3–4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

About carwow

Buying or selling a car shouldn’t be difficult! That’s why here at carwow we are on a mission to change the way people buy, sell or use a car by creating the world’s best online car marketplace. We're not all petrolheads - just a highly driven (excuse the pun) scale-up with over 350 carwowers in the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

Since starting our journey in 2011, we’ve grown to become one of the most trusted comparison sites with over 12 million users and a Trustpilot rating of 4.7. We are also very proud to be backed by some of Europe’s most respected technology, marketplace and automotive investors.

Working here

At carwow, we aim to create a culture where our team can thrive no matter where or how they work. With hybrid working (1-2 days in the office in Victoria, London although more if you like), and a healthy home office budget of £500, we are also open to looking at alternative working patterns to ensure carwowers can work in a way that works best for them.

We’re also a curious bunch and benefit from a number of different training opportunities. We are big on celebrating successes, working collaboratively and have found lots of ways to stay connected as a team both virtually and in person.

With a team of over 25 different nationalities, we know a diverse and inclusive workforce creates a more innovative company. We have work to do to get us where we’d like to be, but are working hard to get there and have a number of key DE&I initiatives underway.

So, if you always aim to WOW through everything you do (check out more info about our values here), we’d love you to join us on our journey.

About the role

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Legal Counsel to join our legal and compliance team on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for the whole range of legal issues that arise in a fast-paced, high growth, tech startup.


  • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements, partnership agreements and licences;
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance with GDPR and associated rules;
  • Providing legal support to our existing European teams;
  • Working closely with our product teams as our product offering evolves;
  • Supporting our editorial team who produce YouTube videos.
  • Advising on regular corporate law issues, including M&A and funding rounds;
  • Managing employee share incentive schemes and providing legal support to the People team on employment law issues;
  • Working with our external advisors on IP portfolio management and oversight;
  • Supporting company secretarial activities;
  • Managing our FCA regulated activities, and liaising with regulators (FCA, ASA) when required; and
  • Assisting our General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel as required

About you

Please note: We know that no candidate will be the perfect match for all we've listed in this posting, so we’d encourage you to apply if you feel you're close to the brief but not an exact match.

  • We’re looking for an English qualified lawyer with some experience in commercial or corporate law. We don’t expect you to have experience in all the areas we work in but you need to be able to learn on the job.
  • Solid academics and training with experience in a recognised law firm and/or in-house environment.
  • You will need the ability to grasp new legal concepts quickly and to distill and explain them in a clear and easy to understand way.
  • Strong communication skills are essential, together with a proactive, persuasive and adaptable manner.
  • You will be used to independent working and thinking.
  • Proficiency in German is preferable but not essential.
  • We envisage that candidates between 1 and 3 years PQE will have the relevant skills / knowledge for this position, however this is an approximate guide for applicants and we are happy to consider the applications of candidates who fall outside of this PQE range but who have the relevant experience.


  • A competitive salary with equity in the company (share options)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve or an alternative religious holiday of your choice*
  • Life insurance (4 x basic salary)
  • Private pension scheme (carwow will match contributions up to 5%)
  • Private medical health insurance with Vitality
  • Free access to Sanctus mental-health coaching sessions
  • The latest core Tech (Macbook Air or PC Surface Pro)
  • Home Office budget of £500/€550
  • Salary sacrifice benefits (i.e. cycle to work), Travel Loan
  • Subsidised gym membership (50% off David Lloyds, Virgin Active and Nuffield Health)

*if you are not religious, this day will remain as Christmas Eve in conjunction with usual Christmas Bank Holidays


We are leading the change to Electric vehicles and are conscious of the impact our industry can have on the environment. We’ve already planted over 45,000 trees to date as a thank you to those who leave us a review and are extremely excited about our new partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, which we hope will increase the number to around 60,000 trees a year.

Automotive Industry
Automotive Sales
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3–4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly