Company Secretary

Company Secretary - Part time / full time / job share

Location: Swindon

The opportunity:

Become a senior member of the in-house UK Company Secretariat & Governance Team, taking full responsibility for a portfolio of companies, relationship management of UK Executive Members and the delivery of projects, in support of the wider business or team effectiveness. The team comprises three qualified Chartered Secretaries, two qualified lawyers and one Team Administrator.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Act as Company Secretary providing a full company secretarial service to a portfolio of companies, boards, board committees and management committees

  • Provide support, advice and training internally and externally in relation to the UK companies

  • Support the Chairs through the provision of business and commercial insight, ensuring that Boards are considering the most appropriate topics

  • Contributing as a subject matter expert to business projects and taking responsibility for deliverables as required

  • Identification, assessment and implementation of regulatory and legislative changes

  • Ensuring best practice corporate governance principles are implemented in all day to day activities

  • Support the Head of the UK Company Secretariat & Governance Team and Lead Company Secretary to deliver Corporate Governance projects

  • Management of UK Company Secretariat & Governance Team shared inbox

  • Identifying ways to improve efficiency and delivery of the department through implementing key infrastructure to support the team and wider business

 Your skills and experience:

  • Either a Chartered Secretary (ACIS or FCIS) or an equivalent level of professional qualification and experience

  • Educated to degree level

  • Experienced in all aspects of company secretarial work

  • Knowledge of underlying legislation and its application to practical situations

  • Practical experience of managing projects and delivering change to the business

  • Able to manage relationships at all levels of the business to influence the achievement of good governance outcomes

  • Flexible and adaptable personal style with strong influencing and negotiation skills

  • Highly organised, pragmatic and able to effectively manage shifting priorities

The Reward:

We offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme

  • Annual company bonuses

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Car allowance

  • Private medical cover

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Discounted gadget insurance

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Plus much more!

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information: 

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Zurich is a workplace that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage/civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity status and sexual orientation.  Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.