Legal Counsel

A full-time, permanent position
Hybrid working, with one day per week in our central Cambridge office.

So, you’re a legal expert with great negotiation skills who wants a better work/life fit?

As Legal Counsel at Cambridge Intelligence, you’ll be part of our in-house legal team, advising on all legal aspects of our software licensing contracts.

What’s involved?

You’ll assist with various software licensing legal tasks – including drafting, contract negotiations and redlining, together with a broad range of other legal work. Reporting to our Head of Legal, you’ll be part of a friendly legal team of four.

Who’s the ideal candidate?

Post qualified, you might currently be working in a law firm and want to work fewer hours while still progressing your career. If so, this could be the perfect opportunity to make that transition.

We’re looking for an organised legal professional with great negotiation and communications skills, who enjoys learning and building relationships both internally and externally.

Experience of software licensing and multi-jurisdiction negotiation experience is highly desirable, but if you’re keen to break into a new space, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

This is a busy and exciting role and for the right person could be your chance to shine!

You’ll get involved with the following (among other things):

  • Contract drafting, using templates/precedents as appropriate, including royalties.
  • Contract review and negotiation.
  • Assisting our Data Privacy Manager in relation to data protection obligations.
  • Dealing with a broad range of legal matters beyond software licensing including data protection laws, anti-bribery, recruitment/immigration laws, review of third-party terms and conditions etc.
  • Assisting our internal Customer Success Team with contract renewals including advice, drafting of renewal letters/variations and drafting of new license agreements.
  • Providing ad hoc legal support to our other internal teams on a wide variety of matters.

Who you’ll work with

You’ll work very closely with our customer success and sales teams, but also with other departments across the business.

Opportunities to grow

Everyone here gets funded professional development time, with five days and an allocated budget each year to learn new skills.

Be yourself

We want to build a fair, respectful and welcoming company, where everyone feels at home. That means taking a long-term approach to equality, diversity and inclusion – not treating it as a tick box exercise.

With the help of our EDI group, we’re working to make every aspect of the business – including recruitment – fair, respectful and inclusive.

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Ready to apply?

We’d love to hear from you! We just need your CV and a cover letter.

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What happens next?

When you apply, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.

  • telephone interview

    1. First stage screening with the talent team

    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • With: our talent manager
    • To check: you’re right for the role
    • Preparation needed: review your your CV, re-read this job advert, and have a look around our website more generally.

    This is an informal conversation to make sure we’re not wasting your time.

    We’ll check if you have the right experience for the role and give you a chance to talk up your skills and achievements. We’ll also discuss your reasons for wanting to join our team.

  • panel interview

    2. Panel interview

    • Duration: about 90 minutes
    • With: the legal team
    • To check: your experience, knowledge and skills, and how you approach a challenge
  • telephone interview

    3. Last chat

    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • With: Joe, our CEO
    • To check: your motivations and aspirations
    • Preparation needed: none

    This final step is an informal catch-up with our founder and CEO, Joe. He’ll be interested to hear about your motivations for joining us, and what you’ll bring to the team.

    It’s also a great chance to understand our business from a strategic perspective, and to see how your career will progress here.

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