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(Senior) Legal Counsel

Prolific


2 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (UK Only)

Hiring from: UK Only

Category: Finance / Legal


At a glance
 
Us: Profitable and funded startup of ~50 people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni (summer 2019). 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: An experienced Solicitor and confident negotiator who is keen to play a major role in the development of a growing startup!
 
 
The Company
 
Prolific are changing how research on the internet is done. Katia and Phelim, the founders, 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, the bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.
 
Prolific was part of Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, and since then we have closed a $1.4M seed round, we've been growing 3x a year purely through word-of-mouth, we're profitable and we have very ambitious plans. Come join our exciting company!
 
 
The Role
 
As Senior Legal Counsel you will work closely with our consultant General Counsel and COO; you will be the 'go to' legal point of contact for the Company.
 
If you want to play a major role in the development of a growing startup this is the perfect role for you! You'll work with teams across the company including with Prolific's Growth team on contract terms, administration, process improvement, management, tracking and reporting, helping to find solutions to commercial issues.
 
You'll act as Prolific's Data Protection Officer and advise on global data privacy issues and oversee compliance in EU and other jurisdictions where necessary. You'll also work closely with the Product team to identify, develop and implement process improvements to Prolific's data privacy program.
 
 
What You'll Be Doing:
  • Act as the legal point of contact for the Company.
  • Work with Prolific's Growth team on contract terms, administration, process improvement, management, tracking and reporting.
  • Act as Prolific's Data Protection Officer and advise on global data privacy issues and overseeing compliance in EU and other jurisdictions where compliance is necessary.
  • Collaborate with the product and data teams, and commercial teams to continually improve Prolific's privacy and security and general contracts terms.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry guidelines and legislation in data privacy, information security, ISO, HIPAA, Prolific's products and services.
  • Work collaboratively across multi-function teams especially closely with HR, Finance and Operations.
  • Ensure legal best practice across the Company.
  • Manage relationships with external legal counsel.
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • An experienced Solicitor with extensive commercial experience of working in-house or in private practice.
  • An excellent commercial contract drafter, confident negotiator and closer of deals.
  • A knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of data privacy and data security.
  • Speak and write clearly, concisely and 'jargon-free' with a flexible style adaptable to multi-jurisdictional needs.
  • Someone who enjoys working in a past-paced environment
  • Have the ability to manage numerous tasks and prioritise according to business needs.
  • Be a self starter who is willing to work autonomously and remotely, and curious to learn about new areas.
  • Be understanding and compassionate towards others' needs and viewpoints, and effectively facilitate strong multi-team collaboration.
  • Have a 'can do' attitude and willing to challenge what has gone before!
 
Nice To Have:
  • Experience of working in a high growth startup.
  • Experience with financial regulation, anti money laundering regulation etc.
  • Experience with US law.
 
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary and share options.
  • Pension (employer contribution 3% of base salary).
  • Flexible working: Work equipment of your choice (paid for by us), and you can work flexibly from home or from our coworking space (also paid for by us).
  • Childcare flexibility: Need to pick your child up from school? No problem.
  • 33 days holiday per year (25 days + ****bank holidays, which you can switch with your religious holiday).
  • £1000 yearly budget for education, growth, and training.
  • Personal growth opportunities and career progression (e.g., learn about the startup ecosystem, mentoring from executive team, learn about psychological science and research methods).
  • Open, transparent, and inclusive culture.
  • A company committed to carbon offsetting: we donate money in your name each month to plant trees and we offset travel as an organization each year.
  • Generous maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave.
 
The Interview Process
 
Our aim is to get to know how you’d fit into our team. First we’ll have a short call with you to discuss your career to date and your motivations for the role. Then we’ll give you a task that is relevant to the work you would be doing at Prolific (2 hour interview). We understand that your time is valuable so you will be reimbursed with a £50 Amazon voucher, regardless of whether or not you proceed to the final round. The final stage will be an interview with the co-founders/our Leadership team, where we will dig deeper into your values and experience.

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