Company Secretary/Legal Adviser Vacancy at Bradfield Consulting Limited

Bradfield Consulting Limited – Our client, a group of companies, is
seeking applications from qualified candidate to fill the job position
below:

Job Title: Company Secretary/Legal Adviser
Location:
Lagos
Purpose

  • To effectively manage the company secretariat/ legal function
    across the Group in line with best practice, monitor strict compliance
    with the corporate governance codes of the regulatory agencies as well
    as the relevant legislations and reporting requirements of the industry.
  • The function shall be responsible for organizing meetings of
    Management, Shareholders and the Board and is responsible for furnishing
    advice to the Board on matters of ethics, corporate governance,
    practices and culture, whilst also communicating the Board’s decisions
    to relevant stakeholders timeously.
  • To furnish sound and prompt legal advice to Management on
    various issues and promote communication channels with stakeholders to
    identify and mitigate governance related risks.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attending the meeting of the Company, the Board of Directors and
    its Committees, rendering all necessary secretarial services such as
    arranging and coordinating the success as well as preparing agenda and
    taking minutes in respect of the meetings and advising on compliance
  • Providing the Board and Directors individually with detailed
    guidance as to how their responsibilities should be properly discharged
    in the best interest of the Company
  • Rendering proper returns and notifications as required by the regulatory authorities
  • Provide a central source of guidance and advice to the Board and
    the Company on matters of ethics, conflict of interest and good
    corporate governance.
  • Assist the Board and Management in the implementation of the
    Corporate Governance Codes and developing good corporate governance
    practices and culture to ensure compliance
  • Supervising the Company’s Registrar in the maintenance of the
    register of shareholders and monitoring changes in share ownership of
    the Company, payment of dividends and management of share option schemes
  • Ensure internal compliance with the Company’s Memorandum &
    Article of Association and that both the Memorandum and Article of
    Association are up to date.
  • Prepare performance evaluations for all personnel in the Unit in accordance with the Company’s performance appraisal system
  • Ensure subsidiaries comply with all applicable Corporate Governance requirements.
  • Ensure that procedures are in place for monitoring subsidiaries’ compliance with the Group governance standards
  • Ensure the safe custody and proper use of the Company’s seal
  • Responsible for share issues, mergers, and acquisition
  • Organizing Executive Management Committee meetings, contributing
    to meeting discussions as and when required and advising the members of
    the legal, and governance implications of proposed policies
  • Monitoring change in relevant legislation and the regulation environment and taking appropriate action
  • Oversee the Company’s regulatory compliance system and handling
    all correspondence, as well as ensuring prompt responses to notices and
    requests from regulatory bodies
  • Compilation of the Board papers and ensuring that the Board
    discussions and decisions are clearly and properly recorded and
    communicated to the relevant persons
  • Notifying the Board members of matters that warrant their attention
  • Coordinate the orientation and training of new directors
  • Assist the Chairman and GMD to determine the annual Board plan,
    and organizing the annual board retreat as well as with the
    administration of other strategic issues at the Board level and as
    directed by the Board or the Company
  • Maintaining the statutory books and registers and other records
    required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied
    Matters Act
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Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Company and Allied Matters Act
  • Ability to plan and work strategically, proactively and independently
  • Consistency/reliability
  • Effective use of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • The ability to prioritize a heavy workload and deal with the pressures this creates
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance and corporate governance
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively
  • Proficient writing skills and ability to understand deliberations for articulation in minutes and reports
  • Knowledge of the Manufacturing industry would be an advantage
  • Ability to multi-task, work with minimal supervision

Generic Skills:

  • Strategic Focus/ Orientation
  • Integrity, reliability and Discretion
  • General managerial/ administration
  • Leadership/influencing
  • Organization and coordination skills
  • Coaching and people management
  • Conflict management
  • Initiative/ Proactive
  • Analytical skills / Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory Skills

Education and Experience

  • LL.B; BL.
  • A recognized professional certification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years post call with cognate 2 years relevant
    experience or has functioned in a direct support role (litigation
    experience will be an added advantage).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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