Head of Legal

Yapily Limited
Apr 16, 2024
May 14, 2024
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

We are looking for a proactive and experienced UK qualified Head of Legal professional with excellent experience in a regulated financial services environment.

You will lead our Legal function and act as our Head of Legal ( need to ad lib here )

You will be a subject matter expert, highly collaborative and solutions focused. You are comfortable designing and implementing frameworks and operational procedures to support effective legal compliance.

You are an inspiring leader and communicate effectively to promote an environment that truly understands the business and other benefits of effective regulatory compliance. You are results–oriented and energised by change. You will help to foster a collaborative and fun "can do" mindset across the teams you support.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and coordination on compliance, risk, governance and legal matters.
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements including customer contracts, outsourcing services agreements, referral agreements, and other customer and supplier legal documentation.
  • Providing prompt, effective and commercial legal guidance in many areas of commercial activity such as privacy/data protection, corporate governance, intellectual property and payment services regulation.
  • Maximise cross functional collaboration and communication so we are not reinventing wheels
  • Managing external legal partners as needed.
  • Developing precedents and streamlining processes to help improve efficiency of legal support
  • Training teams in the business on key commercial and legal risks that could arise in the opening banking space.
  • Drafting and inputting into policies to make sure we conduct our business safely and in line with legal and regulatory best practice.
  • Provide day–to–day support and guidance to other business functions on any legal issues that may arise.
  • Work closely with other teams (e.g. the Product, Commercial and HR teams) to support and provide guidance on legal queries.


  • You should have wide–ranging commercial legal experience with significant financial services exposure, including a deep understanding of commercial contracts, ( MSA"s, customer supplier, outsourcing etc), experience in regulatory issues, IP, privacy, corporate governance, and experience working with large financial services institutions
  • You love innovation – it's wired into your DNA.
  • You have exceptionally high integrity. You'll treat all interactions with the confidentiality, sensitivity and diplomacy they deserve.
  • You're commercially minded – you understand how effective risk management and regulatory compliance can positively impact our products, services and wider business
  • You think outside of the box and are pragmatic. You will bring in and iterate on the experience, skills and knowledge of best practice that you have seen elsewhere. You are always looking for better and cost effective ways to do things.
  • You have aligned experience. You have worked in a fast past financial services environment before.
  • You have designed, operationalised and right sized processes to ensure effective risk management and regulatory compliance
  • You are driven and curious. You ask questions and you strive to understand.
  • You understand that your stakeholders will have different strengths. You're happy to learn from them and to share your expertise.
  • You enjoy solving problems. You don't get flustered easily. You're comfortable managing your time and can be counted on to skilfully handle issues.
  • You understand the importance of attention to detail and ensuring quality outputs. Everything you produce is of high quality.
  • You have a can–do approach. You think on your feet. Switching up tasks and juggling multiple priorities comes naturally to you.
  • 25 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays)
  • We also offer an additional one days holiday after 1 years service up to the value of 5 days over 5 years
  • We're serious about work/life balance and operate hybrid working, giving you the flexibility to work from home, working from our amazing office space or work abroad for up to 30 days per year – Nomad Working
  • We offer enhanced Paternity and Maternity leave
  • Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance through BUPA
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Comprehensive and tailored mental health support through an award winning provider
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • GBP200 annual Learning and Personal Development budget
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Access to many discounts through the Yapily Benefits Hub
  • Employee Referral Scheme which offers GBP1000 per employee referral
  • Team Activities – we have a monthly social budget to support getting together over pizza
  • Daily snacks provided in the office.
  • Dog Friendly Office