Our client's corporate secretariat provides excellent board corporate governance advisory support to its dual listed FTSE 250 company and its regulated subsidiaries.
It strongly believes in training and developing Chartered Secretaries who have both breadth and depth, so over time they will discuss opportunities to grow your experience by managing or leading departmental projects or core governance responsibilities to keep the challenges fresh.
To be successful in this role you’ll have a strong desire to work in a fast paced, but supportive team environment, where you will have the opportunity to make a difference. You’ll also be comfortable with change and happy to represent the function with others in the company.
With excellent technical skills, a collaborative stakeholder management style, robust planning and delivery of Group wide deliverables, your contribution will be valued by the most senior stakeholders. Their ideal candidate will bring strong people skills, a collaborative management style and strong attention to detail, enabling you to work on their most high-profile projects and support your peers and the team. Above all, you’ll have a real passion for the work you deliver.
In this role you will be Committee Secretary to the Investors and the Investment Oversight Committees and responsible for the corporate governance framework documents. You will work with the Chair, Non-executive Directors, and Management to set an appropriate annual committee calendar, draft Committee minutes and manage associated actions arising, manage the Committee’s annual effectiveness review and oversee the Committee cycle.
As part of your Corporate Governance Advisory remit, you will support the Company Secretary to:
- Set the approach for Corporate Governance which includes advising on best practice in terms of the corporate governance framework i.e. Board Charter, Director role profiles, Terms of Reference and Matters Reserved to the Board.
- Deploy your excellent drafting skills to assist with the appointment of Non-executive Directors to the plc Board in conjunction with Regulatory Compliance with the preparation of applications under the SMCR process.
- Assist with plc Director inductions, including preparation of appointment letters, reports and business/Committee inductions.
- Drafting reports for the plc Board and Board Committees, including assisting with the annual Board Evaluation process.
- Manage the Group Governance Manual.
As a Senior Company Secretary, you will manage core procedures for the plc as a dual listed company, make routine and non-routine RNS and SENs announcements and co-ordinate with Investor Relations and Finance. You will also manage and contribute to core listed company activity, such as managing the production and content of the Annual Report and Accounts, maintaining the Company’s issued share capital records and managing relevant sections of the plc corporate governance website and any intranet communications.
To ensure statutory, legal and regulatory compliance, you will provide input on the Group’s Board Corporate Governance for Group statutory and regulatory filings, draft non-routine board minutes, papers, statutory forms, and review corporate documentation such as the Annual Report and Accounts.
You will also undertake research on technical matters and share knowledge with other team members. Respond to technical issues/questions received from the business, and have responsibility for the Company Secretarial Team’s policies and procedures are maintained and reviewed on a regular basis.
To support the Company Secretarial Team’s strategy, you will collaborate with the Company Secretary to set the strategy for the Team, manage projects to support the delivery of the overall team strategy, manage the relationship with key suppliers and the budget.
The successful candidate will have proven company secretarial experience gained in a professional, financial services or regulated environment, and you will have an excellent knowledge of listed and regulatory corporate governance requirements including the Companies Act. You will be a qualified Chartered Secretary (ACG or FCG) or hold an MSc in Corporate Governance.
You will have demonstrable project and people management experience, as well as evidence of your ability to influence senior stakeholders. You will also have strong organisational skills, good attention to detail and proactively collaborate with others.
You will have an effective communication style (both written and verbal), be solution-oriented and have a flexible approach to helping others deliver on team tasks.
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