Industry-leading products and services for the renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors across all phases of the lifecycle.

Company Secretary - Part Time in Norwich at Acteon Group Limited

Date Posted: 3/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Acteon provides a range of industry-leading products and services to support marine and subsea projects for the renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors across all phases of the lifecycle. We develop and engineer solutions and integrated services using data and knowledge-based insight across our customers' dynamic floating and fixed physical infrastructure.

Acteon are currently looking to hire a Company Secretary to join the team on a part time, permanent basis. Our ideal candidate will work 24 hours a week, with a preference of 5 days per week reduced hours, but we are also open to 3 full days per week.

The successful candidate will ideally be based in Norwich or London, but we are also open to other locations. The role will involve occasional travel. The Company Secretary will provide advice and support to manage CoSec and corporate governance matters across Acteon Group.

Central to the role will be engagement and interaction with stakeholders at all levels of the global organisation; strong inter-personal and influencing skills combined with a "team player" approach will be critical.


  • A central requirement of the role will be building trusting relationships with all stakeholders but particularly the EVP Finance and Director, Tax & Corporate Structure as well as various individuals and directors within the Segments and Operating Companies (OpCos).
  • Managing and coordinating CoSec matters for all group companies including: share capital injections, share capital reductions, dividends, incorporation/dissolution of companies, incorporation/dissolution of other entities (i.e. branches, representative offices), director and officer changes, shareholder changes & powers of attorney
  • Liaising with external parties such as law firms, corporate service providers and notaries in multiple jurisdictions
  • Drafting board minutes, directors' written resolutions and members/shareholders' resolutions for UK companies
  • Drafting CoSec documentation for companies in other jurisdictions using approved templates
  • Liaising with internal directors and relevant stakeholders to obtain signatures on CoSec documentation
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action
  • Developing and overseeing the CoSec systems and processes that ensure all companies comply with any applicable codes, in addition to their legal and statutory requirements
  • Managing and updating the corporate chart, database and associated files
  • Maintaining and developing the internal filing system for CoSec matters
  • Responding to know your customer (KYC) requests


  • As a member of the Acteon Legal Team and reporting directly to one of the Group Legal Counsels, this role requires a commercially focused individual.
  • Personal and professional resilience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels within the organisation, combined with a pragmatic approach as to what must be and can be done
  • The ability to rapidly build relationships and trust, both internally and externally.
  • This person will therefore possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a variety of individuals from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a strong command of English, both written and verbal
  • Robust, with the ability to be assertive and constructively challenge when necessary.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • An ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Confident adaptable personality that can "make things happen" and facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, inquisitive and persistent.
  • Strong interpersonal adaptability with the ability to rapidly build relationships with a variety of individuals from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong influencing skills with ability to deliver through others.
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role