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Corporate Governance Research and Advisory Specialist

Corporate Governance Research and Advisory Specialist

Title                  :           Corporate Governance Research and Advisory Specialist

Area                 :           Sandton

Salary               :           R600k-R800k (pending on exp)

Job Purpose

The job purpose of the to create and maintain members and clients.

Senior Manager: Corporate Governance Research and Advisory Specialist, is governance thought leadership and research; and provide governance advisory services to the company


Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Providing a central source of guidance and advice to the company members on matters of corporate law and governance
  • Performing, overseeing and growing Corporate Governance Advisory Services
  • Compiling, reviewing and maintaining company thought leadership and research publications
  • Writing and publishing regular topical legal/governance articles
  • Performing client presentations and other speaking engagements
  • Representing the company on selected Forums and Committees and providing relevant technical input
  • Providing internal legal support to the company where necessary (contract reviews and general assistance)
  • Promoting of company and services to all potential clients / members
  • Internal reporting on department financial and delivery performance

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Law, preferably post graduate with company law and/or governance related
  • Admitted attorney
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification relevant experience
  • Management level experience – project management and staff or department oversight
  • Sound knowledge of the Companies Act (2008)
  • Knowledge of the King Reports on Corporate Governance preferable
  • Experience in research and drafting of guidance notes, reports, papers and articles
  • Corporate/commercial law consulting and advisory
  • Member queries or professional body experience will be advantageous
  • Providing commentary on proposed legislation and regulation changes
  • Project Management
  • Contracts Management
  • Business writing and reporting (budgets, forecasts, monthly department reporting to Manco and Exco)

Skills and Attributes

  • High energy level
  • Professional image
  • Attention to detail is paramount
  • Ability to interact at board and executive level
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects – i.e. good project management skills with little to no supervision
  • Ability to multi-task on various projects – i.e. good time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to articulate concepts accurately both in writing and verbally in English
  • Enquiring mind to innovate
  • Solution orientated demeanour i.e. ability to logically apply one’s mind to the issue and find a practical solution or outcome
  • Agile, available and responsive
  • Excellent customer service and work ethic
  • Good Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Presentation skills


  • Salary 600 – 800 CTC based on experience and meeting job requirements
  • AA candidates only


To apply for this position,   please email your Word CV to and include the following  info:

  • Head and shoulders photo
  • Current cost to company
  • Expected cost to company
  • Notice period