- 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, 40% 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for company secretary is £20,066
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,291. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
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 £16,869, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,528
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, 1,291 people are employed in the region.