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Director of Compliance, Governance and Company Secretary (FTC)

McGregor Boyall
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17 Jun 2021

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Director of Governance and Compliance and Company Secretary, 12 months Fixed term Contract moving to Permanant. To support the organisation to deliver its core business activites in a way that is compliant with legislation and regulation. To act as Company Secretary for the Group and its subsidiaries.
  • Qualified solicitor.
  • Chartered company secretary (ICSA) associate or fellow.
  • Experience of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Data Protection Officer.
  • Managment of large team.
  • Not for Profit or Regulated Firm expereince

  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team, developing talent, engaging colleagues, setting objectives, providing support and monitoring performance. (Senior reports: Head of Risk and Assurance, Head of Legal Services, Head of Governance and Company Secretarial, Head of Health and Safety, Head of Sustainability, Head of Data Strategy).
  • Setting and managing budgets to ensure that expenditure is forecasted, processed and recorded in accordance with organisational financial procedures.
  • Delivery of relevant targets, as set out in the Performance Scorecard
  • Acting as a subject matter expert, supporting departments in relevant activities, providing guidance, support and training.
  • Monitoring the external environment and providing regular updates on relevant topics and best practice to stakeholders across the business, including the Board.
  • Writing reports for the Board and its committees.
  • Creating guidance, training and communications for colleagues in required subject areas.
  • Supporting the Group in the delivery of its growth agenda, through merger and acquisition.
  • Leading investigations into serious incidents, including accidents, whistleblowing, fraud and related concerns.
  • Contributing to the successful running of the organisation as part of the Leadership Team.

Governance and Company Secretarial:
  • Ensuring the effective management and operation of the organisation nd all of its subsidiary companies, boards and committees.
  • Organising, preparing and delivering the overall governance cycle for all legal entities.
  • Managing Financial Conduct Authority and Companies House, as well as other relevant statutory registrations.
  • Arranging and delivering board and committee member training, carrying out the annual skills review and appraisal process, and maintaining board member training records.
  • Supporting and promoting excellent governance throughout the business.
  • Drafting and advising on the Governance Framework, including the Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, Terms of Reference and delegated authorities.
  • Providing advice, guidance and training to board members and senior stakeholders to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Monitoring changes in the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action.
  • Overseeing compliance arrangements in line with regulatory standards.

Legal Services
  • Leading the legal services function to ensure that operational teams receive high-quality, cost-effective and commercial legal advice, which manages risk to the business.
  • Providing strategic leadership, direction and coordination for the legal services team.
  • Ensuring that appropriate resourcing is in place for the delivery of legal advice, using a blended approach of internal colleagues and panel lawyers.
  • Ensuring that legal work is resourced appropriately and properly supervised.
  • Managing legal spend across the Group, and driving value for money and efficiency improvements.
  • Maintaining the Group's legislation register and providing assurance to the Board on compliance with all relevant law.

Risk, Assurance and Internal Audit
  • Developing and driving risk management strategy to provide assurance that the organisation undertakes adequate risk management activities to identify, report on and manage business risks across all functions.
  • Developing and embedding an appropriate and proportionate risk management culture.
  • Ensuring appropriate levels of assurance are adopted across the business which challenge and support the risk framework.
  • Leading and overseeing a risk-based annual programme of internal audit in continuously evaluating and improving its operations in order to meet its strategic objectives.

  • Developing and driving the insurance strategy to ensure ssets are protected and legal obligations met in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Business Continuity
  • Developing and driving the delivery of business resilience strategy to ensure the organisation is able to respond to, manage and recover from disruptive incidents effectively and efficiently.

Health and Safety
  • Leading the development and oversight of health and safety to help to promote a safety culture and ensure compliance with legal obligations.

  • Leading the development and oversight of sustainability initiatives and activity to help to deliver Environmental Social Governance (ESG) objectives.

Data Strategy
  • Defining and delivering Data Strategy which sets out the Group's approach to the effective use and management of its data.

Data Governance
  • Leading the data governance team, ensuring that roles and responsibilities for data governance are defined across the organisation and data quality standards are defined and implemented.

Data Protection
  • Acting as the Group's designated Data Protection Officer.

About you:
  • Qualified solicitor.
  • Chartered company secretary (ICSA) associate or fellow.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience at a similar level in the Not for Profit Sector or other regulated environment.
  • Experience of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Experience of acting as a Data Protection Officer.
  • A team builder and enabler so others reach their potential.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.
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