Personal assistant or other secretary
- Translates documents and liaises with overseas clients and suppliers.
- Arranges and attends meetings, takes minutes and prepares records of proceedings.
- 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 (in hard copy and electronic) and deals directly with routine correspondence.
- Arranges appointments, keeps business diary, organises travel arrangements, makes reservations and organises a variety of functions.
- Acts as a first point of contact for a manager or team with colleagues and people from outside organisations, fields telephone enquiries, takes and passes on messages.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 26% 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 personal assistant or other secretary is £21,450
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 6,321. 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 personal assistant or other secretary roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £21,450 per year. That is about £1,788 per month or £11.00 per hour. New workers generally start on £3,828, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,238
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, 6,321 people are employed in the region.