Legal Counsel

Legal & Compliance London, United Kingdom


This is a exciting opportunity to join a growing, innovative and market-changing global business at a fascinating time in its journey. Funding Circle’s multi-award winning UK legal team is looking to recruit a capable and ambitious all-rounder, a lawyer who can make a real and positive contribution to the continued success of the legal team and the wider business. The fast-paced and innovative nature of our business means the role will be varied and you will have exposure to a wide range of interesting work across the company.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is passionate about our business and our mission of building a better financial world;
  • is excited by the prospect of working in a high-profile and rapidly growing fintech business;
  • is able to understand the finer details of complex legal and regulatory issues and explain them to others in simple terms; and
  • is enthusiastic to learn and develop in a hands-on and outward-facing role.  

Reporting to the Director of UK Legal, responsibilities will include:

  • providing pragmatic, commercially-minded legal advice in plain terms, supporting all areas of the business from our Marketing team to our People team;
  • advising the business on commercial and operational issues as they arise, and drafting and negotiating a broad range of contracts;
  • providing proactive advice and challenge on regulatory issues and advising the business on the broad regulatory environment in which Funding Circle operates;
  • advising the business on a variety of data protection issues;
  • providing strategic legal advice as our business in the UK grows and as we expand internationally;
  • staying abreast of relevant changes in law and regulation and applying them to our business; and
  • identifying opportunities for growth, development and improvement as the business matures.

The ideal candidate will:

  • likely be a qualified solicitor with 3-5 years post-qualification experience*;
  • have excellent academics and strong technical legal skills;
  • have trained at and be working in a top law firm or in a respected in-house team;
  • enjoy getting into the detail of issues without getting lost in them;
  • have excellent communication skills and be able to advise both confidently and succinctly;
  • good knowledge of data privacy legislation and strong experience applying it in practice;
  • ​strong transactional ​experience with a focus on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts;
  • ​be highly organised with strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • have experience working in a regulated environment or advising regulated businesses, and have an interest in learning more about the regulatory environment;
  • have a ‘can do’ attitude demonstrated by a track record of getting things done;
  • enjoy developing excellent working relationships; and
  • be comfortable working in a dynamic team environment as well as independently, and be able to prioritise commitments and a varied workload.

*The stated experience level is a guide and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated.

Please provide a covering letter with your application