Company Secretariat Assistant,

United Kingdom, England, Slough

Business unit: Corporate Legal, IP, Compliance, Legacy

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Company Secretariat Assistant
Salary £35,000 - £39,000 and excellent benefits
With solid company secretarial experience, you’re looking for a company that will make the most of your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. You’ve found it at AkzoNobel. The name behind number 1 brands like Dulux, Cuprinol, Polycell, Hammerite and International Paint, we want you to support our Company Secretary with providing a first class service to all our UK businesses, delivering administrative excellence and relevant advice on UK company law.
This will involve maintaining a statutory database of company information for 60+ UK companies and 40 overseas subsidiaries. You’ll create structure charts and minute summaries, and update our statutory registers including PSC and Register of Conflicts. You’ll also assist with the preparation of draft board resolutions, powers of attorney and maintenance of online board packs, as well as the execution of legal documents, and other administrative work.
It’s a varied and fascinating role that calls for The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) professional qualification bringing some PQ experience from a large corporate or Plc. organisation.  You will certainly need a thorough knowledge of the Companies Act 2006 and related UK legislation, plus experience of drafting documents such as minutes, simple form agreements and powers of attorney. You will possess strong attention to detail and good verbal and written communication skills. In terms of IT skills, you must be adept in the use of Blueprint Oneworld software and familiar with the use of document management systems.
As for personal attributes, your ability to understand the bigger picture has to be balanced with an eye for detail. Initiative, perceptiveness, sound judgment and a flair for networking are vital too, as well as having a strong work ethic and being flexible to work in accordance with the requirements of the team and the wider organisation.  Above all, you have to be determined to provide a great service to all your customers inside AkzoNobel.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Company Secretariat Assistant in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 18, 2016

Vacancy number





United Kingdom





Business unit

Corporate Legal, IP, Compliance, Legacy

Job family

Legal, IP & Compliance

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type