Head Company Secretary

2 days left

£100000 - £120000 per annum
21 Sep 2021
19 Oct 2021
Fabrizia Rowe
Job Title
Company Secretary
Practice Area
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

Key Responsibilities

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
About You
  • 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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