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Paralegal (Inc CoSec)



United Kingdom
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Zepz

Zepz is the group powering two leading global remittance brands: WorldRemit and Sendwave. Since 2010, we have been disrupting an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players with our relentless focus on reducing the cost of remittances and increasing safety and convenience for our users. Every day, our people work to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology - driven by our vision of a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad.

Our brands helped cross-border communities send over $15bn from 50 countries to recipients in 130 countries in 2022. We operate over 5,000 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,000 people globally. Zepz is a remote-first employer, with team members located across six continents.

Our vision is to create a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad. Our purpose is to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology.

Our Commitments:

  1. We act like owners - We are relentlessly delivering for our users and spending money thoughtfully.
  2. We embrace embarrassing honesty - We function best when we're open and honest with one another — especially about our challenges and doubts.
  3. We have a bias to action - We get to first outcomes quickly, iterate and learn.
  4. We strive to be better - We may make mistakes, but always learn from them.
  5. We are inclusive - to better reflect and serve our users.

About the role

We are looking for an ambitious and proactive Paralegal to become a member of the Group Legal Team. The
role will report to a Senior Legal Counsel, who is based in the UK and will be required to support a broad range
of matters across the various sub-functions within the Team, being Legal, Data Privacy and Company
Secretariat.This is a great role for someone with previous paralegal experience, either within private practice or an in-
house environment and who is commercially minded with an ability to find solutions to problems. This role
will include working autonomously as well as part of a collegiate and supportive international and local cross-
functional team.

As a member of the Zepz Group Legal Function, you will aim high, embrace challenges and always do what’s
right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the company’s strategic direction and terms
of decision making.

Reporting to a Senior Legal Counsel, Legal, you will:

● Be the primary point of contact or escalation for NDA requests;
● Support on company secretarial activities e.g. support the setting up and running of various board and committee meetings; own delivery of aspects of the co sec calendar and forward planner including preparing filings for relevant authorities and preparing materials for auditors and
● Support on data protection compliance work e.g. subject access requests;
● Provide first reviews of commercial contracts and support on negotiations e.g SaaS agreements, master services agreements, order forms and marketing agreements;
● Support on legal operation projects including; automation of processes, updates and changes to existing technology platforms, policy writing and implementation;
● Legal research;
● Assist with brand protection work; and
● Perform ad-hoc tasks to support the overall legal function.

What we’re looking for from you

● Recent experience working with businesses in the Payments / Financial Services sector is desirable but not essential.
● Previous legal experience obtained through study or previous work experience is desirable.
● Strong attention to detail.
● Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise different workstreams in line with the needs of the Legal Team and wider business.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills: ability to build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally at all levels.
● Ability to work independently, but also a team player: fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration across different teams and departments.
● Experience in developing and implementing workflows and process flows on technology platforms is desirable.

What we offer you:

Please note that the benefits below will apply to Full-time roles.

We have five core benefits for our talent in the US, UK, Philippines, Poland, and South Africa. If you're not in one of those regions, don’t worry - the Talent team can let you know what is available for you specifically:

  • Unlimited Annual Leave: Most Zepz team members are eligible for unlimited annual leave. Colleagues in customer-facing roles, receive a competitive holiday allowance and four recharge days a year. Feel free to make the most of your time off and maintain a healthy work-life balance!

  • Private Medical Cover: ​​You can opt-in to a Private Medical Insurance scheme. This provides you with access to thorough medical coverage, so you can feel confident in your health and well-being.

  • Retirement: We offer pension schemes to help you plan for and secure your future.

  • Life Assurance: Life assurance is available to give you peace of mind and protect your loved ones in case of the unexpected.

  • Parental Leave: We offer competitive parental leave schemes to ensure you are spending as much quality time with your new bundle of joy as possible.

We are also remote-first as an organisation, offering flexibility for you to work where you need to be most productive. In many locations, we have workspaces, which you can use as you desire. Most roles in the Philippines are predominately office-based, with this we offer free meals for those 100% on-site.

In addition to the above, you will discover that we have a range of secondary perks (such as the cycle-to-work scheme and employee discounts) depending on your location, to help you thrive at Zepz!

Why choose Zepz?

  • Our team of over 1,000 employees is fully distributed across the world. We are working from coffee shops, homes, and co-working spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world but we also offer workspace in our talent cluster locations - spaces we can meet, collaborate and connect.

  • We are proud parents, community organizers, farmers, band members, yoga teachers, YouTube influencers, former Olympians, and serial entrepreneurs.

  • We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

  • At Zepz, embodying our commitments binds us together. We are collectively passionate about striving to achieve our vision and purpose - to continue to provide the best service to our users.

Ready to Apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume along with a cover letter (optional), highlighting why your experience demonstrates you meet the requirements of the role. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Zepz is a place where everyone can thrive.

So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, and if at all you might need any form of support to make the process as comfortable as possible, please let us know and give us a shot by applying. We want you to be excited to wake up to make an impact every day.