The Company Secretarial team supports the Group undertake its legal and regulatory obligations through the provision of quality Governance advice and the efficient delivery of Board and Committee meeting support.
What will you be doing
Provide proactive advice to ensure the Board and Board Committees, and subsidiary boards receive the best possible executive support. This will include both regulated and non-regulated entities. Ensure that the highest standards of governance are achieved and that the Group's decision–making structure operates effectively and is fit for purpose
Responsible for ensuring that committee meetings are useful, productive and efficient.
Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders across the Business.
Drive best practice, improvements and innovation across the CoSec Function.
Responsible for the mentoring and development of the wider Company Secretarial team.
Where necessary contribute more widely to the effective management of the department's workload and responsibilities.
Organisational basics are exceptional and processes relating to the meeting cycle are flawless.
Effective agenda planning and improvements to the quality of reports to the Board/Committees in line with the meeting governance manual.
Proactively monitoring schedules, matters arising and annual timetable of Board/Committee matters.
Develop a good working relationship with members Boards and Committees, to support, brief and provide impartial and independent advice to the members of the Group Executive Committee in preparation for Board and Committee meetings on all governance matters.
Work closely with the Company Secretarial Team, members of the Group Executive Committee and other staff to support the Board and Committees, ensuring that decisions taken are properly communicated and implemented.
Contributing to the understanding of the business of the Group's governance processes alongside supporting the delivery of statutory and regulatory projects
Ensure departmental process manuals and checklists are up to date and consistently applied.
Contribute to ensuring that corporate registers and Blueprint are properly maintained for all Group companies.
Contribute to arrangement of the AGM and delivery of the Annual Report & Accounts for all Group companies.
What we're looking for
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries
Relevant Company secretary experience within a financial services environment, especially insurance and/or asset management
Experience in project management
Knowledge of governance best practice, relevant issues, statutory requirements and regulations and new upcoming trends in the industry.
Experience of leading change in governance practice to high standards
Experience in taking a lead in the engagement with Non-executive director and Board/Committee chairs
Experience in analysing and using data
Skills that will help you in the role
Reliable, confident and self-motivated
Strives for continuous improvement
Excellent communicator with highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills
Building relationship with key stakeholders throughout the business, including proactive management of good relationships with non-executive directors
Proven attention to detail and extremely well organised
Ability to identify emerging problems and deal with them
Able to understand and analyse complex issues
Embodies a customer focused mind set
What we offer
We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It's what makes Royal London a great place to work.
Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
Glassdoor have ranked as among the best places to work and this year we entered the top 10
We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it's good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.
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