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Company Secretary Nigeria
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Pay band: 8 (Locally engaged contract) /Post Duration: Indefinite / Eligibility: Pre-existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Lagos / Deadline for application: 1 May 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council Nigeria has a new opportunity for a Company Secretary to support the legal function in the organisation.  

The Role:
Company Secretary Nigeria

The Role Purpose:

To ensure that the British Council complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements of Nigeria, and with corporate requirements related to corporate governance and information management.

The role holder will provide legal advice and specialist support in ensuring timely availability of reports, minutes, records of decisions, analytics and business plans; and coordinate for smooth functioning of the Country Directorate.

The post-holder will be an active member of the Nigeria Senior Leadership Team (SLT), coordinate SLT meetings, engage with key stakeholders and act as a first point of contact for decisions and activity related to governance.

Role Requirements:

  • Graduate level education - Degree
  • Legal Practitioner
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role or relevant legal field
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or similar organisation
  • Advanced working ability of MS Office
  • Experience of working across matrix structure to drive and deliver a substantial agenda advantageous
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and experience of managing senior stakeholders and partners


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Company Secretary Nigeria - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 1 May 2019 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.


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