Legal Counsel

On the Beach sends over 1.5 million people on their perfect beach holiday every year, and whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption for the travel industry, we have not paused our ambition to become Europe's leading online retailer of beach holidays. 


About the Opportunity

We have a small but hardworking, fast-paced and collaborative Legal team and an opportunity has arisen for a Legal Counsel to join us. People are our business, so recruiting, engaging and retaining staff with the right On the Beach DNA is important to us. 

Working alongside the General Counsel & Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel, the successful candidate will (with training, development and support as required) provide proactive, commercial, pragmatic legal advice and assistance to the Group on a wide range of legal, company secretarial, and risk management issues, including:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Developing and maintaining standard templates, forms and processes
  • Consumer law and consumer T&Cs
  • Regulatory and travel law matters (in particular ongoing compliance with GDPR and the Package Travel Regulations)
  • Litigation
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Strategic projects
  • Company Secretarial and corporate governance matters
  • Listed company compliance
  • Risk management
  • Share schemes, HR policies and escalated HR issues 


Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone who:
  • Is bright and driven
  • Is able to take a commercial, balanced approach to risk management and compliance
  • Is excited about learning new things and developing their knowledge, understanding and experience, in both legal and business matters
  • Has 2 years+* post-qualification experience, preferably in corporate/commercial, and ideally with in house experience
  • Enjoys working collaboratively, but is capable of working and managing projects autonomously
  • Is organised, productive and efficient
  • Ideally has experience as a commercial or corporate lawyer (commercial contracts experience in particular)
  • Has experience working in or with online retail, tech businesses, the travel industry, or listed businesses would be particularly useful, but full training, development and support will be provided

*2+ PQE is provided as a guide only. Candidates with less or more experience are also welcome to apply if they feel they meet the criteria above.

Flexible and part time hours are available. 


Benefits

  • Generous discount on holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Simplyhealth Optimise Health Plan and eye care contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme and free access to counselling
  • Travel to work scheme - interest free tram and train loans and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite subsidised coffee shop - barista-style coffee and snacks
  • Food and drink discounts across a number of venues in Manchester City Centre
  • Gym discount
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Death in Service cover
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay
  • The Sandbox - free bar every Friday afternoon 


Remote Working

Currently we are all working remotely, however once things start to get back to normal, our primary place of work will be our Aeroworks office in the centre of Manchester. However after a successful switch to remote working due to the COVID-19 crisis, flexible remote working opportunities may be available.


Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer we value diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. 

You will be kindly asked to provide your equality information as part of your application process to On the Beach. Any personal equality information given to On the Beach will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and will only be used for monitoring and identifying improvement areas. All the information disclosed by applicants is stored on our ATS, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and can only be accessed by selected Human Resources team members.