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MHA Recruitment

Manningham Housing Association is a registered provider meeting the needs of the diverse communities of Bradford and Keighley. To deliver the best services we need the best people.

Equal opportunities and Diversity

Manningham Housing Association is an equal opportunities employer and we are glad to receive applications from anyone. We are committed to providing employment opportunities on a fair basis to everyone and applications for jobs are welcome from all people. This is irrespective of age, gender reassignment, disability, marriage and civil partnerships, marital status, nationality, race, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

Current placements

Assistant Company Secretary
Manningham Housing Association - City Centre, Bradford, West Yorkshire
◆ 28k per annum pro rata ◆ Permanent ◆ Hours: Flexible 27-35 per week

About this job

We are looking for a high calibre Assistant Company Secretary to join us in this newly created position. Reporting to the Chief Executive and working closely with the new Director of Finance/Company Secretary, your duties will include ensuring that we meet our extensive governance responsibilities, as well as organising and servicing board and committee meetings. This includes ensuring that all standing orders, policies and procedures around governance are met. The ideal successful candidate will have experience of being a company secretarial/governance professional, experienced in servicing meetings, and with high level skills, abilities and credibility. If you're looking for a 'step-up' in your career, within a challenging but rewarding environment, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.


  • Provide a specialist Assistant Company Secretary resource to assist the organisation in meeting its regulatory, statutory, governance and compliance responsibilities.
  • Ensure the effective servicing of the MHA Board, Committees and associated meetings.
  • Planning meetings, preparing agenda, collating papers and ensuring their timely distribution, attending meetings, preparing and typing up of accurate and comprehensive minutes and following up the action plan.
  • Ensure compliance with the code of conduct, statutory requirements, standing orders, financial regulations and governance best practice.

Experience and qualifications

  • Experienced company secretarial professional with a minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar or comparable role;
  • Although not essential being ICSA part/fully qualified would be a distinct advantage;
  • Educated to 'A' level standard as a minimum or equivalent.

Personal qualities and behaviours

  • Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong prioritisation skills;
  • Advanced skills in MS word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

If you think you have the necessary skills and attributes for this role then download the documents from the links below, complete the application form and email it back to us.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 July 2017 at 12 Noon.

We do not accept CVs.

Applicants must complete a Manningham Housing Association's application form and email it back to us.

For full details of the job please download the documents from the links below:

  1. Advert - Assistant Company Secretary
  2. JD - Assistant Company Secretary
  3. Application Form - Assistant Company Secretary
  4. Expectations of our Colleagues
  5. Expectations of our Leaders
  6. Structure Charts

For full details of the job please download the documents from and then email back the completed application form to the email address: by the closing date.

Job Details

Manningham Housing Association

Job Title

Assistant Company Secretary (1 vacancy)

Job Purpose

To support the Chief Executive, Director of Finance/Company Secretary in meeting our extensive governance responsibilities. These include the regulatory governance and compliance responsibilities, ensuring that all standing orders, policies and procedures around governance are met. To service the Board and Committees and ensure that all governance policies are up to date and complied with and all Members receive high standards of support; training and administration.

Based at

City Centre, Bradford

Responsible to

Chief Executive Officer


Flexible: 27-35 hrs per week to be agreed with successful candidate


£28,000 per annum pro rata (based on 37 hours full time hours)

The successful candidate will have a passion for delivering a first class service to our customers. We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. However we particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented in this service in our workforce.

Data Protection

MHA will treat any personal information (that is data from which you can be identified, such as your name, address, e-mail address etc.) that you provide to us, or that we obtain from you, in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.