Crowdcube

Legal Counsel (Completion Operations) 9-12 Month Maternity Cover

We are looking for a qualified lawyer to join our Completions Operations team as Legal Counsel for a maternity cover.

Job Outline:

We are looking for a qualified lawyer to join our Completions Operations team as Legal Counsel for a maternity cover. This role will be responsible for managing the completion of Crowdcube funding rounds and supporting Crowdcube’s post-funding team. 

The role is based in our Exeter office.

Who we are:

As a leading European retail investment marketplace, Crowdcube raises finance for Europe's hottest high-growth businesses by giving investors the opportunity to back businesses they believe in. Having amassed an investor community of over 1 million people, which has funded over 1,000 businesses, Crowdcube was named the most active investor in private equity in 2020.

Crowdcube was inspired by an unshakable belief in entrepreneurs that dream big, push at the edges and want to make a difference. Our mission is to democratise investment, helping to fuel the next generation of business who want to leave a mark on the world.

Since founding in 2011, we’ve successfully funded over 1,000 campaigns with brands from across the globe, such as Monzo, Brewdog, Grind, Cowboy, Mintos and what3words.

What you will be doing:

As Legal Counsel in the Completions Operations team you will have responsibility for the management of the completion of Crowdcube funding rounds and supporting Crowdcube’s post-funding team. You’ll work closely with all other departments including Compliance, Investor Operations, and the Campaigns and Commercial teams.

Day to day you will:

  • Carry out legal reviews and preparation of documents

  • Manage the completion and post-completion process

  • Work closely with the Compliance team and the Campaigns team to ensure effective transfer of information to avoid duplication of questions through the process.

  • Assist Head of Completion Operations with:

  • Develop processes (with and without product support) for improving the efficiency of dealing with company completions

  • Work with the Product team to improve the experience for companies completing rounds or corporate events on Crowdcube, including improvements to the portfolio and other new product offerings

  • improve company content, FAQs and communications.

  • Work closely with Group Legal on new product releases / new opportunities which require legal input.

Ideally you will have:

  • PQE 3+

  • Experience of corporate/equity finance, negotiation of transaction documents, EIS and SEIS tax relief schemes

  • Experience of working in-house

And you are:

  • Comfortable making risk-based judgments that are commercially sound, balancing the interests of Crowdcube, investors and raising companies.

  • Used to working in a fast-paced and ever changing environment and know when to fight for the right thing and when to say no.

  • Great at building relationships with external and internal clients, you know how to listen to and influence others so that expectations are managed and the right outcomes are met.

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:

  • £40,000 - 50,000 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 Healing Clouds, 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, followed by a final interview with other members of the team.

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.