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JOB VACANCY
Reference Number: ASPVAC 058 2018
Expiry Date: 22 June 2018
COMPANY SECRETARY (5 year contract)

To provide Company Secretariat and legal support services to the company in order to ensure effective corporate governance whilst also protecting the interests of the company from a legal perspective and to ensure that it operates within set legal parameters.

Responsibilities:

• To compile and table governance reports to the board of ASPIRE on a quarterly basis
• To provide the directors of the company collectively and individually with guidance as to their duties, responsibility and powers
• To make the directors aware of any law relevant to or affecting the company
• To report to the company’s board any failure on the part of the company or a director to comply with the Memorandum of Incorporation or rules of the company or the Company’s Act;
• To ensure that minutes of all shareholders meetings, board meetings and the meetings of any committees of the directors, or of the company’s audit committee, are properly recorded;
• To certify in the company’s annual financial statements whether the company has filed required returns and notices, and whether all such returns and notices appear to be true, correct and up to date;
• To ensure that a copy of the company’s annual financial statements is sent, to every person who is entitled to it; and
• To carry out the functions of a person designated in terms of section 33(3) of the Companies Act (71 of 2008) (S33(3): Each year, in its annual return filed in terms of subsection (1), every company must designate a director, employee or other person who is responsible for the company’s compliance with the requirements of this Part, and Chapter 3, if it applies to the company)
• To ensure effective Corporate governance through compliance with key pieces of legislation
• To ensure compliance with the approved Board Charter
• To provide effective Board secretariat services to the Board of Directors.
• To provide effective legal advice and support to the agency
• Drafting and vetting of contracts when required
• To effectively manage litigation cases on behalf of the agency
• To do other duties as indicated by Chairperson of the board or CEO or both as determined by reporting lines.

Requirements:

• LLB Degree or Equivalent qualification.
• 5 years proven experience as a Company Secretary / Legal Practitioner in a relevant field
• Experience in providing Board secretarial services
• Sound knowledge of and proven experience in corporate governance
• Experience in interpreting legislation, drafting and vetting contracts, sourcing and providing legal opinions and managing litigation for the company
• Understanding of labour relations will be an advantage

Interested and qualified persons are invited to email (vacancies@aspire.org.za) or deliver their comprehensive CVs with contactable references, together with a covering application letter to: The Chief Executive Officer, ASPIRE, 6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London, 5201. Please direct all enquiries to Sandra (sandra@aspire.org.za) or contact her on 043-721 2070.

Please note that copies of educational certificates are compulsory and should be certified. ASPIRE reserves the right not to fill the above position. For more on ASPIRE, visit www.aspire.org.za. If you have not received any correspondence within 6 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.


Application & enquiries to:

Sandra Weppelman
Executive Manager: Corporate Services
6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London
Phone: 043 7212070
Fax:
Email: vacancies@aspire.org.za


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