Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at Bradfield Consulting Limited

Bradfield Consulting Limited - Our client, a group of companies, is seeking applications from qualified candidate to fill the position below:Job Title: Company Secretary/Legal AdviserLocation: LagosPurposeTo 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 ResponsibilitiesAttending 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 complianceProviding the Board and Directors individually with detailed guidance as to how their responsibilities should be properly discharged in the best interest of the CompanyCompilation of the Board papers and ensuring that the Board discussions and decisions are clearly and properly recorded and communicated to the relevant personsNotifying the Board members of matters that warrant their attentionCoordinate the orientation and training of new directorsAssist 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 CompanyMaintaining the statutory books and registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters ActRendering proper returns and notifications as required by the regulatory authoritiesProvide 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 complianceSupervising 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 schemesResponsible for share issues, mergers, and acquisitionOrganizing Executive Management Committee meetings, contributing to meeting discussions as and when required and advising the members of the legal, and governance implications of proposed policiesMonitoring change in relevant legislation and the regulation environment and taking appropriate actionOversee the Company’s regulatory compliance system and handling all correspondence, as well as ensuring prompt responses to notices and requests from regulatory bodiesEnsure 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 systemEnsure subsidiaries comply with all applicable Corporate Governance requirements.Ensure that procedures are in place for monitoring subsidiaries’ compliance with the Group governance standardsEnsure the safe custody and proper use of the Company’s sealSkills/KnowledgeKnowledge of Company and Allied Matters ActAbility to plan and work strategically, proactively and independentlyAbility to write and speak clearly and effectivelyProficient writing skills and ability to understand deliberations for articulation in minutes and reportsKnowledge of the Manufacturing industry would be an advantageAbility to multi-task, work with minimal supervisionConsistency/reliabilityEffective use of Microsoft OfficeExcellent communication and administrative skillsThe ability to prioritize a heavy workload and deal with the pressures this createsKnowledge of regulatory compliance and corporate governanceGeneric Skills:Strategic Focus/ OrientationIntegrity, reliability and DiscretionInitiative/ ProactiveAnalytical skills / Problem solvingInterpersonal skillsSupervisory SkillsGeneral managerial/ administrationLeadership/influencingOrganization and coordination skillsCoaching and people managementConflict management 

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