FTSE 250 Deputy Company Secretary

FTSE 250 Deputy Company Secretary

Job Title: FTSE 250 Deputy Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £85000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Benefits
Reference: BBBH18650_1559120418
Contact Name: Connor Simms
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 29, 2019 10:00

Job Description

DMJ have been exclusively retained in the exciting appointment of a Deputy Company Secretary for one of the UK's leaders in providing consumer advice.

The ideal candidate will have a strong company secretarial background, preferably be ICSA qualified and have worked in a company secretarial role at another UK listed PLC. They will be responsible for best practice and service delivery and ensuring that the General Counsel & Company Secretary, other Board members and the legal team are well informed of matters of importance.

Day to day responsibilities will include
*Supporting the Company Secretary. Will include assisting with advising on Board matters, corporate governance, LSE and FCA requirements, best practice, regulatory and shareholder enquiries.

*Board and Committee meetings. Assisting with the arrangement of Group Board and Committee meetings, including assisting with preparing agendas, collating reports and papers for distribution prior to the meetings, liaising with non-Executives and external parties as required in relation to all attendance requirements, arranging venues and attending meetings where necessary.

*Sub-Committee support. Providing company secretarial support to Committees including organising, preparing agendas and papers for and taking minutes at meetings, advising as secretary to the sub-committee and supporting the Chairs as needed on regulatory developments and best practice.

*Announcements. Assisting with the preparation, authorisation and issuance of stock exchange announcements and associated filings to the FCA, in conjunction with the Company Secretary, Board and external advisers.

*Policies and Procedures. Maintaining and developing appropriate legal and governance policies, procedures, associated training and monitoring, including those relating to the Code of Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, Inside Information, Anti-bribery, Gifts and Hospitality, Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Whistleblowing.

*Share Schemes management. Liaising with Employee Benefit Trust trustees and assisting with the awards made to participants in the Group's LTIP schemes, vestings of them, ongoing administration and related trading plans for purchasing market shares. Advising on the all employee share scheme, taking a lead role in the annual grants and maturity of offerings in conjunction with the external scheme administrators, managing any resultant share capital increases, related block listing requirements and working with the Finance team on related tax filings.

*Corporate Governance. To monitor developments in corporate governance and best practice and recommend implementation of or changes in policies and/or processes and reporting requirements, to align with developments and to prepare a quarterly governance update for the Board.

*Insurance. To manage the maintenance and lead the annual renewal process of the Group's insurance portfolio and be the primary contact with the Group's insurance brokers. Assisting Company Secretary on notifying claims.

*Annual General Meeting. In conjunction with the Company Secretary to co-ordinate the arranging, materials, announcements and filings for the AGM and liaise with institutional shareholder representative bodies.

*Annual Report. Take the lead on, project manage production and delivery of the Annual Report, produce first drafts of corporate governance report, sub-committee reports, directors' report and other statutory information taking into account the up to date UK Corporate Governance Code and related guidance and institutional body best practice guidance, working, in particular, with finance team, Chief Risk Officer and investor relations team.

*Board and Committee Evaluation. In conjunction with the Company Secretary assist with the annual evaluation of the Board, the sub-committees and the Directors, with an external evaluation every three years.

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