Company Secretary is a strategic role that requires a broad skill set, including experience of corporate law, governance and financial management to ensure that an organisation complies with relevant laws and regulations. They are a key point of communication between the company's board of directors and shareholders.

Your role as Company Secretary:

  • Report to the chairman and often liaise with board members.

  • Organise and prepare agendas and papers for board meetings, committees and annual general meetings (AGMs).

  • Record minutes, draft resolutions, and lodge required forms and annual returns with Companies House.

  • Administer policies, making sure they are kept up to date and referred to the appropriate committee for approval.

  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries.

  • Deal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders.

  • Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advise members of the legal, governance, accounting and tax departments of the implications of proposed policies

  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action.

  • Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors.

  • Take responsibility for the health and safety of employees and manage matters related to insurance and property.

  • Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.

  • Maintain the register of shareholders and monitor changes in share ownership of the company - in a publicly listed company.

  • Monitor the administration of the company's pension scheme.

  • Oversee and renew insurance cover for employees, equipment and premises.

  • Enter into contractual agreements with suppliers and customers.

  • Manage office space and property as well as deal with personnel administration.

  • Oversee public relations and aspects of financial management.


Salaries for trainees generally start at around £30,000.
Assistant company secretaries can earn around £40,000 to £70,000, rising to £54,000 to £102,000 for deputy company secretaries.

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