Are you ready to start your career in a rapidly progressing company with service at the heart of everything we do? Then you’ve come to the right place.

We are GC Partners and we are a specialist financial exchange company. We help Private and Corporate clients move their money at the best rate, using our 20 years of experience, our bespoke technology and dedication to customer service. We have 6 offices around the globe including Hong Kong and Dubai, with further expansion in the future.

Job Purpose Person Specification

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Legal and Company Secretary to join our team in London (hybrid working). This role is crucial in ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements while also providing administrative support to the company’s board of directors and executive team.

Person Specification

We are looking for:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confident candidate who can hit the ground running and can build key relationships across the business.
  • Able to deal with sensitive data and confidential information.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Legal Compliance: Ensure the company operates within legal guidelines and laws, including drafting and reviewing legal documents, contracts, and agreements.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up to date with regulatory changes and advise the company on compliance requirements.
  • Corporate Governance: Support the board of directors in organising meetings, preparing agendas, and taking minutes. Ensure compliance with corporate governance principles and regulations.
  • Shareholder Relations: Manage communication with shareholders, including handling queries, preparing reports, and organising shareholder meetings.
  • Company Secretarial Duties: Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors, and shareholders. Ensure compliance with company law requirements.
  • Risk Management: Identify legal risks and propose solutions to mitigate them. Develop and implement risk management strategies.
  • Contract Management: Oversee contract administration processes, including negotiation, drafting, and execution of contracts.
  • Intellectual Property: Manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio, including trademarks, patents, and copyrights.
  • Dispute Resolution: Assist in resolving legal disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Training and Education: Provide legal guidance and training to employees on relevant legal and compliance matters.

Qualification & Experience

  • Degree in Law (or equivalent)
  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel or Company Secretary, preferably in a corporate environment.
  • Previous work experience in financial organisation (desirable)
  • In-depth knowledge of UK company law, compliance regulations, and governance principles.
  • Exceptional level of accuracy/attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency in legal research and drafting legal documents.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & TEAMS

Benefits of working at GC Partners

  • Workplace pension – employer contributions
  • 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • A truly global business with opportunities for growth
  • Plus additional benefits

Equal Opportunities

At GC Partners, we value diversity and inclusivity. We believe in celebrating our differences, no matter what that looks like. Join us in creating a workplace where everyone can thrive.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and each applicant is given fair consideration throughout the recruitment process.

If you’re interested in joining the GC team, please apply through this link.

Please be aware that due to the volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to all applications.