Portuguese speaking bilingual secretary – Londres, Reino Unido

An excellent opportunity to provide multilingual secretarial support to a small team of executives in a pharmaceutical environment. You will be responsible for providing a full range of secretarial support duties to include dealing with large multilingual documents, travel and diary management, formatting reports, organising meetings and liaising with delegates.

A European organisation whose main responsibility is the protection and promotion of public and animal health. They work closely with international partners, reinforcing the EU contribution to global harmonisation and offer a truly cosmopolitan, multilingual working environment.

As an Portuguese speaking bilingual secretary you will be required to multi-task and manage a busy schedule and it is therefore important that you have proven secretarial and administrative skills. The role is varied but is a classic secretarial one and therefore would be best suited to bilingual secretaries who are keen to carry on working in a secretarial career.

The working languages of the organisation encompass all the EU languages including Portuguese.
These positions are recruited on a temporary contract initially therefore you must be available to start work immediately.


  • Fluency in English and Portuguese with any other EU language a bonus
  • Proven secretarial experience from a stable international background (to include some secretarial experience in the UK)
  • Educated to a minimum of A-level standard (copies of all education certificates will be required upon application)
  • Advanced MS Office and typing skills of min 45wpm (these will be tested upon application)
  • You must be available to work immediately as roles always start on a temporary basis
  • You must have an EU passport and have full eligibility to work in the UK for this EU organisation

The salary is paid on a temporary hourly rate initially c£12 – 15 per hour according to experience (ae) + holiday pay + 17 paid E.U bank holidays. Should the positions go on to contract directly with the client you could expect to receive an annual salary in the region of £24-32,000 ae. Other benefits once on contract would include pension, medical insurance and an extremely generous annual leave package.

NB: If you have applied for any other languagematters vacancy there is no need to re-apply, as your CV will be considered for all of our vacancies that match your language skills and work experience.
We work constantly to provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, disability or sexuality.

NB. Client requirements dictate that we can only accept applications from candidates who are available for face-to-face interviews in the UK within 24 hours. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK or hold a valid work permit. Please note that we contact successful candidates within 3-4 working days. We will consider you for all our vacancies now and in the future. Please do not reapply unless requested to do so. Language Matters is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

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