The Company Secretary role will require the candidate to provide wide ranging advice and support to the Board, oversee administrative duties and ensure compliance with company law. The role also envisages the Company Secretary acting as “Board Advisor” on matters of compliance and as a key relationship manager between senior management and the Board. Clúid is keen to ensure best practice and be seen as a sector leader in this important area.
The role will also focus on developing and managing strategies to ensure compliance with all legal and statutory requirements. The Company Secretary is viewed as a core governance professional with responsibility for the organisations corporate governance.
The role is supported by a number of other personnel and functions within the organisation, including the Chief Executives’ Office, the Finance Department and the Legal Department, where the function will reside.
Duties, such as completion of the annual return, filings in the CRO, record keeping, administration of the company secretarial software will be supported by the Finance Department.
As outlined above, the role will sit within the Legal Department, where the legal team provides interdisciplinary legal support for Clúid Housing in the areas of real estate, construction, planning and financial services in relation to the acquisition, funding and management of social housing properties alongside general advice and support to the business on legal issues relating to corporate and charity law. The Legal Department also supports the business in navigating the legal requirements of various Government initiatives, social housing policy & and legislation.
The Legal Department is led by the Head of Legal reporting to the CEO. The department is made up of 5 solicitors, legal executive and legal secretary.