We Are Redefining How People Approach Their Health
ZOE is combining scientific research at a scale never before imagined and cutting-edge AI to improve the health of millions.
Created by the world’s top scientists, our personalised nutrition program is radically reimagining a fundamental human need – eating well for your own body. Currently available in the US and the UK, having generated a waitlist of over 300,000, ZOE is already helping tens of thousands of ZOE members adopt healthier habits and achieve their goals.
We are also the team behind the popular COVID Symptom Study, which played a critical role in the fight against COVID in the UK and has now expanded to become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). ZHS uses the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ homes to understand health and prevent disease. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, data science, and nutrition science has led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.
A remote-first, well-funded startup, we are backed by founders, investors, and entrepreneurs who have built multi-billion dollar technology companies. We are always looking for innovative thinkers and doers to join our team on a thrilling mission to tackle epic health problems that span the globe. Together, we can improve human health and touch millions of lives.
We value inclusivity, transparency, ownership, open-mindedness and diversity. We are passionate about delivering great results and learning in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.
About the role
We're looking for a Sole Legal Counsel to own and establish our legal frameworks and processes here at ZOE. As our first Legal hire, you'll have autonomy in setting up the legal function for a potential future unicorn, where you'll have varied responsibilities from contract, IP and data protection, to managing legal spend and compliance projects.
Scope of work...Reviewing, improving & establishing our legal frameworks and processes, including contract, IP, regulatory compliance, and data protection First-line support of commercial, contracting, and IP matters External support coordination (including co-ordination of/with existing legal advisors working on regulatory, IP, patents & trademarks, funding, corporate finance, and specialised commercial/contracting topics) Managing legal spend Internal (legal) compliance projects, including implementation of privacy requirements Contract management projects Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
Key SkillsA UK qualified lawyer with ideally 5 – 10 PQE All-round sharp legal background including contracting, corporate, IP, regulation, privacy Hands-on, easy to work with, strong moral compass more important than perfectionism A go getter who is happy to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment Someone who lives up to ZOE’s company values Ability to work with internal senior stakeholders and external legal advisors Strong communicator, who can explain complex concepts succinctly and appealingly.
Desired skillsPrevious experience expanding into the US Experience with Data Privacy/GDPR Knowledge of and experience in consumer-facing, data-intensive business Work experience as an in-house counsel is valuable but not necessary Work experience with venture capital backed companies
Listed above is a snapshot of the experience, skills and attributes we think would come handy for the success in this role. Are you passionate about ZOE and this role but don't tick 100% of the boxes above? Please consider applying anyway. We are happy to up-skill where possible.
What you can expect from us
Aside from ensuring the industry-benchmark compensation package and providing you with all the hardware and software you need, we have worked hard for our list of benefits to be focused on things that matter to our team members most.
Remote-first - work from home, pop into our London/Boston offices, or work within the EU; you have flexibility to choose your own place of work and work flexibly
Stock options - we want everyone to be rewarded for contribution to our growth
Paid time-off - on top of any national / bank holidays, you get 28 days off (25 plus 1 life-event and 2 company-wide reset days)
Enhanced parental leave - adding on to the statutory offering, we know how important it is to be supportive at times that matter
Private healthcare and life assurance - flexible options to choose what fits
Health and wellbeing - Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to Work and more
Pension - paying monthly and offering flexibility to top your pension up
Allocated social, WFH and Growth (L&D) budgets
Plenty of learning and social opportunities
We continue to build a benefits package that invests in our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth and wellbeing, adding to this list as it evolves.
We believe that having a truly diverse team where everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success and we are committed to improving the tech industry for the better. We are passionate about equal opportunities and encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. When applying, please let us know of any accessibility requirements you may have for your interviews and we will do our best to accommodate.
While this position is advertised as full-time, we can be flexible on the specific arrangements and would be happy to discuss part-time, job-share or other flexible arrangements, if required.