Assistant Company Secretary


Job Ref:
1901

Job Title:
Assistant Company Secretary

Location:
Dundrum - Dublin 16

Closing date:
Close date not set

Vacancy Description

RSA and 123.ie

Founded in 1710, we are a 300-year-old organisation that is empowering people to put the right things in place to prepare them for their future so that they can live a more fulfilled life free from worry and anxiety.

Built on resilience, expertise and human empathy, we provide insurance that makes people’s lives easier. We learn from our experiences and build on our strengths every day to deliver the best products and services in the market. We are always searching for the best protection for our customers with our extensive range of Commercial and Personal Lines products driven by our network of Insurance brokers, scale partners and via our 123.ie brand.

With a global footprint, we have leading positions in Scandinavia, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Middle East. In Ireland, we have offices in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, where we empower our people work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers.  We know that if we plan for tomorrow, we can truly make a positive impact on people’s lives today. 

Looking to the future

In order to be there for our customers during their greatest challenges we are looking for like-minded individuals who will embrace our strategy:

Our Vision — our ambition:
Prepared to make the difference

Our Mission — how we will live our vision:
Harnessing human expertise with agile technology

Our Purpose — why we go to work every day:
We are here to help people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times.

Our Values — guide everything we do and show what we stand for:

Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence and Generosity


Culture and Community

Culture and community is a key priority within our organisation. We strive to create a diverse and vibrant workforce where everyone feels valued and everyone’s voice is heard. 

In RSA and 123.ie career progression is nurtured and performance is recognised. We help people move forward in life that’s why we put steps in place to encourage our colleagues to learn, adapt and grow.
We cultivate an open and transparent culture where people can be their true selves. RSA and 123.ie support a stimulated workforce where individuals feel more fulfilled in their role and more comfortable in who they are as a person. Most importantly, we care about our environment and the communities around us.

We support programmes and events that give back and enhance the lives of the vulnerable and those in need. We have a dedicated Corporate Responsibility programme that facilitates new ways of thinking to help reduce our carbon footprint, protect our planet for future generations and give back to our communities. 

 

Assistant 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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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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