Deputy Company Secretary

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Deputy Company Secretary

Dundrum - Dublin 16

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Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day.

At RSA and we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees.

We have offices in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, where we’ve embraced hybrid working and empower our people to work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company

Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas.

As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $20 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to succeed with us and grow with us – and we’ll give you the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it. 

And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best.


Culture and Community

RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.

We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do.

We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.

Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Out stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey

95% of our people are committed to driving innovation and change

91% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and wider company

90% of our people feel safe to share they’ve made a mistake

89% of our people strive to recognise colleagues for the amazing work they do

89% of our people know how their job supports the company’s strategy 

So if you want to make a difference every day, we’d love to have you.


Deputy Company Secretary

As the Co Sec this role will involve the delivery of company secretarial support and services to the Board of RSA Insurance Ireland DAC, its Committees and the boards of its subsidiaries and affiliates (including RSA Group) to ensure RSA companies are compliant with statutory requirements and effective standards of corporate governance. 

You will support the development and delivery of the corporate governance framework across the business through the provision of advice and training. 

You will work with Company colleagues to identify and deliver corporate governance priorities to ensure the business' interests and reputation are protected and maintained, and you will liaise with RSA Group in respect of its specific reporting requirements.

This role will also, to a lesser extent, involve supporting the Head of Legal in a variety of roles coming within their remit. This will include but not be confined to administration and monitoring of relevant Company policies including Competition Law/Legal Risk, Conflicts of Interest, Intellectual Property, and related matters, and supporting the provision of non-claims legal services across the Company.

In this role you will keep up to date with relevant legal developments and liaise with RSA Group regarding its requirements.  You will support a range of Company projects, including M&A projects, and assist with legal/tax/finance projects. Your internal customers will come from across the entire business and include but not be confined to the Board, Regulatory Risk, Procurement, Finance/Tax, Commercial and Personal Underwriting and HR


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of a corporate governance structure for the RSA Ireland business, in line with evolving statutory, regulatory and best practice corporate governance requirements
  • Having a detailed knowledge of the Companies Act 2014, Corporate Governance Code for Credit Institutions and other law, regulation or codes as applicable and being able to interpret, advise and ensure compliance.
  • Providing company secretarial services to Subsidiaries ensuring that relevant statutory requirements and corporate governance standards are maintained.
  • Contributing to the provision to the Board, Committees and Executive Management of advice and guidance, either directly or through external providers, on all aspects of corporate governance including changes in law, regulation and best practice and advising senior management accordingly
  • Managing the provision of a comprehensive secretarial and support services to the RSA business and its Committees, including production and dissemination of agendas, minutes, Board papers and statutory information and maintenance and retention of records and minutes required by statute or best practice
  • Supporting Company projects as and when required e.g. M&A or corporate transactions.
  • Monitor change to the Boards and the structure of regulated entitities and advise Compliance of relevant changes to ensure these are actioned accordingly.
  • Building and enhancing confidence and reputation with the Board, Committees and NEDs by delivering proactive, effective company secretarial support and tasks.
  • Supporting the development of relationships with external advisers and suppliers e.g. external law firms, so as to ensure services provided meet the business’ requirements.
  • Analysing emerging corporate law and corporate governance practice and drafting responses to relevant UK and EU consultation papers.
  • Planning and potentially delivering training to the business in relation to legal developments
  • Responding to and resolving legal and non-regulatory compliance issues (including relating to Group Policies) in relation to business operations, escalating to Head of Legal where appropriate.
  • Contributing to the management of relations with external legal advisers, ensuring the flow of relevant information, maintenance of required records, provision of financial information and maintenance of good working relationships.
  • Maintaining in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of relevant aspects of law (including undertaking or procuring legal research), so as to provide the business and other legal colleagues with best practice advice and information on which to base decisions.



  • Chartered Secretary or equivalent qualification or at a minimum progressing towards attaining a similar qualification
  • Have experiences working in Financial Services and /or experiences in Corporate Governance
  • Have experience of working in a legal environment, whether in private practice or in house
  • Excellent organizational skills



RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

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