London, Farringdon
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Brand:
23 (Entain)

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 30+ well-known brands and over 29,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together.

Our vision is to be the world number one in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Deputy Company Secretary, this role will support the Board and ensure that the company meets its responsibilities under the UK Listing Rules and UK Corporate Governance Code as well as maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. This role involves providing advice to the Entain plc Board and Executive Committee on corporate governance matters and best practice as well as assisting with the end-to-end governance processes for the Board and Board committee meetings, supporting the Group’s subsidiary companies’ programme and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory filings.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of agendas, papers, and minutes for Board meetings and Board committee meetings.
  • Attend Board and committee meetings, ensuring accurate minute-taking and timely distribution of minutes.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of Board and committee decisions and actions, following up on action items to ensure completion.
  • Support the induction and ongoing training of directors, ensuring they are informed about their duties, responsibilities, and the company’s operations.
  • Support the Group Company Secretary in ensuring the company’s compliance with UK Listing Rules, DTR requirements (including the drafting of market announcements), the UK Corporate Governance Code, Company Law and other relevant regulations.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and review of corporate governance policies and procedures.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Board and senior management on corporate governance matters.
  • Support the Group Company Secretary with the drafting of corporate governance disclosures in the Annual Report & Accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of statutory returns and filings to Companies House and other regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure that the company’s statutory registers and records are maintained accurately and up to date.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Company Secretary to simplify the corporate structure and ensure mandatory data is accurately maintained in the Company’s corporate database.
  • Support the management of the company’s compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), including insider lists and the disclosure of inside information.
  • Assist in the planning and organisation of the AGM, including the preparation of notices, resolutions, and other relevant documentation.
  • Coordinate logistics for the AGM, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Support the management of shareholder communications and engagement.
  • Assist in the management of shareholder records and communications, ensuring accurate and timely responses to shareholder queries.
  • Liaise with registrars and other service providers to ensure efficient and effective shareholder services.
Key skills & qualifications:
  • Demonstrable experience in a company secretarial or governance role within a UK listed company, preferably a FTSE 100 company.
  • Qualified Chartered Company Secretary (preferred), (ICSA/CGI) or equivalent legal qualification.
  • Strong knowledge of UK company law, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce clear and concise reports and minutes.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with directors, senior management, and external stakeholders.
  • High ethical standards and integrity, with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information appropriately.
  • Proficiency in using governance and compliance software and tools.

Personal Attributes:

  • Proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborative and team-oriented, with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to provide sound advice and recommendations.

Diversity and equal opportunities:

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong.

Where appropriate, we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure the application process and role is fair for all candidates.

We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work.

Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference.

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent globally, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our sector. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at Entain feels valued, respected and included. Inclusion is embedded in everything we do, because we know when we feel respected and heard, we do our best work. Sustainability drives everything we do, and doing what’s right is one of our core values. Diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities. We are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.