Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Debenhams is currently embarking on a business wide transformation via our Debenhams Redesigned strategy. We are focused on putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, investing heavily in analytics to further understand our shoppers and allow us to deliver a 'confidence boosting, sociable and fun' experience.

We are placing emphasis on our in-store and digital experience, to make Debenhams a leading Digital and Different high street Destination. In order to achieve our exciting new goals, we need the best talent in the market!

If you bring an innovative, collaborative and customer centric approach, and aren’t afraid of a challenge we want to talk to you!

Assistant Company Secretary (Full-Time or 10am-3pm Mon to Fri)

Division: Legal

Location: Regent’s Place, London

What you will be doing...

Working closely with the wider legal team, the Assistant Company Secretary will support the Company Secretary in running an effective and efficient administrative and secretarial function for the Debenhams Group.

The key responsibilities are as follows:

Make proposals for any amendments or improvements to the governance framework

Maintain the statutory registers of the group companies, and make the necessary filings with Companies House

Prepare resolutions for bank mandate changes as required by Treasury

Schedule and attend meetings, collate and distribute supporting papers, minute proceedings and follow up action points

Liaise with the trademark attorney to carry out UK/OS trademark searches, applications, renewals and oppositions, and apply for/renew domain names

Provide regulatory guidance on disclosure requirements

Full responsibility for the budget of the Company Secretariat function

Ensure HMRC are advised of changes in officers of Debenhams Retail Limited further to the anti-money laundering supervision

What you will bring….

Excellent knowledge of Company Secretarial Practice

Qualified Chartered Secretary

Experience of planning, attending and minuting board and committee meetings

Experience of using GEMs and Diligent (Desirable)

Confident communicator

Organised and structured in time management

What you will get in return…

Up to 25% discount in stores and online

Competitive salary

Access to external discounts and promotions through Perks@Debenhams

33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

Interest Free Season Ticket Loan

To support this business transformation, our people need to demonstrate:

Energy – One Team – Ownership – Ambition


Hives where you can find this job offer