Secretary jobs near me

Are you looking for your perfect administrative, PA or secretarial job in London? We match secretaries with employers of choice in London and further afield.

Whether it’s a permanent or temporary secretary job you’re looking for, we recruit across a variety of industry sectors including financial services, professional services, tech, property, FMCG, executive search and law firms. Our focus on matching your experience and values to the right business means that whether it’s an entry-level legal secretary role, or a senior company secretary job you’re looking for, we’ll find that perfect fit.

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If you are looking to take the next step in your career in London or internationally, we can make your search an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Check out our latest secretary jobs below, or refer to our full list on our job search page.

Executive Assistant - Hybrid new

London (City of) SALARY: £35,000 - £45,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

A boutique Executive Search Firm specialising in financial services are looking for a reliable Executive Assistant to support a Partner and Senior Consultants. This is a permanent placement and offers a hybrid working scheme, four days...

POSTED: 17 Jun 2024 JOB ID: IFEA033337

EA new

London (Greater) SALARY: £45,000 - £55,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

A top finance firm are looking for a superstar EA, who is a switched-on team player to support a busy team in central London. WHAT YOU’LL DOExtensive diary managementScheduling meetings across timezonesDocument prep including presentations and...

POSTED: 17 Jun 2024 JOB ID: CPFINEA33336

Executive Assistant new

London (West End) SALARY: £50,000 - £55,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Executive Assistant £50,000 - £55,000Permanent Hybrid working London West-EndThis is an amazing opportunity to work for a well-regarded global firm that works on international projects for high-profile organisations.  Acting as the Executive Assistant to two senior...

POSTED: 17 Jun 2024 JOB ID: KHBMC2301

Executive Assistant to the CEO (m/f/d) 100% new

Hamburg (Germany) SALARY: €55,000 - €74,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Executive Assistant to the CEOTiger Recruitment is delighted to be working with an international provider of market-leading insurance services based in Hamburg. The aim of this role is to provide proactive, flexible and professional Executive support...

POSTED: 17 Jun 2024 JOB ID: JSPA32206

Administrator new

London (City of) SALARY: £13 - £14 PER: Annum TERM: Temporary

I am searching for a proactive Administrator to join an Education Partnership firm based in Stratford. You will be supporting a team of three, no two days will be the same and you will be the...

POSTED: 17 Jun 2024 JOB ID: IFADMIN033322

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What does a secretary do?

Secretarial jobs can vary in responsibility and scope; it depends on the team, the industry and the business. Some might have more travel co-ordination; others might see you completing more diary management. Whatever you’re looking for, our team of consultants will work with you to find the perfect position.

Regardless of role, there are some key attributes all great secretaries have. Organisation and time management are key, as is a proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. An experienced secretary should also be able to work well under pressure, responding to situations calmly and offering logical solutions to problems.

We recruit both temporary and permanent secretaries across a wide range of industries. So whether you’re looking for a permanent secretarial job in London or temporary work between studies or other commitments, our consultants have all the skills and knowledge to help you on your job hunt.

Frequently asked questions

Find a few of our most frequently asked questions about secretarial jobs below.

What is a secretary job?

A secretary is responsible for many administrative duties across a business, from answering incoming phone calls and emails to scheduling meetings, ordering office supplies, organising filing systems, and onboarding new members of staff.

What qualifications do I need to be a secretary?

It is not necessary to have a specific qualification to become a secretary, and many roles are entry level. However, there are several secretarial schools and courses available that can give you a strong grounding in the position before you . These qualifications and certificates will also help you progress faster in your career.



Is a secretary a receptionist?

Secretaries can share certain responsibilities with receptionists, such as being the first point of contact for clients and customers. But, secretaries typically have wider-ranging duties, and will be entrusted with more sensitive data and information.

What's the difference between a secretary and a PA?

On the whole, the job title of a PA or secretary largely depends on the organisation’s preference. The job title of secretary is probably less common now, compared to 20 years ago, however it’s still very common in certain sectors like the legal industry. Many companies have transitioned their former secretary job titles to now be personal assistants or executive assistants. This is particularly the case for roles where the assistant is taking on more responsibility, perhaps across project management or for their Principal’s family.

Where could a secretary job take you?

A career as a secretary is multi-faceted, rewarding and presents opportunities to get involved with a wide range of administrative tasks. As it is an industry-agnostic career choice, it could take you to a variety of companies all over the world! If you are starting out as a junior secretary, your responsibilities could include providing general support to the secretarial or support team, maintaining an efficient filing system, managing company documents and acting as the first point of contact for the business.

As a senior secretary, you would be providing high-level administrative support to a team of executives and partners, collaborating with other secretarial staff to ensure smooth business operations and in some companies, manage a team of other administrative staff. This position requires a managerial approach, so requires an exceptional attention to detail and outstanding communication and organisational skills.

An increase in hybrid roles means that the scope of secretarial jobs continues to widen, with opportunity to get involved in marketing, events, projects, accounts, HR, operations and facilities, amongst other responsibilities. This also means that the career pathway of a secretary continues to shift, moving away from a ladder-like progression into something more fluid.

Which secretarial job is right for you?

There are lots of different types of secretary jobs in London, the UK and internationally. In order to guide your job hunt, we’ve put together some sample job descriptions:

Junior secretary job description
Shorthand secretary job description
Team secretary job description

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