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Senior Company Secretarial Manager part time

Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

This position is part time (22.5 hours per week) and flexible in terms of UK based remote working.

This role would suit someone who has experience in the FTSE main market company secretarial field, has qualified (FCIS, ACIS, ACG), and has a good understanding of the regulations that are applicable. The ideal candidate enjoys keeping up to date and thinking through the practical implementation of new and changed requirements. If you would like the time to concentrate on this, with a break from day to day company secretarial work, this could be the perfect role for you. You will remain connected to the company secretarial and corporate governance working environment as an integral part of the team as we provide our advice and services to our clients.

Business Function

Critical to the EQ UK Shareholder Services businesses and the success and ongoing growth of the corporate governance advisory business is the delivery of corporate governance and ESG advisory services to our clients.

This role would suit part-time, flexible working for someone who is passionate about delivering best practice in the field of Governance and ESG.

EQ is a leading provider of progressive proxy solicitation and contemporary corporate governance advisory services. Our team supports clients undergoing events such as AGMs, EGMs and M&As, which demand optimised shareholder approval.

We also provide company secretarial and corporate governance services to quoted and unquoted companies seeking to operate UK governance standards. Our team helps companies establish and maintain best practice corporate governance policies and systems. The team assists Main Market and AIM companies with their ongoing corporate governance requirements, companies planning to float or perform an IPO and complex private groups.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

ESG and Corporate Governance Advisory

  • Maintain and deliver a regular internal ESG, regulatory and corporate governance knowledge framework

  • Produce and maintain checklists specific to company secretarial duties performed for clients

  • Support team members on delivering ESG and corporate governance advisory to clients

  • Provide analysis of best practice on key ESG themes

  • Prepare and support externally facing presentations on ESG and corporate governance developments

  • Prepare regular externally facing ESG and corporate governance updates

  • Support with the development of ESG and corporate governance product offerings for clients

Skills, Capabilities and Attributes

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills and behaviours:

  • At least 5 years' experience working within the corporate governance or company secretarial advisory fields, or delivering on corporate governance, executive remuneration or ESG matters;

  • Have a professional qualification relevant to the fields of corporate governance, company secretarial or ESG;

  • Have demonstrable knowledge and experience of listed corporate governance and compliance matters to be a credible and confidence-inducing adviser to internal and external clients (especially the UK Corporate Governance Code, the QCA Corporate Governance Code and the UK Companies Act);

  • Have demonstrable knowledge and experience of drafting listed company annual reports and Notices of Annual General Meetings

  • Be proactive in keeping up to date with changes and developments in ESG and corporate governance and related industry matters and best practice requirements;

  • Excellent communication skills; capable of influencing and motivating both internally and externally;

  • Strong organisation and analytical skills;

  • A proactive and hands-on attitude alongside the resilience to deliver to tight client deadlines;

  • A client focussed approach to listen, understand and deliver to a client's requirements;

  • A facilitative approach; enjoys operating as part of a team and proactively builds relationships across the business;

  • The interpersonal skills associated with working with an experienced and high-quality professional; and

  • The personal impact to set the appropriate tone and get to the core of issues quickly.

EQ Benefits - pro-rata

Being a permanent member of the team at EQ you will be rewarded by our company benefits, these are just a few of what is on offer:

  • 28 days + 8 bank holidays. Option to buy more days through salary sacrifice.

  • A cash payment annually towards flexible benefits, e.g., dental insurance, gym membership, the above extra holiday etc.

  • 4 x Life Assurance.

  • Company sick pay (2 months full pay, 2 months half, following probation).

  • Matched pension scheme (e.g., you pay in 6%, EQ pay in 6%), up to 10% each side (20% in total).

  • Discounts with major retailers (EQ Wins).

  • Maternity or adoption leave of 3 months full pay, with return-to-work bonus / 2 weeks paid paternity leave.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Please note any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening checks. These consist of 5 year activity & GAP verification, DBS or Access NI, Credit, Sanctions & CIFAS checks.

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  • Job Reference: 707318081-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Equiniti
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent