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Corporate Counsel (6-month FTC)



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the dynamic UNiDAYS team as a Corporate Counsel and shape the future of the world’s largest Student Affinity Network


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London, Nottingham or UK Remote*

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

UNiDAYS is revolutionizing the student affinity space, with over 22 million verified members across 115 markets, partnering with 800 top brands to deliver engagement and sales. Recognized on prominent workplace lists for wellbeing and gender equality, we offer a certified Great Place to Work environment. Our flexible work culture empowers you to choose your work location, fostering a balance between professional and personal life. We're committed to diversity and provide a comprehensive benefits package to enhance your UNiDAYS experience.

Role Summary

  • Provide legal support for investment activities, including due diligence and agreement negotiations.
  • Advise on a variety of agreements, focusing on commercial and shareholder documents.
  • Collaborate with the Global General Counsel on corporate matters and projects.
  • Conduct legal research applicable across global jurisdictions.
  • Offer clear, practical guidance on various ad hoc legal projects.

Role Requirements

  • Must be a qualified solicitor in England and Wales with substantial experience in corporate transactions.
  • Proficient in M&A transactions, deal structuring, due diligence, and documentation.
  • Strong academic credentials are required.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders, PE firms, and lawyers.
  • Tax experience will be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently and detail-oriented.
  • High level of professionalism, diplomacy, discretion, and judgement.

*this role is open to remote working within the UK. Successful candidates will be required to travel to their closest UNiDAYS campus (London or Nottingham) on occasion.

The role in a nutshell

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Corporate Counsel to join our growing legal team. You will report to our Global General Counsel and work closely with our commercial and finance teams to provide legal advice and support. In this role, you will play a key role in supporting investment activities by reviewing and negotiating agreements, managing the vendor-side legal due diligence process and liaising with external firms and their lawyers.  

This opportunity will be full-time for 6 months.

Day to day responsibilities 

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements ensuring alignment with our objectives and legal requirements;
  • Review, analyse, and advise on a wide range of agreements, including commercial agreements as well as shareholder agreements within the context of secondary investments;
  • Support Global General Counsel on various project-related and corporate matters;
  • Research laws across a multitude of global regions, ensuring the parties involved meet all regulatory requirements; and
  • Provide practical guidance clearly and concisely on a wide range of ad hoc projects.

What we need from you

  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales with extensive post-qualification experience in corporate transactions;
  • Experience with M&A transactions, including deal structuring, due diligence and documentation;
  • Excellent academic credentials;
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with senior stakeholders, PE firms, and lawyers;
  • Tax experience is a plus;
  • Proven ability to work independently; and
  • Detail-oriented with strong organisational skills. Accountable with a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, discretion and judgement.


We've accomplished a lot since we started in 2011, but in many ways, this is just the beginning. This is the chance for you to get in on ground zero. An opportunity to make a difference within the business with global reach. We are the world’s largest Student Affinity Network, with over 22 million verified members in 115 markets including the US, UK, Germany, India, Canada and Australia. We work with 800 of the world’s biggest brands globally, taking their products and services into the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s professionals, delivering engagement, building affinity and sales. You’ll also be working for a Great Place to Work CertifiedTM company who have been recognised on the UK’s Best WorkplacesTM for Wellbeing and UK's Best Workplaces for Women 2022 list. To find out more about our workplace initiatives, see our UK exclusive case study with Great Place to Work and be sure to visit our profile for more information.

We offer a fast paced, fun & social working environment where you can truly make an impact. We believe that work should enhance and complement your life which is why we leave it up to you to decide where you work. You can choose to work from your assigned campus (either Nottingham or London) or from home, whatever works best for your individual needs. Your manager may request you attend team meet ups at your campus but other than that it is up to you! We work hard at UNiDAYS, but we also believe in fair compensation for hard work. That's why we're pleased to offer all employees full access to our comprehensive benefits package.

Our perks include:

  • 25 days holiday per year increasing with length of service, plus flexible bank holidays
  • Competitive salaries
  • 4pm finishes every Friday
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private health insurance (Vitality)
  • Income protection policy
  • Life assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced parental leave pay
  • Core hours with flexibility around how/when you manage your time
  • Regular team building activities
  • The latest tech and hardware will be supplied from day one
  • Good Vibes Program: we know we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working and UNiDAYS has always taken pride in the community we’ve created in the office but we’re just as committed to creating an innovative approach to fostering connections and improving engagement outside of the office! We want to boost your remote working experience so think virtual parties, pottery classes, wellness classes and guest speakers just to name a few!
  • Support for home working for all new team members. We will help assess your home set up and you can expense £150 towards any additional furniture you may need to be safe and comfortable when working from home

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. 


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