Senior Manager - Specialist Corporate Governance

Due to the growth of the Specialist Corporate Governance team, we are now recruiting a Senior Manager to help continue the growth of the business. The Specialist Corporate Governance team currently comprises four qualified or part-qualified chartered secretaries and a team administrator and provides services to a diverse client base which includes listed, regulated and charitable companies.

The Senior Manager will be involved in providing expert services to primarily listed and regulated companies as well as advising other team members on, among other areas, the Listing Rules, the Market Abuse Regulation, the Companies Acts and corporate governance generally.

The role will suit an individual who has gained solid experience working in a listed environment and who has a commercial approach to business. In addition to providing expert support to clients, the Senior Manager will be expected to contribute to business development initiatives and thought leadership, including white papers, blogs and webinars.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide company secretarial, corporate governance and board support services to a portfolio of listed and regulated companies, ensuring that their needs are interpreted precisely and responded to correctly and that the client is kept regularly informed of progress and costs;
  • Providing high quality board, committee and shareholder meeting support to clients, including coordinating agendas and papers, attending board, committee and general meetings throughout the UK, taking accurate and comprehensive minutes and circulating for review.
  • Be fully conversant with the relevant systems, procedures and services of both the Specialist Corporate Governance department and Vistra Corporate Law (VCL) as a whole and to work with colleagues to ensure that the work processes of the Specialist Corporate Governance department are carried out efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure that all completed work is promptly invoiced, raising interim invoices as appropriate.
  • Work closely with clients, identifying ways in which we can develop the relationship and ensure client retention.
  • Work closely with other members of the Specialist Corporate Governance department in identifying areas where current systems and services can be developed.
  • Ensure that files are compliant with current money laundering regulations, conduct ongoing client contact to ensure that the customer due diligence information requested is received within a reasonable time frame.
  • Maintain systems that enable us to manage and control customer due diligence activity and reporting all concerns in respect of suspicion of money laundering activity to the Compliance Officer.
  • Identify, promote and develop commercial opportunities wherever possible and to keep clients informed of new products, services and changes in legislation.
  • Play an active role in the business development, supporting marketing, promotional and sales initiatives as appropriate.
  • Supervise more junior employees in the provision of services to listed and regulated clients.
  • Produce regular corporate governance updates for clients and provide thought leadership in the form of blogs and articles. 
  • Refer any complaints or testimonials to the appropriate manager immediately.
  • Perform ad-hoc requests at the request of the Head of Specialist Corporate Governance.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

  • Educated to degree level, ICSA qualified and preferably with a minimum of 5 years’ experience gained working within a FTSE-listed environment at manager level.
  • Experience of servicing board and committee meetings, sound and competent minute-taking skills and general boardroom exposure; confident and able to deal with colleagues and clients at all levels, including board directors and senior managers.
  • Expert knowledge of corporate governance and best practice generally, including an up to date working knowledge of the UK Corporate Governance Code and an understanding of subsidiary governance principles.
  • Experience in providing services to clients, both in person, in writing and by telephone. 

BENEFITS:

  • Pension scheme. Company contributes 5%. Employees contribute at least 3%. Salary sacrifice personal contributions
  • 25 days holiday (rising to 28 days)
  • Life Assurance
  • PHI Scheme
  • Cashback Health Plan
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities

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