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Our PLC client seeks a Deputy Secretary to join their small team on a 3 day a week basis. Reporting to  the GC/Co Sec - they seek an experienced candidate to support the Board and to mentor the Assistant Secretary. This role would suit an experienced candidate comfortable operating at Board level keen to step in as Deputy to provide some extra substance, a steady wise head to join and support the team.  A full briefing is available on request.


  • Report into the General Counsel & Company Secretary and manage the Assistant Company Secretary

  • Work closely with other members of the Company Secretarial team as well as members of the Board, the Executive Committee and other stakeholders across the business as required

  • Provide technical input as required to ensure that the Board and its Committees are striving for best practice UK Corporate Governance standards

  • Provide the Board/Committee members with timely/accurate information by:

· Developing and issuing agendas/papers/reports

· Attending and preparing minutes for meetings where requested in the place of the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

· Issuing draft minutes to be approved by the Chairman

  • Assist with statutory reporting including managing the production and completion of the Annual Report and Accounts, plus input into subsidiary statutory accounts as required

  • Attend Board and Committee meetings and ensure the effective execution of Company general meetings, in particular the Annual General Meeting (including related shareholder circulars)

  • Ensure appropriate policies, procedures and systems are put in place across the business and to oversee compliance against these requirements working closely with other stakeholders

  • Monitor the effectiveness of delegated authorities and initiate changes as required

  • Ensure all UK company filings and regulatory announcements are made in a timely and efficient manner, including confirmation statements and statutory accounts

  • Oversee, with the assistance of the Assistant Company Secretary any outsourced global entity managed services providers, the management of international subsidiaries from a governance and regulatory standpoint

  • Manage the Company’s share schemes and its share capital

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