Company Secretary

Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£60k - 75k per year + Company Pension Scheme
Posted
01 Jul 2024
Closes
29 Jul 2024
Ref
1535164-1-MC-27
Contact
Mark Chambers
Job Title
Company Secretary
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is seeking a skilled and experienced Company Secretary to lead its Corporate Secretarial function across the UK and internationally, ensuring top governance standards and supporting the Council, Board, and key Committees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Governance Leadership: Ensure high governance standards and effective communication
  • Mentorship: Advise on governance and secretariat services
  • Meetings and Elections: Ensure successful processes
  • Compliance: Oversee Corporate governance and compliance
  • General Counsel Group: Work with administrative support
  • Secretariat Services: Support Council, Board, and key Committees
  • Governance Lead: Manage relationships with key Stakeholders
  • Documentation: Maintain and review governing documents
  • Compliance: Enforce governance frameworks

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Advisory Role: Support Chairs on governance
  • Rule Updates: Ensure clear governance rules
  • Efficiency: Improve governance functions
  • Training: Develop induction programs
  • Communication: Organise agendas and ensure decision follow-up
  • Interest Registers: Maintain registers of interests
  • Governance Reporting: Advise on governance changes

Key Contacts:

  • Internal: Board Chair, President, Committee Chairs, General Counsel, CEO Team, and Executive Leadership
  • External: Legal advisors and service providers

Decision-Making:

  • Recommendations: Propose governance rules
  • Agenda Planning: Schedule key meetings
  • Communication: Ensure clear Board and Committee communication
  • Conflict Management: Advise on conflicts of interest

Impact:

This role is crucial for governance and decision-making, with high visibility among Senior leadership

Qualifications:

  • Essential: Solicitor or Chartered Secretary, Corporate Secretary experience, strong relationship skills, board experience, and excellent communication
  • Desirable: Membership body experience, regulatory experience, financial markets understanding, public affairs exposure

Values:

The Company Secretary will model the organisation’s values and contribute to governance excellence.

If you are looking to take the next step in your career, and you are interested in this Company Secretary role and want to find out more, apply online now or please contact Mark Chambers at G2 Legal for immediate consideration today!

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