Company Secretarial Assistant

Do you have an interest in, or knowledge of company law and/or governance? Are you trustworthy and experienced in keeping sensitive information confidential? Do you have strong attention to detail and can write clearly and concisely? If so, then this role may be for you.

You will work with the Company Secretary to provide administrative support services to our Trustees and Committees, including the arranging of meetings; preparation of meeting agendas and board papers; minute taking and maintaining statutory registers.

About the team

As Company Secretarial Assistant, you’ll be joining a small, but passionate and committed, team that covers all aspects of Governance, Legal and Compliance. This team sits within the Finance and Resources directorate, working to support activities throughout the charity.

About you

This role will offer a wide level of exposure to the company secretarial function within a Charity and is an ideal entry level role for someone who has either just started, or is looking to start their Chartered Governance qualification.

The ideal candidate will have:

•    The proven ability in successfully working with stakeholder groups at all levels of an organisation 

•    Excellent oral and written communication skills 

•    The ability to gain the trust and confidence of senior members of an organisation

•    Exceptional organisational skills with excellent attention to detail

About the Charity 

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Please refer to the full job description for more information.

How to Apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the ‘Application and Interview FAQs’ on the career section of our website before you apply.  

Closing date: 9am on 22 October 2020 

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.  

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future. 

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