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Assistant Company Secretary

Northwich, Cheshire
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we're delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity

We have an exciting new positions for an experienced, Assistant Company Secretary to join our head office CoSec team. The successful candidate will be required to support the Company Secretary in all aspects of statutory reporting for Dechra group subsidiaries, share schemes administration, Insurance, Trademark Management and AGM preparation.

The role holder will also be tasked with line management and development of the junior team members and keeping up to date with developments in relevant legislation and regulations, and ensuring the organisation remains compliant.

Main Responsibilities

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Assisting with the management of Trademarks registration and associated requirements.
  • Maintenance of statutory records, including registers of members, registers of directors' interests, board minutes, etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance of subsidiaries in other jurisdictions.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in relevant legislation and regulations, and ensuring the organisation remains compliant.
  • Maintaining relationships with external service providers, including lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and share schemes administrators.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of PLC website.
  • Assistance in maintaining the various company share option schemes, compiling HMRC tax returns, and in implementing new schemes as and when required.
  • Assistance with PLC year end requirements, including the report and accounts and Annual General Meeting.
  • Ensuring the Company remains up to date in respect of its Companies House filings and overseas equivalents.
  • Assisting with Group insurance arrangements including renewal and claims.
  • Assisting with Committee and Board papers
  • Act as Secretary to Data Protection Committee and ESG Committee
  • Line management and overseeing the development of the Graduate Trainees
Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We're particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Experience of using electronic board packs
  • Experience of using Blueprint is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of setting up and maintaining electronic filing system
  • CGI qualified or qualified lawyer
  • Possess a high degree of common sense, tact, discretion and diplomacy
  • Previous experience working in a PLC or listed organisation
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  • Job Reference: 707323063-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC
    Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC
  • Location: Northwich, Cheshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent