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Junior Legal Counsel



Posted over 30 days ago...


Embark on a dynamic legal career with Virgin Group, supporting a diverse range of innovative business ventures and charitable initiatives.


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No salary declared 😔

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Hybrid; London

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary:
Join the revolutionary Virgin Group, the iconic conglomerate that's transforming industries from finance to space travel. With a vibrant team in London and New York, Virgin Management is at the core of this global empire, fostering growth and innovation. Virgin is not just about business; it's about making a positive impact with Virgin Unite and supporting budding entrepreneurs with Virgin Start-Up. Embrace the group's daring spirit and work towards a world thriving with entrepreneurial energy and purpose.

  • Provide comprehensive legal support across Virgin Group entities, including Virgin Management, Virgin Red, and charitable arms like Virgin Unite and Virgin Start-Up.
  • Advise on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, such as partnerships, technology, marketing, consumer rights, and employment law.
  • Collaborate with teams to ensure legal compliance and provide support on disputes, litigation, and data privacy.
  • Contribute to the adoption of technology and tools to enhance legal team efficiency.
  • A professional legal qualification is a must.
  • Experience in corporate and commercial law, either in-house or within a reputable law firm.
  • A growing knowledge of data protection laws.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships across all organizational levels.
  • Eagerness to learn and develop in new legal areas.
  • Strong multitasking skills to manage various projects and deadlines effectively.

Benefits & Application:
Permanent position based in London with flexible home working. Enjoy unlimited holidays, healthcare, pension, and more. Apply by 28 March 2024 to join a space where your unique qualities are celebrated!

We’re seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic Junior Legal Counsel, to provide legal support in relation to the Virgin Group businesses. In this role, you’ll be supporting the legal team on a broad range of matters for Virgin Management and Virgin Red, such as early-stage investment documents, including term sheets and confidentiality agreements, and commercial agreements, including partnership contracts and key supplier arrangements. In addition, you will provide legal support to Virgin Unite, our independent charitable entity, and Virgin Start Up, which supports founders in the UK grow their business.

Whether you have in-house experience or experience within a law firm of corporate and commercial work, if you’re looking to emerge yourself in a globally recognised brand, then this is the role for you!

Our Virgin Family

Join the Virgin Group – a diverse collective driving change, enhancing customer experience, and having a blast. We're daring, disrupting industries from finance to space, united as part of the Virgin Family.

Virgin Management, the heart of Virgin, nurtures the brand globally. Our diverse, 180-strong team in London and New York, supports every facet of the Virgin empire, including Virgin Unite, our entrepreneurial foundation, and Virgin Start-Up, empowering UK entrepreneurs. Working in synergy with various Virgin entities globally, our interests are as diverse as travel, health, music, media, finance, and space. Our unique work culture and purpose unite us.

Our mission:

To create a thriving world through entrepreneurial initiatives. Our work revolves around:

  • Incubating courageous collectives
  • Backing entrepreneurial solutions
  • Convening purposeful communities
  • Challenging unacceptable issues

Tell me more

  • Provide high quality, accurate and timely legal support in relation to the Virgin Group businesses, including Virgin Management, our loyalty business Virgin Red, Virgin Start Up and Virgin Unite.
  • Advise on a range of matters arising from business activities, including partnerships, technology, advertising and marketing, content creation and distribution, consumer rights, employment law and general commercial legal issues.  
  • Work cross-functionally with various teams across the organisation to ensure legal advice is sought when required and legal requirements are met. 
  • Work closely with Virgin Unite and their associated charities to support them in their grant arrangements, key partnerships, fundraising, advocacy and other activities. 
  • Support on disputes and litigation where required. 
  • Support on data privacy.
  • Support the implementation and use of technology and tools where appropriate to improve efficiency and support the wider team. 

What you’ll need

  • Strong corporate and commercial legal skills and understanding, as well as experience of international businesses.
  • A professional legal qualification.
  • Experience in-house within a commercial environment or commercial legal experience within a high quality law firm is desirable.
  • A developing knowledge of data protection law, and the ability to identify relevant data protection issues.
  • The self-assurance to communicate and successfully build relationships with people at all levels of the organisation.  
  • Proactivity, curiosity and enthusiasm for developing knowledge and skills in new areas, such as employment law and the law relating to charities and philanthropy. 
  • A high level of integrity and a sense of responsibility to help the legal team function as an integral part of the business’s growth and success.
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

The extra details

Role type: Permanent

Location: London hub & your home space

Working hours: Full time - We embrace flexible working. Let us know what hours empower you to be at your best both professionally and personally, we’ll try to find a perfect match for you and us.

Benefits: Dive into a fast-paced, evolving workspace, where your hard work and dedication is rewarded. Fancy unlimited holidays and weekly yoga? That's the Virgin way. We champion inclusion, wellbeing, and purposeful points strategies. Further benefits include flexible working, healthcare, dental schemes, pension contributions and an employee rewards scheme.

Closing date: 28 March 2024

Some of the attributes that define a Virgin person just can’t be quantified in words. We pride ourselves on welcoming people from all walks of life, with all sorts of skill sets. Most recently, we successfully campaigned to add ‘Dyslexic Thinking’ as a skill on LinkedIn. Any uniqueness is a strength and will be considered an asset to our workforce. If there is something you would like us to consider, to tailor the hiring process to the way you work best, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Excited to make each day rewarding? We'd love to learn more about you!



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