Paralegal

Birmingham | Haywards Heath | London | Full time, Permanent

Posted: 03/08/2021
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Closing on: TBC

Job summary

This is a rare opportunity for someone with a demonstrable interest in Law to develop their legal career, within our growing in-house legal team.  We're driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.  As we grow and scale across the business, so does the number of contracts our Legal team handle!

We are looking for a self-motivated Paralegal to help us ensure the smooth running of our team.  This is a varied role, so you could be involved in anything from helping us organise our contracts in a clear, easy-to-access system, getting stuck in with relevant research projects, or presenting back on legal updates and changes in practice.  This Is a fantastic role for someone looking to learn too, as you'll have plenty of scope for both personal and professional development from both our General Counsel and Legal Counsel.

Your key responsibilities

  • Collating, indexing, storing and updating contracts so that accessible in one place by:
    - Contacting various teams across the business to ensure we have a signed copy of all contracts
    - Confirming we have the relevant documents from index with each team
  • Setting up system for consistent labelling of contracts for ease of reference
  • Ensuring contracts are correctly authorised and signed
  • Managing contract expiries e.g., NDAs
  • Helping teams to note key deadlines e.g., renewal of contracts
  • Overseeing Companies House filings
  • Conducting legal research e.g., Modern Slavery Act
  • Keeping us up to speed with legal developments e.g., impending legislation which may be relevant such as National Security Bill, changes in Corporate Governance

How you’re measured

What you bring

Knowledge

Skills and personal attributes

Here are a few of the skills we are looking for in this position. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box as it’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

  • You have an amazing eye for detail!
  • You enjoy doing research and can present your findings in a way that will assists the Legal team
  • Your friends describe you as being self-motivated - and you'll be the sort of person who Is comfortable working in a fast-paced culture
  • You will have great written communication and strong inter-personal skills, so you can build rapport quickly with people across the business.

Experience and qualifications

  • You'll have an interest in Commercial Law - this may be displayed through qualifications but if you can demonstrate your interest in another way, we'd still love to hear from you.
  • You'll have some knowledge of how contracts work - and want to learn more about them.
  • Previous commercial work experience (in any sector) would be highly beneficial - Ideally, you'll be used to working in a commercial environment like ours.
  • You'll be comfortable using a PC, Office 365 (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) and it would be handy if you've used Slack before too.

Bought By Many is making the world a better place for pet parents. Award-winning innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: we now rank 30th on the Tech Track 100 (2020) and we won the Insurance Choice Awards (2020) for both Best Pet Insurance Provider and Innovation of the Year. We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.

Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at $2bn. All this was made possible by the hard work from our incredible colleagues around the world; and we’re excited to embark on the next stage in our journey. Our company is fast-paced, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their well-being.

We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people with different lived experiences and backgrounds, bringing their whole self to work every day. Throughout the business, you will meet people who think differently, aim for impact, and love to try new things.

What it’s like to work here?

Our company is fast-paced, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their well-being. We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people with different lived experiences and backgrounds, bringing their whole self to work every day. Throughout the business, you will meet people who think differently, aim for impact, and love to try new things. 

Our physical offices are bright and open with plenty of treats and extras and we provide practical support and best-in-breed kit for homeworking.  We are a connected and sociable business and like to spend time together in regular fun activities, both online and in person (when we can!).

We work together as one team and we share the same values:

  • Show you care
  • Do the right thing
  • Work in partnership
  • Dare to think big
  • Be tenacious and be fast

Award-winning innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: we now rank 30th on the Tech Track 100 (2020) and we won the Insurance Choice Awards (2020) for both Best Pet Insurance Provider and Innovation of the Year.

Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at $2bn.  All this was made possible by the hard work from our incredible colleagues around the world; and we’re excited to embark on the next stage in our journey. We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come. 

Salary

up to £35,000


Benefits


Hours of work


Line manager

General Counsel


Locations

Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1TT

Oakfield House, 35 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3BW

Unit 1B, 1-10 Summers Street, Farringdon, London EC1R 5BD

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Guy Farley, CTO & Co-founder