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Company Secretary P/T

Company Secretary P/T

Job Title: Company Secretary P/T
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £85000 - £95000.00 per annum + benefits pro rata
Reference: BBBH19144_1569333673
Contact Name: Leena Myers
Contact Email: leena@dmjcosec.com
Job Published: September 24, 2019 15:01

Job Description

Household name private group require a Part-time CoSec professional

THE ROLE



An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Company Secretary to join this organisation's in-house legal team on a permanent contract, 3 days a week. Reporting into the Group General Counsel, the successful candidate will be responsible for corporate governance across the group of companies and will hold a strategic position at the heart of governance operations within the Group.



The successful candidate will work within a dynamic and fast-paced legal team that provides a broad spectrum of commercial legal advice to all brands in the Group. The team is currently made up of 6 lawyers (including Group General Counsel), a Company Secretary Assistant and a PA.



DAY TO DAY

Report to the Chairman and CEO and liaise with board members (including the Non Executive Directors) on all Corporate Governance matters
Organise and prepare agendas and papers for board meetings and committees
Take minutes, draft resolutions, and lodge required forms, confirmation statements and accounts with Companies House
Follow up on actions from meetings
Oversee policies, making sure they are kept up to date and referred to the appropriate committee for approval
Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries
Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advise members of the boards and audit & risk committee on proposed corporate governance policies and changes in legislation
Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action, including ensuring compliance of the Group with the new corporate governance reporting requirements for private companies. Develop and oversee the systems to ensure that the Group is compliant
Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors
Take a role in mergers and acquisition activity
Minute meetings with the trustees of the Group's pension schemes
Assist with compliance with reporting obligations and information gathering
Act as line manager for and mentoring the Company Secretary Assistant


MUST HAVES



Qualification as a chartered secretary (ICSA) preferred (or professional accountant or solicitor with good company secretary experience)
Solid academic background
Flexible, adaptable and personable with strong communication skills
Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels
Ability to work independently, on own initiative to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work
The ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
The capability to work with numerical information, plus analytical and problem-solving skills
A diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to the chairman, shareholder, board members and the leadership team
Management skills
Team working skills
Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information
A sound grasp of corporate governance issues
A commercial frame of mind
At least 5 years' previous company secretarial experience in a private or public company
Experience within a retail/consumer goods context beneficial but not essential.