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Company Secretary

Closing: Sep 7, 2022

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Published: Aug 30, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Job Requirements

The main essential knowledge and experience points that we are looking for you to evidence are:

  • Education to Degree level or equivalent
  • A legal practitioner with a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role or relevant legal field
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or similar organisation
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take initiative and deal with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and experience of managing senior stakeholders and partners

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working across matrix structure to drive and deliver a substantial agenda

Role Specific Skills:

  • Stakeholder engagement through collaborations, leading and influencing business decisions

Other Requirements:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.
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Job Requirements

The main essential knowledge and experience points that we are looking for you to evidence are:

  • Education to Degree level or equivalent
  • A legal practitioner with a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role or relevant legal field
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or similar organisation
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take initiative and deal with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and experience of managing senior stakeholders and partners

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working across matrix structure to drive and deliver a substantial agenda

Role Specific Skills:

  • Stakeholder engagement through collaborations, leading and influencing business decisions

Other Requirements:

  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in country of application. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

Role Purpose

  • The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the British Council complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements of Nigeria, and with corporate requirements related to corporate governance and information management.
  • The role holder will provide legal advice and specialist support in ensuring timely availability of reports, minutes, records of decisions, analytics and business plans, and coordinate for smooth functioning of the Country Directorate. 
  • The post-holder will be an active member of the Nigeria Senior Leadership Team (SLT), coordinate SLT meetings, engage with key stakeholders and act as a first point of contact for decisions and activity related to governance.


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