Head of Legal

gamigo AG
Aug 31, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

Future plc is an international publishing and media group, and a leading digital business. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have offices in London, Bath, Newport, New York and Sydney.

At Future we believe in teamwork that transcends location. Future is a global platform for specialist media with scalable, diversified brands. We strive to create fans of our brands by giving them a place where they want to spend their time, where they go to meet their needs; continuing to create loyal communities. We are expanding our global reach through organic growth, acquisitions and strategic partnerships while diversifying our monetisation models to create significant revenue streams.

What you'll be doing

The Legal Team currently consists of four solicitors, a trainee solicitor and two paralegals. You will be working with the Head of Legal on a variety of legal issues relating to Future plc and its group companies. You will primarily be responsible for the provision of legal advice on a broad range of commercial and IP matters, as well as advising all levels of management on legal issues affecting Future's businesses in the UK, US and Australia.

You will be providing legal advice and support on commercial contracts, disputes, protecting Future's intellectual property assets and data protection, as well as promoting legal risk management. No two days are the same!

Experience that will put you ahead of the curve

We envisage that a lawyer with a minimum of 5 years' PQE will have the relevant skills and experience for this position, however, this is a guide only and we are happy to consider applicants who fall outside of this PQE range but have other appropriate experience.

  • Background in commercial, IP and data protection law and/or advising on a broad range of commercial issues.
  • In–house and/or corporate experience (particularly in the financial services sector) welcome but not essential.
  • A flexible approach with the ability to work individually, but also collaborate and work well with colleagues, both within the Legal/Finance team and across the company as a whole.
  • Comfortable working in a constantly changing environment.
  • Seen as reliable, trustworthy and dedicated.
  • Commercially focused, attuned to achieving business needs whilst ultimately managing legal risk; a strategic thinker who looks at the wider issues in proposing commercial solutions.
  • Clearly expresses complex ideas and information, using appropriate styles and approaches for different audiences.
  • Exceptionally well organised and able to juggle multiple tasks. Prioritises work in line with changing business needs.
  • Self–motivated and resilient.

What's in it for you

We have a number of awesome perks available to our staff. We offer huge opportunities to learn and develop, whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues. We have a fantastic culture where we really do care about our people and want everyone to succeed. Varied roles mean you're not pigeonholed in to one finite area but get the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experience

And to top it all off, not only do we offer unlimited holiday because we trust you to manage your workload and time but we also offer a share in our success whereby every member of staff joins our profit pool bonus scheme.

Internal Job Family Level P3

Please note, the salary for this position is up to GBP80,000

Who are we

We're Future. We're 3000+ colleagues over 250+ brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We've got ambitious plans that build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities and we're looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

Want to know more

Our Future, Our Responsibility – Inclusion and Diversity at Future

We have a voice and we're going to use it. We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do. We're an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process is free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respecting of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values and employees – current and future – are treated with respect and fairness. Find out more about Our Future, Our Responsibility on our website.