The Very Group is hiring a

Paralegal

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Full-Time

About us

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too, building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team

Our in-house Legal Team support The Very Group across multiple sites, working at pace to support the business. You will find our solicitors are approachable and passionate about continually driving knowledge and performance across the area.

The Paralegal role plays an important part in supporting the wider legal team in delivering commercial recommendations to The Very Group. The team work on-site from our Speke Head Office from Tuesday-Thursday.

About the role

  • Contract reviews and negotiations, including confidentiality agreements, data processing agreements and tender documentation.
  • Advising on, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts with third party suppliers.
  • Undertaking contractual due diligence activities – contract management and drafting precedents.
  • Supporting litigation work (including attending mediations/trials, supervising deadlines, corresponding with third party solicitors and courts, and completing standard court documentation).
  • Supporting on a wide range of financial services related work, including the provision of regulatory advice for consumer credit and insurance activities to ensure the business remains compliant with its regulatory obligations.
  • Supporting a range of commercial projects, attending meetings, and advising the business on questions and queries.
  • Researching a variety of legal subjects (including contract law, competition law, data protection, product liability and intellectual property).
  • Supporting the Head of Consumer Affairs with consumer and advertising queries, prize competitions & similar T&Cs.
  • Providing corporate administrative support and training presentations and updates.
  • Undertaking general administrative tasks as requested e.g. raising payments, photocopying, e-filing etc.

About you

You will have experience in the legal industry as a Paralegal, a Legal Secretary or a Legal Assistant, and you will ideally possess the following skills to be able to support our Legal team.

  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Some of our benefits

  • £250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work and DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress please let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to these checks.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the role and the department.

2nd Stage – A 30-minute final stage interview to discuss any remaining questions from you, or us.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

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