Our client is a global independent bank with London offices based in the West End
Assist the Head of Legal & Company Secretary in his capacity as Designated Business Reporting Officer for Legal and Company Secretary Operational Risk Self Assessment reporting.
Support Group Legal in relation to all pending or actual litigation against the Business in relation to company secretarial matters if requested to do so.
Assist the Head of Legal & Company Secretary in managing outside counsel relationships and law firm panel on behalf of CEO as pre-approved in accordance with Legal Policy, and exercise quality and cost control over outside counsel.
In conjunction with the DCEO (Finance, Risk & Operations), communicate any company secretarial developments relevant to the Business, outlining any implications for the business to senior management and affected areas.
Liaise with senior management, business and back office functions to ensure that all company secretarial work is carried out in-house to the extent possible and practical and that all Business requests for company secretarial services are routed through the jobholder.
Assist the Head of Legal & Company Secretary in updating the Corporate Governance Policy, Legal Policy and Outsourcing Policy in line with best practice and Group Policies, ensuring controls and procedures are in place ensuring adherence.
Assist the Head of Legal & Company Secretary in managing the legal and company secretarial budget through the application of a disciplined cost management approach to legal costs. This includes managing invoices, fee trackers and budget discussions with internal stakeholders.
Review prepared minutes, review the maintained schedules of actions determined at meetings and review these on an ongoing basis to ensure that appropriate and timely actions have been taken.
Identify and implement effective means to rationalise the corporate structure and officerships of the Business, its subsidiaries and all other entities that it controls.
Provide company secretarial support to business and support line departments in an accurate and timely way.
Utilise all sources of information to keep appraised of company secretarial best practice and legal developments in the UK and report all material developments and other developments offering scope for efficiencies to the CEO.
Provide assistance to the CEO on ad hoc projects, as required.
Review and amend committee and Board papers (with relevant authors).
Assist with maintaining the Agreement Register for Outsourcings and Third Party Arrangements.
Assist with other matters as required by the Head of Legal & Company Secretary from time to time.
Good understanding of FCA and/or PRA rules and regulations
Knowledge of company laws and regulations.
Business facing, proactive, results oriented, self-driven; ability to work independently and in a team, to solve problems in a constructive and timely manner.
Sound working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
Strong drafting skills.
Good organisation and attention to detail.
For further information please contact Marcus Courtney