Company Secretary

Company Secretary

Job Title: Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH16072_1501492848
Contact Name: Leena Myers
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 31, 2017 10:20

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to act as Company Secretary for the UK group subsidiary companies and partnerships. The role will include providing advice and expertise to the boards of directors and to management in respect of corporate governance matters relating to those companies and partnerships.
The role may also include supporting and assisting the UK legal team on a variety of matters.
The incumbent will report to the Head of Legal (UK).
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Chairman of each of the boards, partnership structures and committees to provide and develop governance support services to the UK Group Companies. This includes:
arranging board meetings;
producing and disseminating notices, agendas, board and board committee papers and other materials;
liaising with a wide range of other departments, as required in order to produce robust and timely materials;
drafting and circulating board resolutions;
minuting meetings;
Ensuring that relevant statutory requirements and best practice standards of corporate governance are maintained;
Advising boards and directors on matters related to best practice in corporate governance and to the company secretarial function;
Arranging for signature, notarisation, legalisation and consularisation of documents as necessary, for powers of attorney, resolutions, statutory and regulatory filings, etc.
Maintaining of statutory books and records for all UK Group Companies;
Establishing and maintaining a data-base for the maintenance of statutory records, structure charts and directors' interests;
Liaising as appropriate with Head of Compliance (UK) in respect of certain FCA and other regulatory filings;
Ensuring UK Group Company information disseminated within the co is correct and up to date;
Liaising as appropriate with Head of Compliance (UK) in respect of certain FCA and other regulatory filings;
Such miscellaneous matters as the Head of Legal (UK) shall assign;
Maintaining expertise on all relevant company law and collaborating on regulatory change projects including MiFID II, SMCR etc;
Ad hoc matters including assisting with annual insurance renewal process, ICAAP process, entity lifecycle management etc;
Managing workload to and assisted by a Company Secretarial Assistant.

Qualifications/Work Experience

Qualified as a Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
The appointee will ideally have experience as a company secretary for a UK Financial Services company, including board and committee experience, although exceptional candidates with slightly less experience, who can demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this role may also be considered.
Personal Attributes
Familiarity with legislative and filing requirements;
Ability to work across departments within
Excellent communications skills, both written and oral;
Highly organised, able to prioritise and manage multiple tasks;
Attention to detail and accuracy;
Team player.