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Multiverse • London

Legal Director (Product), UK

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We’re on a mission to provide equitable access to economic opportunity, for everyone.

We close critical skill gaps in the workforce through a new kind of apprenticeship that combines work and learning. We begin by recognizing high-potential individuals both inside and outside of a company's current workforce and then we create applied, guided and equitable learning programs, with measurable impact. Because we believe the world needs a better way to match its potential.

We work with over 1,000 leading companies including the likes of Microsoft, Citi and Just Eat to help solve their business-critical problems, and we’ve trained over 12,000 professional apprentices in the tech and data skills of the future. This is made possible by our global team who are driven to achieve a mission that matters, together.

Join Multiverse and help us set a new course for work.

The Opportunity

Join our dynamic legal team as our newest Product Counsel, where you'll play a crucial role in advising on matters of AI, privacy, IP, and more, at the forefront of our company's success in a rapidly evolving industry landscape. In this newly created role, you'll wield your legal expertise to ensure our products uphold the highest standards of safety, consumer protection, and regulatory compliance across diverse markets.

We're seeking someone with not just legal prowess, but also a keen interest in AI and emerging technologies. As Legal Director of Product, you'll be pivotal in striking the delicate balance between mitigating risks and fostering innovation. Your insights will guide our strategic decision-making processes, ensuring that we navigate legal complexities while staying ahead of the curve.

This role offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible impact, collaborating cross-functionally to drive our business forward responsibly. If you're ready to take on a challenge where legal expertise meets innovation, we want to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of our company and industry.

Specifically, you will

As a Legal Director (Product), at Multiverse you will be a vital partner to our Product and Engineering teams, offering expert guidance throughout the entire product lifecycle. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating closely with Product and Engineering teams, providing proactive advice on legal issues surrounding new and existing products and features from inception to launch, with a particular focus on AI integration;

  • Ensuring that data, privacy, IP and AI compliance considerations are integrated into the early stages of new services, projects, and initiatives.

  • Staying informed about relevant industry regulations, including those pertaining to AI, consumer protection, advertising, intellectual property, and privacy, to provide timely and reliable counsel.

  • Offering practical day-to-day and strategic advice to mitigate legal and reputational risks while driving business objectives forward.

  • Crafting and negotiating commercial and intellectual property agreements that impact the company's products and services.

  • Drafting terms of use, product policies, and disclosures, and establishing associated processes.

  • Coordinating efforts with internal stakeholders, legal teams, external partners, and other relevant groups to effectively advocate for product strategies.

  • Keeping a finger on the pulse of technology trends and developments, and translating their implications into guidance, training, and thought leadership for our internal teams.

In this role, you'll be instrumental in ensuring legal compliance and fostering innovation across our product portfolio, making a significant impact on our company's success.

About you

  • 6-10 years experience in-house or at a top law firm (preferably with secondment experience) with a focus on Product, Privacy, IP and AI.

  • Demonstrable experience in providing end-to-end B2B and commercial contractual support

  • Strong commercial acumen; able to take a pragmatic approach to legal risk and advise the business accordingly, particularly in the context of AI innovation.

  • Experience building risk management processes and procedures from the ground up

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong team player and can-do approach; no job is too big or too small

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic business

  • Qualified to practise law in the UK

Highly desirable, but not essential:

• Prior in-house experience within a high-growth technology company or a start-up

• Experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters

How we hire

Benefits

  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 8 bank holidays per year

  • Health & Wellness- private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all-in-one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with one monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company-wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change.

Right to Work

Do you have the right to work in the UK? Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer sponsorship for this role and we cannot consider overseas applications.

Safeguarding

All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Hackathons
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
75%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
75%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
62%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
69%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees

800

Gender diversity (male:female)

45:55

Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels

$414M

Hiring Countries

Denmark
United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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