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Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Posted
Sep 09

At A Glance

Us: Default alive startup of 60+ people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni. Creating a web-based platform for behavioural research. 3x yearly growth, all driven by word-of-mouth.

We’re on a mission to connect people around the world to make trustworthy data more accessible and facilitate world-changing research.

You: A commercially-driven Lawyer/Legal Counsel who is keen to play a major role in the development of a growing startup!

 

What you'll do:...Read more

At A Glance

Us: Default alive startup of 60+ people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni. Creating a web-based platform for behavioural research. 3x yearly growth, all driven by word-of-mouth.

We’re on a mission to connect people around the world to make trustworthy data more accessible and facilitate world-changing research.

You: A commercially-driven Lawyer/Legal Counsel who is keen to play a major role in the development of a growing startup!

 

What you'll do:

  • Act as a legal point of contact for the Company both internally and externally
  • Conduct legal research and advise on many areas impacting Prolific's business, including global data privacy, employment, financial regulation, commercial contracting
  • Keep up-to-date with industry guidelines and legislation in all areas impacting Prolific's products, services, and business
  • Help to deliver guidance and training on a range of business and legal issues
  • Work collaboratively across multi-function teams especially closely with HR, Finance, and Operations
  • Work with the General Counsel to ensure best legal practice and delivery of legal services across the Company
  • Work with and manage external multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional legal counsel

 

Essential experience:

  • Qualified Solicitor with commercial experience working in-house or at a private practice.
  • Able to review and draft commercial contracts.
  • Data protection/privacy knowledge/experience.
  • Competently able to undertake complex and multi-jurisdictional legal research.
  • Great verbal and written communicator.
  • Able to manage numerous tasks and prioritise according to business needs.
  • Technologically savvy.
  • Able to understand and facilitate strong multi-team collaboration.
  • A self-starter who is willing to work autonomously and remotely.
  • A 'can do' attitude and willingness to challenge what has gone before.

 

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working in a data service or research company.
  • Experience of advising in UK financial regulations, UK and EU data privacy legislation.

 

If your experience doesn't tick all the boxes but you are passionate about joining us, you should definitely apply! We look for people who share our values and can add to our open, transparent, and inclusive culture.

 

What We Offer:

  • Flexible working: You can work flexibly from home or from our dog-friendly co-working space.
  • £1000 home office budget and laptop when you start and a £200 yearly top-up budget.
  • 33 days holiday per year (25 days + bank holidays, which you can switch with any day of your choosing).
  • Pension (employer contribution 3% of base salary).
  • Comprehensive private health insurance that disregards medical history.
  • Taxable stipend of £150 a month per person for wellness and improving your remote experience (co-working subscription, gym membership, lunches, etc.)
  • £1000 yearly budget for education, growth, and training.
  • £1000 yearly budget on discretionary meet-ups (travel, hotel, food, etc.)
  • Fun and collaborative quarterly company-wide meet-ups and team socials paid for by us.
  • Personal growth opportunities and career progression (e.g., learn about the startup ecosystem, mentoring from executive team, learn about psychological science and research methods).
  • Childcare flexibility: Need to pick your child up from school? No problem.
  • Generous maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave.
  • A company committed to carbon offsetting: we donate money in your name each month to plant trees and we offset travel as an organisation each year.
  • Open, transparent, and inclusive culture.

 

The Company

At Prolific, we're changing how research on the internet is done. Our co-founders Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers from both Academia and industry with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team, our bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioural research.

We were in Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, we've recently closed a $1.4M seed round, we've been growing 3x a year purely through word-of-mouth, we're default alive, and we have very ambitious plans.

 

The Interview Process

Initial Interview - You'll have a 30 - 45 minute interview with two members of the team where you'll have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we'll ask you questions about your experiences and goals.

Assignment - There will be a 2 hour assignment that evaluates skills required for the role. You'll be compensated with a £50 voucher for completing the task because we know your time is valuable!

Final Interview - The final stage is a 1.5 - 2 hour interview where we'll deep dive into your past experiences, goals, motivations, and skills. You'll speak with two to three members of the team and - as always - have an opportunity to ask questions about the role and company.

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