Company Secretary

Bishopbriggs Media Centre, Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, UK
Job Type
Voluntary

About the Role

We are seeking an individual who meets the following criteria:
A Company Secretary or Solicitor or other professional with relevant experience.
Worked at a management level within a company secretarial or legal role. Third sector experience is desirable but not essential.
Can provide ad hoc legal/company secretarial support in relation to the review and updating of the companies Memorandum and Articles of Association.
Can provide ad hoc legal support particularly in relation to charity law, OSCR and GDPR.
Can write timely, accurate and concise meeting minutes.
We are committed to increasing diversity at all levels of our organisation and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Your Commitment
As Company Secretary, you will sit on our Board of Trustees which meets every two months (in Bishopbriggs although currently remotely). The main responsibilities of the Company Secretary include:

Advising on the legal implications of the charity’s strategic plan.
Overseeing the charity’s governance and risk‐management processes and the implementation of appropriate controls.
Providing ad hoc legal or company secretarial support in relation to the charity’s review of its’ Memorandum and Articles of Association or be able to support an external review of the same.
Providing ad hoc legal support to the charity, in particular in relation to charity law and OSCR.
Providing ad hoc support to ensure the charity complies with data protection laws and the GDPR including training for members of the Leadership team.
Taking meeting minutes and writing them up in a timely manner.
The Company Secretary is also expected to participate in occasional ad-hoc meetings, the AGM, and is expected to advocate for Cue and Review Recording Service’s benefit among their personal and professional connections. The Company Secretary is appointed to the board for an initial term of 3 years.

Requirements

About the Company

Benefits of Volunteering with Cue and Review Print Speaking to the Blind
You are valued and treated as part of a team.

You receive support from staff to help carry out your voluntary role.

You will have access to training to help you do your role well.

Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

We will celebrate your successes and achievements.

We will give you the opportunity to practice and develop your skills.

We will listen to, value and take into consideration your opinions and suggestions.

We develop flexible and diverse volunteer roles that complement (but do not substitute for) the roles of paid staff. Where possible volunteer roles are adapted to meet individual needs.

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Our Expectations of Volunteers
We have policies that set out the procedures that everyone needs to follow. We will provide copies of these policies to you and help you in understanding how they apply to your role. In particular, we expect all volunteers to:

Have a non-judgmental attitude.

Respect confidentiality.

Be a good timekeeper.

Be a Team player

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Job Search and Volunteering
If your ultimate goal is paid employment, we are happy to facilitate your job search by rearranging your time commitment with us. Anyone in receipt of JSA, RDS, Universal Credit or any other benefits is fully entitled to volunteer. It is a good practice to let the Job Centre Advisor know about your volunteering activity. Also on request we can write to your Job Centre Adviser to assure them that your role with us is voluntary and you receive no payments.

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Confidentiality
In your work as a volunteer for Cue and Review Print Speaking to the Blind you may have access to confidential information from service users and staff that you should not share with people outside of the organisation. In this you will be maintaining confidentiality.

It is not appropriate for you to discuss or disclose personal information about service users, staff members or volunteers outside of the organisation, e.g. addresses, phone numbers, etc.