Chartered Secretary

England, London
£50000.00 per annum
23 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Rory Strong
Job Title
Company Secretary
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of the role is to support the development of these global governance processes. Reporting to the Legal Entity Governance Manager, this is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside senior company secretaries and management from across the Group in the UK, Europe, Asia and Canada, providing guidance and supporting colleagues in implementing best in class governance in a pragmatic and business focused environment in the context of local legal and regulatory frameworks. You will have the opportunity to enhance and leverage existing processes in place as well as having significant input into building new processes.

This role sits within the wider company secretarial team and will provide exposure to, and opportunities to work on a diverse range of governance projects including consultations, shareholder engagement, annual report, and the management of run-off boards / liquidations.

Key duties will include:
*Supporting the Legal Entity Governance Manager, and deputising where appropriate, on all areas of accountability with particular focus on best practice guidance.
*Co-ordinating the annual refresh of delegated financial authorities throughout the Group (Group Executive and Business Unit CEOs) including liaising with Group Risk and relevant stakeholders
*Supporting the Subsidiary Governance Principles by identifying, drafting (where necessary), reviewing and updating best practice governance procedure documents.
*Supporting the Group-wide board effectiveness review project
*Annual review and update of subsidiary board and committee template terms of reference
*Supporting ongoing embedding of the Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) and updating governance maps
*Servicing and providing company secretarial support to a range of companies
*Working collaboratively with other Company Secretarial teams to ensure resources are allocated to highest priority activities.

*ICSA qualified (Associate membership preferred).
*Experience of operating within large governance structures
*Keen interest in corporate governance best practice and its practical application
*Practical experience of acting as company secretary to substantive boards / committees
*Experience of dealing at senior management level and meeting their expectations.
*Experience of dealing with financial regulators and implementing regulation (experience of SIMR an advantage)
*Ability to assimilate large quantities of complex information into simple / understandable formats
*Strong drafting skills for board papers and presentations
*Excellent project management skills
*Keen eye for detail
*Self -motivated and highly organised with a proven track-record of taking ownership and responsibility for own workload.
*Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
*Results focused with an ability to identify pragmatic solutions.