Our client now seeks to appoint their first wholly dedicated, Company Secretary join them in a standalone role reporting to the CEO. Currently much of the work is outsourced, or shared around various internal staff, so it is time for someone to come and take the role as their only responsibility and bring all the work together, to organise and drive things forward to develop the role and embed best practice going forward. You will work with a small supportive Executive team.
A detailed job description is available on request, but as an overview this role is incredibly varied and covers the following key areas of responsibility;
Arrange, attend and take the minutes of all Board, Audit, Nomination and Executive Committee meetings.
As the Co Sec, minute such other committee meeting as are decided and provide a record of agreed actions and back-up support.
Together with the CEO act as first point of contact for board directors and all board matters.
Bring the registers and statutory records of the Company in-house and set these up on Blueprint or an equivalent system.
Provide all aspect of Company Secretarial support, governance and best practice.
Data Protection Officer and lead on GDPR.
Provide such project support as is required
ICSA qualified company secretary or equivalent professional qualification
Proven board level experience
Strong Company Secretarial and corporate governance knowledge and experience gained in a similar fast paced environment.
Sound understanding of UK Company Law and Companies Act.
Integrity, knowing how to do the right thing and when an issue requires escalation.
Curiosity, commercial and business acumen and willingness to challenge the Board and Management as necessary.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the confidence to communicate with people at all levels within the organisation.
Highly motivated individual with an enthusiastic, “hands-on” and flexible approach to work.
Be able to build relationships with a large range of stakeholders.
Property industry experience would be an advantage, but is not a pre-requisite.