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A brand new opening for an Assistant Company Secretary has landed with a highly regarded and respected company that is about to IPO on the London Stock Exchange early this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a newly listed company in developing and implementing its new corporate governance strategies. 

A new Deputy Company Secretary & Head of Secretariat has already been appointed and will soon be joining, reporting directly to the General Counsel & Company Secretary. This role as Assistant Company Secretary will report to the Deputy Company Secretary & Head of Secretariat, working closely with them in supporting the development and direction of the Secretariat. 

To be successful in this role you're likely to be CGI qualified (Grad or ACG) with excellent knowledge of the UK Companies Act, as well as Listing Rules and Market Abuse Regulations. Above this, you'll need to demonstrate that your desire to work in a fast paced environment and able to adapt to the changing needs of the role as the company evolves during this busy but exciting time. A full job description is available on request but you can expect to be involved in the below duties;

  • Delivery of a professional and proactive service in support of Board and Board Committee meetings which meets the needs of all Board members.

  • Preparing the schedules of Board and Committee meetings.

  • The timely distribution of Board and Committee papers (via Diligent Boards) and Board meeting logistics.

  • Responsible for the oversight of Group administration on Diligent Entities and for the maintenance of the Group structure chart.

  • Where required, preparation and release of regulatory announcements to the London Stock Exchange.

  • Contributing to the drafting, verification, and proof reading of relevant sections of the Annual Report and Accounts, along with any ancillary documents.

  • Assisting with the administration of the AGM, including venue arrangements, preparation and drafting of AGM documentation

  • Working with the Deputy Company Secretary to ensure compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation.

  • Assisting with Non-Executive Director induction programmes as an when required.

  • Assisting with and organising the annual Board and Board Committee evaluations by preparing questionnaires and collating results and feedback.

  • Supporting with the administration of share based incentive schemes.

In addition to these duties, there is likely to a number of ad hoc group level projects and M&A related work that you will be involved in. This really will provide excellent exposure to all plc work within what is likely to be a FTSE250 listed company. 

There is also expected to be further growth within the immediate team with the addition of a Company Secretarial Assistant/Administrator to be recruited in due course.  If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch. 


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