Graduate Trainee Company Secretary
Overview of the Company Secretarial profession:
Are you ready to take on early responsibility? Are you keen to combine skills in law, business and finance? Are you looking for a varied role with quick progression? Why not start a career as a Company Secretary?
Company Secretaries prepare information packs for directors and chairmen, keep a record of discussions and decisions (minutes and resolutions) and undertake corporate administration (legal filings with Companies House). In addition, you will be provided with on the job training and support given in gaining the ICSA qualification to become a fully qualified Chartered Secretary.
Whilst not comprehensive, responsibilities may include:
- To maintain a record of statutory forms and the filing dates
- To provide high quality administration, maintaining filing and records and including taking the minutes of some board and committee meetings
- To maintain statutory registers, including the shareholding register
- To deal with correspondence with Companies House
- To keep up to date with all legislative, governance and regulatory changes that might affect the organisation’s operations and offer advice on procedures and processes for effective compliance
- To support the process for the training, development and appraisal of board and committee members
- To provide advice to other departments, including advice on the Rules and other governing instruments
- To maintain the register of policies
- To contribute to the development of the Standing Orders and the Shareholding Membership, Data Protection, Integrity and Bribery and Whistleblowing policies
- Strong degree level academic background - An LLB Law degree is highly desirable
- Strong interest in the company secretarial profession and a desire to gain experience to launch a future career in the profession.
- Previous company secretarial experience through employment or a placement would be advantageous but not essential as full training and study leave support will be given
- Personable, discrete, confident, articulate and able to establish strong relationships with individuals at all levels of seniority.
- Highly organised, thorough, demonstrates good attention to detail and a proactive, flexible approach.
- Good IT skills to include, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and ideally Excel.
Does this sound like you? Apply today!