Company Secretary-Governance

Company Secretary-Governance

Job Title: Company Secretary-Governance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH21252_1629899140
Contact Name: Leena Myers
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 25, 2021 14:45

Job Description


The Company Secretary will provide company secretarial services and governance advice to the boards and committees of the organisation.

Key Accountabilities and Main Responsibilities

Perform the duties and responsibilities of a Company Secretary as required by the Companies Act, the Company's Constitution and any other relevant legislation or regulation
*Ensure that the organisation complies with its statutory obligations under any relevant laws and regulations
*Statutory records
oMaintain registers
oEnsure requisite retention of documents and records
*Ensure completion and lodgement of statutory forms/returns and reporting under relevant legislation/regulation, including
oFinancial statements
oConfirmation statements
oChange in Directors, secretaries
oOther Companies House filings
*Board and committee meetings
oSet agenda, in consultation with management and the Chair
oCompile and circulate papers to Directors prior to meetings
oTake minutes
oInitiate and direct action to give practical effect to decisions
*Record declarations/conflicts of interest of Directors
*Assist with/attend to signing of contracts and other documentation in connection with administrative matters
*Ensure adherence with the Company's Constitution
*Assist the Chairman and Directors in the conduct of meetings and their directorial and governance obligations and responsibilities

Manage the corporate governance requirements of the company
*Work with the Group Company Secretary function to coordinate the corporate governance approach in line with the subsidiary governance framework, including annual review of the board, annual planning calendars and training
*Carry out, where required, effectiveness reviews of the Board and its committees, in line with the Group framework
*Assist in the ongoing review of the Terms of Reference of the Board and its committees
*Prepare programs and deliver, as appropriate, induction and ongoing training for director and executives
*Develop forward calendars and agenda for the Board and committees
*Prepare a company secretarial report to the Board of Directors' meetings, including current topics in governance
*Manage charters for the board and committees, including annual review
*Provide guidance to Directors and management on governance and regulatory matters, to the extent not otherwise provided by legal, risk, compliance or professional advisers
*Other matters as reasonably required by Directors from time to time

Experience & Personal Attributes
*Your success will stem from prior company secretarial experience including working with Boards and senior executives of FCA-regulated companies in the UK, your ability to work closely with the management team and other advisers and regulators in a collaborative way. You will have:
*At least 5 years experience as a company secretary in a FCA regulated firm
*Excellent technical skills in working with the Companies Act
*Ability to prioritise, work well under pressure and exercise independent judgment
*Meticulous attention to detail
*Ability to interact with a number of stakeholders, including Directors and senior management
*Demonstrate commitment to delivering results through drive and effective teamwork
*Ability to work both independently and within a team