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Head of Legal

Company: Monzo
Location: London
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

We're looking for a Head of Legal UK Monzo. This role is a senior leadership role which will have day-to-day responsibility for managing Monzo's legal team in the UK, reporting directly to the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary. You will work at Executive level in the organisation in order to lead on a wide range of legal issues impacting our banking products in the UK, notably contractual, commercial and regulatory issues, enabling the business to scale quickly, and ensuring we operate within our risk appetite. This role will be a part of both the leadership team for the Legal organisation and for Monzo overall. You will:

  • Help strategically advise the product business teams on the development of innovative banking products and services, building the legal infrastructure and developing policies and procedures relevant for a range of consumer finance products.--
  • Actively support Monzo's General Counsel in building a world-class and scalable, high performing Legal team that is capable of facing a range of corporate, commercial and legal issues at all levels, including advising on Legal's strategy.
  • Lead, and develop the lawyers in Monzo's UK legal team reporting to you. You will take the lead in defining their goals and development plan ensuring everyone has the opportunity to learn and perform at their best.
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders and business teams across Monzo, particularly in Product, Compliance and Governance.
  • Work with the Head of Legal Operations to make sure we optimise our legal operational processes to move quickly and safely as we scale as well as develop strong 3rd party relationships. You should apply if:
    • You have significant post-qualification experience, with existing or prior experience in UK retail and consumer banking.--
    • You have excellent technical skills and a sound knowledge of the UK consumer banking legal and regulatory framework having spent time in-house at a bank, payments or financial technology company.
    • You are a strategic thinker, a strong communicator and a keen problem solver who knows how to assess risk and recommend solutions that balance business and risk perspectives.--
    • You are happy handling the widest range of legal issues that may arise in a financial technology company, even if outside your core areas of expertise.--
    • You are an experienced people leader who has managed large teams in the past and enjoys building high performing, engaged teams with empathy. Ideally you may also have experience of building new legal functions from the ground up.--
    • You are comfortable operating at all levels of the organisation up the Board and Executive, but can roll your sleeves up and get things done.--
    • You're passionate about the intersection of banking and technology and the transformation unfolding in consumer finance, and what we are doing here at Monzo excites you!-- Logistics
      • We can help you relocate to the London area & we can sponsor visas.
      • This role will be based in our London office when safe to return but with flexibility to work from home as needed
      • We offer flexible working hours and trust you to work enough hours to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team.
      • Diversity and inclusion is a priority for us - if we want to solve problems for people around the world, our team has to represent our customers. So we need to attract the best talent and create an environment that supports and includes them. You can read more about diversity and inclusion on our blog .
      • If you prefer to work part-time, we'll make this happen whenever we can - whether this is to help you meet other commitments or strike a great work-life balance. Equal Opportunity Statement At Monzo, embracing diversity in all of its forms and fostering an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. This is integral to our mission of making money work for everyone. We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status. Do you have the right to work in the UK? (Sometimes we can offer sponsorship for specialist roles) --*

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