Company Secretary

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    £90,000 - £100,000

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    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.



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