Shorthand Secretary Job Description Template

This Shorthand Secretary job description has been created by Tiger Recruitment as a basic template for our clients’ benefit. It is generic and will need to be tailored to the specifics of each company’s requirements.

Shorthand Secretary Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a team of 1-2 executives 
  • Efficient minute-taking in team and client meetings of all sizes 
  • Writing up minutes and following up on action points
  • Extensive travel with the MD to meetings and conferences
  • Clear and accurate typing up of all letters, memos, reports and similar documents from shorthand notes 
  • Saving and archiving where necessary all documents in the company database
  • Occasional transcribing of dictation and voice memos
  • Implementing and maintaining an office filing system

Essential requirements:

  • Secretarial college 
  • Minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute
  • Audio typing proficiency
  • Excellent grasp of the English language 
  • Competent with Microsoft Office packages, particularly Word 

Personality profile:

  • Works well under pressure 
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise 
  • Well-presented
  • Eye for detail 
  • Understands the importance of discretion within the role


  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Gym membership
  • Pension scheme 
  • Health care
  • 25 holidays per annum
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