Assistant Company Secretary

Assistant Company Secretary

Job Title: Assistant Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England,
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH15108
Contact Name: Rory Strong
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 15, 2016 15:29

Job Description

Corporate Secretary

About The Role
An exciting opportunity to join our clients Legal and Secretarial Team providing professional and technical support to our Strategic Business Units Board of Directors and the Group Executive Team ensuring that statutory and governance practices are implemented to the highest standards and to identify, assess and act upon current, new and emerging legislation and legal/governance risks that may impact the business units.

Key Accountabilities:
*To act as Secretary and trusted adviser to various Boards and designated Board Committees, organising and administrating Board, Committee and Annual General Meetings, as required, including the preparation of minutes and agendas.
*To ensure that each adopts best practice governance standards and to advise and support the Chairman in facilitating governance activities such as induction, board evaluations and board composition reviews.
*To ensure the Group complies with the Group Governance Framework and Expectations of paper (from a Governance perspective) and that a similar (complementary) Framework and Board Charter is implemented for each.
*To act as Legal and Secretarial Business Partner to the Groups assisting and developing solutions as appropriate to meet their business requirements.
*To monitor and assess the impact of legislative and regulatory developments affecting the Groups at a corporate level making recommendations to the Board on implementation and compliance.
*To work with key stakeholders across the Group to ensure emerging legislation/regulation (EU and UK) is appropriately actioned in the business and provide independent assessment of progress made to the Risk Committees and the Board Committees.
*To lead specific projects across the Group working effectively with key external legal, regulatory, and other stakeholders to deliver results.
*Assist in the production of the Directors Report for the inclusion in the Financial Statements for Group Companies ensuring they comply with current legal, regulatory and governance requirements.

Essential Skills & Experience:
*Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or equivalent.
*Minimum 5 years post qualification experience in at least an Assistant Company Secretarial role.
*Experience of working in a diverse PLC Group.
*Sound understanding of UK Listing Authority Rules.
*Pension trustee experience.
*Experienced in dealing with, and presenting to, Senior Executives, Non- Executive Directors and Board Committees.
*In depth knowledge of Companies Act and awareness of other legislative requirements.
*Sound understanding of FCA (Insurance) Regulation.
*Experience of Insurance, Life Assurance, Asset Management, Pensions Regulation.
*Credible, with proven ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders, including Directors, executives and senior managers.
*Proven track record in supporting, challenging and coaching Boards and SBU leaders to embed best practice governance and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements
*Good communication and influencing skills.
*Demonstrates sound and commercial judgement and ability to design practical and proportionate solutions.