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Company Secretary

  • Location

    London

  • Discipline:

    Compliance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90,000 - £100,000

  • Consultant:

    #

  • Email:

    jflood@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    JF/14675

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

We have an exciting opportunity for a Company Secretary to join a leading International Insurance Business based in the City. The role would suit a collaborative, positive team player who values working in a collegiate culture focussed on the delivery of excellent customer service.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Providing subject matter expertise and advice in matters of corporate governance and company law to executive management and boards
  • Monitoring changes in relevant company legislation and the regulatory environment and making necessary proposals
  • Supporting board and committee Chairs before, during and after meetings with advice to ensure appropriate running of meetings and consideration of the most appropriate topics
  • Facilitating and, as required, carrying out board evaluation assessments
  • Organising and preparing agendas and board packs
  • Collating and distributing meeting packs; paper or electronic
  • Attending and advising in board/committee meetings and producing high quality minutes
  • Identifying, circulating and monitoring delivery of actions/matters arising from meetings, and delivering own actions
  • Maintaining and communicating the board/corporate calendar and individual meeting schedules
  • Assisting with the preparation of sections of relevant Annual Reports and regulatory returns
  •  Arranging AGMs, including notices, proxies, rotation and (re-)election of Directors 
  • Maintaining relevant governance framework documents, including governance maps, terms of reference, policies, constitutional documents, attendance records, minute books, Director training records and conflicts registers 
  • Working with Compliance function in taking necessary steps to obtain and maintain necessary regulatory approvals for Directors, including assisting in carrying out annual fitness and propriety checks.
  • Organising, and delivering appropriate elements of, Director induction and refresher training.
  • Developing and maintaining the Directors manual
  • Identifying and monitoring training requirements for Directors in liaison with Compliance function and senior management
  • Developing and maintaining a department procedures manual and well controlled department processes
  • Maintaining statutory and regulatory records, including registers of members, directors and secretaries, and filings to Companies House
  • Arranging Director appointment letters and payment
  • Ensuring timely maintenance of the corporate database Blueprint and other internal systems
  • Liaising with board members, local and internationally based colleagues, and external regulators and advisers when necessary
  • Managing a Company Secretary Assistant, including training and development

 

AD HOC Duties

As requested by your Line Manager or relevant Board Director, performing reasonable ad hoc duties within the Job Holder’s capabilities.

 

Education

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (preferably law degree)
  • ACIS or FCIS with appropriate practical experience

 

Experience

  • Previous company secretarial experience to include board support and company administration experience, preferably in Insurance/Financial Services environment
  • Proven track record of working effectively with business colleagues at senior management level
  • A previous Company Secretary or experienced Deputy Company Secretary ready for the next step

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Collaborative, positive and a good team player. Contributor to positive and collegiate culture.
  • Knowledge of UK company law and administration and corporate governance requirements essential.
  • Global knowledge desirable or willingness to learn necessary requirements in role
  • Experience of insurance or wider financial services industries and knowledge of regulatory requirements an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good stakeholder management
  • Highly organised, reliable and efficient
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of relevant software: BoardPad/Diligent, Blueprint and Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Professional and confidential with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience from within the insurance industry
  • This role does not require any listed company experience or knowledge