Company Secretary

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  • Guiding the Chairman and Board on their responsibilities under the rules and regulations to which they are subject and on how those responsibilities should be discharged.
  • Supporting the Chairman in ensuring the Board functions efficiently and effectively.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Ensuring good information flows within the Board and its committees and between senior management and non-executive directors, as well as facilitating induction and assisting with professional development as required
  • Overseeing the day-to-day administration of the Society, e.g. organising board meetings and AGMs, preparing agendas, taking minutes, following up on actions from meetings, maintaining statutory records
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure that the Society complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and taking action accordingly
  • Administration of key policies, making sure they are kept up to date and referred to the appropriate committee for approval
  • Advising the Executive and the Board on legal and governance matters and liaising with external legal advisers. This may cover areas including, but not limited to:
    • terms of reference, including delegation of authority
    • contractual arrangements
    • mergers and takeovers
  • Leading the annual review into Board effectiveness and the assessment process for refreshing the Board
  • Working with the Board in reviewing key advisers – Actuaries, Internal Audit, External Audit and Investment Managers
  • Contributing to meeting discussions as and when required

Contact with others

  • Contact with all departments


  • Non-Executive Directors
  • External Advisers
  • Delegates

Education, Skill and Knowledge Required


  • Strong technical knowledge of corporate governance
  • Logical, structured and organised in their work
  • Able to use their own initiative when required
  • A positive and motivated attitude
  • Computer literate and dynamic to improve future processes/procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills


  • Financial services background preferred
  • Relevant company secretarial or legal qualification is preferred

Work arrangements: Full time, Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week.


  • Competitive salary
  • Free car parking
  • Free electric hook up for electric cars
  • Corporate membership of the Health Shield medical cash plan after completion of probation (6 months)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free on site gym
  • Free refreshments (tea, coffee, juice etc.)
  • Training and development support
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Quarterly on site wellbeing therapy treatments
  • Employee development scheme – staff can get a contribution towards non work related personal development activities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

If you are interested in applying for this post please download an application form or request one by emailing: or by telephoning (01270) 503963.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.