Senior Legal Counsel (12m FTC)


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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  • Company Address: Kensington Centre 66 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W14 8UD

About WorldRemit

We’re changing the way people send money abroad. We’re taking something complicated and making it simple.

Our people and our technology work together to create faster, easier and lower cost money transfers. We send to 150 countries around the world and have over 4 million happy customers – a number that’s growing every day. After all, 125,000 5★ reviews can’t be wrong!

Job Description

Who we are

We’re global, we’re growing and we’re going to need talent to keep up the pace. We’re making payments simpler for over 4m customers worldwide, in over 90 currencies. We’ve been around for 10 years, disrupting the market with a digital payment platform that aims to make sending money abroad as easy as sending a text message. 

There’s almost 1,200  of us already hard at work and we love welcoming new people. We’ve got offices across the world, from London to Sydney and 15 locations in between - they’re open for business but right now lots of us are working from home. Want to be part of our global growth story - read on…


About the role

As a member of WorldRemit’s Legal team you will aim high, embrace challenge and always do what’s right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the company’s technical direction and long term decision making.

Reporting to the General Counsel, you will:

  • Be the business partner to the global Network and Growth team.  Advise and collaborate with stakeholders from many areas of the business (e.g. Network and Growth, Finance, Compliance, Data Protection, Customer Services and Operations teams) on all aspects of our money transfer arrangements with our network of international pay-out partners.
  • Draft, review and negotiate money transfer agreements, key supplier agreements and other general commercial contracts so that the business can move forward at pace, while protecting our interests.
  • Advise the People Team in relation to employment law issues.
  • From time to time, and depending on your experience, advise on complex matters and special projects e.g. product launches, litigation, regulatory and licensing matters, ESG or other strategic projects. 
  • Address general or ad-hoc commercial legal queries from business stakeholders.
  • Help develop appropriate legal templates and processes.  Actively work to align the legal objectives and business objectives collaboratively.
  • Build and manage relationships with external stakeholders, including external counsel.
  • Supervise and develop more junior members of the Legal team.
  • Assist with the know-how, professional development and training needs of the Legal team.

What we’re looking for from you

  • A qualified lawyer with 6+ years post-qualification experience.
  • Recent experience of working in an in-house environment in the Payments/Financial Services sector. 
  • Awareness and knowledge of the external business environment relevant to WorldRemit.
  • A commercial mindset and ability to think creatively to achieve the commercial objectives of the business and to deliver legal advice in the appropriate commercial and regulatory context and within tight timeframes.
  • Strong negotiation skills: experience negotiating complex commercial contracts and ability to influence and persuade in decision-making processes both internally and externally.
  • Excellent technical skills: demonstrated ability to draft clear, professional and legally robust correspondence, advice, contracts, policies and other documentation as required, with appropriate form and style.
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills: able to, and enjoy, building and maintaining good relationships both internally and externally at all levels. 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, but also a team player: fostering knowledge sharing and being prepared to “get your hands dirty”.


What you'll get from us 

  • Life assurance of 3 times your salary, should the worst happen.
  • Pension scheme offering 8% matched contributions.
  • Private medical and dental care plans.
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 28 after 3 years.
  • Recharge days, 4 per year, 1 for each quarter
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Various dining and shopping offers

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.