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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

    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: Preparation of correspondence, documentation and presentations Diary management Preparation of cost estimates and invoices for clients Arranging travel and coordinating meetings Monitoring the work in progress Secretary Experience To be successful in this role you will have good communication skills across all levels, be well organised and able to manage a busy workload... See more

  2. Secretary

    Bristol, Avon | | From Sacco Mann

    A leading UK IP practice, seek a Secretary to join its Bristol based, welcoming team of legal professionals. For the motivated Secretary this is a fast paced role that requires a forward thinking... individual to support the Biotech department and the continual growth of the practice. Particularly working within the Patents sector, a Secretary with IP experience would be considered ... progress to a Paralegal, this is a brilliant opportunity for a Proactive Secretary to make the next step in their IP career. If you are looking to take on a new role at a fantastic firm, contact Tim Brown for more details! For all our other Secretary roles, visit our website... See more

  3. Secretary

    Edinburgh, Midlothian | 12 - 14 | From Page Personnel Finance

    Our client is looking for a Secretary for an urgent role in Edinburgh - 5 month long plus! Client Details A leading firm Description Keeping records up to date Typing up documents Answering...... See more

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  5. Secretary

    Chandlers Ford, Hampshire | 23000 - 25000 | From Harper Evans Recruitment

    Are you an experienced secretary looking for a new challenge? Want to join a company that values its staff and offers a range of benefits including free car parking, bonus scheme, flexible working... Requirements For this role we are seeking an experienced secretary with a pro-active approach and excellent IT skills in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You will have a background in administration, secretarial or PA and enjoy providing an efficient service to busy Directors. This is a friendly organisation where you will be joining a team of secretaries and working in a collaborative, client focused... See more

  6. Secretary

    Atherstone, Warwickshire | 22000 | From Inplace Recruitment ltd

    Secretary - Atherstone - £22k Our client is a recognised name in waste and recycling and they are looking for a Secretary responsible for: Responsibilities for a Secretary To be responsible for... other secretaries and the provision of cover for secretaries holidays or sickness absence. Providing support to all technical staff, ensuring post, emails and messages are dealt with in their absence ... to demonstrate that you are actively working towards improving skills through continuous learning and development activities. Essential experience of a Secretary: Ability to organise and accept... See more

  7. Secretary

    Oxford, Oxfordshire | | From Law Support

    We're working on behalf of a leading firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys who are looking to expand their secretarial team in Oxford. Our client is looking for an experienced Patent Secretary or... Legal Secretary with an interest in working in IP. You'll be responsible for providing high-quality support to two Partners and their trainees. Duties will include but not be limited to: Typing and amending documents Diary management Travel arrangements Dealing with incoming and outgoing correspondence Instructing overseas attorneys to the filing of applications Maintaining client files Preparing invoices This is an excellent opportunity for someone to take on an involved position and build on their current experience. In order to be successful, you must be a highly organised individual... See more

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    Abbygate Business Centre, Bedfordshire | 18000 - 22000 | From Reed

    This is a FANTASTIC role for an existing secretary who is looking for a new challange in Bedford with a well establish finaince and accountancy company! Our client has over 40 years experience in... this field and are based centrally in Bedford who are looking for a secretary to join their small and friendly team and provide excellent customer service as the front face of the company in the reception area. The role will include key skills: *Exceptional customer service meeting and greeting clients. *Typing and audio typing skills. *Excellent microsoft word and excel skills *Taking/making calls on switchboard *Booking in clients *General administration duties *Works well on own and uses own initiative In return you will not only get to work for this fantastic company and be part... See more

  9. Secretary

    Oldham, Lancashire | 9.7500 | From Page Personnel Finance

    Secretary Client Details Opportunity for an experience secretary to join a Public Sector organisation Description Type and produce presentations using a computerised presentation package and to...... See more

  10. Secretary

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire | 10 - 12 | From Jackie Kerr Recruitment Ltd

    Secretary Cirencester, Gloucestershire Temp £10-£12PH The Secretary role will involve: Audio typing and copy typing of letters, attendance notes, drafting bills Preparation of legal documents to... calls, and keeping the diary up to date May be required to assist in conveyancing department and on reception from time to time, to include holiday cover The Secretary must have excellent spelling ... with others; must have the ability to manage your own workload and be proactive when helping the team. The Secretary must have experience with using Word, Excel and other relevant computer programs. Audio typing 50 wpm. Secretarial experience desirable but not essential. An audio typing test and an Excel task will be given to the Secretary. Jackie Kerr Recruitment is an independent agency that... See more

  11. Secretary

    Uxbridge, Middlesex | 13 - 15 | From Parkside Office Professional

    My client based in the Uxbridge area is currently recruiting for a temporary secretary to assist within their construction department. This role is to complete a weeks temporary assignment to cover...... See more

  12. Secretary

    Nottingham, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE | 17000 - 20000 | From Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

    Secretary (Temporary to Permanent), Nottingham City Centre Your new company My client is looking for a proven secretary to join their leading law firm in their field working for a Partner and an... Associate whilst also remaining part of a full secretarial team. Your new role My client is ideally looking for a secretary to join their business on a temporary to permanent basis. Working in a busy and established office, duties will include providing general secretarial support including writing up draft papers, digital dictation and general administration support. Duties will include: Audio-typing - typing memos, letters, file notes, articles etc. Assisting rest of secretarial team when required. Organising meetings Diary - diarising files; giving diarised files to the solicitor... See more

  13. Secretary

    Leeds, West Yorkshire | 20000 | From Equals One

    Secretary Salary c £20,000 pro rata dependent on experience Part Time - Monday to Friday 5 hours per day + holiday cover Leeds 8 - on site parking - must live within 30 minutes travel time Our... client is an independent firm of General Practice chartered surveyors. The Practice based in North Leeds undertakes a variety of surveying disciplines both on a local and national basis. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior secretary to join the existing team. The ideal candidate should be well organised, have strong communication skills, both face to face and over the telephone and be able to cope within a fast paced and often stressful environment. Please do not apply unless you have experience of working within a busy office. Responsibilities to include but not limited... See more

  14. Secretary

    South West London, London | 18270 - 28928 | From Lidl

    At an exciting time of development for the company, our Property Department is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Property Secretary to work within the Construction Department, dealing with... the Administration of all projects, ranging from extensions, refurbishments and new builds. As an exceptionally organised and dedicated secretary, you will take pride in ensuring your Department runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Based at our Head Office in Wimbledon,  you will assist with the daily operations of your department as well as supporting the Senior Management team. What will you do? Assisting the Consultants of the Construction team with ad hoc tasks and providing administrative support Contract Management and tracking Translating business documents Preparing... See more

  15. Secretary

    Chester Le Street, County Durham | 18000 - 20000 | From Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

    Secretary, Permanent, Chester le Street, £20,000 Per Annum Your new company A well known estates business are seeking a full time secretary for their office in Chester le Street. This organisation...... See more

  16. Secretary

    Birmingham, West Midlands | 12.6400 | From Randstad Employment Bureau

    An excellent opportunity for an experienced PA/Secretary to join a renowned organisation in Birmingham City Centre. Role details; £12.64 per hour Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm 1 month temporary...... See more

  17. Secretary

    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire | 18000 - 21000 | From Mark James Search Limited

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Secretary to join a well-established law firm in High Wycombe, working in the areas of Family, Wills and Probate. The successful candidate will ideally have...... See more

  18. Secretary

    Leeds, West Yorkshire | 8.7000 - 9.1200 | From Taskmaster

    Do you want to work in the NHS? Have you worked as a secretary previously? Do you want to work 30 hours per week? If you are answering yes to the above then this could be the role for you. We are...... See more

  19. Secretary

    Leeds, West Yorkshire | 8.5000 - 10 | From Huntress

    Are you looking for temporary secretarial work? Do you have secretarial experience? We could have a few roles for you. We have fantastic opportunities to work for highly regarded employers based... around Leeds. The post-holder will be responsible for providing professional and efficient secretarial and administration support. We are looking for an experienced Secretary who has previous experience of supporting busy teams. It is essential that you have good secretarial skills including fast and accurate copy typing skills and audio typing experience, and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. In addition to this you will need to be confident, outgoing, and will have lots initiative and the ability to think on your feet. Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds... See more

  20. Secretary

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire | 10.2200 | From West Bromwich Commercial

    My Shrewsbury based client is currently looking to recruit a Secretary/Administrator to start immediately. This is an ongoing temporary role You will have a proven secretarial/administration...... See more