Senior Legal Counsel

May 27, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

About ZAVA

We're on a mission to provide our patients with healthcare that is accessible and dependable at a fraction of today's cost.

Our team of Doctors, Engineers, Customer Support Advisors, Marketers, Product Managers, UX Designers, Pharmacists, and Commercial & Operations Specialists work collaboratively, to develop and maintain a digital healthcare platform that provides our patients with healthcare that suits their needs & schedules.

The pandemic changed our lives, requiring us to find flexible, remote and innovative healthcare solutions to meet our needs during challenging and changeable periods. Many of our patients turned to telemedicine as a convenient solution to getting their healthcare online from the comfort of their homes. And through delivering a safe and efficient digital healthcare service, we've provided over 8 million consultations across the UK, Germany, France, and Ireland, enabling millions of people with essential access to healthcare when they needed it most.

It's our motivation to continue fulfilling their needs and to expand further to meet the needs of others, ensuring we're always there with the latest tech, treatments and advice. Because we're doing more than providing healthcare, we're enabling & empowering people by making healthcare work for them.

We're here because we care about healthcare and we plan to be the largest digital primary healthcare platform for people across Europe.

About the role

This pivotal role will be the most senior legal person in the organisation, providing legal guidance across multiple jurisdictions, including the UK, Germany, France, and Ireland. Reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), you will serve as the sole legal counsel, collaborating e closely with various departments to ensure legal compliance and mitigate risks.

What can you expect from working with us?

Patient–focused mentality – Care is our fundamental deep–down motivation. We're an organisation full of smart people who care – about patients, about each other, and about doing the right thing. And because of this, we receive great patient reviews
Knowledge Sharing – We're learning all the time (mostly from each other) because we don't work in silos. We talk, teach and ask questions – sharing knowledge so that we can all develop new skills.
Cross–company collaboration – To ensure the legality of our business so our patients receive the best care, you will work closely with our different teams, e.g. Product Development, Content, Finance, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and IT, Customer Support, to guarantee our platform remains compliant with the regulatory requirements.
Trust and autonomy – You'll have the freedom to manage your own schedule where possible and will be trusted to run projects from end–to–end. We also welcome our employees to introduce new tools, experiences and ways of working.
Company–wide benefits – As well as a competitive salary, you'll be offered an annual GBP500 training budget, a team social budget, a bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance as well flexible & remote working.

Day to day the work will encompass:

Legal advisory and strategy:

– Provide sound legal advice to senior leadership on a broad range of legal issues, including corporate, commercial, intellectual property, privacy, marketing and regulatory matters
– Shape ZAVA's legal strategies, manage risk, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations

Contract Management:

– Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including service agreements, collaborations, licensing agreements, and vendor contracts
– Ensure contracts align with ZAVA's goals and minimise legal risks

Corporate Governance:

– Provide guidance on corporate governance matters, including board meetings, corporate policies, and compliance with relevant regulations including filings with the Companies House
– Manage corporate governance documents, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.

Regulatory Compliance:

– Stay current with relevant industry regulations and laws impacting the health tech sector
– Develop and maintain compliance programs to ensure adherence to applicable regulations and standards.
– Take ownership of legal and privacy policies and continue to maintain and update

Intellectual Property:

– Manage the company's intellectual property portfolio, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
– Advise on intellectual property protection strategies and potential infringement risks

Employment, Litigation and Risk Management:

– Identify potential legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate them
– Oversee litigation and employment matters and work with external counsel as necessary.

Privacy and Data Security:

– Manage data protection compliance, ensuring appropriate processes and policies are in place.
– Ability to use OneTrust or similar tools to ensure compliance with data protection across all ZAVA entities.
– Work collaboratively with internal and external advisors in relation to data protection compliance.
– Collaborate with relevant teams to implement and maintain robust data security practices, working closely with IT security to maintain compliance and renewal of certification such as ISO.


– Work closely with finance to ensure appropriate insurance policies are obtained and take part in the renewal process.

For this role you need to be/have:

–Be a qualified lawyer in the England and Wales with at least 4 years experience
– Background in healthcare, healthcare technology, regulatory compliance and data protection
– Experience in legal drafting and negotiation
– Experience managing and leading legal and risk and compliance initiatives
– Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills
– Ability to work in a fast–paced, dynamic environment
– Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem–solving abilities
– Proven knowledge and experience with GDPR/e–privacy

It would also be advantageous to be/have:

– In house experience
– Experiences in e–commerce, marketing and consumer law
– Knowledge of Irish, French or German laws
– Knowledge of the G Suite
– Knowledge of OneTrust or similar tools
– Ability to speak French and/or German

Benefits from the day you join:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday day off
  • Healthcare cash back plan through SimplyHealth
  • Access to SimplyHealth advice, counselling and corporate discounts
  • Discount on all services on the ZAVA website
  • Remote flexible working
  • Macbook Pro
  • Dog friendly office
  • Flexible bank holidays – take the ones that matter the most to you

Additional benefits following probation period:

  • GBP500 training budget per year (after 3 months)
  • Company sabbatical after 2 years
  • Opportunity to work from overseas for 2 months each year
  • Cash vouchers after 3, 5 and 10 years of service

We are working hard to try andlevel the playing field wherever we can. We know from researchthat men are happy to apply for positions where they fit just 60% of the requirements, whereas women and underrepresented groups often will not apply unless they feel they are a super close match.If you don't think you meet all the requirements that you see above, we absolutely encourageyou to apply and tell us what we can do to give you your best shot – if you want. We know that talent is everywhere, and as much as nice CVs are nice, they are often not a proxy for the best person for the job.