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Date live: Mar. 15, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90367368

Contract: Permanent

Trainee Company Secretary 

As Barclays Trainee Company Secretary, you will have a great opportunity to support the provision of company secretarial services to Barclays Group legal entities and directors, including Statutory compliance, Board meeting administration, Document execution. Moreover, as a Trainee Company Secretary within a large, you’ll have a dynamic Company Secretarial Function, providing cover for the team in the absence of other Trainee Company Secretaries. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•    Being accountable for company secretarial services for Barclays Group Legal Entities and undertake the statutory compliance for those entities
•    Drafting and supporting routine company matters, including (contacts, indemnities, capital distributions, share capital changes, confirmation statement, and the like)
•    Managing the approval of all UK accounts and minutes to the decided template
•    Maintaining of corporate records, such as Articles of Association and Report and Accounts
•    Issuing and executing powers of attorney, certificates of authority and sealing documents, and being the first point of contact for businesses
•    Handing the production of meeting minutes to a high standard of presentation in terms of accuracy and quality
•    Helping directors, particularly in arranging and managing director inductions and training sessions
•    Assisting actively with enquiries in relation to entity records and approvals process and any ad hoc queries

What we’re looking for:
•    Solid academic background – educated to degree level or equivalent
•    Desire to study towards the CGI qualification
•    Exceptional organisational, administrative and communication skills including written English

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Good level of IT literacy and competence including the ability to manipulate and create spread sheets
•    Previous experience using a Company Secretarial database

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.


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