Head of Legal

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

Job Description

Who we are

Numan is changing the way men look after their health and wellness. It’s a decades-old problem: men aren’t seeking the healthcare that they need. Our survey showed that modern-day society is yet to conquer this worrying trend. It revealed that 4 out of 10 men haven’t visited a doctor in over a year, and 1 out of 10 can’t even remember the last time they saw a doctor. 

 We’re building a platform that gives men direct access to medical professionals, pharmaceutical products, and the knowledge to make informed choices about their health. Our mission is to help men across the world live healthier, happier lives with Numan as their trusted, long-term partner for all things relating to their wellbeing.

 Our aspirations are big - we recently raised Series B funding, working with industry-renowned, top-tier investors including White Star Capital, Novator, Anthemis and Vostok New Ventures. This massively accelerated our growth in 2021, and we have ambitious plans for further growth in 2022. We’re looking to expand our world class team to help us  achieve our mission, and we’re looking for the right people to work with us to make this vision a reality.

The team 

You will report to the Chief Finance Officer advising on a variety of legal and regulatory topics. You’ll be managing one paralegal and will work closely with the law firms and external counsel that advises the company. You will work closely with the Chief Medical Strategy Officer.

Your mission at Numan

This is a business, technology and healthcare focused position, working closely with the growth, creative, pharmacy, operations, HR and medical teams. You will negotiate an exciting range of commercial agreements, pertaining to the company's healthcare, media, and technology development activities as well as corporate financing and fundraising activities. You will need to understand and mitigate legal and regulatory risk, while negotiating the likes of SaaS, data processing, content distribution/production, services and digital marketing agreements. You will support the business as it continues its services expansion in new markets, providing commercial, risk, data privacy and intellectual property expertise as you go. As a senior lawyer in the business, you will regularly need to communicate with decision-makers across the business.

We work with a number of partner law firms that advise us on specific projects, for example advertising, IP and consumer contracts. You’ll be expected to liaise with these firms and ensure that we use them effectively whilst helping the business to grow rapidly.

Numan is committed to training and development of the workforce and aims to be a destination employer. We would welcome applicants that want to develop a training practice and supervise trainees in the future.

You will be a UK, Commonwealth or Europe qualified lawyer with at least 9 PQE (as a guide), and demonstrable experience in healthcare, technology, life sciences, content and media. In-house experience is greatly welcomed. The ability to manage stakeholders at all levels is important and any people management experience will also be viewed positively. A passion for all things digital and healthcare will go a long way to establishing cultural fit.

What experience you bring

  • A qualified solicitor or barrister

  • Commercial experience is essential (commercial contracts / regulatory / corporate finance)

  • Commercially and financially astute

  • Technically excellent

  • Able to deal confidently and professionally with stakeholders on day-to-day issues as well as wider business issues

  • Able to work on own autonomy

  • Flexible, proactive and open to innovative working methods

  • IT literate

  • Excellent client care skills

Values we share:

  • Mission led - You have a passion for and deep subject matter interest in health and wellbeing.

  • Highly empathetic and collaborative - You’ll be bringing togetherness and drive contribution. 

  • Low ego - The best technology leaders spend their time enabling teams to do their best work by providing context, direction and removing roadblocks.

  • Ownership - We win and lose together. This role requires candidates who are comfortable taking ownership and high levels of responsibility. We reward that with a highly autonomous way of working that empowers you and your teams.

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive base salary

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • A flexible working environment that allows you to make the biggest impact

  • A chance to help build a category-defining company that’s making a real difference in people’s lives

  • Continuous learning - Books, online subscriptions and budget for workshops and conferences.

  • Annual Learnerbly budget

  • Work in a dog friendly office

  • Health Insurance with HealthShield. This is a health cash plan paid for by the company. It also includes 24/7 counselling support, EAP programme, 24/7 GP access, access to wellbeing app Thrive and further discounts on fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and your weekly shop via the reward platform MyPerks.

  • Free drinks, coffee and snacks in the office

  • Pension contribution: 5% employee 3% employer contribution

  • Cycle to work scheme and secure cycle area to keep your bike safe

  • Discount to our Numan products (also for family and friends)

  • Free eye test

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Your application
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