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Company Secretary

We are excited to be partnering with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in their search for a new Company Secretary.

 The Trust provide district general hospital services to a population of around 450,000 people and specialist care to 1.5 million people from their three facilities in Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Royal Preston Hospital and the Specialist Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre. Their strategic objectives are to provide outstanding and sustainable healthcare to their local communities, offering a range of high-quality specialist services to patients and to drive health innovation through world class education, training and research.  

 The Company Secretary is accountable to the Chair of the Trust but also has a reporting line to the Chief Executive.  They will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the highest levels of corporate governance and effective business conduct, supporting the board and council of governors in meeting their obligations to ensure that the foundation trust is adequately prepared to comply, and can secure ongoing compliance with the legislative and regulatory framework.A key part of the role is to uphold the legal requirements of governing documents, charity law, company law, etc. where relevant. Given these responsibilities, the Company Secretary will act as an information and reference point for the Chair and other board members: clarifying past practice and decisions; confirming legal requirements; retrieving relevant documentation and managing the corporate affairs team.

 We are looking for those that are qualified in company and commercial law, hold Membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), have experience of dealing with corporate governance and business conduct principles in a large complex organisation and knowledge of risk management systems and processes.

 Please review the candidate briefing pack for further information on the Trust, role specification and details on how to apply.





Closing date for applications is: 12:00 Midnight on Sunday 21 November 2021

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