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Company secretary

Company secretaries (excluding qualified chartered secretaries) file and maintain company records, translate notes and dictation into typewritten form and perform other clerical tasks within commercial organisations.

Tasks

  • Ensures office supplies such as stationery and equipment are maintained.
  • Undertakes reception responsibilities by greeting visitors and arranging refreshments.
  • Answers, screens, handles and directs telephone requests and enquiries, takes messages and forwards to the appropriate member of staff.
  • Arranges meetings, circulates agenda and other meeting documents, attends meetings, and takes and prepares minutes.
  • Keeps appointments diary, makes travel arrangements and arranges conference and other functions.
  • Files and retrieves documents, sets up and maintains filing systems and reproduces copies of documentation as required.
  • Deals directly with routine correspondence.
  • Uses appropriate software to produce correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations and other documents from drafts, handwritten copy or by transcribing dictation.
  • Opens, sorts, distributes and files correspondence (both hard copy and electronic).

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 35% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£20,066

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for company secretary is £20,066

1,326 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,326. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for company secretary roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £20,066 per year. That is about £1,672 per month or £10.29 per hour. New workers generally start on £5,181, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £18,982

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,326 people are employed in the region.

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