Assistant Company Secretary

Job Locations UK-Basingstoke
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Deputy Company Secretary
Remote Office

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 


Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Genus Plc is recruiting an interim Assistant Company Secretary to join the Legal team for 12-months.


The Assistant Company Secretary ensures executive behaviour aligns with the interest of Genus' stakeholders, and plans and monitors relationships to ensure compliance with rules and policies at Genus. The role identifies and resolves issues and recommends preventive and corrective measures. 


If you have experience in the same or similar role within a listed company and are looking to advance your skills in day-to-day and project based activities, apply now with your CV. The projects you will be involved in will partner closely with Genus' global HR and payroll teams. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee the Group's executive share option and share award schemes, grants and vestings administration
  • Support the implementation of the Group's new UK and International Share Incentives Plan (SIP) scheme
  • Support the Deputy Company Secretary with the Group's global insurance programme
  • Support the Deputy Company Secretary with the production of the Genus Annual Report


  • Chartered Secretary and/or a Chartered Governance Professional with GradICSA, ACGI or FCG professional membership with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and/or The Chartered Governance Institute
  • Pofessional experience in the same or similar role within a listed company; with experience of overseeing Share Investment Plans (SIPs)
  • Available to work in the Basingstoke office at least 40% of your working time

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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