on a secretary to start as soon as possible. This is a full time permanent position......

  7. Secretary

    Walsall | 12.00 p/h | From Change Recruitment Ltd

    Secretary support to Directors and Assistant Directors ensuring the professional and efficient functioning of their offices. To manage a busy schedule through effective diary management......

  8. Secretary

    Harpenden | £0.00 - £25000 per annum | From Search Consultancy

    Legal Secretary - Harpenden - £13ph - Immediate Start - TEMP TO PERM The Opportunity The role involves providing and leading with full secretarial support on: * Conveyancing and property......

  9. SECRETARY

    Bristol | £22k - 24k per year | From Spec Recruitment

    Working for our established business based in fabulous offices in the city centre, you will be working within a team providing support to professionals withing the organisation. Duties will......

  10. Secretary

    Bristol | £21600 per annumtxtSalaryFrom=21600 | From Pertemps

    The Company My client has built up a reputation as one of the UK's leading wealth management organisations, and is an award-winning FTSE 100 company. They are very much a growth company, with a......

  11. Legal Secretary

    Nantwich | Upto £17K | From CV Recruitment (Staffordshire) Limited

      Legal Secretary Nantwich Permanent Up to £ 17.5 k   Due to expansion we are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary An exciting opportunity has arisen for an... experienced Legal Secretary to join a firm of solicitors in Nantwich The applicant must possess experience working as a Legal Secretary, possess excellent audit typing, communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment No Medical experience as will train   The Hours: Flexible Monday to Friday Hours between 8am ? 4pm, 9am ? 5pm, 10am ? 6pm...

  12. Legal Secretary

    London | Neg | From Londonjobs & Evening Standard Ptner

    Legal Secretary - Litigation We are a law firm based in the W1 area of London We are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary to work for a Litigation partner and fee earner. The applicant should have......

  13. Legal Secretary

    Solihull | £20k pa | From EP Professional

    Legal Secretary We are recruiting for a Legal Secretary in the Solihull area. Our Client is a well-established Company. As a Legal Secretary you will need to have/be: ·Experience... residential conveyancing transactions ·Knowledge of SDLT forms, Land Registry Portal and registration process ·Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel ·Fast, accurate typing skills Details: ·Salary: £20,000.00 per annum ·Working Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.15pm ·Location: Solihull ·Duration: 12 month contract Role of a Legal Secretary: ·Opening/closing client files ·Letter formatting ... administration duties including scanning, copying, dictation Benefits of working as a Legal Secretary: ·25 days holiday plus bank holidays ·Company pension If you are interested in the above role...

  14. Legal Secretary

    Spalding | £18k - £19400 pa + benefits | From Proactive People (UK) Ltd

    Legal Secretary Legal Secretary (commercial property). A Spalding based solicitors firm require a Legal Secretary to provide their commercial property partner with typing and secretarial... support. The Legal Secretary responsibilities include: To transcribe and prepare all correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing Deal with administrative routines as ... training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development and further training The Legal Secretary will be an experienced Legal Secretary with experience of working in a commercial property department. The Legal Secretary will need strong audio typing and copy typing skills. The Legal Secretary will need digital dictation skills. The Legal Secretary will...

  15. Legal Secretary

    Crewe, Cheshire | £17500 pa | From Brampton Recruitment Ltd

    A fantastic opportunity for a Legal Secretary to work for a dynamic and progressive legal specialist who are market leaders within their field. Joining an existing warm and friendly team... Secretaries providing support to multiple partners and fee earners. Our client offers a fantastic working environment with on-site parking, company pension, company bonus scheme, 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays increasing with length of service to up to 25 days. Along with this our client offers excellent development opportunities. Job Description: As a Legal Secretary you will be responsible for providing secretarial support for fee earners and partners Audio typing using dictation machine As a Legal Secretary you will be typing letters, forms, documents and general...

  16. Legal Secretary

    Diss | Market related | From Hales Group Ltd (Diss)

    Seeking temporary maternity cover Minimum 8 months for a Legal Secretary/Administrator- £ Competitive salary-Full time- 9-5/5.00pm - Hales are currently recruiting for a Legal... Secretary/Administrator in the Diss area. The suitable candidate will need to have a strong Secretary background have the following requirements- Legal background Secretary background Attention to detail Strong Administration skills IT literate including strong Microsoft word skills Duties will include- Taking responsibility for a variety of administrative duties Administration Using Microsoft word regularly to carry out reports Receptionist work Due to the nature of the role, the ideal candidate will have an in-depth experience with Microsoft Office products, including...

  17. Team Secretary

    St. Albans | £25k - £28k pa + + bens | From Temps Online

    *Team Secretary *£25,000 - £28,000 + bens *St Albans *Popular and long-standing Accountancy firm Based in the heart of St Albans for a highly respected, well-established and friendly... Accountancy firm, this excellent Team Secretary opportunity is an important position within the Administration Team. Working Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, you will provide admin and secretarial ... and appointments. The ideal candidate for this Team Secretary position will come from a professional services, or preferably Accountancy background and will have strong IT skills. Excellent ... Friday To succeed within this Team Secretary position, you will have the following: *Accurate audio and copy typing *Strong IT skills: Word (mail merge), Excel, PowerPoint, databases *Ideally...

  18. Medical Secretary

    Nottingham | Neg. | From Naylor George Recruitment Limited

    Experienced medical secretaries urgently required by private healthcare group. Working within a small team you will be responsible for audio typing letters for assigned consultants and preparing... for clinics to include collating all necessary documentation, notes etc. First class audio typing and admin skills essential. Ideally suit experienced medical secretary or legal secretary. Free on-site parking available, private healthcare after probationary period, contributory pension. Naylor George is a recruitment agency working on behalf of a client. We aim to contact all suitable candidates within 2-3 days. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of response we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback to applications that haven't reached the shortlist - we do however wish...

  19. Legal Secretary

    Belfast | £9.5 p hour | From Brook Street Bureau Plc

    Brook Street is delighted to be working on behalf of our Belfast client to recruit a part time temporary legal secretary to work for one of the partners. The client is city centre based, close to... all public transport links. The post will involve mostly conveyancing but there may also be some other legal work included, audio word-processing using Microsoft Word, sending and receiving emails and other general office duties. The ideal candidate for this role should have legal secretary experience. Consideration will be given to secretaries with experience in other Audio typing. Applicants must have excellent communication skills both written and oral. Candidates should be proficient with audio typing and have strong Microsoft office skills. The salary for the role will be £9.50 per...

  20. Company Secretary

    Solihull | £23,000 to £25,000 + Benefits Pacakage | From T2M Resourcing Ltd

      Our client has an opportunity for a Company Secretary to join their progressive and market leading manufacturing and distribution business. As Company Secretary you will provide a full... of Company Secretary you will have the following skills and attributes: Previous experience of working in a similar role. An understanding of legal conveyancing, business compliance etc Have ... with people at all levels Self-motivated and enthusiastic   If you are an experienced Company Secretary, Executive Assistant, PA, Project Manager and have previous experience in all...

  21. Company Secretary

    Nottinghamshire | Neg. | From eNL

    Company Secretary - Nottinghamshire - An opportunity to join a growing in-house legal and compliance team. Call us now on ************** JOB TITLE: Company Secretary LOCATION... Nottinghamshire SALARY: £- on application THE ROLE: Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Company Secretary who will report to the General Counsel and will be responsible for ... : The successful Company Secretary requires a relevant degree and/or appropriate post-graduate professional qualification (preferably a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ... Secretary vacancies throughout the UK. If you are a Company Secretary looking for a move, call now for a confidential discussion. As part of our candidate care process we aim to respond to all applications...