Phaki Personnel Management Services
Pretoria, Gauteng


Posted 03 September 2021

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Job Description

Our Client based in Pretoria is currently looking for a Board Secretary on a Five –Year Fixed Term Performance-Based Contract.

Reporting to the Board Chairperson, the Board Secretary will be responsible for advising the Board, CEO and Senior Management on compliance and governance related matters and for ensuring the Board is aware of any law(s) relevant to or affecting the Board and Company. The Board Secretary is responsible for managing compliance with any law(s) and corporate governance related matters relevant to or affecting the Board. The Board Secretary is furthermore responsible for the planning, administration and coordination of all Board and Executive Committee activities and functions in the governance of the company. The role reports to and works closely with the Chairperson of the Board, and reports to the Chief Executive Officer on day-to-day administrative issues. The role also works with the CEO and Executives to carry out the decisions taken by the Board.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications experience:

  • A LLB or equivalent legal qualification
  • Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa qualification will be an added advantage
  • Exceptional company secretarial and administration skills
  • Good knowledge of corporate governance and compliance prescripts and relevant legislation,
  • including public sector legislation
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a Board / Company Secretary role, preferably within a state entity

Skills and competencies required:

  • Good knowledge of corporate governance and compliance prescripts and relevant legislation
  • including public sector legislation
  • Keen interest in space science and technology sector
  • Efficient organisational ability and time management
  • Strict attention to detail
  • High level of literacy and numeracy
  • Absorption of technical knowledge and translation into practice
  • Computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office, Outlook and Internet
  • Exceptional Language skills in English and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Strong ability of record keeping and documentation.

Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting the Board in carrying out its governance and compliance functions
  • Managing and coordinating the Board administrative and logistical requirements
  • Managing of the overall company secretarial and administrative functions
  • Ensuring effective communication and engagement between the Board and its stakeholders
  • In partnership with the chairperson and individual members, ensure that the Board is properly capacitated and effective.