Professional/Chartered Company Secretaries

Chartered company secretaries and governance professionals ensure companies conform to relevant legal, statutory and financial requirements and monitors standards of corporate governance.


New workers

New workers start around £26,102. Normal pay is £45,091 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £76,055.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 4,365 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Oversees various administrative functions such as the pensions and insurance cover of employees, health and safety, auditing and estate management.

  • Maintains registers of shareholders and administers share options schemes and payment of dividends.

  • Submits companies information to Companies House and the Stock Exchange.

  • Produces registers of shareholders, annual company reports.

  • Advises on the company's legal responsibilities and relevant regulations and liaises with external regulators, auditors, lawyers and other professionals.

  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.

  • Coordinates governances meetings, such as board and annual general meetings, writes minutes and resolutions.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Compliance Management

  • Auditing

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Financial Services

  • Finance

  • Project Management

  • Risk Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Internal Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Governance

  • Influencing Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.