Head of Legal

May 17, 2024
Jun 14, 2024
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

HeliosX is one of the world's fastest growing HealthTech companies. We're committed to improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare for everyone. In 2013, our Founder Dwayne D'Souza recognised the need for prescription healthcare to catch up with other industries by taking advantage of technological innovations – to enable rapid delivery of medications and improved customer convenience. Since our founding, we've been entirely bootstrapped – we achieved product–market fit and profitability without ANY external funding whatsoever.

Our mission is to help people across the world get the medications they need, faster. Through our sites and platforms, customers can conveniently access prescription medications and treatments to treat a range of health problems, as well as purchase clinical–grade, personalised skincare. We have dedicated in–house clinical teams authorised to prescribe medications, and we own a pharma business capable of manufacturing many of the medicines and skincare products we provide. We're an in–house, Direct–To–Consumer (D2C) proposition all the way down – and we're passionate about that approach.

Our revenue reached a record $76 million USD last year, with unprecedented 32% year–on–year growth. With a 40% year–on–year growth target for 2024, it's an exciting time to be part of the HeliosX journey. Come and help in making access to medication quicker and easier than ever before in human history!

The opportunity:

HeliosX is looking to hire its first ever in–house Head of Legal. The ultimate objective of the role is to safeguard the company's interests and ensure our strategy is informed by a clear understanding of regulatory/compliance risk and opportunity through strategic, results orientated legal advice. We are seeking an experienced candidate, motivated by the challenge of helping to establish an in–house legal function in an internationally scaling business.

This is a full time, permanent role with hybrid working. You will be expected on site in our offices in Central London twice per week, with the rest of the time spent working from home.

What you'll be doing:

  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and counsel to the CEO, executive team, and all departments on matters including: contract negotiation/review, ecommerce compliance, telehealth/pharmaceutical regulation, intellectual property, corporate law (fundraising, M&A, etc.), corporate governance, and risk management and mitigation strategy
  • Stay up–to–date on legal developments impacting ecommerce and healthcare businesses in the UK, US and EU
  • Lead and manage the day–to–day operations of the new Legal department; grow the Legal team to meet the needs of the business as it expands
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of legal agreements
  • Brief and manage external legal relationships with law firms and other advisors
  • Proactively identify legal risks and implement strategies to mitigate them
  • Oversee legal aspects of significant corporate transactions (acquisitions, corporate finance, treasury)
  • Lead on regulatory and compliance projects, drawing on the experience of cross functional peers and external experts
  • Own statutory healthcare and pharmaceutical compliance reporting for the group and act as a conduit for all formal communication to regulatory agencies and institutions
  • Own all Company secretarial requirements, including providing board governance support for formal resolutions and documentation

Who you are:

  • Solicitor with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a relevant senior legal role or appropriate focus in private practice (preferably within healthtech/ecommerce sectors)
  • Strong working understanding of international ecommerce legal themes and regulations
  • Demonstrable experience working with commercial peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Proven track record of providing clear, concise, and commercially–focused legal advice
  • Excellent negotiation and contract drafting skills
  • Experience in managing relationships with external legal partners
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with a wide array of stakeholders
  • Ability to summarise and translate complex legal matters and language into plain English
  • Proactive and results–oriented approach, exercising solid judgement around when to seek expert support vs. being pragmatic

Why work with us?

At HeliosX, we want to improve healthcare for everyone, and to do this we need a team of brilliant people who share that ambition. We are currently a diverse team of engineers, scientists, clinical researchers, physicians, pharmacists, marketeers, and customer care specialists committed to our mission – but we need more talented folks to join us, if we want to achieve our global ambitions!

Aside from working with our all–star team, here are the other benefits of coming on board:

  • Generous equity allocations with significant upside potential
  • 25 Days Holiday (+ all the usual Bank Holidays)
  • Private health insurance, along with extra dental and eye care cover
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle–to–work Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Free Dermatica and MedExpress products every month, as well as family discounts
  • Home office allowance
  • Access to a Headspace subscription, discounted gym memberships, and a learning and development budget (alongside a free Kindle and audible subscription)
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