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General Counsel & Company Secretary: Scapa Group PLC

General Counsel & Company Secretary: Scapa Group PLC

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Scapa Group PLC
Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester
Company Secretary and General Counsel
Executive Team Position, Six Figure Package

Scapa Group plc is a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the Healthcare and Industrial markets. Scapa has a global footprint, with production sites in Asia, Europe and the US.

Our worldwide service and supply chain capabilities place us in an excellent position to partner with global customers. We are focused on sustainable growth and innovation, improving the solutions for our customers by applying our knowledge and expertise in advanced material technology and process solutions.

Scapa has a strong Board which is focussed on driving its strategy to develop the Group's position through two distinct and separate businesses: Healthcare and Industrial, each with its own focus and strategy.
An opportunity has now arisen for an individual to join our business in the role of Company Secretary and General Counsel. As well as providing support to the Board, the successful candidate will also act as a member of the Executive Team and play a pivotal role in developing and driving Group strategy.
Primarily reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the role will focus on:

- Legal: Providing comprehensive strategic legal advice on a wide range of commercial, contractual and corporate legal issues. You will also manage the company's relationships with its external legal advisers
- Company Secretarial: A wide range of work including facilitating and attending all Board and Committee meetings, shareholder communication; production of the annual report and fulfilling all stock exchange obligations;
- Governance: Implementation of compliance and risk programmes that will ensure the company complies with all its legal and regulatory obligations including the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Listing Rules and other regulations;
- Management: Managing a team of two comprising an Assistant Company Secretary and senior legal counsel.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have a strong commercial, corporate law or company secretarial background and be used to working at a senior level in a hands-on, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment possibly in the manufacturing sector. Whether currently working in-house or in private practice what is of prime importance is that you are able to convey pragmatism, real commercial and business acumen and provide an encompassing company secretarial support function.

The successful candidate must be a motivated individual, capable of dealing with a strong management culture and able to turn their hands to a wide variety of matters from assisting with acquisitions to dealing with all Group litigation and Group insurance.

Some degree of international travel should be expected.

This is a unique and high profile role to join Scapa PLC as it heads towards further growth. On offer is a market leading package, including car allowance, bonus, long term incentive plan, pension scheme and family healthcare.

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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