Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

Emilia Gilroy

Garda

An Garda Síochána

Read more

Emilia Gilroy
It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.
Close

Investigative?
Investigative
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Occupation Details

logo imagelogo image

Chartered Secretary

Job Zone

Education
Most of these occupations require post-graduate qualifications. For example, they may require a masters degree, and some require a Ph.D., or M.D.

Related Experience
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience plus specialist training to be able to do their job.

Job Training
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. They may also require very specialist skills. Very advanced communication and organisational skills are required. Examples include lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and most scientists.

€32k > 55
Chartered Secretary
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€32 - 55
Related Information:
Data Source(s):
CareersPortal

Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

At a Glance... header image

Chartered secretaries hold a senior and responsible position within a company or other organisation. They carry out a range of legal, financial and administrative tasks.


Videos & Interviews header image

Follow the links below to watch videos related to this occupation:

Note: you will be leaving the CareersPortal Site


Go..Search YouTube for Chartered Secretary videos

The Work header image

Chartered Secretaries are high-ranking professionals with a diverse set of skills unique among many professions. Trained in corporate law, finance, governance and corporate secretarial practice, Chartered Secretaries are the focal point for independent advice about the conduct of business, governance and compliance. They can also offer legal and accounting advice and manage the development of strategy and corporate planning.

Chartered secretaries work in a broad range of organisations. Some institutions call them chartered administrators or company secretaries. Whatever their job title, they have very similar functions.  
 
Chartered secretaries (or their equivalent) make sure that organisations run smoothly, in a professional and efficient way. Their work includes signing legal documents and making agreements on behalf of their organisation. They make sure that any records they are required to keep are up-to-date, and that the company meets its legal obligations, seeking legal advice where required.  
 
They also have other administrative duties. These include organising employee insurance and pension schemes. They may also have responsibility for buying, renting and selling property, as well as dealing with personnel and communications issues. A chartered secretary needs to have sound knowledge of company taxation, corporate finance and accounting, and their organisation's relationship with its shareholders.  
 
Chartered secretaries provide support for meetings and committees, including the board of directors and management teams. They arrange meetings, draw up the agenda and may take the minutes. They may advise on points of law at the meeting. Some chartered secretaries have to produce the company's annual report.


Personal Qualitiesheader image

As a chartered secretary, you need to be able to work to deadlines. You need to be efficient and have good communication, both written and spoken. You also need organisational and number skills. Chartered secretaries also need to have a good general understanding of law, tax and accounts. Good judgement, tact, common sense and discretion are additional requirements.


Related Occupationsheader image

Contactsheader image

bullet

Organisation: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Address: ICSA Irish Region, P.O. Box 7568, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Tel: (01) 283 2451
Email: Click here
Url Click here

Job Search


Career Guidance

This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Business Organisation & Management
Law & Legal
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
Clerical & Administration

Search for Related Courses from Qualifax - the National Learners Database

Go..


Higher Ed & CAO Course suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Courses found: 266
Applied Sport with Business
IT Sligo
Arts - Business (International)
Maynooth University
Arts - Business (Management)
Maynooth University
Arts - Business (Marketing)
Maynooth University
Arts - Economics
Maynooth University
Arts - Economics
University of Limerick - UL
Arts - Economics
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC
Arts - Economics
NUI Galway
Arts - Economics
TCD
Arts - Public Administration and Leadership
University of Limerick - UL
Arts Management
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Bar and Restaurant Supervision
Letterkenny IT
Bar Studies (Management and Entrepreneurship)
Dublin IT - DIT
Bar Supervision
Athlone IT - AIT
Beverage Industry Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Business
Griffith College. Dublin
Business
College of Computer Training
Business
NCI
Business
Dundalk IT
Business
College of Computer Training
Business
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Business
IT Sligo
Business
Griffith College. Limerick
Business
Letterkenny IT
Business
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Business
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business
IT Tralee
Business
Griffith College. Limerick
Business
Dorset College
Business
Griffith College. Dublin
Business
Dundalk IT
Business
NCI
Business
IT Sligo
Business
IT Blanchardstown
Business
IT Blanchardstown
Business
IT Sligo
Business
IT Blanchardstown
Business
Athlone IT - AIT
Business
Cavan Institute
Business
Waterford IT
Business
Athlone IT - AIT
Business
Waterford IT
Business
Dublin Business School
Business
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Business
Waterford IT
Business
Galway Business School
Business (Business Management)
IT Carlow
Business (Castlebar)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Business (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Business (Common Entry Wexford)
IT Carlow
Business (Common Entry)
Business (Common Entry)
IT Blanchardstown
Business (Common Entry)
IT Tallaght
Business (Common Entry)
Cork Institute of Technology
Business (Enterprise and Innovation)
Limerick IT
Business (Human Resource Management)
Business (International Business)
Business (Marketing and Management)(Limerick)
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)(Limerick)
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)(Thurles)
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)(Thurles)
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing)
Business (Mayo Campus)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business (Psychology)
Dublin Business School
Business (Sport and Recreation)
Athlone IT
Business (Supply Chain Management)
Business (Wexford)
IT Carlow
Business - Applied Entrepreneurship
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Business - Business (Wexford Campus)
Business - Common Entry
Letterkenny IT
Business - Common Entry
IT Carlow
Business - Common Entry
IT Blanchardstown
Business - Common Entry (Wexford Campus)
IT Carlow
Business - Digital Marketing (Wexford Campus)
Business Administration
IT Carlow
Business Administration
Cork Institute of Technology
Business Administration
IT Sligo
Business Analytics
DIT
Business and Accounting
Maynooth University
Business and Information Technology
IT Blanchardstown
Business and Information Technology
IT Blanchardstown
Business and Law
UCD (NUI)
Business and Law
DIT
Business and Law
Athlone IT
Business and Management
Maynooth University
Business and Management
Dundalk IT
Business and Management
DIT
Business and Technology
Dundalk IT
Business Computing
Limerick IT
Business Computing
Dublin IT - DIT
Business in Accounting
IT Sligo
Business in Accounting
Dublin Business School
Business in Accounting
Dublin Business School
Business in Equine
Athlone IT - AIT
Business in Finance and Investment
IT Sligo
Business in Information Technology
Dublin Business School
Business in International Marketing and Sales with French
IT Sligo
Business in International Marketing and Sales with German
IT Sligo
Business in International Marketing and Sales with Spanish
IT Sligo
Business in Marketing
Dublin Business School
Business in Marketing
Dublin Business School
Business in Office Administration
IT Sligo
Business Information Management
IT Tralee
Business Information Systems
Limerick IT
Business Information Systems
Dublin Business School
Business Information Systems
NUI Galway
Business Information Systems
Cork Institute of Technology
Business Information Systems
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business Information Systems
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business Information Systems
UCC (NUI)
Business Information Systems
NCI
Business Information Systems (Cloud Computing)
Dublin Business School
Business Management
Dublin IT - DIT
Business Management
IT Carlow
Business Psychology
Athlone IT
Business Studies
Griffith College. Limerick
Business Studies
Griffith College. Dublin
Business Studies
Independent Colleges
Business Studies
IT Tralee
Business Studies
Dublin IT - DIT
Business Studies
Griffith College. Cork
Business Studies
IT Carlow
Business Studies
Dublin Business School
Business Studies
University of Limerick
Business Studies
Dublin Business School
Business Studies
DCU
Business Studies
ICD Business School
Business Studies (HRM)
Griffith College. Dublin
Business Studies (Human Resource Management)
Dublin Business School
Business Studies (Law)
Dublin Business School
Business Studies (Wexford)
IT Carlow
Business Studies (with Work Placement)
Dublin Business School
Business Studies - Blended
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship & Management
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Business Studies - Marketing
Griffith College. Dublin
Business Studies and French
TCD
Business Studies and German
TCD
Business Studies and Polish
TCD
Business Studies and Russian
TCD
Business Studies and Spanish
TCD
Business Studies In International Hotel Management (Shannon)
NUI Galway
Business Studies International
DCU
Business Studies with Chinese
ICD Business School
Business Studies with French
Business Studies with German
Business Studies with Japanese
Business Studies with Sports Management
Limerick IT - LIT
Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management
Limerick IT
Business with Administration and ICT Skills (Mayo Campus)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business with Business Psychology
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Business with Computing
Business with Computing
Business with Digital Marketing
Business with Entrepreneurship
Galway-Mayo IT - GMIT
Business with Entrepreneurship
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business with Event Management
Limerick IT
Business with French
Letterkenny IT
Business with German
Business with Irish
Business with Law
IT Carlow
Business with Law
IT Carlow
Business with Spanish
Business with Sports Management
Limerick IT
Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS)
TCD
Commerce
UCD (NUI)
Commerce
UCC (NUI)
Commerce
NUI Galway
Commerce (Gaeilge)
NUI Galway
Commerce (Global Experience)
NUI Galway
Commerce (International) with Chinese Studies
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With French
NUI Galway
Commerce (International) With French
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With German
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With German
NUI Galway
Commerce (International) With Hispanic Studies
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With Italian
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With Spanish
NUI Galway
Commerce - Accounting
NUI Galway
Commerce in International Hotel Management (Shannon)
NUI Galway
Commerce International
UCD (NUI)
Computing & Business
Dundalk IT - DKIT
Construction Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Construction Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Construction Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Construction Management
Construction Management
Construction Management
Limerick IT
Construction Management
DIT
Construction Management
Construction Management - Discontinued
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Construction Management and Engineering
Waterford IT
Construction Management and Engineering
University of Limerick
E-Commerce in Retailing
Education, Business Studies and Accounting (Thurles Campus)
Mary Immaculate College
Entrepreneurship
Maynooth University
Environmental Health and Safety
NUI Galway
Equine Business
Maynooth University
Finance
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Finance
Maynooth University
Finance and Economics
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Front Office Management and Business Administration
Global Business
TCD
Global Business (Canada)
DCU
Global Business (France)
DCU
Global Business (Germany)
DCU
Global Business (Spain)
DCU
Global Business (USA)
Dublin City University - DCU
Gnó agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish)
DCU
Hospitality and Tourism (at Killybegs)
Letterkenny IT
Hospitality Management
Dundalk IT
Hospitality Management
Waterford IT
Hospitality Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Hospitality Management
DIT
Hospitality Management (with International Placement)
Hotel and Catering Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Hotel and Hospitality Operations
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Hotel and Leisure Management
Athlone IT
Human Resource Management
NCI
Human Resource Management
IT Carlow
Human Resource Management
Limerick City College
Human Resource Management
DIT
International Business
International Business
IT Tallaght
International Business
University of Limerick
International Business
IT Blanchardstown
International Business
IT Blanchardstown
International Business
American College
International Business
Waterford IT
International Business
IT Carlow
International Business and Languages
DIT
International Business with Language
Cork Institute of Technology
International Finance and Economics
International Hotel Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
International Relations
DCU
Law and Business
Legal and Business Studies
Dublin Business School
Legal and Business Studies
Dublin Business School
Leisure Management
DIT
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
DIT
Management
IT Tallaght
Management
IT Tallaght
Management of IT & IS - Online Flexible Learning
DCU
Management Science and Information Systems Studies
TCD
Marketing
Marketing and Sales
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Marketing and Sales
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Occupational Safety & Health
IT Sligo
Occupational Safety and Health
IT Sligo
Property Valuation and Management
Limerick IT
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
DIT
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (Part-Time)
Dublin IT - DIT
Recreation and Leisure Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Retail and Services Management
DIT
Retail Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Retail Management
Waterford IT
Retail Management
Retail Management and Marketing
DIT
Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business
Galway-Mayo IT - GMIT
Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Supply Chain Management
IT Carlow
Technology Management
University of Limerick
Technology Management
NCI
Tourism with Event Management