Company: Shell
Skills: Secretarial or Administrative
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Status: Active

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Job Description

This role offers a unique opportunity to join one of the world's most successful companies. With around 92,000 employees in more than 70 countries, Shell operates on a scale few can rival. The complexity of the organization, the senior level stakeholder exposure, the fast changing and evolving circumstances in the Oil & Gas sector offer a unique opportunity for a work environment that will continue to challenge.


Purpose of the Role

Support the shaping and development of Shell subsidiary management best practice whilst ensuring compliance with changing statutory, regulatory and corporate governance landscape.

Manage the provision of subsidiary management services for a portfolio of Shell corporate entities.

Promote the Company Secretariat team profile to ensure greater structure to ways of working, efficient planning and task management.


Key Accountabilities

Providing advice and guidance on governance best practice and legal entity administration

  • Review all subsidiary governance processes, controls and ways of working within the Secretariat team
  • Review Shell's subsidiary management policies and frameworks
  • Identifying and adopt new ways of working and implement new processes
  • Delivery of ad hoc corporate governance projects
  • Developing and sustaining relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Providing company secretarial services and advice to and in connection with a portfolio of UK subsidiary companies; including statutory compliance activities for such companies, shareholder and board actions, advice on governance and company secretarial issues, participation in liquidating, restructuring and other corporate projects and transactions, responsibilities for company secretarial processes, procedures, databases and know-how


Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors in the UK.



Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have previously managed a portfolio of corporate entities within a FTSE 250 organisation (including FTSE 100). They will hold a Company Secretarial qualification. Knowledge of best practice in all relevant legal and regulatory requirements necessary for the effective delivery of the role.

The candidate must have the maturity and gravitas to deal with a senior stakeholder group. Ideally, s/he will have a strong, inquisitive mind with a heavy focus on detail, execution and reliability. Confidentiality and discretion are critical due to the exposure to confidential information. This person will exhibit a natural confidence and strong presence, modelling the core values and expected behaviour of the organisation and inspiring his/her colleagues to do the same.


General Requirements

  • ICSA (or equivalent) qualified
  • Demonstrated track record in subsidiary management roles. Experience in team management and development would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with the key stakeholders relevant to the board/committee(s) for which you have been allocated responsibility
  • Learning agility, conceptual thinker with problem solving and analytical capability
  • Ability to balance inquiry and advocacy, with good stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Ability to influence and deliver through others at a global and cross-business level
  • Proven collaboration and project management skills
  • Adaptable to different cultures and working with diverse and virtual teams
  • Proven high delivery and project management capability
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, verbal and written skills, attention to detail and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, varied environment
  • Material business acumen and ability to focus and deliver in a broad range of scenarios

Technical Skills required for the role:

  • Strong knowledge of company secretarial practices and procedures
  • Solid understanding of Companies Act 2006 and all ancillary regulations
  • Able to mediate and assist in achieving consensus
  • Ensure appropriate, active and informative relationships with relevant stakeholders are in place

System Skills required for the role:

  • GEMs/Blueprint
  • Microsoft Package
  • Sharepoint (Beneficial but not essential)
  • Docusign (Beneficial but not essential)



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