Friday , April 12 2024

John Lewis Careers – Assistant Company Secretary

Website John Lewis

Job Description:

The Partnership is the largest business in the UK owned for the benefit of its employees, so while much of the work of the team is similar to that found in other large company secretariats, there are some unique attributes to our work. You will be able to bring your knowledge of best practice in corporate governance and adapt it: to the requirements of our ownership model, and to our need to ensure we are supporting Partners to deliver the Partnership Plan.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Deputy Company Secretary and the other members of the Secretariat team in the provision of company secretarial services generally as and when required, including taking the lead supporting a number of Committees and entities within the Partnership.
  • Subsidiary Boards and General Meetings – co-ordinating the operation of the Group’s subsidiary companies’ formal decision making and reporting processes.
  • Liaison with the external counsel and administrators in overseas jurisdictions as and when required to ensure that the Partnership discharges its corporate obligations.
  • Deputise for the Deputy Company Secretary in supporting the Partnership Board and its Committees as and when required.
  • Support the Deputy Company Secretary, as Corporate Governance Profession Lead, both to develop the skills and capability of yourself &
  • Partners in the team, and also more broadly to improve knowledge and understanding of the Partnership’s corporate governance model across the business.

Job Requirement:

  • With the significant changes being experienced in the retail market, John Lewis is at a critical turning point in its history. This role presents an opportunity for a resilient, commercial-minded finance leader to lead the transformation required to create a thriving sustainable financial future for the John Lewis brand.
  • Leadership – able to lead self, others, and the Partnership through inclusive and adaptive leadership, as well as demonstrating customer-centricity and learning agility in your mindset
  • You will display strong relationship-building skills and have an ability to communicate effectively and clearly at the highest levels. You will be independent of mind and be able to bring challenge and tenacity to the role to support the transformation ambitions and to stakeholder relationships.
  • You will display strong financial and commercial acumen – and an ability to understand the commercial landscape, economic landscape, and financial landscape to drive action necessary to improve John Lewis performance.
  • You must be comfortable in challenging the status quo and influencing challenging stakeholders where necessary and confidence, gravitas in working with senior leaders.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in a listed company or very large privately held company
  • Experience of leading governance related projects (e.g. group rationalisation programmes)
  • Recent experience of working on the production of Annual Reports
  • Experience in sectors related to the Partnership’s business areas (retail, property and financial services) is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of governance support for charitable bodies is desirable but not essential.
  • Chartered Governance Professional

Job Details:

Company: John Lewis

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Brentford, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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