Associate Governance Professional - FARFETCH

UK London
21 May 2022
27 Jul 2022
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We are an award-winning full service in-house Legal, Ethics and Compliance function. We're based in the UK, Russia, Portugal, China, Italy, UAE and the US. We provide leadership and advice on strategic projects across all business units, whilst developing our role as an integrated partner within the business to make sure FARFETCH goes from strength to strength.


Our office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub. With an open-plan space, ideal for collaborative working, an outdoor terrace for a team lunch, or a dedicated studio for a yoga class.


The Legal, Ethics and Compliance Team at FARFETCH is looking for a Governance Specialist (equivalent to an Associate Governance Professional (I) / Associate Chartered Secretary), reporting to the Head of Governance. You will enjoy a broad role, supporting the Governance team to provide high-quality corporate administration and governance services to the Farfetch Board, subsidiaries, and other stakeholders. Being a true partner, you will be hands-on and commercially minded, with a professional ethic and with the interest and experience to pursue a broad array of tasks.


    • You will oversee the coordination of the Annual Statutory accounts' approval process for Group subsidiaries.
    • You will be responsible for preparing board and shareholder resolutions for Group subsidiary transactions.
    • You will be responsible for managing the preparation and approval of powers of attorney across multiple jurisdictions.
    • You will provide assistance with administrative queries arising on material projects (AGM, M&A, Restructuring, Treasury activities).
    • You will provide support with the creation and delivery of workflows, guides, templates, and other materials for stakeholders to build knowledge and enable self-help.
    • You will provide support to designated teams (e.g., tax) and act as the main touchpoint for all queries and questions with the aim of becoming a trusted advisor to the relevant parts of the business.
    • You will undertake ad hoc research into governance-related regulations.
    • You will provide assistance with the collation of documents supporting the governance sections of the Company's Annual Report.


    • You will have 3-5 years PQE.
    • You are a Chartered Governance Professional (ACG) or possess an equivalent level of professional qualification and experience.
    • You have experience in a listed company environment (US Listed is an advantage) ● You are a collaborative team player who anticipates potential problems and develops mitigation strategies in advance.
    • You will have a keen eye for detail and process improvement.
    • You have an excellent ability to understand legal and business issues quickly, balancing risks and exercising sound judgement to provide creative, practical, constructive advice.


    • FARFETCH Equity plan and annual discretionary bonus
    • Flexible benefits - Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Gym Memberships, Pension scheme and more
    • Critical Illness Insurance and Life Assurance
    • Flexible working environment and more!


    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.