Assistant Company Secretary - 12mth FTC (Maternity Cover)

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ

Company: Britvic



At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J20, R Whites & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


About the Role:

The Assistant Company Secretary will assist the Deputy Company Secretary with the day to day management and smooth running of the Secretariat function and ensure that Britvic complies with its obligations in respect of stock exchange regulations, company law and corporate governance guidelines across our international locations. 



  • Ensure statutory and regulatory compliance with the Companies Act 2006 and the Listing, Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules for Britvic plc, including:
    • Responsibility for the preparation and delivery of stock exchange announcements such as Total Voting Rights, Block Listing Reviews and Directors Dealings; 
  • Assist with the year-end process including:
    • Drafting and editing the Notice of Meeting and proxy materials;
    • Editing and proofing the governance report, directors report and shareholder information pages within the Annual Report;
  • Responsibility for the twice-yearly dividend payment process 
  • Responsibility for the management of Group subsidiaries both in the UK and internationally, including:
    • Updating Diligent Entities;
    • Drafting board approval and minutes
  • Maintenance of records and publishing of announcements related to share capital and employee share plans 
  • Assisting with Board, Committee and Executive team meeting preparation
  • Acting as secretary to Executive committees
  • Internal Company Secretarial department administration

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Good technical knowledge and experience of working in a similar role for an international listed or a FTSE 250 company 
  • Experience of international subsidiary governance 
  • A flexible and capable individual with strong organisational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work proactively using own initiative.  Equally, be a great team player to work cross-functionally and as part of a wider Advisory & Compliance department
  • Good knowledge / experience with Share Schemes 
  • Good IT skills and experience of Diligent Entities 
  • Experience of using electronic board portals 



  • Graduate and qualified chartered secretary (ICSA –ACIS).


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive