Interim General Counsel and Company Secretary

2 days left

Location
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
26 Sep 2021
Closes
24 Oct 2021
Ref
JN -092021-3598898
Contact
Susan McNulty
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

We are recruiting an Interim General Counsel and Company secretary (6 month role) for one of our clients, who is one of the UK's top 10 Fashion digital retailers.

Client Details

We are recruiting an Interim General Counsel and Company Secretary (6 month role) for one of our clients, who is one of the UK's top 10 Fashion digital retailers. The client a listed business is based in Manchester.

Description

Key Responsibilities for the Interim General Counsel and Company Secretary role will include

Developing a rapid understanding of the business, its customers, competitors, market opportunities and challenges.

Developing and delivering a legal strategy which supports the achievement of the broader business goals

As a key member of the leadership team, actively engage in the broader business issues, building relationships through effective influence and challenge.

Lead the Legal and Company Secretariat team to effectively support all aspects within its remit, including but not exclusively: corporate governance, statutory and regulatory compliance, contractual work, and litigation.

Advise on key acquisitions or mergers, including due diligence.

Manage all company secretarial activities, including among others: organisation and preparation for Board and Annual General Meetings and associated documentation; preparing sections of the annual report; managing share schemes; undertaking company secretarial activities required for corporate actions (e. M&A, share buybacks, rights issues, etc.); filing the necessary documentation at Companies House; maintaining statutory books and records

Profile

Senior solicitors from private practice / in house backgrounds should apply for this Interim General Counsel and Company Secretary 6 month role. Outlined below are some of the skill set and attributes that a successful candidate will need.

An outstanding and highly motivated lawyer with strong academic credentials. The ideal candidate will likely have a proven track record within a first-tier law firm, with subsequent experience in-house within a fast-paced listed business in a regulated sector.

Company Secretariat experience. A proven track record of being a valued member of an Operating/Main Board and effectively leading legal/secretariat teams through significant change.

Experience in an FCA regulated business would be a strong advantage.

Proven track record of working in a commercially focused organisation and ability to provide evidence of commercial thinking.

Ability to understand and put intricate business issues into context, providing clear advice and guidance.

Job Offer

Excellent base salary and benefits for this role. The role will be home working and office based for two days each week. Or more days in the office if needed for meetings.

If you might be interested in this Interim General Counsel and Company Secretary role and you are able to start a role before the end of October please give me Susan McNulty a call or email me.