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Reference ID 144162BR_EN Updated 30/07/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United Kingdom City/State London - Shell Centre Work Location London - Shell Centre

The Role

An exciting opportunity for you to work in a fast-paced and varied environment at a global and cross-business level. You’ll be managing the provision of subsidiary management services for a portfolio of Shell corporate entities.
What’s the role
As a Senior Assistant Company Secretary, you’ll be advising on Shell subsidiary management best practice whilst ensuring compliance with changing statutory, regulatory and corporate governance landscape.
As a department, primarily acting as Company Secretary for around 200 UK subsidiaries (and their overseas subsidiaries as and when they require shareholder approvals). On an individual level, you’ll be providing company secretarial services and advice to and in connection with a portfolio of UK subsidiary companies. You’ll provide advice and insight into the management of shareholder services and review global subsidiary management practices across overseas subsidiaries.
More specific responsibilities include:
  • Provide advice and guidance on governance best practice and legal entity administration for the companies allocated and for which s/he will hold primary responsibility
  • Acts as corporate governance compliance officer charged with ensuring compliance by the company with all provisions of the Companies Act about statutory records and notification
  • Review and advise on subsidiary governance processes, controls and ways of working within the Secretariat team; and review and update Shell’s subsidiary management policies and frameworks.
  • Review the provision of global secretariat services, investigate alternate ways of working and benchmark the administrative management against other global listed corporates.
  • Counsel Directors on corporate governance law and practice and appropriate Group policies and procedures and the interpretation of Articles of Association and implementation of corporate procedures.
  • Advise on Company Law affecting preparation of statutory accounts and reviews Directors’ Reports and Accounts for compliance and accuracy.
  • Deliver ad hoc corporate governance projects
  • Provide insight into the overall shareholder services strategy and the Equiniti relationship.
  • Support on a few matters, including (but not limited to): guidance material for Directors; regulatory announcements; annual reports

We’re keen to speak from individuals with demonstrated track record in subsidiary management roles and strong knowledge of company secretarial practices and procedures and corporate governance. ICSA qualified or suitable equivalent is a must.

In addition to the above, we’d hope you possess the following attributes:
  • Adaptable to different cultures and working with diverse and virtual teams.
  • Proven high delivery and project management capability.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, verbal and written skills, attention to detail and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, varied environment.
  • Material business acumen and ability to focus and deliver in a broad range of scenarios.
  • Solid understanding of Companies Act 2006 and all ancillary regulations.
  • Skilled in using GEMS/Diligent Entities (Blueprint), Microsoft packages, SharePoint and Docusign.

A conceptual thinker with problem solving and analytical capability and learning agility. You have the ability to balance inquiry and advocacy, with good stakeholder management and influencing skills to be able to deliver at a global and cross-business level.

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.
  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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