40000 - 55000 per annum + Not Disclosed

Job description:

Core-Asset Consulting's client, a leading international financial services company, is looking for a Senior Assistant Company Secretary to join their Edinburgh based Compnay Secreteriat team on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting time to join this organisation where the business recognises that their people are the key to their commercial success and achievements. This role will involve regular interaction with a wide range of senior stakeholders, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. You will provide the full range of company secretarial support offerings which would involve servicing the needs of the Boards and relevant Committees.

You will be accountable for the smooth running of all aspects of the Boards/Committees you are allocated working with the other members of the Company Secretariat. You will also deputise for the senior members of the company secretariat team from time to time and be accountable for maintaining and updating the Company Books for each of the companies in the Group.

Core responsibilities:

  • Providing the full range of company secretarial support for the Boards and Committees
  • Supporting the Deputy Company Secretary and General Counsel and Company Secretary in ensuring the smooth running of the company's UK Boards and Committees
  • Deputise for the Deputy Company Secretary and for the General Counsel and Company Secretary from time to time
  • Maintaining and updating the Company Books in both hard copy and on electronic company records
  • Interaction with PRA and FCA where required - supplying requested MI which includes relevant board papers, minutes and follow up action points
  • Having significant contact with colleagues throughout the company
  • Attending Boards/Committees meetings and preparing all formal minutes required by company law for dividend payments, approval of conflicts of interest, winding-ups, etc.
  • Involved in setting annual Board/Committee agenda planners
  • Ensuring the timely return of all documentation to Companies House
  • Providing guidance to the Board and Executive on corporate governance ensuring the company operates in accordance with all statutory and legal provisions at all times

Core requirements:

  • Relevant Company Secretariat qualifications or working towards or Qualified Solicitor
  • Experience of working with Senior Managers, Executive level in a Company Secretariat function
  • Knowledge of relevant company law and company secretarial requirements
  • Ideally a background and experience within financial services
  • Well-developed knowledge of Board processes and routines

Core skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to lead a team
  • A passionate personality


  • Excellent salary
  • Bonus
  • Generous, non-contributory company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Healthcare scheme - private medical cover
  • Childcare vouchers

Job reference: 9488

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Core-Asset Consulting offers specialist recruitment services to asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and the wider financial services sector in Scotland.


Application Details

Closing date:

Andrew Inglis
0131 718 4600

Reference No: BBBH9488

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