Interim Assistant Company Secretary

£Market Rate 

Home Working - 15 months 

This is an exciting business requiring a ‘hands on’ Chartered Governance Professional to join and year-end and help steer them through two year-end processes.  Reporting to the Group Company Secretary this role will cover all aspects of Board support, organisation of the AGM, board support administration and overseeing subsidiary and corporate governance, as part of a wide scope of company secretarial responsibilities including share schemes. The environment is fast-paced but collegiate, and requires a self-starter with initiative who relishes the challenge of driving projects forward. In addition to the day-to-day, you will also be involved in launching a new share scheme and help to project manage an entity rationalisation project through to completion. 

Key Role and Responsibilities

  • Annual report and accounts process, including ownership of the governance section, preparation of the relevant sections and supporting other key year-end stakeholders
  • Management of the AGM, including preparation of the Notice and ancillary documentation
  • Overseeing the Board and Senior management meeting timetable
  • Supporting the Company Secretary in advising the Chairman and Board, including all meetings
  • Ensuring compliance with the Company’s listing obligations, the Listing Rules, Market Abuse Regulation and associated policies
  • Attending and drafting minutes for all senior management meetings, including the Disclosure Committee, a well-known charity and deputing at board and committee meetings for the Group Company Secretary when required
  • Oversight of the maintenance of company registers and statutory records for c300 subsidiaries using Blueprint Oneworld

Experience and Qualifications

  • Fully ICSA qualified with solid FTSE experience ideally from a smaller listed company
  • Experience of year-end processes and preparation of the annual report
  • Prior knowledge of UK Listing Rules, Market Abuse Regulation, Companies Act 2006 and latest Corporate Governance Code
  • Understanding of stock exchange listing compliance requirements and continuing obligations
  • Familiarity with Blueprint OneWorld or similar company secretarial software

Personal Qualities and Behaviours

  • Meticulously organised
  • Drive and initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to excel as part of a small team

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