Legal Manager (Litigation)

Legal & Compliance London, United Kingdom


The role  
We are looking for a Legal Manager. 
The Litigation team carry out all debt recovery and insolvency procedures with their own unique approach that is defining the recovery culture in the lending market. 
Who are we? 
Our mission is to build the place where small businesses get the funding they need to win.  
We do this by uniting cutting-edge data and technology to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. With a decade of expertise under our belt, we've built a game-changer of a platform that's reshaping the landscape of SME lending. Say goodbye to lengthy applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions! In just minutes, SMEs across the UK can get an instant decision, giving them access to affordable funding in a flash.  
99% of businesses are small businesses! And in most cases aren’t given the finance they need to grow. We’re here to change that because the world needs small business. 
Want to learn more?  
  • We have a huge impact on the businesses that borrow through our platform, the communities they serve and the overall economy (last year £6.9bn of GDP generated). You can read our full Impact Report here:  
  • To see what our customers think, visit our Trustpilot page:  
  • And we’re still evolving! With over a decade leading the industry with our award winning core loans offering we are now well on our way to solving more SME finance challenges transforming into a multi-product lending platform.  
What will you be doing? 
We are looking for a Legal Executive/Legal Counsel - Litigation Manager to join a strong and high performing team. 
  • Manage and oversee a team of Litigation Paralegals and oversee the successful achievement of individual, departmental and business targets ensuring Investor returns are protected 
  • People management including individual performance management, coaching, setting targets over a broad range of KPI’s and tracking performance against these targets 
  • Managing a caseload, negotiating with regard to Insolvency and Litigation matters and ensuring cost spends are managed and recovery of costs achieved 
  • Drafting and filing court documents in order to commence and conclude formal recovery action on behalf of investors 
  • Drafting and negotiating security documents, such as charges and deeds of priority, and settlement agreements. 
  • Liaising with external panel firms with regard to issues and cases. 
  • Providing a wide variety of legal support to the Litigation Manager, the wider Collections and Recoveries team and the wider business/stakeholders. 
  • Proactively problem solving, identifying and confidently mitigating any risks, issues or control weaknesses that arise in your day-to-day 
What we’re looking for  
  • Experienced Litigator/Debt Collection Manager with Commercial/Financial Litigation experience and strong technical legal skills  
  • Experience in operational leadership and management, to include leading a team and managing performance and updating stakeholders accordingly 
  • Excellent communicator, with natural interpersonal and leadership skills with a high degree of self-awareness, confidence and resilience,  
  • Able to make and follow through on difficult decisions 
  • Excellent negotiator with business acumen and commercial awareness 
  • Insolvency experience is desirable. 
At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better. 
Why join us? 
Our Circler proposition is designed to support employees both in and out of work, and it is anchored around four pillars: Health, Wealth, Development & Lifestyle. 
We offer hybrid working, with a blend of 2-3 days either in the office or at home. When you’re in the office you can take advantage of our free barista and subsidised lunches through JustEat and we will help support your home working set-up. We support flexible working arrangements so please speak to our recruitment team if this is something you’d like to learn more about. 
A few highlights: 
  • Health: Private Medical Insurance through Aviva, Dental Insurance through Bupa, MediCash, free access to online therapy sessions via Spill and exclusive discounts with Hertility for reproductive health support. 
  • Wealth: Octopus Money Coach, free mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work.  
  • Development: Learning allowance and full access to internal Learning platform.   
  • Lifestyle: Wellhub, Electric Car Scheme and more!  


And finally, we have enhanced all of our parental leave policies - we actually won the AltFi Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 for our Partner Leave policy. You can read more here:  
Research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. At Funding Circle we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. You might just be the perfect addition to the team! 
Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.