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Director – Company Secretary

London 11th Mar 2022

Join Team JTC where your contribution will be valued.

Purpose of Job

The role reports to the Senior Director within the London team. The role holder will take responsibility for client relationship and service delivery for some of our UK Listed Funds and SPV structures.

The role holder will make a significant contribution to the team, providing exceptionally high technical support for service delivery to UK Listed funds and SPV structures and client relationship management. You will be responsible for all aspects of Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance service delivery and client relationship management including confidently attending and participating in Board level meetings. Drafting of quarterly corporate governance reporting to Boards and providing regulatory updates and training to clients and the team. There will also be the opportunity to work on and project manage special projects such as preparation and production of the annual report and accounts, corporate actions, initial public offerings (IPOs) and ESG compliance. This role will work with board level executives and will offer excellent experience in a governance focused organisation. This role requires a person who is dynamic, self-managed and enthusiastic professional with excellent people management skills and commitment to learning and development to ensure maximisation of teams’ potential.

Main Responsibilities and Duties
  • Administer and monitor a varied client portfolio with an emphasis on UK listed Investment Trusts within the timescales set and agreed, investigating and suggesting enhancements where necessary, ensuring timely and effective client care
  • Possess exceptionally high level of role specific technical knowledge of listed corporates and funds (in particular Investment Trusts), the Companies Act 2006, Market Abuse Regulation, The Listing Rules and Continuing Obligations including the Disclosure &
  • Transparency Regulations and AIM rules. The UK Corporate Governance Code and AIC Code.
  • Keep up to date with every changing industry standards and transfers knowledge gained to team.
  • Dynamic, self- managed and enthusiastic at all times.
  • Confidently overseas and understands wider team and group portfolios and goals, allocation resource to provide sound and thorough technical guidance.
  • Embodies excellent people management skills and commitment to learning and development to ensure maximisation of teams’ potential.
  • Coaches others, or escalates as appropriate, on potential solutions to risk factors and processes connected with new/existing work.
  • Continually displays entrepreneurial behaviours by identifying and engaging with new business opportunities and reinforcing JTC’s brand.
  • Show creativity, lateral and strategic thinking across the JTC Group.
  • Exhibits an inspirational leadership mentality for the team to follow.
  • Become known and trusted by clients / intermediaries and able to confidently communicate the JTC story creating long term professional relationships.
  • A fully developed and well-rounded professional.
  • Confident attending and participating in Board level meetings, travelling to client locations as required
  • Draft board papers, assemble board packs and ensure distribution to client boards
  • Provide review and comment on corporate documentation as required by the client and in conjunction with other advisors
  • Assist with the drafting and review of the corporate governance section of annual and bi-annual reports in conjunction with fund accountants and advisors
  • Draft other company materials including announcements and statutory filings, as appropriate
  • Review client structures, complete review processes for client entities, remain aware of risk exposure, including the fulfilment of responsibilities under the review procedures
  • Lead the internal board evaluation process for client portfolio.
  • Undertake corporate governance framework reviews, as required.
  • Act as “trusted advisor” to client portfolio.
  • Administer corporate governance solutions client portfolios on matters such as NED remuneration, board diversity, ESG.
  • Review legal and tax advice where appropriate and be able to interpret /implement relevant advice as required
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of client entities, ensuring all statutory obligations are complied with
  • Develop, mentor and coach junior members of the team.
  • Undertake performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Receive, monitor and keep up to date with constitutional, regulatory and listing requirements as applicable to individual clients
  • Take responsibility for various other aspects of our service offering, including developing client relationships, keeping up to date with best practice and helping disseminate the same to the wider team, undertaking office administration including billing and project work, as appropriate
  • Deal with correspondence, the collating of relevant information and writing of reports, ensuring decisions made or action points agreed are communicated to the relevant parties and completed within timescales set and agreed
  • Liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as investment managers, lawyers and auditors
  • Manage own billing and cash collection / debtors process, have an awareness of recoverability and work in an efficient manner so as to minimise write-offs
  • Remain aware of the obligations for the reporting of unusual transactions and act as a guide to the Department in this respect
  • Adhere to Risk & Associate Compliance procedures in relation to regulatory requirements and AML legislation
  • Adhere to CPD requirements in accordance with qualification level and in-house procedures.
  • Adhere to the JTC core values and expected behaviours;
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by Management.
Essential Requirements
  • Dynamic, self-managed and proactive at all times;
  • Possess enthusiasm and want to “go the extra mile”
  • High level of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organisation
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Collaborative
  • Degree 2:1, or equivalent
  • Qualified company secretary with 10+ years’ relevant experience – listed and/or professional/financial services experience essential.
Conclusion

JTC is a publicly listed, award-winning provider of fund, corporate and private client services to institutional and private clients. The principle of making all our people owners of the business is fundamental to our culture and aligns us completely with the best interests of our clients.

JTC’s culture places a strong focus on the development of its employees. We value our employees’ commitment to their career and encourage and support you if you wish to pursue a professional qualification as well as providing ongoing learning and development opportunities through our Academy and Gateway programmes. Our vision for the future is driven by an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

If you would like to join team JTC, where everyone is dedicated to continuously delivering a service beyond our clients’ expectations, please apply online.