Interim Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Interim Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Job Title: Interim Senior Assistant Company Secretary
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £Competitive +benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH22222_1649670578
Contact Name: Leena Myers
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 11, 2022 10:49

Job Description

This global consultancy firm is now in the market for an individual at Senior Assistant Company Secretary level to join their in-house Board Secretariat team on a fixed term basis to cover a maternity leave for 12 months.

The organisation is seeking an experienced and proactive company secretarial governance professional with excellent technical acumen and line management experience, who is used to consistently producing high quality work to tight deadlines, and is keen to develop their career in a regulated business environment.

About the role

This is a new role and is due to the expanding responsibilities of the Board Secretariat team. Reporting directly to the Head of Secretariat, and working with other Senior Assistant company secretaries in the team, the role will involve acting as Deputy to the Head of Secretariat for up to two of the main Boards as well as being Secretary to certain Board Committees. This will include applying good judgement, providing governance advice, forward agenda planning and drafting high quality formal minutes.

Working with other Senior Managers, the role also includes providing oversight of the company secretarial function for the UK Group subsidiaries, drafting high quality formal minutes, preparing and filing certain Companies House forms. Other responsibilities include leading on various governance projects, including drafting sections of the organisation's Transparency Report and providing formal governance advice.

An important aspect of the role is the line management of team members, at the Manager and Assistant Cosec levels, including providing oversight, guidance, coaching and mentoring.

The role is a high profile role within the organisation and involves being regarded as a trusted advisor on governance matters by various senior stakeholders and the ideal candidate will be experienced in working at a Board level.

This is an interesting, fast-paced and varied role, right at the heart of the company. It is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proactive Company Secretary who is looking to further develop their career, governance knowledge, skills and experience in a regulated business environment.

The following qualification, skills and experience are required for this role:

Chartered Company Secretary; or

Essential skills and experience:

The successful candidate is likely to have 5+ years relevant post qualification experience and will possess the following skills and experience:

An excellent knowledge of company secretarial practice;

Experience of planning, attending and minuting Board and Committee meetings;

Experience of carrying out company secretarial duties and statutory compliance for group entities, ideally including familiarity with Diligent Entities;

Experience of interpreting and applying governance codes;

Experience of line managing others, including providing oversight, guidance, coaching and mentoring;

Strong project management skills;

Strong written and verbal communication skills;

Ability to build effective relationships, including at a Board level;

A proactive approach with good attention to detail; and

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage stakeholder expectations.