Assistant Company Secretary, Open to flexibility

Park Royal, London
26 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type

Assistant Company Secretary, Open to flexibility

External Job Description

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.
Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community.

Key outcomes:

  • Managing key elements of the Diageo plc AGM, including the event organisers and scripts
  • Acting as secretary to senior Boards and Committees
  • Providing governance input to Employee Share Schemes, including minuting events, preparing Stock Exchange announcements and liaising with other internal stakeholders and external advisers
  • Taking responsibility for production of certain shareholder documents for Diageo plc
  • Participating in projects including those owned by Legal, Tax, Treasury and Diageo Registrars
  • Providing advice and assistance to the businesses and other corporate departments on all statutory compliance and other company secretarial matters
  • Helping to ensure compliance with Stock Exchange and statutory requirements wherever Diageo shares are listed (currently UK/USA/France/Ireland) and to help manage relationships with exchanges/advisers
  • Deputising for the Deputy Secretary, when necessary (including as Code Manager for the Diageo Dealing in Securities Code)

Essential qualifications / experience required i.e. language, technical qualifications etc

  • A degree is essential, possibly in a related discipline.
  • A chartered secretary, solicitor or barrister.
  • Broad “city”/stock market knowledge.
  • Excellent technical skills – in particular knowledge of Purple Book and similar regulatory materials.
  • Good drafting skills, combining clarity with accuracy.
  • “Due diligence” capability
  • PC literate, in particular, Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Five years’ post-qualifying experience, of which at least two years will have been dealing directly with London Stock Exchange listed company secretarial matters.