Company Secretaries

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


New workers
£ 7,204
£ 17,786
£ 33,297

Available jobs

In the past year there were 32,333 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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).

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

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  • Operating Systems

  • Finance

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  • Loans

  • Financial Advising

  • Administrative Support

  • Management Information Systems

  • Auditing

  • Financial Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Positivity

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Leadership

  • Budgeting

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.