Deputy Company Secretary, Europe

Deputy Company Secretary, Europe

Deputy Company Secretary, Europe

Job Overview

Location
London, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
9079
Date Posted
1 year ago
Recruiter
Sofia Madison
Job Views
395

Job Description

GCB3 - Deputy Company Secretary, Europe - HSBC
 
Are you looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities?
 
Join HSBC and experience the possibilities! Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.
 
The Corporate Governance and Secretariat function (CG&S) serves as principal advisor to boards of directors on corporate governance matters, and leads and implements a world-class corporate governance practice throughout the Group. The CG&S function consists of c.220 FTE across 25 countries. It is led globally by the Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer (GCS&CGO) who reports directly to the Group Chairman.
 
We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join this team in the role of Deputy Company Secretary, Europe.
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Regional Company Secretary.  The Deputy Company Secretary for Europe shall be accountable for the provision of first class corporate governance and secretarial support and advice to the HSBC Bank plc (HBEU) Board and the relevant committees and forums including the Board Risk Committee, Board Audit Committee, HBEU Disclosure Committee and HBEU Transformation, Operational Resilience and Technology Committee.  They shall partner with key stakeholders to ensure public reporting requirements of the Company are met in the jurisdictions where HBEU has listed debt.
 
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Setting a challenging and effective annual agenda for the HBEU Board and committees, ensuring support and engagement of the executive teams through partnership;
  • Leading the annual effectiveness review of the Regional governance framework to support the responsibilities of the Nomination, Remuneration and Governance Committee of the HBEU Board;
  • With support from the CG&S Global Policy team, tracking and acting upon changes in legislation, regulation and guidance relevant to the responsibilities of the team and the region including in relation to debt listings, advice on relevant aspects of the Market Abuse Regulations, the UK Listing, Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the UK Corporate Governance Code and other industry standards and best practice;
  • Acting as a direct functional manager for members of the European CG&S team in London;
  • Working in partnership with the broader Regional CG&S management team to encourage information sharing, consistency of approach, where appropriate, and a supportive and cohesive team culture: this will include engagement with subsidiary secretaries to ensure compliance with the Subsidiary Accountability Framework 2021 and supporting guidance.
 

Qualifications

 To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • Qualified company secretary or lawyer with broad experience in a high quality, large and complex organisation is essential;
  • Prior experience in the financial services sector (or other regulated sector)is essential;
  • Sound knowledge of board practice and best practice governance requirements essential;
  • Strong understanding of legal entity corporate governance obligations essential;
  • Working knowledge of UK Listing Rules preferred; Hands-on experience as a lead company secretary for Boards or Board committees is desirable;
  • UK statutory and UK / European regulatory experience/awareness is desirable.
The base location for this role is 8 CS, London.
 
You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.
At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages. Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, and working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC, you have a need for some flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.
As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions.  HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.
We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies
Recruitment Helpdesk:
Email: hsbc.recruitment@hsbc.com
Telephone: +44 2078328500                                                                                              

 

Job Field

 : Legal

Primary Location

 : Europe-United Kingdom-Greater London-London

Schedule

 : Full-time  : 

Job Posting

 : 29-Sep-2021, 21:58:03 

Unposting Date

: 01-DEC-2021, 04:29:00

Job ID: 9079

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