Corporate Legal Advisor

Location
Hove, East Sussex
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
21 Sep 2016
Closes
19 Oct 2016
Sector
Legal
Function
Advisor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Reports to: CFO/ Deputy CEO
 

Purpose of the Role:  To provide professional company secretarial support and assist the Company’s CFO/ Deputy CEO with a broad range of projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working alongside CFO/ Deputy CEO and Senior Legal Advisor to ensure that business activities are conducted in conformity with all applicable laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures.
  • To ensure the effective servicing of a number of Group and/or operating company Boards, Committees and associated meetings. This will include summoning meetings, preparing agenda, collating papers and ensuring their timely distribution, attending meetings, preparing minutes and follow-up action plans.
  • To monitor follow up action taken after the meetings, and maintain a rolling agenda.
  • To maintain Board and Committee records including papers, minutes, the indices of reports considered and of delegated authorities.
  • To organise annual and extraordinary general meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and governance best practice.
  • Advising various departments on a company secretarial matters.
  • Maintaining records, organising files and archiving.
  • Taking minutes, drafting resolutions, lodging required forms and annual returns with Companies House.
  • Liaising and organising documents with external corporate service providers.
  • Managing, filing and maintaining all company documents.
  • Reviewing legal agreements on an ad hoc basis.
  • Take a flexible approach to relevant issues and act promptly to ensure situations are dealt with appropriately and effectively.
  • Liaising and completing documents as required for the AGCC and GC (corporate matters only).

Other responsibilities:

  • Keeping abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives. Networking and participating in training as appropriate to maintain own professional expertise.
  • Escalating issues to the CFO as and when required.
  • Undertaking other reasonable duties.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of 2 years in a similar role.
  • Integrity and accountability.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Ability to influence and quickly build strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong working knowledge of company secretarial duties.
  • Ability to understand complex information and explain it to operational staff in a straightforward way.
  • Excellent prioritising skills, with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proactive and results-driven approach.

Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Degree qualification or equivalent through experience.
  • Experience within online gaming industry.
  • Second language (Spanish/ Italian preferred).