Policy and Committee Governance Administrator

Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.

Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

About the department

The Investment Vector Governance team, within the Investment Vector COO division, have responsibility for establishing and maintaining the policy governance and committee framework for the Investment Vector. This framework is critical in ensuring and evidencing that the activities being performed within the business are controlled and governed within expected standards. 

About the role

As the Policy and Committee Governance Administrator you will get the opportunity to act as an Associate supporting the Head of Investment Vector Policy and Committee Governance to ensure that the framework meets all relevant regulatory requirements and internal governance standards.

Within this role you will need strong a strong attention to detail and will get the opportunity to work with senior stakeholders across abrdn. You will get to ensure high quality administration of committees to facilitate their operation in an efficient, effective and robust manner, and ensure they  meet all relevant regulatory requirements and internal governance standards

Key responsibilities

  • Update terms of reference, prepare agendas, draft papers, prepare committee packs, coordinate  committee meetings and draft  committee minutes

  • Support the Head of Investment Vector Policy and Committee Governance with the management of the policy framework; as required.

  • Support and help facilitate the effective communication of the framework across all global operations within the Investment Vector

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from across the team, division and vector to ensure that the governance framework is operating efficiently and effectively

About the candidate requirements

  • Experience in an administrative support environment; ideally with either a legal or company secretarial background but not essential as training will be provided.  Experience of attending Board Meetings, providing hands on support  incl: preparing agendas, preparing board/committee packs, coordinating board and/or board committee meetings, drafting board and/or board committee minutes

  • Evidence of a proactive and strategic working style, able to anticipate and manage issues effectively

  • Experience of managing a varied and demanding workload across functional projects

  • Effective communicator (written and oral) and attention to detail.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. Therefore, if you have a disability and would like to apply to one of our UK roles under the Disability Confident Scheme, please notify us by completing the relevant section in our candidate questionnaire and one of our team will reach out to support you through your application process.

Our benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.

Our business

Enabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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