Director, Legal (Employment, People & Community)


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Director, Legal (Employment, People & Community)



Job description

We’re a leading online reviews platform, free and open to all. Our mission is to be a universal symbol of trust. We are well on our way – but there’s still an exciting journey ahead of us. Do you want to join us at the heart of trust?We are looking to hire an experienced and enthusiastic, Legal Director to lead the approach we take to employment law matters within our fast-paced, dynamic, and fun Legal & Privacy team. The team handles a broad range of often complex and novel matters at the forefront of trust, helping Trustpilot scale across multiple jurisdictions in pursuit of its mission to become a universal symbol of trust.This is an important and varied role which is very much ‘hands on’ and will involve operating as key contact and trusted legal advisor to our fantastic People & Community Team; leading on all employment law matters globally (both contentious and non-contentious) and providing frontline support to all strategic projects which have a people impact, at a time when we are enjoying rapid growth and scaling into new markets. For the right candidate, this role will also offer the opportunity to get exposure to broader corporate and commercial legal issues, and to make a real impact to Trustpilot’s future growth.What you’ll be doing:

  • Acting as primary point of contact for legal support to our People & Community Team on a wide range of employment, reward and property/office related issues, across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Partnering with the People & Community Team leadership on all strategic projects which have a people impact, assisting to shape strategy in this area.
  • Horizon scanning for new legislation, assisting to ensure continued compliance with local employment laws as Trustpilot scales globally.
  • Strengthening legal and policy frameworks in order to ensure the delivery of a consistent approach to people related issues across the globe, including refreshing and standardising template documents, updating HR policies and delivering training to key stakeholders.
  • Acting as SME on employment-law related topics within the Legal & Privacy team and supporting colleagues on topics that sit at the intersection between employment and other legal issues, for example employee privacy rights and litigation.
  • Supporting other key stakeholders across the business with a broad variety of corporate, commercial and compliance related matters including M&A, audit and co-sec work.
  • Identifying and implementing new, innovative and automated ways of working, utilising technology where possible to create greater operational efficiencies across the wider Legal & Privacy team.

Who you are:

  • You have a right to practice law in England & Wales, Scotland or Denmark.
  • You have a minimum of 10 years’ PQE gained at least in part in an in-house environment (typically in the technology sector), .
  • You have a comprehensive employment law background, with experience of working across multiple jurisdictions. Ideally, you also have experience advising on non-employment related matters within a commercial setting.
  • You are proactive, a keen learner and take responsibility for your own work.
  • You have high attention to detail but are pragmatic and pride yourself on your ability to give practical, business-oriented advice.
  • You are focused and enjoy the buzz that comes from having multiple matters on the go at the same time.
  • You are always looking for ways to improve things and use your own initiative to propose solutions where you identify problems.
  • You have extensive organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to navigate multiple demands and work at speed to meet tight deadlines.
  • You are collaborative with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels across multiple locations.
  • You are a “tech-savvy”, fun, creative and positive person, who maintains focus in a busy setting.
  • You are comfortable working both individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced, global organisation.
  • You are an innovative, commercially-minded individual who has an interest in, and desire for new technology, problem-solving and improving process delivery.
  • You speak and write English fluently – it’s our business language within Trustpilot.
  • Knowledge of Google suite, MS Word & Excel and DocuSign is desirable.

What’s in it for you:

  • A range of flexible working options to dedicate time to what matters to you.
  • Competitive compensation package + bonus.
  • 28 days holiday plus two (paid) volunteering days a year to spend your time giving back to the causes that matter to you and your community
  • Rich learning and development opportunities supported through the Trustpilot Academy, LinkedIn Learning and Blinkist
  • Pension and Life Insurance
  • Health cash plan, Online GP, 24/7 Employee Assistance PlanFull access to Headspace, a popular mindfulness app to promote positive mental health
  • Paid parental leave
  • Season ticket loan and a cycle to work scheme
  • Central office location complete with table tennis, a gaming corner with a Nintendo Wii and VR headsets, coffee bars and all the snacks and refreshments you can ask for
  • Regular opportunities to connect and get to know your fellow Trusties, including company-wide celebrations and events, ERG activities and team socials.
  • Free breakfast and lunch in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays along with extra treats throughout the month – think ice cream carts, chocolate fountains and cocktail/mocktail bars, to name a few
  • Access to over 4,000 deals and discounts on things like travel, electronics, fashion, gym memberships, cinema discounts and more

Still not sure?We are Open to All, which means we want everyone to feel like they can see themselves at Trustpilot. We’re keen to hear about your experiences as well as how you can help to create a fantastic culture for our amazing Trusties. So, don’t worry if you’re looking at this job description and feel like you don’t meet all the requirements, we’d still really like to hear from you!#LI-SH1 #LI-HYBRIDAbout TrustpilotAt Trustpilot, we’re passionate about our mission to offer a free and open to all review platform, built on collaboration. For consumers, we’re a place to connect with and influence businesses. For companies, we’re a platform for progress; a way to improve and innovate by engaging and collaborating with consumers.We’re driven by connection. It’s at the heart of what we do. Our culture keeps things fresh — it’s built on the relationships we create. We talk, we laugh, we collaborate and we respect each other. We work across borders and cultures to be a tangible symbol of trust in an ever-changing world. With vibrant office locations all around the world and over 50 nationalities, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace with diverse perspectives and ideas.Our purpose is a tall order, but we keep it real. We’re a great bunch of humans, doing awesome stuff, without fuss or pretense.A successful Trustpilot future is driven by you — we give you the autonomy to shape a career you can be proud of. If you’re ready to grow, let’s go.Join us at the heart of trust.Trustpilot is committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive and where different viewpoints and experiences are valued and respected. Trustpilot will consider all applications for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, age, parental or veteran status. Together, we are the heart of trust.Trustpilot is a global company and our data practices are designed to ensure that your personally identifiable information is appropriately protected. Please note that your personal information will be transferred, accessed and stored globally as necessary for the uses and disclosures stated in our

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Sun, 05 May 2024 05:35:47 GMT

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