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Assistant Company Secretary

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Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Borne out of a strong tobacco heritage, we have continually evolved to embrace changing market dynamics and our purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.  Our high-quality cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS and West and we are increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products built around the vaping brand blu

With a presence across the EU and in Africa, Asia and the Americas, we offer opportunities to set the strategic direction across multiple markets.

The role

Imperial Brands PLC, a FTSE 30 Company and one of the UK’s “Top Employers”, is looking for an ambitious individual to support its Secretariat function. Working in close collaboration with the Deputy Company Secretary you will be providing governance advice and support to the Board and Committees, and on a broader level to the Group’s UK subsidiaries to ensure the Group complies with all governance, regulatory and legal requirements. 

This exciting development opportunity offers the prospect of being a key figure in the Group Company Secretarial function.

Key accountabilities

  • Assisting the Deputy Company Secretary in ensuring compliance with legal obligations, including monitoring and identifying changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and assessing the impacts and communicating them to appropriate audiences
  • Assisting with advising the PLC Board, Committees and the Group on their governance, legal and regulatory obligations to ensure compliance with all relevant requirements
  • Lead or represent Group Secretariat on corporate projects and ensure agreed governance standards are met by the business.
  • Expected to be able to anticipate and identify issues and proactively suggests solutions in relation to all corporate governance matters
  • Provide impartial, authoritative and reliable advice on corporate governance and company secretarial practice.
  • Maintaining relations with the departments external agencies, for example its registrars to ensure shareholders and other stakeholders receive an excellent level of service
  • Maintaining and overseeing the systems that ensure the Group complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements
  • Responsible for the administration of more than 40 UK subsidiary companies e.g. maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, registers of directors and secretaries, organising board meetings and AGMs, preparing appropriate documentation for example agendas and minutes and the production and electronic filing of all UK Companies House documentation including annual confirmation statements
  • Ensuring appropriate subsidiary company corporate governance of approximately 400 entities worldwide.

Skills & experience

  • Educated to relevant degree level (or equivalent)
  • Chartered Secretary or equivalent
  • Good working knowledge of the UK Corporate Governance regime and corporate legislation (particularly the Companies Act 2006)
  • Knowledge of UK listing regime
  • Demonstrable experience within a Company Secretarial role
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and experience working with internal stakeholders at all levels of a business
  • Ability to liaise with and build a credible relationship with external stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills and ability to prioritise workload and adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to carry out research independently and provide recommendations

What we offer

Imperial Tobacco offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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Ik ben in juni 2005 bij Imperial begonnen als Data Analist; een functie die voor mij toen totaal nieuw was. Met mijn opleiding en werkervaring in marketing was ik op het eerste oog dan ook niet de ideale kandidaat maar ik was erg gemotiveerd en vastberaden om...


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Imperial Tobacco Nederland beleef ik vooral als een platte, informele en open organisatie, welke een gezonde ambitie heeft om eerdere prestaties te overtreffen. Succes is belangrijk, en daar genieten we zeker van… ook al weten we dat de volgende uitdaging alweer op ons staat te wachten.
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