Company Secretary

Company Secretary
The FD Centre
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Posted 26 May 2021 – Closing Date 11 June 2021

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Job Description

A Company Secretary with Bachelors’ degree in legal studies (Bproc or LLB) or equivalent qualification is sought for Financial Services Group in Durban.
 Admission as an Attorney.
 Professional membership of Chartered Secretaries South Africa.
 At least 10 years’ hands-on experience in a company secretarial and relevant government and or parastatal environment.
 High level of understanding and experience in the application of Public Management Act, as well as related legislations.
 Good knowledge of corporate law and corporate governance principles. Be accountable to the Chairperson of the Board for all governance and secretarial matters;
 Manage the Secretarial function, including supporting the Board and sub-committees;
 Provide Board, sub-Committee members and Trustees with guidance as to their duties, responsibilities and powers. Ensure that relevant governance issues, either in terms of compliance or non-compliance are brought to the attention of the Board;
 Ensure timeous distribution of all the documents required for Board and Sub-Committee meetings. Tracking of decisions will be a prerequisite;
 Accurately communicate the Board’s decisions and changes to policy on regular basis;
 Manage all the corporate governance and related matters including:
o Founding Documents, Board Charter, Shareholder Compact, Terms of reference for Board and sub-committees, Annual work plans and evaluation action plan;
o Corporate governance and ethics advisory to Board, Sub-committees and EXCO
o Facilitate the annual submission of the Declaration of Interest forms by Board and sub-committee Members.
o Facilitate the annual Board and sub-committee assessment process.
o Assist in the proper induction and orientation of new Board and sub-committee Member
o Compliance of Board resolutions – Ensure support is provided and communication is managed
 Oversee efficient administrative support to all Board and sub-committee members (including all correspondence, salary payments and travelling arrangements;
 Manage all stakeholder communication of the Board and CEO’s office;
 Supervise arrangement of meeting venues, equipment attendance registers, catering, etc.;
 Convene and administer all internal and external meetings – set meetings, record accurate minutes, complete related documentation, statutory registers etc.;
 Assist the Chief Risk Officer in discharging his/ her duties and responsibilities in terms of the Act, the King Codes, the Protocol on Corporate Governance in State Affiliated Enterprises and the Public Finance Management Act.;
 Provide Trustees with guidance on their duties, responsibilities and powers including advice on business ethics and good governance;