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Company Secretary

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Company or chartered secretaries are responsible for the legal, financial, administrative and management aspects of large organisations. In private companies they tend to be called company secretary. In public sector organisations they tend to be called chartered secretary or chartered administrator.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for qualified company or chartered secretaries in the UK tend to be in the range of £35,000 to £60,000 a year. With experience, this could rise to around £100,000 or more. Many company secretaries also receive annual bonuses.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
4499
1.1 %
RISE
2024
4550
  United Kingdom
2019
40560
1.5 %
RISE
2024
41183

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

You could work in a wide variety of organisations, including private firms in industry and commerce, local authorities and the civil service, the health service and voluntary organisations.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

ICSA: The Governance Institute
Tel: 020 7580 4741
Website: http://www.icsa.org.uk/
Twitter: @ICSA_News
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICSAglobal

Instructus Skills
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: https://www.instructus-skills.org
Twitter: @InstructusSkill

Instructus Skills (formerly Skills CFA) is the UK’s leading cross-sector apprenticeship authority and skills sector body. They ensure that apprentices learn the skills that employers need, from business skills to engineering to e-commerce.

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