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Our client is FTSE 100 listed and now seeks to recruit a senior interim resource to join the newly appointed General Counsel/Company Secretary to review and help shape an in-house company secretarial department. This role would suit a quickly available candidate keen to get involved and bring their expertise to this dynamic environment.

They anticipate that help will be needed for a minimum of 6 months, with the potential to convert to a permanent role if appropriate/desired. They have a “work from anywhere” policy so employees can select that and attend the office for business meetings etc. (those would be in London).

They are looking for the following skills and expertise;

  • Qualified company secretary or lawyer with broad experience in a high quality, large and complex organisation. A track record in a senior role within a UK listed company secretary.

  • Technical expertise – Highly skilled technical skills, with the ability to quickly assess and understand any number of complex governance and regulatory issues across the business, with the ability to identify the issues, prioritise and provide solutions. Deep knowledge of the UK listing rules, MAR and share schemes and their related legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Portfolio management – ability to lead the group’s legal and compliance obligations across its global portfolio.

  • Transformation – always looking for continual improvement. Experienced in driving change, while being innovative and creative. Ability to work within different cultural environments and to flex their style accordingly.

  • International market – well versed at operating across a broad geographical footprint.

  • Leadership – strong and respected leader, who is good at leading teams within the cosec team and then across other groups. A team player, who is naturally collaborative.

  • Board and Committee meetings – Responsibility for minuting Board and Committee meetings and maintaining the matters arising, support the General Counsel and Company Secretary in forward agenda planning and facilitate the orderly operation of Board and Committee meetings

  • Annual Report - Oversee and manage input into the production of the Annual Report including drafting of corporate governance content

  • AGM - Oversee the project management and legal compliance requirements of the AGM

  • Registrar - Proactively manage the share registrar relationship and oversee maintenance of the issued share capital record

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of books and records for the Company Secretarial function.


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