Company Secretarial Assistant

Practice Group: Connected Regulatory

Location: Manchester

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Company Secretarial Assistant

Company Secretarial Assistant - Manchester

DWF Law LLP is seeking a Company Secretarial Assistant to join our Company Secretarial Services team, which is based in our prestigious office in Central Manchester!

As a Company Secretarial Assistant, you will manage a varied workload, with instructions received directly from CSS clients and our colleagues within DWF.  It is important that you can work well on an individual basis, but are also able to provide support as part of a team.  The role will suit someone who is keen to progress in a career as a Company Secretary, and has good knowledge of the role.

You will join a growing team, which includes industry leading experts in a friendly and committed working environment, and get involved in a variety of tasks such as:

(Matters that the Company Secretarial Assistant will have responsibility for include):

  • Management and maintenance of our client's statutory records
  • Notifying our client contacts of key filing deadlines in order to meet CA2006 requirements, including annual compliance and bespoke requests
  • Drafting board minutes and supporting documentation in respect of core company secretarial matters
  • Assisting with bespoke requests received from both our clients and DWF Fee Earners, providing support on a wide range of transactional matters
  • Providing board support to clients, including meeting attendance, minute taking and circulation of board packs
  • Liaising with Companies House

We are keen to hear from candidates who share our values of teamwork and client focus. A background in a legal environment would be ideal, however we are looking for you to have:

  • Knowledge, skills and experience required (bespoke to role), i.e. maintaining statutory records, ensuring compliance with CA2006, attending board meetings including minute taking and circulating board packs
  • Part or fully CGI qualified, or committed to working towards this qualification
  • A clear understanding of the importance of high standards of client care and attention to detail
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative, with confidence dealing and communicating with contacts at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written (English)
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise matters and manage your workload effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of Diligent Entities (useful)

If you are looking to develop and grow your professional expertise and enhance your career in a legal business that isn't afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations then apply!

We want to hear from you!!!

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a global legal business, providing integrated legal and business services to clients across multiple markets. In March 2019, we became the first Main Market premium listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange. We have over 31 key locations and over 4,000 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations. By seamlessly combining any number of legal and business services we deliver bespoke solutions to our clients with greater efficiency, price certainty and transparency. Join us on our shared journey to redefine legal services and you'll find a professional life that stretches and redefines you too. At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please click the following link ( which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.

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