Assistant Company Secretary

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
06 May 2022
Closes
27 Jul 2022
Ref
152495-en_GB
Function
Marketing
INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

The Company Secretariat team is responsible for supporting Burberry in achieving best practice in corporate governance, public disclosures and regulatory filings affecting Burberry and its subsidiary and joint venture companies globally. We are seeking a qualified chartered secretary to join the team to provide an efficient and high-quality company secretarial service to the Group.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting with the delivery of the Burberry Annual General Meeting;
  • Assisting with the preparation and production of the Burberry Annual Report and ancillary shareholder documents;
  • Co-ordinating and ensuring provision of services to Asia Pacific and Americas group companies through liaison with local lawyers/Co Sec agents and internal corporate functions;
  • Liaising with the Reward & Recognition team on the Group's all employee share schemes, managing the allotment of shares and liaising with the employee benefit trust;
  • Administering Burberry's Hedging strategy for employee share plans;
  • Providing Company Secretarial expertise on relevant subsidiary restructuring projects;
  • Drafting and releasing Stock Exchange Announcements;
  • In conjunction with the Company Secretary, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act and UK Listing Rules; and
  • Drafting quarterly team updates for the Corporate Affairs Newsletter Acting as the department co-ordinator for Business Continuity.
  • Assisting with the delivery of the Burberry Annual General Meeting;
  • Assisting with the preparation and production of the Burberry Annual Report and ancillary shareholder documents;
  • Co-ordinating and ensuring provision of services to Asia Pacific and Americas group companies through liaison with local lawyers/Co Sec agents and internal corporate functions;
  • Liaising with the Reward & Recognition team on the Group's all employee share schemes, managing the allotment of shares and liaising with the employee benefit trust;
  • Administering Burberry's Hedging strategy for employee share plans;
  • Providing Company Secretarial expertise on relevant subsidiary restructuring projects;
  • Drafting and releasing Stock Exchange Announcements;
  • In conjunction with the Company Secretary, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act and UK Listing Rules; and
  • Drafting quarterly team updates for the Corporate Affairs Newsletter Acting as the department co-ordinator for Business Continuity.


Additional responsibilities may also include the responsibility to act as Secretary to the management's Data Protection Steering Committee and involvement in other plc Board related projects as appropriate.

PERSONAL PROFILE

Key skills and experience:
  • ICSA qualified, listed company experience - ideally 4+ years with a minimum of two year's PQE in a UK listed company environment;
  • Strong subsidiary governance experience, preferably including international subsidiaries across APAC and Americas;
  • Technical knowledge of Companies Act and UK Listing Rules, in the context of both plc and subsidiary accounts approval, director and shareholder meeting process, director share dealings;
  • Share schemes administration experience;
  • Working knowledge of Diligent Entities;


Character:
  • An organised, adaptable and commercial attitude;
  • Attention to detail and good drafting skills;
  • A team player with a positive "can-do" attitude, the ability to quickly grasp and solve complex problems including looking for solutions;
  • A demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and communicate at all levels;
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain key relationships, working as part of a cross-functional team, ideally within a global organisation; and
  • Self-motivated, with collaborative and team-orientated approach.


FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || CORPORATE AFFAIRS || NO DEPARTMENT - FAT9012 || n/a ||

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