Corporate Secretary

  • Employer MPA Group of Companies
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline N/A

Job Title Corporate Secretary
Employer Music Publishers Association Group of Companies – MPA, MCPS, PMLL
Status Full-time

Holiday entitlement
25 days in each calendar year, including three days which must be taken during the period for which the office is closed between Christmas & New Year

£40k – £45k per annum

Reporting to
Chief Operating Officer (COO)


 Board and Committee administration:

  • Manage and prepare the corporate calendars for the MPA Group of Companies (MPA, MCPS and PMLL) incorporating meeting and event schedules in liaison with the chairs of each Board/Committee and subsidiary and sister organisations.
  • Collate agendas and meeting papers in conjunction with relevant Chair and MPA Group team member.
  • Book and liaise with any guests and observers attending meetings.
  • Take minutes for Board and Committee meetings, including but not limited to MPA Board, MCPS Board, PMLL Board, Pop Music Publishers Committee, Classical & Print Music Publishers Committee, Public Affairs & Governance Committee, and Training & Education Committee, in all cases drafting them promptly and succinctly including clear action points and distributing appropriately.
  • Assisting the CEO and relevant MPA team/Board member with completion of action points.
  • Ensuring information flows effectively within the board (or governing body) and with and between board committees, and between non-executive directors and management.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and induction of directors.
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure that the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and acting accordingly.


  • Ensure all relevant Board Governance procedures are adhered to.
  • Oversee the MPA Group Companies annual Board elections in association with our external electoral providers.
  • Advising the board on all governance matters.
  • Ensure the smooth administration of the company.
  • Develop, implement, communicate and maintain governance, risk and compliance policies, processes and procedures.


  • Support the COO on all Risk matters.
  • Advise the Senior Management Team on Risk Management.
  • Maintain and manage the Risk Register.

Health & Safety

  • Responsible for Health and Safety for the organisation.
  • Ensure appropriate policies are in place.
  • Ensure appropriate actions are taken to maintain a safe working space for staff and at MPA led events.

  Person spec

  • Has an interest in or knowledge of company law and/or governance.
  • Efficient and very experienced in the role and responsibilities of multiple meeting coordination, minute taking, paper organisation and personnel support in relation to the aforementioned.
  • Highly organised, flexible and pro-active; able to multi-task and demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Articulate and able to liaise and influence at all levels – within the team, with Board Directors and external contacts ranging from service providers to politicians and heads of business.
  • Can write clearly and concisely.
  • Calm under pressure, approachable and pragmatic, able to motivate and be a central point of stability and support for the team. 
  • Is trustworthy, keeping confidential information confidential.
  • A qualified Company Secretary or being studying for a qualification with The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland.
  • Experience in the music industry, ideally music publishing and familiarities with inter-industry relations (desirable).
  • Computer proficient (MS Office suite particularly).

Equality & Diversity
The Music Publishers Association is a signatory to the Equality & Diversity Charter for Music and strives to be a fair and inclusive employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and appoint on merit.

Please send all CV’s to [email protected] for consideration.

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