Personal assistant or other secretary

Personal assistants and other secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to individuals, departmental or management teams within organisations.

Tasks

  • 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, 23% 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

£21,450

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for personal assistant or other secretary is £21,450

6,971 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 6,971. 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 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 £18,762, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,416

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, 6,971 people are employed in the region.

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