Assistant Company Secretary - Hybrid Working

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£70,000 to £85,000 per annum
26 Apr 2022
26 May 2022
Contract Type

Salary: £70,000 to £85,000 & PLC benefits package
Position Type: Permanent

  • A newly created position working closely with the Group General Counsel
  • You will have previous Listed PLC experience

About Our Client

We are partnering exclusively with Spirax-Sarco Engineering who are a multi-national industrial engineering Group of nearly 9,000 employees, serving customers in 68 countries. Spirax Engineering are a global company that has a local feel. Spirax has a clear purpose: to engineer a more efficient, safer and sustainable world, for everyone. They are proud to be in the top 50 of the FTSE 100 index.

The technologies that Spirax Engineering develop play a critical role across a wide range of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and power generation. In fact, wherever you live in the world, they provide the engineered solutions that sit behind the production of many of the items people rely on every day.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering are embracing a hybrid culture of office and home working, and would like people to work where they work best.

Spirax has a clear strategy and business model aimed at helping the business to achieve its purpose. Their success also depends on their culture. It's something that's guided by their shared values and means they promise colleagues challenging work with real impact and the chance for development every day.

All of this is best achieved in supportive teams with strong relationships. Those sorts of teams and relationships enable all of us to better understand and help each other. These relationships empower us to be our best, authentic and to achieve our full potential.

Job Description

The key responsibilities for this Assistant Company Secretary working for Spirax-Sarco Engineering based at home and in Cheltenham (3 days per week) are:

  • Reporting to the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary who, in turn, reports to the Group Chief Executive Officer.
  • Become a pivotal member of the Principal advisors who support the Board of Directors on corporate governance matters and leads/implements a world-class corporate governance practice throughout the Group.
  • Providing first class corporate governance and secretarial services / support to senior executive committees, streamlining, and reducing duplication where possible.
  • Managing and drafting the Governance section of the Annual Report and various governance projects.
  • Prioritisation and streamlining of agendas, accurate action tracking and follow-up, and support to the team in the preparation of insightful briefings and analysis.
  • Proactive, direct, and close liaison with senior executive stakeholders in the Finance, Risk, Audit, Legal and HR Functions.
  • Enhancing governance processes supporting new disclosure controls and requirements, liaising with key internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Share Scheme Administration - LTIPs and SPS.
  • Supporting the AGM

The Successful Applicant

For this Assistant Company Secretary based at home and in Cheltenham, Andy Robson, General Counsel at Spirax-Sarco Engineering is searching for candidates who have/are:

  • Qualified company secretary (Institute of Chartered Secretaries or equivalent) with experience in a high quality, large and complex organisation.
  • Previous Listed PLC experience, be self-sufficient and be comfortable working in a busy environment.
  • Confidence to liaise with senior stakeholders.
  • Proven experience with managing the Governance section of the Annual Report and various governance projects.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate governance principles, including driving high quality governance standards
  • Good inter-personal, organisational, process management and verbal/ written skills including the maintenance and development of relationships with Executive and Non-Executive Directors.
  • Handle confidential and sensitive information along with multiple tasks.
  • Ability to think innovatively with a drive for continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability executes in a challenging and changing environment.
  • Knowledge of the EnGlobe Company Management System, use of Diligent, liaising and advising on LTIP and SPS schemes, which are outsourced to Equiniti and Investec.

What's on Offer

  • Market rate salary for a FTSE 100 organisation
  • Car Allowance - £8,000
  • Bonus - Capped up to 15%
  • Private Medical
  • Life Assurance 4x Salary
  • Pension - 4% Employee and 10% Employer
  • 27 days Annual leave (+ Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible working

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