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

New workers start around £7,204. Normal pay is £17,786 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33,297.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • Generative Adversarial Networks

  • Operating Systems

  • Finance

  • Network Interface Device

  • Loans

  • Financial Advising

  • Auditing

  • Financial Statements

  • Management Information Systems

  • 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

  • Budgeting

  • Governance

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.