Assistant Company Secretary
The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for providing professional company secretarial services to a range of companies in the Schroders Group, including regulated entities and real estate subsidiaries, under the supervision of an experienced company secretary. In addition, there will be opportunities to assist more senior members of the Asset Management Secretariat in the management of more complex regulated entities and in developing governance frameworks and policies which reflect ever-increasing law and regulation. The role will be based in London. Key responsibilities: • Providing company secretarial services to a range of companies including: -agreeing agenda items; - collating board packs; - following up on action points and drafting accurate minutes; - acting as point of contact for the board members and both internal and external advisers; - providing advice and assistance to directors and members of Schroders senior management team; • Assisting in advising on governance matters to ensure that the corporate governance arrangements are appropriate and in line with Schroders Group practice; • Arranging for the filing of documents with Companies House and other government bodies as necessary, including in respect of overseas branches; • Arranging for board approval of annual reports produced by the Schroders UK Fund Services team; • Attending to requests for notarisation of documents, certified copies of registers and board resolutions; • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements; • Arranging safekeeping of documents; • Maintaining authorised signatories lists; • Providing support to other members of the Asset Management Secretariat team as required. Education and training/qualifications: • Recently completed or working towards a Chartered Company Secretary qualification; • At least one to two years experience in attending and minuting board meetings is highly desirable; • Experience in financial services would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite; Skills/Core Competencies: • Excellent communication skills; • Ability to hold the attention and respect of directors and senior management; • Highly organised, able to prioritise and to deliver within strict deadlines; • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure with minimum supervision; • Analytical and highly disciplined; • Proactive and self-motivated; and • An effective team player. Technical requirements: • Competent computer skills, with a strong knowledge of MS Word,MS Excel,MS PowerPoint,MS Outlook; • Experience of Blueprint,Diligent and Worksite.