Paralegal (Compliance and Launch Operations)

This is the opportunity to play a vital role within our experienced Compliance team and develop in-depth knowledge of the equity crowdfunding industry in one of the UK's leading FinTech startups.

Job Outline:

We are looking for a pro-active and organised Paralegal to join our Compliance team.

As a Paralegal in the Compliance team at Crowdcube you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of funding rounds, as well as other corporate transactions and compliance matters. This is the opportunity to play a vital role within our experienced Compliance team and develop in-depth knowledge of the equity crowdfunding industry in one of the UK's leading FinTech startups. 

This role is ideally based in our Exeter or London office and there will be a requirement to be in the office a minimum of 1 day per week.

Crowdcube is a regulated business and so the Compliance function is an integral part of what we do. As a Paralegal, reporting into the in-house Legal Counsel, you will play a vital role in ensuring that our due diligence checks on entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses that come to Crowdcube are thorough and accurate, and that the overall corporate structure of the funding round is appropriate within our risk matrix. We will provide training and set you up for success; as your knowledge and skills develop, you will gradually take on more responsibilities.

Day to day you will be:

  • Reviewing corporate transaction documentation with the support of other lawyers and providing feedback or reporting to the wider company

  • Conducting due diligence on Companies raising on Crowdcube

  • Supporting the team on responding to internal legal and compliance queries

  • Collaborating with other teams and entrepreneurs around compliance matters

  • Helping to drive operational efficiencies and best practice as we scale

  • Independently reviewing ancillary investment documentation against established criteria

  • Reviewing legal document translations

Ideally you will have:

  • A law degree, Graduate Diploma in Law or equivalent qualifications. An LPC is not essential but would be helpful

  • At least one year’s experience reviewing general corporate transactional documentation and/or general contracts. This is ideally within a corporate environment or an Investment firm operating in a similar field to Crowdcube (though this is not essential)

  • Experience with Seed investment rounds for SME companies or EIS investment rounds would be beneficial but is not essential

  • Fluency in English and preferably another language to mother tongue standard (though this is not essential)

  • Demonstrable experience of multitasking, prioritising your workload and meeting deadlines

  • A dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives

And you will:

  • Have an excellent communicator and be able to communicate at all levels throughout the business

  • Have an open-minded and comfortable questioning the status quo, coming up with new solutions and considerate of others

  • Have a flair for problem-solving, identifying the right information needed to tackle a problem in a logical manner

  • Be detail-oriented, you are thorough when accomplishing a task and you don’t overlook even the smallest detail whilst keeping in mind the broader picture

  • Be enthusiastic and positive with a bias to action

What we are offering:

We like to nurture talent and ensure members of our team develop and hone their skills through training, attending conferences and subscriptions to online courses. We’re passionate and hard-working, and we take care of our team: (Subject to location)

  • £20-25K DOE
  • Participation in the employee share option plan (subject to the prevailing company policy at the time)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + holiday for tenure
  • Pension Scheme at 4% matched (UK Residents Only)
  • Private Medical Scheme with AXA including dental and optical cash plans
  • Access to Plumm, a mental health platform
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
  • Access to Sunlight - a learning & development platform with a £1000 training and wellness budget per year
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Weekly demos to show what we're working on, monthly team meetings
  • Company perks such as fruit, snacks, fitness classes and weekly office beers
  • Company outings and activities (previous fun included a trip to a gin distillery, karaoke, charity football match, Square Mile Relay, bowling and a day at River Cottage)

Our interview process typically consists of an initial phone screen, an interview with the hiring manager and a task, followed by a final interview with other members of the team. There aren't any trick questions and the task will typically be based on a real scenario the team have worked on.

Our policy is to employ the best-qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability.

We are a flexible workplace. Cuber Choice enables Cubers and future Cubers to do their best work, in whatever way is best for them and the business. We commit to treating all employees equally, whether they are home or office-based. We do not reward presenteeism but focus on impact. Employees may choose a different work schedule to meet personal or family needs. This includes early finishes, late starts, selecting your own working hours, and you may also choose to split your time between home and office.