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Legal Counsel - London - Up to £100k + Benefits - perfect hybrid role for RTW Parent

WagestreamTalent · 13/09/2022 12:37

Hi Mumsnet Members!

An opportunity for a qualified solicitor has come up at my work and I'm super excited to share with you all as it would be an amazing opportunity for someone returning to the workforce OR looking for a flexible hybrid role based in (or near) London!

I work for a Social Impact tech scale up called Wagestream - it's like a tech-for-good platform but... BETTER. We are empowering frontline workers by giving them power over their pay, access to financial wellbeing tools and providing financial coaching and education!

I won't post the full job advert here (link at the bottom!) as it's quite long, but here are the top line points:

The Opportunity:
We are looking for a solicitor qualified in England and Wales to join us as an in-house Legal Counsel to support the Global Head of Legal in managing the legal risks the business faces. The role will involve commercial legal advisory services across our entire UK business with an emphasis on privacy. There will also likely be opportunities to work on matters in the other jurisdictions in which we are based (currently US, Spain, Ireland and Australia).

The Team:
You’ll report to our Global Head of Legal but you’ll be working collaboratively across all teams in the UK business, particularly: sales, product, privacy, risk and compliance. The Legal Team currently comprises the Global Head of Legal (based in London) and the Head of Legal and Compliance, Americas (based in Washington D.C.).

What will you be doing?:
General commercial legal work including providing advice on privacy related matters;
-Taking the lead on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts.
-Managing and maintaining the app and website terms of use and privacy notices etc.;
-Advising on new product launches from a legal and privacy perspective;
-Developing and maintaining effective contract processes, contract management and precedent agreements and all relevant user documentation.

What experience might you have?

We’d love to talk to you if you:

-have demonstrable post qualification experience gained in, or advising, a high-growth technology firm;
-have experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (particularly client, partnership and supplier contracts) and drafting and maintaining website and app terms;
-have experience of privacy related issues;
-have experience of regulation; including lending and payments, and a strong grasp of commercial matters;
-are able to explain legal issues in clear terms that are easily understood;
-The ability to establish rapport easily both internally and externally and have excellent communication skills;
-have low ego and are willing to do whatever tasks are needed to help make the Legal Team specifically and Wagestream generally a global success.

But, don’t worry if you don’t have all of the experience at this stage… if you’re close and keen to “roll your sleeves up” and learn we would still like to have a conversation with you!

Working Policy:
We operate a hybrid policy with a requirement of at least 2 days a week in the office

From £80,000 to £100,000 + Equity + Benefits

A £250 "home office allowance" to buy anything to get your home office comfortable
State of the art, brand new equipment - from Apple MacBook Pros, 34" curved monitors and Wagestream Swag!
We'll help you manage your busy lifestyle with flexible working opportunities; most of the team work "core hours" to allow touchpoints with their team, but we also make sure you have the time to pick the kids up at 3pm, or go for that mid-morning run to boost your productivity. We want you to have the best of both worlds
We offer 25 days annual leave in addition to public holidays (up to 5 day rollover), as well as flexible time off allowances for any ad-hoc childcare/family/caring needs
We offer 12 weeks paid maternity leave and up to 4 weeks paid paternity leave for employees with over 12 months service
We want to invest in you financially, so we have a pension scheme with Aviva
If you love cycling as much as we do, keep yourself physically fit with our Evans Cycles Ride to Work scheme
And after a long weeks' work, join us in undoing it all - with membership to The Wine Society. (They also do gin and beer!)
We want everyone to achieve "zen mastery" with a free subscription to Calm — work can be stressful and we want to help you switch off
And the best benefit of all... Free access to the Wagestream service - naturally

Please see the full job advert here and click apply!

We can't wait to speak to you!

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