Legal Counsel

The job in a nutshell

We have an exceptional opportunity to join our small but pivotal Legal team in the role of Group Legal Counsel.

Reporting to the Group Legal Director, this role will be responsible for providing the business an effective legal advice and service. This will include the delivery of legal advice on corporate and strategy matters, commercial contract work, brand and intellectual property work and general legal risk management.

In the past 12 months we have acquired two businesses and launched a new one, forming the GoCo Group, meaning this is a rare opportunity to work across several businesses.

This role is ideal for a NQ - 2PQE In-house Counsel but equally suitable for a practising solicitor in a corporate/commercial firm or a solicitor or barrister already undertaking an in-house role.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

You will be an Admitted Solicitor (or Barrister) with a current practicing certificate and someone with an ability in an in-house or large regional commercial setting.

You will have general commercial contract and data protection experience, and ideally exposure to intellectual property, corporate and/or media/advertising law. M&A experience is helpful in this role.

What you’ll be responsible for

This is a hugely varied role which will encompass duties across M&A activity, Intellectual Property corporate contract and employment Law, liaising with external Lawyers as needed.

On a daily basis you will be required to undertake and help to manage general commercial and contract work including the onboarding and ongoing management of new partners/service providers and data protection matters.

You will advise on, draft and review media contracts relating to media buying, creative production, advertising, engagement of artists etc and advise on legal implications of the Group’s promotions and other media related matters.

As legal counsel it is expected you will remain aware of and up-to-date on legal developments and understanding and communicating their implications to the business.

Additionally, you will contribute to the due diligence process relating to new insurance partners and service providers.

Who you’ll be working with

  • External lawyers as instructed by the company
  • Supplier/partner lawyers
  • All areas of the business but commercial and marketing in particular

About us

We’re on a mission to help people everywhere save time and money – whether that’s on essential outgoings or on the things that they enjoy.

If someone is looking for an insurance policy for the first time, wants to beat their renewal quote, is searching for the right financial product, or is after a great utility deal, our comparison website – GoCompare – is there to help. We work with trusted insurance providers, financial services organisations and partners to provide a real breadth of coverage across the market.

Through MyVoucherCodes we bring savings from thousands of fashion, retail, restaurant, entertainment, travel and tech brands to millions of people.

Energylinx, our Ofgem-accredited energy comparison and switching service, brings great energy deals from more suppliers than any other UK switching site to UK households and businesses.

And weflip, an automatic switching service that helps people save time and money by flipping them onto better energy tariffs, uses technology to bring a new, hands-off approach to staying on great deals, forever.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.

Benefits

GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
Go for it
Salary:

Up to £44,000 pa plus extensive benefits

Location:

Newport

Job Reference:

gocompare/TP/2632/192

Closing date:

3rd May 2019

Contract type:

Full time

Working hours:

up to 37.5 hours per week

Go for it