Assistant Company Secretary, Dublin

Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role: Assistant Company Secretary


Location: Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (Hybrid Remote)


This role is being offered on a permanent, full-time basis.


Do you like working in a fast-paced dynamic environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to further develop your career in a highly motivated and energised team?


About the role:

This is an ideal position for a motivated individual, who is passionate about enabling best in class corporate governance standards in a listed financial services environment, delivering value to our key stakeholders whilst working in a collaborative team.


The Corporate Governance Team, which is part of the Legal and Corporate Governance function, ensures there is a simple, efficient, and compliant corporate governance structure in place to support the Group. We provide secretariat support and corporate governance advice to the Executive Committee, Board Audit and Risk Committees, as well as the Board advisory Committees. We drive and monitor compliance with legal and regulatory corporate governance requirements, including the CBI Corporate Governance Requirements for Credit Institutions, the UK Corporate Governance Code, relevant EBA requirements and Related Party Lending Obligations.


This role requires initiative, attention to detail and excellent communication skills. You will also need to effectively manage relationships, to work with senior executives and Directors, and be able to learn and adapt quickly.


Key Responsibilities Include:


  • Leading an effective team to ensure delivery of the highest professional standards in service and support to the relevant Board Committees and Executive Committees of AIB Group.
  • Providing leadership, mentorship, and support to other team members to develop their corporate governance knowledge and experience as appropriate.
  • Acting as Committee Secretary to relevant Board and Executive Sub Committees.
  • Understanding our corporate governance obligations on a continuous basis and ensuring an appropriate framework is in place to meet these objectives.
  • Building trust with our key stakeholders, by working with them to understand their needs and by delivering on our commitments in the most efficient way possible.
  • Leading out on and support the delivery of strategic initiatives that may arise from time to time across the Team.
  • Work with the Corporate Governance Team in fulfilling the broader accountabilities of the function in an enhanced controlled environment.


What you will bring:


  1. Minimum 8 years’ experience working in a corporate governance or company secretarial role in the recent past, or in an assurance, audit, finance or risk function, with a broad understanding of AIB’s core businesses and operations.
  2. Experience of working in a regulated financial services environment and/or experience gained within a listed company would be advantageous.
  3. Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with proven confidence and ability to influence stakeholders.  
  4. Ability to work efficiently under pressure, in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities with tight deadlines.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve shared objectives.  
  6. A relevant  business or accounting qualification desirable. Part qualified or ICSA qualified would also be an advantage.


Life at AIB


At AIB, we have a clear purpose - empowering people to build a sustainable future. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. That goes for our employees too.

We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.


We are committed to offering our colleagues choice and flexibility in how we work and live.  Our hybrid working model enables our people to balance their time between working from home and their designated office, subject to their role, the needs of our customers and business requirements.  More details on our hybrid working arrangements and expected office attendance for your role will be provided to you during the recruitment process.


AIB is an equal opportunities employer, and we pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard for Diversity and Inclusion. We work to ensure that AIB is a place where diversity is welcome, everyone can thrive, and inclusion is a universal experience.  Our working environment is one in which talented individuals of all backgrounds can realise their full potential, enjoying rewarding careers in the service of our customers.


If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information or have any special requirements or needs that would support you during the recruitment process then please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at



By when?  Closing date is Wednesday 29th May 2024



Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.


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