Assistant Company Secretary

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Posted 2 months ago


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Assistant Company Secretary



Job description

Job descriptionIf you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.Corporate Governance & Secretariat delivers world-class governance across the bank. We ensure HSBC is well managed, with effective oversight and simplified decision-making. We drive discussions at the right forums, focused on key issues and opportunities, supported by robust high-quality information that influences timely strategic decision-making.The role holder will be accountable for supporting the provision of world class end-to-end corporate governance and secretarial services, including supporting the Head of Governance – Board Advisory and GSC CoSec Onshore Lead and their respective team, in their support of relevant Board, Board Committees and Executive committees, and general company secretarial services, as required.This will include support on all governance activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Delivery of an efficient company secretarial and governance advisory service for Boards and committees;
  • Support and management of meetings through planning, drafting of agendas, paper collation, paper reviews, distribution and follow up actions;
  • Liaising with stakeholders in the Functions and across the Businesses as required to ensure timely delivery of responsibilities;
  • Researching and drafting of papers, including responding to information requests and regulatory responses;
  • Planning, scheduling, drafting and review of relevant materials submitted to governance forums;
  • Supporting general governance advisory activities for the team’s own activities, including researching, analysing and reporting on matters as required;
  • Assisting with director induction, onboarding, and ongoing vetting and general liaison and support;
  • Supporting delivery of governance responsibilities relating to the subsidiary accountability framework and associated policies, including ad hoc projects;

RequirementsTo be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • Qualified company secretary or lawyer or similar professional qualification with corporate governance experience in a high quality, large and complex organisation is essential
  • Experience of acting as secretary or governance support to a committee or in support of a large UK plc or complex organisation and the ability to advise on complex governance requirements/boardroom best practices is essential.
  • UK/European regulatory and legislative experience/awareness is essential.
  • Strong understanding of legal entity corporate governance obligations is essential.
  • Financial services experience is desirable.
  • Proven communication skills with excellent analysis, design, creativity and problem solving skills is essential
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders of all levels is beneficial.

Being open to different points of view is important for our business and the communities we serve. At HSBC, we’re dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our recruitment processes are accessible to everyone – no matter their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or age.We take pride in being part of the Disability Confident Scheme. This helps make sure you can be interviewed fairly if you have a disability, long term health condition, or are neurodiverse.If you’d like to apply for one of our roles and need adjustments made, please get in touch with our Recruitment Helpdesk:Email: [email protected]Telephone: +44 207 832 8500

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 06:34:57 GMT

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