Legal Counsel

Location Durham
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full-Time

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge!

We’re not like the rest. We’re true innovators, and we’re redefining what a bank should be. Ours is a bank for today and the future, a mobile-first bank. Forget the stuffy branches, with Atom you can bank whenever, wherever, faster, and simpler.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

Want to join us?

Atom’s Corporate Services team provides Legal support for the business as well as fulfilling all company secretarial responsibilities. As a close-knit team, they provide outstanding and uninterrupted service to Atom suppliers, shareholders, executives, and employees.

As Legal Counsel you’ll work as part of a team that ensures effective mitigation of legal, regulatory, contractual, and other risks whilst supporting the broader Corporate Services team and Atom. You’ll be one of the go-to people for general commercial and corporate law. You’ll also provide advice on regulatory matters such as PSD2, Open Banking, and GDPR.

You will negotiate, draft, and advise on contracts between Atom and its third parties. You will also support our project teams to identify and account for all legal risks. This role would be ideal for someone who enjoys variety in their work & working at pace, whilst being proactive and using initiative.

The Corporate Services team believe they have the most impact by being in the office. This role follows suit and will be 2/3 days per week at our Durham HQ

What will you be doing?

You will:

  • Provide Legal support & advice for:
    • Capital raising and other corporate activities.
    • Atom’s Marketing and Propositions teams, including supporting the drafting of banking documents and terms and conditions.
    • Atom’s Operations teams, including conveyancing, business banking and customer administration queries.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
  • Act as informal support to junior team members through coaching and mentoring.

What do we need from you?

  • Possess a Law degree or similar.
  • Be a qualified Legal Professional, including Newly Qualified
  • Strong Experience in general commercial law, including outsourcing contracts, and software agreements.
  • Experience in property law.
  • Demonstrable experience in a fast paced & dynamic environment
  • Be high energy.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Be a great communicator who’s able to break down complex legal jargon into easy-to-understand terms.

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary up to £43,000
  • Flexible Hybrid & Remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option – performance-related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development
  • 22.5 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Enhanced Parental leave
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and your full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role as Atom bank are unable to support Visa Applications/Sponsorship.

Atom is an equal opportunities employer. We value you as an individual and therefore disregard race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, age, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership and disability in any hiring decisions we make. Atom will always adhere to the Equality Act 2010.

All roles within Atom must adhere to the Conduct Rules as set out by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

As part of Atom bank’s commitment to the FCA’s Consumer Duty, Atom will, take all reasonable steps to avoid causing foreseeable harm to customers, take all reasonable steps to enable customers to pursue their financial objectives and act in good faith.

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