Senior Assistant Company Secretary

The Senior Assistant Secretary role is key for the Group. In this role, you will build cross-functional relationships and work frequently with our Sector management and operating company personnel to deliver a first-class Secretariat service.

As a growth enabler, our focus is on supporting our companies by equipping them with the tools that they need to remain compliant, operate efficiently and fulfil their growth ambitions. You will be passionate about helping our businesses grow and invest in understanding our business model and the needs/challenges of our individual companies. You will have a proven ability to listen to, win the confidence of, and work with colleagues across the Group – lending your expertise and commercial insight to projects and other matters that arise.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support on Annual Report and Preliminary Announcement drafting and proofing, RNS announcements, dividend timetable, corporate governance and Company law aspects
  • Project manage the AGM
  • Critically review, challenge and approve documents for signature by Directors – including statutory accounts, powers of attorney, indemnities, contracts, minutes and resolutions
  • Manage the Group’s UK all-employee share plan and global Executive Share Plan
  • Be responsible for overseeing subsidiary compliance – working closely with the third party compliance provider and ensuring integrity of the information on the Group’s structure
  • Support our Sector and business personnel with their own governance processes and internal procedures
  • Act as the day-to-day contact and manage the relationship with the Registrars, Trustee and Share Plan administrators
  • Support on Defined Benefit Pension matters and attend trustee meetings
  • Support the Deputy Company Secretary and Company Secretary on regular work and ad hoc projects with the aim of managing peaks efficiently and being collaborative as a team

Who You Are


  • Solid experience working in a UK listed organisation – preferably in a FTSE 100 or 250 international business;           
  • Technically competent in Company Law, Listing Rules and corporate governance;
  • Proven ability to gain trust and influence senior management

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