General Counsel

Employer
Unily
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 30, 2024
Closes
Jul 28, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent

Unily is the leading employee experience platform used by enterprises to connect, engage and inspire employees everywhere. Enterprises rely on Unily's SaaS platform to transform employee engagement with AI–powered employee experience technology.

We have recently been positioned as a market leader across the 2023 GartnerMagic Quadrantfor Intranet Packaged Solutions, the 2022 Forrester Wave: Intranet Platforms and the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Experience–Centric Intelligent Digital Workspaces 2024. With this accolade we continue to grow and expand our employee community with people who are passionate about joining us on this exciting journey.

We have offices across the UK, US and Australia working as one global team that trusts and respects each other. By creating a collaborative and encouraging atmosphere, we are all empowered to make a difference each and every day.

Job Purpose

We have an exciting new role available for an experienced legal professional who would act as General Counsel. Whilst the role is based in the UK (2–3 days per week in our Godalming or London office as necessary), it would involve providing significant legal support across our globally expanding business.

The successful candidate will report into the CFO and work primarily with the Sales Team to negotiate and close new business contracts, covering the full range of Unily products and services. The General Counsel will also have an opportunity to get involved in more strategic work in the department, including assisting with potential M&A transactions as well as more tactical areas. They will resolve contentious matters, manage compliance audits and grow the team and processes to scale with the business.

The successful candidate will be someone who is ambitious, thrives when working at pace and is comfortable taking the initiative, being proactive, clear, and commercial in supporting the business, while effectively prioritising multiple types of work. Reporting into the role is the Commercial Contracts Team as well as the Data Privacy and Governance Team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Delivering first–class legal support to the Sales Team and the broader business, acting as a pragmatic, "trusted advisor"
  • Advising on contentious matters
  • Facilitating the integration of companies and assets acquired by Unily
  • Advising on the development of new products, including compliance–by–design
  • Advising on a varied range of compliance issues (principally data protection in the context of new product development and SaaS contracts)
  • Delivering internal training to the Sales Team on key concepts in commercial contracts and data protection.
  • Ensuring Unily continues to be compliant within all legal jurisdictions, raising recommendations where required and formulating action plans internally on corporate transactions
  • Support executive deliverables such as Board Reviews, Executive QBRs, strategic planning, and more as needed
  • Build, develop and manage a diverse team of high–performing individuals
  • Build and maintain a world–class, inclusive, diverse, high–performing team by driving effective onboarding, on–going training, retention embracing the Unily culture and values

Requirements

  • 8+ years of relevant legal experience
  • Qualified Solicitor in the UK or other similar jurisdiction
  • Prior legal experience with GDPR required.
  • Prior legal experience with SaaS agreements desired.
  • Experience with intellectual property licensing advantageous
  • Must be able to work in a fast–paced environment, shift priorities on little notice and remain flexible to changing business needs.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively advocate for your client's needs.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment with a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to build productive and positive relationships across the organization at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly with executive–level partners
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
We are united by a shared purpose and are committed to truly understanding each other. We know that everyone is unique and has their own story. We strive to have a diverse workforce that embraces and celebrates one another. We are united in building connections and curious to learn from each other so that we continue to grow together to build the workplace of tomorrow .

Why Work For Unily?

In addition to a generous base salary and discretionary company bonus, here are some things we think you will love:

Our awesome team culture. We are focused on achieving results as a team and having fun whilst we do it. You won't find a friendlier or more dedicated bunch of people.

Our industry leading product. We are very proud of our ever–evolving product, naturally we use (and love) it internally and provide the tools and resources for you (and our clients) to become a Unily expert.

The flexibility that we offer. We don't just mean working from home occasionally. We operate on a hybrid basis, and also recognise that life happens during the 9–5.30 and encourage a sustainable work/life balance.

Our bright and modern office spaces. When you need to be in the office we want it to be like being at home. We have a well–stocked kitchen, ample parking and the option to bring your dog to work.

We offer a fantastic suite of benefits. Including 25 days holiday, Vitality life cover (for health, sight, hearing and dental), Aviva pension, life assurance, income protection, and so many more.

Our commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community. We know working for an organisation that takes its environmental & social impact seriously is important, and we are proud to offer 1 fully paid volunteering day per year, an employee matching charity donation scheme and options to lease an Electric Vehicle through our salary sacrifice scheme.

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