Employment Hero Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Full-time 2024-03-27

Our mission and where you fit in…

At Employment Hero, we’re an ambitious bunch of people on a mission to make employment easier and more valuable for everyone. Since our inception in 2014, we’ve had some pretty impressive growth (100% YoY), now serving 300,000 businesses globally, with 2 million+ users on the platform, reaching unicorn status in 2022 – and we have no plans to slow down. There’s never been a more exciting time to join one of the fastest-growing SaaS unicorns, so let’s see if we could be a match!

We’re a team of global innovators, who cherish diverse perspectives that fuel our mission; to simplify the world of work for SMBs worldwide. Are you ready to make a significant impact in a rapidly expanding team? If you’re looking for a dynamic role where you can unleash your legal skills and contribute to the growth of a company, then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

What to expect as our new Legal Counsel (Privacy and Commercial):

The Privacy & Commercial Legal Counsel will manage and oversee a broad legal portfolio in support of our commercial & privacy initiatives, including:

  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing a variety of commercial agreements. 
  • Working with all business functions to understand and assess legal and business risks.
  • Help to improve and build out the processes and procedures for implementing privacy initiatives more efficiently throughout the business. 
  • Keep up to date and advise on related international, policy, privacy and regulatory matters related to our expanding product offerings. 

As part of our Legal team you will:

  • Review and draft a variety of commercial agreements, including, vendor agreements, NDAs, Data Processing Agreements, and other technology agreements with the support of other legal team members.
  • Help develop, implement and support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, legal processes, policies and training generally.
  • Be the eyes and ears for the legal team and refer out matters to other legal specialties where required, including privacy, employment, commercial and intellectual property specialists.

Privacy & corporate compliance

  • Monitor the landscape on laws and regulations applicable to the business and support the legal team in its global privacy compliance initiatives.
  • Support with compliance training, awareness initiatives, and embedding of policies.
  • Provide the legal team with useful compliance information to support product reviews.
  • Collaborate with the business and the legal team on Privacy Impact Assessments, Data Transfer Impact Assessments and GDPR Legitimate Interest Tests.
  • Support the implementation and embedding of our GDPR compliance action plan.

What will you bring?

  • AU qualified solicitor (multi-jurisdictional legal qualifications or experience a big bonus).
  • 2+ years of experience at a top-tier law firm or in-house legal department (tech start-up, fintech or bank preferred). Prior start-up or privacy, financial services experience is a plus.
  • Experience with global privacy regulations, including the GDPR. Experience with South East Asian privacy regulations is a plus.
  • Proven ability to understand technology and the interplay between legal, policy and company strategy.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a remote business environment with a strong work ethic, to manage shifting priorities and multiple projects.
  • Strong project-management and operational skills.

Life at Employment Hero 🚀

Remote-first principles

At Employment Hero, we’re not just working remotely; we’re integrating flexibility and global reach into the heart of our daily operations. 

We also recognise the value of face-to-face connection, and organise local and global gatherings throughout the year to celebrate our wins and make meaningful connections with our colleagues.

Work your way

Every hero has unique powers. Bound by a common purpose and trust, we encourage each other to work in ways that allow us to bring our best selves to work.

We’ve got your back!!

Whether you’re a seasoned remote-first pro, or a first-timer, you’re in good company. With 900+ heroes globally, team support and collaboration is at your fingertips.

But don’t just take it from us, here’s a quote from one of our AU heroes: 

“Working for a company that has purpose and meaning is felt throughout the entire business. No one turns up to work just to get paid – we turn up to work because we care and take pride in what we do, but we also know how to create balance and flexibility in the important things in our life, such as family, friends and leading a lifestyle consistent with our values.”

Plus you’ll get to enjoy a number of great perks, including: 

  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, or screen? We’ve got you covered!)
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Learning and development (including an external study policy, live monthly professional development classrooms, and premium online learning content!)
  • Reward and recognition programs – because great work should be recognised and rewarded
  • Including Lightning Award for delivering quality work at speed and Values Champion Awards
  • Swag app cashback offers and discounts on hundreds of your favourite brands and products
  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • Social events and team celebrations
  • Employee Share Option Program: be an owner of Employment Hero
  • Annual Global Gathering to get to know your global colleagues – so far we’ve been to Thailand, Vietnam and are excited to meet in Bali in September 2024

We also recognise that the same recruitment process doesn’t fit all, so should you require any accommodations or adjustments, simply let us know.

Are we a match? 

When you apply for this role, anticipate hearing from us within 72 hours. At Employment Hero, we ensure that every applicant receives a timely response, whether it’s an invitation to the first-round interview with our Talent Acquisition Specialist or a notification that your application, while valued, wasn’t successful this time. Your time and effort matter to us, and we’re committed to keeping you informed throughout the process.

Not exactly the right fit for you?

  • If you’re excited about Employment Hero, but this role is not the one for you, we encourage you to explore our careers page, packed with many more great opportunities. 
  • Know someone who would be a great fit? Feel free to share the role with your network!

Note to recruiters: Employment Hero has a dedicated in-house recruitment team who are focused on finding the very best talent for our organisation and we kindly request that recruiters do not contact us regarding assisting with our job vacancies. While we appreciate your interest and expertise, we have everything we need in-house to attract and hire the right candidates for our team. Thank you.