Analyst, Board Management and Governance

London, United Kingdom
24 May 2023
03 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Act as secretary support to the EMEA Board and non-executive committees. Reporting to the Head of EMEA Corporate Governance and forming part of the EMEA Governance and Oversight function ("G&O"), the role involves responsibility for all aspects of governance, including for example:
  • Proactively manage all governance aspects, through the planning and setting of Board/Committee meeting agendas in consultation with EMEA Head of Governance, Executive management and Board members.
  • Maintain the annual Board calendar, ensuring all requisite updates take place consistent with local regulatory requirements and BlackRock standards and practices.
  • Collate and distribute Board/Committee materials.
  • Attend and present at Board/Committee meetings.
  • Take minutes during Board/Committee meetings.
  • Oversee the recording and resolution of all action items from Board/Committee meetings.
  • Co-ordinate the Board annual self-evaluation process and maintain actions arising therefrom.
  • Arrange "Non-Executive Director" briefing and training sessions on relevant topics during the period, including those identified during the annual Board self-evaluation and those required under regulation and BlackRock governance standards.
  • Ensure and maintain the strong governance and control framework in place by adherence to all regulatory and statutory obligations.
  • Ensure that governance documents and local procedures are maintained to reflect arrangements and activities and that these are approved by the respective Board. These will include terms of reference of the Board and Committees, governing documents and any local governance procedures required by law.
  • Participate in corporate restructuring projects from a company secretarial perspective,
  • Review and respond to general governance and corporate enquiries within BlackRock.
  • As part of the broader G&O team, contribute to the development and implementation of the EMEA governance vision.
  • Ensuring Client Due Diligence, On boarding and KYC Compliance for BlackRock's regulated investment management entities.
  • Maintenance of our legal entities in the entity database.
  • Board pack compilation using board book software.

  • Four or more years' relevant experience gained either in-house in regulated financial services or experience working with regulated financial services entities in a professional services firm in governance, with experience of standard company secretarial practices and/or a related discipline, such as legal, compliance or audit;
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgement; and
  • Perform diverse and complex tasks with accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of Diligent Board books and entities (or similar) useful, but not essential.

  • Educated to degree or post-graduate level
  • Ideally a qualification in governance such as a company secretary; or
  • A relevant professional qualification, such as law or accountancy

Key personal attributes will also include:
  • Desire to work in a high-energy environment with a dedicated commitment to excellence and delivering impact
  • Having a high degree of motivation and self-starting, with a strong ability to multi-task
  • A commitment to completion and delivery; and
  • Intellectual curiosity is advantageous as it is necessary to understand wide-ranging and demanding topics

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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