Company Secretary (FTSE 100)

Location
England, London
Salary
£65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted
12 Jun 2017
Closes
11 Jul 2017
Ref
2624640/001
Job Title
Secretary
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing company secretarial services to a range of Schroders investment trusts and management companies as agreed with the Head of Asset Management Secretariat.
  • This includes organisation and support for at least four quarterly board meetings per entity and involves:
      • 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
      • drafting and releasing RNS announcements;
  • Advising the investment trust boards and Schroders management companies on governance matters to ensure that the corporate governance arrangements are appropriate and in line with Group practice;
  • Co-ordinating and organising shareholder meetings for the investment trusts in conjunction with other internal departments, including monitoring proxy votes received;
  • Arranging for the filing of documents with Companies House and other government bodies as necessary;
  • Arranging for audit committee and board approval of annual and half year 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; and
  • Providing support to other members of the Asset Management Secretariat team as required.

 

Education & Training/Qualifications:

  • Chartered Company Secretary qualification;
  • previous experience in a similar environment (funds industry); and
  • experience of investment trusts would be a very strong advantage.

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 (statutory register software) and Worksite an advantage; and
  • a working knowledge of the Listing Rules applicable to investment trusts.