• Salary:
    Circa £40,000
  • Location:
  • Vacancy type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    22 July 2024

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Assistant Company Secretary to support our Governance team on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract, based from our head office in Basingstoke, with the flexibility to combine home and office working.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Governance, you will be the provision of corporate governance support and advice to all legal entities, and to business partner and offer meeting support for Board, Committee and General meetings.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Organising board, committee and shareholder meetings
  • Full governance and administration support, including using our board portal to issue papers, arranging facilities, agenda preparation and taking and circulating minutes along with action points
  • Arranging the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and ensuring that Sovereign's shareholder register is accurate and maintained
  • Supporting and advising board members outside meetings, including making arrangements for attendance at training sessions and external conferences
  • Checking the accuracy of and sealing official and legal documents

About you

You should have previous experience working in a similar role with similar responsibilities, and will have strong understanding of finance regulations and working in a regulated environment. You'll also:

  • Confident in communicating with senior stakeholders at executive and board level, and able to support good decision making
  • Have a high attention to detail and be able to work with discretion as you'll be handling information which may be sensitive or confidential in nature
  • Take a logical and organised approach to your workload, effectively prioritising tasks and managing these to deadlines
  • Show experience in producing minutes for corporate meetings at a high standard
  • Show strong initiative, curiosity, and drive through your work
  • Be resilient, intuitive and possess strong relationship building and influential skills
  • ICSA or CGI Qualified or part qualified 

Your benefits

  • £450 yearly flexible benefit pot to use against benefits of your choice
  • Flexible working / hybrid working
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Chance to buy or sell holiday 
  • Generous matched pension scheme up to 12%
  • Options for private medical insurance, dental insurance and critical illness cover 
  • Wellbeing discounts including Gym Memberships   

You'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and find like-minded people in a diverse and inclusive working community.  Sound like your kind of role? Apply today to be considered

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Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, RG21 4FA

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