Part-Time Company Secretary - Education

Part-Time Company Secretary - Education

Location: London, England Salary: £70000 - £550000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago Employment type: Permanent Sector: Company Secretarial Reference: BBBH21384_1632841249

Job title: Company Secretary
3 days per week
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 FTE
Location: Remote, 6x meetings in London PA
Closing date: Friday 22nd October at noon

One of the UKs largest Academy's is seeking an exceptional Company Secretary

The UKs largest primary only Academy Trust, unswerving in its ambition to raise attainment and achieve excellence for all pupils. We are committed to enabling individual schools to flourish with a high degree of autonomy whilst benefiting from a strong culture of support and collaboration.
We are a cornerstone of sixty academies: a strong, responsible foundation providing a solid base, from which every academy can build and grow. Defined by the values of excellence, quality, delivery and standards - these features give the Trust its enduring attributes and its inherent reliability.
We believe that the quality of our staff sets us apart. This is an exciting time of growth to the Trust in our mission to provide 'Exceptional Opportunities for Learning' for over 23,000 children.

About this role
We are looking for a forward-thinking company secretary to support our exceptional Trust Board. The Company Secretary is responsible for ensuring that the Trust complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance across the organisation. The Company Secretary will provide the internal legal view on matters affecting the Trust and ensure the highest standards of good governance and compliance with relevant legislation.

*The Company Secretary is an officer of the company responsible for ensuring that Board procedures are followed, and that applicable rules and regulations are complied with (Principles of Good Governance, Code of Best Practice (the Combined Code and UK Charity Governance Code).
*This role holds a strategic position at the heart of governance operations.
*You'll partner to the Chair of the Trust Board and CEO, providing expert, consistent advice and guidance on all governance and compliance matters.
*The Company Secretary is expected to attend all Trust Board and Committee meetings (currently 27 meetings during the academic year). In 2021-22 - a small number of these are in person and in London, the rest can be attended remotely.
*No minute taking required
*We appreciate diverse insights, expertise and professionalism. We're always looking to be the best that we can be so there'll be opportunities for personal development.
*We are working towards improving the diversity of governance and leadership of the Trust

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience and who feel they can make a real contribution to leading our Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an UK ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We offer a flexible work location, very competitive salary plus membership of the generous LGPS pension scheme, 28 days' holiday pro rated (rising to 31 days after 5 years' service) and career development opportunities. As part of the employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme and access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family.

Closing date: Friday 22nd October at noon
Shortlisting: Tuesday 26th October

For further information, contact Poppy on 02030 588 005 or at


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