We are leaders in the diverse and broad-reaching field of secretarial recruitment in London and beyond thanks to our consistently high levels of service.
Secretaries cover a broad range of administrative, logistical, and team support, and are the important cogs that make the wheels move efficiently in a well-organised, productive, and efficient company. We understand that secretarial support is crucial to the day-to-day running of teams, departments, and busy offices.
Our clients vary enormously over a wide range of industries and sectors, including:
A great many of our clients are leaders in their fields. By working with them over many years, we have built an in-depth understanding of their support needs. This makes us perfectly placed to find the right Secretaries and Team Assistants for them quickly and effectively.
Our secretarial recruitment process includes assisting with CVs, interviews, research and giving advice when it’s needed and wanted. We pride ourselves in getting to know our candidates and therefore give them the best advice for their individual job search. We understand that no two candidates are the same and we are incredibly well-placed to make sure the right roles are given to the right individuals for those roles.
We are delighted to work with, and know our candidates throughout their careers, and have curated the Links platform for our Bain and Gray candidate network to access for market insights, events, podcasts, directory and much more.
As a job title in it's own right, secretary roles are fewer in number than they were. Job titles these days are more indicative of either the level or scope involved. Eg Executive Assistants, PAs, Business Assistants. All of which, do involve, to varying extents, secretarial work.
Secretarial skills is used more commonly as part of a job description, and this encompasses the range of skills, from efficient computer literacy skills, coordinating diary and travel and trouble shooting.
'Secretary' roles, are fewer in number than they were 10 years ago. Companies now tend to call their business support roles a range of job titles that are a more direct indicator to the role.
So, in terms of experience, we see candidates coming straight from courses such as OMBS and Quest, the former secretarial colleges at the junior end of the market.
The courses at these colleges have changed too, to be more representative of the skills that are now required in the workplace.
The legal sector tends to have the more traditional secretarial roles where the job content involves large amounts of document production.
There is a real demand in this sector for fast efficient and accurate typing skills (typically 70wpm+ minimum) and advanced MS Office including Excel, Powerpoint and Word.
Secretary are excellent jobs to lead into the Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant roles.
Secretarial work tends to be largely screen based work including typing documents, generating presentations and managing marketing mailing, screening calls, updating and submitting expenses and general administration.
Secretarial work may also encompass PA duties such as diary management, travel arrangements and booking lunches/meetings and appointments.