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Company Secretary

Location

London

Salary

£Competitive

Employment Type

Permanent

Posted about 08 hours ago

Ref.24308

This PLC operating within the Media industry is looking to onboard a Company Secretary. In this role you will play a crucial role in ensuring that the company adheres to legal and regulatory requirements while maintaining strong corporate governance practices. You will work closely with the board of directors, senior management, and external stakeholders to ensure that the company operates effectively and efficiently, whilst acting with a strong sense of professionalism and ethical behaviour.

Reporting line
Reports to the CFO with a dotted line to both the CEO and the Chair 


Responsibilities & Accountabilities 
  • Supporting the Chair in ensuring the board functions efficiently and effectively.
  • Manage the organisation and preparation of board and committee meetings, including
  • Drafting and distributing agendas and meeting materials, taking minutes, and maintaining accurate records of discussions and decisions.
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure that the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Advise the board of directors on matters related to corporate governance, legal compliance, and risk management within the context of a commercial news publisher.
  • Maintain the company's statutory books and records, including the register of members, directors, and secretaries.
  • Provide guidance and support to senior management and other stakeholders on matters related to corporate law, governance, and compliance.
  • Ensure that the company's policies and procedures are up-to-date and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate with external advisors, such as legal counsel and auditors, as necessary.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in company law, regulations, and best practices, and advise the board and management team accordingly.
  • Handle other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the board of directors or senior management team.
  • Conduct internal board evaluations annually, supporting external ones.
  • Lead the project management and co-ordination of company wide projects as required.
  • Responsible for overseeing the production of the Annual Report including the Directors’ Remuneration Report.
  • Manage and take accountability for all existing share save schemes and the design and implementation of new share schemes as required.
  • Responsible for managing the Company’s Share Plan Schemes
  • Fostering a high-performance culture by setting clear expectations and having in-the-moment performance discussions.
  • Handle other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the board of directors or senior management team.
  • Conduct internal board evaluations annually, supporting external ones.

Skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information clearly and effectively.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner, using initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders, building and maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Ability to influence colleagues at the highest levels.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in response to changing priorities and situations.
  • Diplomacy and tact when dealing with sensitive or confidential information.
  • A high degree of integrity and trustworthiness, as the role has access to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Maintain independence of views and advice.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and development in the areas of company law, corporate governance, and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications & Experience
  • ????A Bachelor's Degree in Law, Business Administration, or a related field
  • A professional qualification, such as ICSA or ACCA, is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in corporate governance, company secretarial, or legal roles.
  • A strong understanding of company law, corporate governance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel and Google Applications





 
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