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We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
The Role Responsibilities
SC PLC Remuneration Committee
Act as Committee Secretary to the SC PLC Remuneration Committee.
Work closely with the Reward team to ensure that all Committee papers are distributed to Committee members in a timely manner.
Attend and minute Remuneration Committee meetings.
Note action points and share with Reward.
Foster good working relationships with the Reward team to ensure the smooth running of the Committee.
Liaise with the Chair of the Remuneration Committee, as required, to support the efficient operation of the Committee.
Brand, Values and Conduct Committee
Assume overall responsibility for the provision of GCS support to the SC PLC Brand, Values and Conduct Committee.
Global Subsidiary Governance
Monitor the implementation of the Subsidiary Governance Policy and Standard's across the Group's subsidiary entities.
Work closely with the GCS Regional Heads of Europe/Americas, Africa/Middle East, ASEAN/South Asia and GCNA to ensure that full procedure documentation is in place across all jurisdictions for all key tasks undertaken in order to mitigate risk. Carry out reviews of procedure documentation to identify weaknesses.
Implement a standardised and consistent approach to procedure notes across all GCS regions and ensure adherence to the templates through carrying out monitoring and spot checks.
Be responsible for initiating a 6-monthly attestation process through which each local company secretary confirms to their regional head, who in turn reports to GCS, that the Subsidiary Policy and Standards have been adhered to over the prior 6 months. Any situations/procedures that have resulted in a deviation from the Policy and/or Standards should be noted along with an explanation supporting the deviation.
Ensure that there is an alignment of approach in respect of the governance arrangements for the SC Bank hub and the GCNA hub and that routes of escalation to the SC PLC Board are clear and followed.
Initiate regular updates to the Companies Secretaries across GCS by way of a newsletter to ensure continued and active engagement, working closely with the Regional Heads in the preparation of the communication to include any notable items from the regions.
Ensure that when templates are amended at Group level, this change is cascaded to the subsidiaries. This includes changes to the template Terms of Reference for Committees.
Corporate Governance Workstream - Project Rubik
Support the Head, Advisory, Capital and Listings in delivering the remaining outstanding actions from the Project Rubik governance workstream.
Provide further support as required to the Committee and Board secretaries on the 2021 forward looking agendas as a result of the MI work undertaken by the Governance workstream.
Lead on any future Governance workstream insofar as they relate to the Rubik project.
To oversee the management of tasks and general queries from within the Group's network which come through the secretariat email inbox, including the provision of Group entity information, delegated authorities, document execution and subsidiary governance.
Lead and/or provide support on various departmental/regulatory tasks and projects including the impact assessment of new regulatory requirements / statutory obligations or consultations, internal communications.
Identify any risks arising in respect of all responsibilities outlined in job description, escalating to the Group Company Secretary with strategies to mitigate the risk.
People and Talent
As applicable, recruit, motivate and retain a high-performing team including management and leadership of any Direct reports.
Provide leadership, management and coaching to direct and indirect reports (as applicable) to ensure they are engaged and performing to their full potential.
Lead through example and build an appropriate culture consistent with the Bank's valued behaviours - in the Group as a senior leader within GCS.
Set and monitor job descriptions for any Direct reports - and provide feedback and recognition and reward in line with their performance against those responsibilities. Review annual Objectives and work with other senior GCS team members to ensure consistent recognition and reward.
Act as a key point of contact for any Direct reports for queries concerning any of the topics noted above.
Regulatory and Business conduct
Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's values and Code of Conduct.
Take personal responsibility for demonstrating the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters insofar as they related to the responsibilities within the job description .
Group Company Secretary
Other Senior GCS team members
Regional Heads of Corporate Governance
Country/Local Company Secretaries
Group Functions - particularly Group Legal, Compliance and Reward
Management Team members including the CEO and CFO
Our Ideal Candidate
A qualified Chartered Secretary with in-depth company secretarial technical knowledge and experience, ideally working within Financial Services or a fast-paced UK/ HK listed company of substantial size and complexity. (Alternatively, a qualified solicitor with substantial experience in corporate governance advice in UK, including a detailed working knowledge of UK Corporate Governance Regulations and reporting requirements.)
Demonstrated excellence in corporate governance administration and advice, including business advisory support as a Company Secretary.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to communicate at all levels and between different cultures.
Team management skills; with ability to lead senior company secretaries from varied countries and cultures.
Strong leadership and influencing skills including excellent stakeholder management skills.
A conceptual and analytical thinker.
Possess the ability to identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to prioritise workload and manage deadlines.
Reliable, self-motivated and proactive.
Possess a pragmatic and common sense approach.
Strong IT skills (these should include MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint).
Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment in which the Group operates, with detailed knowledge of the UK corporate governance laws, regulations and rules.
Ability to understand and anticipate the needs of stakeholders and Direct Reports.
Proven ability to manage a board of directors, including independent directors and other key intra-Group projects and initiatives.
We are looking for candidates that align to our culture and values, which are an important part of who we are and what we stand for as an organisation. To be considered as a candidate, you will be required to complete a Culture Fit Assessment - this is an online assessment of your alignment and behavioral fit to our culture. The test takes approximately 30 minutes to completes and is mandatory. After your application you will get the link to the test to your mailbox. Should you not complete this assessment, you will be considered as not meeting the requirement of the role.
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
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