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Assistant Company Secretary

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
8 Mar 2023

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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 handling all corporate governance matters and regulatory obligations affecting Burberry Group plc and its subsidiary and joint venture companies globally.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Seeking a qualified chartered secretary to join the team to provide an efficient and high quality company secretarial service to the Group. Specifically:

• Providing joint venture and subsidiary governance support, including co-ordinating and ensuring provision of subsidiary governance services to group companies in Europe and the Americas through liaison with local lawyers/Co Sec agents and internal corporate functions;
• Acting as Secretary to management committee(s) within the business
• Responsible for the ensuring the compliance of principle UK subsidiary with relevant company law and corporate governance requirements.
• Assisting with subsidiary restructuring projects
• Market Abuse Regulations processes and management of restricted dealing lists including liaising with the Company's registrars and share plan administrators;
• Managing the Burberry Group plc dividend process (ordinary shares, ADRs, employee nominee);
• Drafting and releasing Stock Exchange Announcements including in relation to PDMR share dealing;
• Making FCA notifications relating to PDMR share transactions;
• Assisting with drafting relevant sections of the Burberry Group plc Annual Report and ancillary shareholder documents;
• Assisting with the delivery of Department projects including but not limited to the Burberry Group plc Annual General Meeting and Share Buy Back programme;
• Together with the Company Secretary, ensuring compliance with the requirements of Companies Act and UK Listing Rules.
• Involvement in other Burberry Group plc Board related projects as appropriate.

PERSONAL PROFILE

• CGI qualified with UK listed company experience - ideally 4+ years (minimum of one year's PQE);
• Strong 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 and Market Abuse Regulations;
• Subsidiary governance experience;
• Share schemes administration experience desirable; and
• Working knowledge of Diligent Entities.



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 ||

Company

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight, ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.

At Burberry, every individual, every team and every function, shares an incredible passion for the brand and is guided by a ‘brand-first’ mind-set. Decisions are evaluated through the lens of the long-term health and vitality of the Burberry brand.

Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company. Inspired by three Core Values - Protect, Explore, Inspire - rooted in the brand’s heritage and continually informing its guiding principles, Burberry leverages its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward.

 

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Horseferry House
London
United Kingdom
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