Legal Counsel

Join Sylvera as they are looking for a Legal Counsel

What is Sylvera anyway? ‍👩‍👨🌳

Sylvera provides carbon data for genuine climate impact. Our mission is to incentivize investment in real climate action. 

Purchasing credits through the carbon markets is one of the most established and scalable ways to channel finance from the private sector to effective climate solutions and work toward societal net zero. Unfortunately, the voluntary carbon markets have been plagued with mistrust and a lack of effectiveness since they’ve emerged – until Sylvera. 

To help organizations ensure they're making the most effective investments, Sylvera builds software that independently and accurately automates the evaluation of carbon projects that capture, remove, or avoid emissions. With Sylvera's data and tools, businesses and governments can confidently invest in, benchmark, deliver, and report real climate impact. 

Our team is made up of the leading minds in climate change from scientists to academics. We work in partnership with scientific organisations, universities, governments and think tanks to develop and test rigorous and holistic ratings methodologies, leveraging the latest technology. Founded in 2020, Sylvera has 150+ employees across the world with offices in London, New York and Belgrade. We’ve raised over $96million from leading VCs like Balderton Capital, Index Ventures and Insight Partners to date.

What will I be doing? ‍‍👩‍💻👨‍💻

Having found early product-market fit in a nascent, fast growing space, we’re now scaling our Legal team at pace. We’re looking for a mission-driven Legal Counsel to report into the Head of Legal and support the business on its rapid, international expansion. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

Working with the Sales team to negotiate contracts and bring household name customers onto the Sylvera platform  Managing Sylvera’s intellectual property portfolio  Supporting the People team with questions of employment law  Facilitating the international expansion of the Sylvera corporate group Supporting on dilutive and non-dilutive fundraising  Providing data protection and privacy advice to all Sylvera functions  Ensuring our insurance coverage is appropriate to the business risks we face

We’re looking for someone who: 🧠💚

Has 1 - 4 years of PQE (ideally with some in-house experience at a lean organisation)  Has a high degree of empathy and can confidently work with all teams at Sylvera Is comfortable operating outside of their comfort zone and is solutions-minded Can operate independently, assess risks and take decisions, whilst knowing when to escalate  Can prioritise ruthlessly to have a high impact before clocking off on time  Has strong organisational skills and is able to autonomously lead multiple deliverables in a fast paced environment; moving quickly without that affecting the quality of the work Is an exceptional communicator and able to explain complex legal concepts in simple terms Cares deeply about the climate and ecosystems of the earth

Please note, we’re also open to a 12 - 14 month FTC, if preferable.

We’d like someone highly ambitious, motivated and eager to propel their career forward. We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description

Benefits 💰

- Equity in a rapidly growing startup

- No corners cut in having the best tech to do your job

- Unlimited annual leave - and encouragement to actually use it!

- Early finishes on fridays whenever we can

- Enhanced parental leave 

- Up to 20 days paid sick leave 

- £500 WFH allowance 

- Access to Mental Health support via Spill

- Monthly team socials

Location 🌍 

UK (with access to an office in London if you wanted to come in) 

Our Values 🙌

Own it: We believe in giving people the autonomy to own their impact.

Stay curious: Our business is built on transparency and debunking misperceptions.

Do what’s right - even when it’s hard: The right path isn’t always easy or obvious.

Collaborate with kindness: Great teams are built on open communication and respect.

What if you’re a partial fit? 🌱

We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description. 

Equal employment opportunity 🌈

Sylvera is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.