A great opportunity to take on the Head Company Secretary role within a soon-to-be-listed company. A fast-growing company looking to expand the governance team. Working within an up-and-coming industry, this is an exciting role if you are looking for a new challenge.
It will first be on a 3-month contract basis with the opportunity to become permanent.
The role will be remote working with meetings in London.
Reporting to the Chief Governance Officer, you will be responsible for building and leading a team to deliver the following:
organisation of all Board and Committee meetings, including AGMs/EGMs
coordination, execution and filing of all board and shareholder documents, agendas, minutes and proxies
all regulatory and Companies House filings and communications
compliance with relevant legislation including the Companies Act 2006, Listing Rules, Disclosure Guidance & Transparency Rules, Market Abuse Regulation and UK Corporate Governance Code
supporting major transactions including public listing and acquisitions
induction, governance and other director training
maintaining the company’s policy framework, delegations of authority, formal decisions and statutory registers
assist in the management of dividends and share option schemes
keeping up to date with relevant statutory or regulatory changes
collating information, writing reports, and conducting formal correspondence
work with other members of the company secretariat team to establish a set of best practice procedures for the department
promoting a culture of good practice and team spirit in corporate secretariat activities
development of strong relations with senior stakeholders and with shareholders’ and partners’ corporate teams
significant proven company secretarial experience within large and/or complex commercial environments, ideally in a stock market/listed/PLC
experience with public companies, including knowledge of enhanced governance rules, corporate governance codes, directors’ duties, terms of reference, annual general meetings, audit committees, risk committees, and shareholder correspondence
preferably, but not a pre-requisite, a qualified Chartered Secretary or a company secretary studying towards a recognised qualification – in either case with substantial work experience
knowledge and understanding of UK corporate governance laws, regulations, and rules
ability to understand and anticipate the needs of stakeholders
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