Assistant Company Secretary - PLC

An opportunity has arisen to join a PLC as Assistant Company Secretary.

Working directly with the General Counsel & Company Secretary, you will gain exposure to senior executive management and Board directors.  As Assistant Company Secretary, you will, ensure compliance with relevant obligations and support management in the discharge of their functions. There is also the potential to progress to Head of Company Secretariat.

Responsibilities

Providing support and assistance to the Company Secretary on day-to-day company secretarial and corporate governance matters.

Ensuring that the corporate governance and administration of the company comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Overseeing, developing, and implementing effective Board and Committee processes and controls to ensure an appropriate and professional administrative service is delivered.

Preparing agendas, drafting board papers and resolutions, preparing board packs, organizing, attending, and minuting Board and Committee meetings.

Maintaining and managing a schedule of agenda items and actions in respect of Board and Committee meetings and following up with responsible executives.

Managing all statutory/filing requirements and related internal processes, including ensuring all annual returns, filings and registrations are accurate and made on time.

Ensuring the maintenance of all statutory records and company registers for the company and all subsidiaries.

Requirements

The successful candidate will need a relevant professional qualification (ICSA, Legal, Accounting).

Previous experience in a similar role in a corporate environment and solid technical knowledge of company law and corporate governance standards and practices.

Key Skills

Excellent planning and organisational skills.

Ability to work on own initiative as required and as part of the Legal and Finance teams.

Strong attention to detail and focus on accurate, quality work.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships across the business and at all levels of management up to and including Board of Director level.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple demanding initiatives concurrently, balancing multiple priorities and execute against deadlines.


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