A General Secretary, administrative professional, or personal assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. However this role should not be confused with the role of an executive secretary, who differs from a personal assistant. In many countries, an executive secretary is a high-ranking position in the administrative hierarchy.
A General Secretary will work closely with senior managerial or executive staff to provide administrative support, usually on a one-to-one basis. General Secretary careers are varied and play a pivotal role in helping a manager to make best use of their time with administrative and secretarial tasks. screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate.dealing with incoming email, faxes and post, often corresponding on behalf of the manager.
A General Secretary producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations. carrying out background research and presenting findings. Reminding the manager/executive of important tasks and deadlines. Typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence. Managing databases and filing systems. Implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems
A General Secretary Communication and correspondence, answering calls, taking messages and handling correspondence, maintaining diaries and arranging appointments organising and servicing meetings (producing agendas and taking minutes)