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About The Role

We have a truly exciting inhouse opportunity for a Venture Capital Lawyer to support our new venture capital fund investing in health tech start-ups at pre series A, series A and series B round of funding.

As our Venture Capital Lawyer you’ll report to the General Counsel & Company Secretary working close with M&A colleagues to help identify suitable targets for Simplyhealth’s Venture Capital fund. This will include going out to market, analysing potential deals and carrying out detailed due diligence (broad spectrum work). You’ll feed into reporting to our Investment Committee making recommendations to the Simplyhealth Board based on the legal risks posed.

Please note we have a ‘smart working’ policy with flexible remote working. We will consider applications across the UK, however, there may be a requirement to attend meetings at our Hampshire head office in line with government guidelines.

About You

To be considered you’ll need to have experience working as a general corporate lawyer and worked in the venture capital space for investors seeking investment or carried out M&A work in start-ups or pre series A / series A throughout the investment process; from negotiation of the term sheet to signing, including the negotiation and drafting of key terms within transaction documents and the warranty suite. You’ll also have experience leading legal due diligence and appraising investments.

You’ll be highly skilled at providing corporate and transactional related legal advice, but also have a much broader skillset that enables you to provide advice regarding corporate and contract law, employment law, intellectual property law. Whilst you do not have to be an expert in each of these fields you must be able to provide quick, practical and actionable advice in an efficient manner. 

You must have a demonstrable understanding of the venture market and understand the market terms and trends for venture capital led rounds of financing with proven experience working with start-ups and venture capital funds in the market.  You should be able to readily answer questions about standard financing terms and strategy with a good pulse of the industry and be able to provide a valuable perspective on the common pitfalls entrepreneurs face - and how to avoid them.

In Return

You’ll receive a competitive basic salary plus:

  • Group annual discretionary bonus
  • A pension scheme with 6% from us, a minimum 3% from you with the option to increase or decrease when you join. If you decide to contribute 4% or above we will add a further 4% which can be allocated in different ways
  • 36 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays) with an option to buy or sell a further 5 days
  • A yearly company funded allowance that you can choose to use against some great benefits such as critical illness, private medical insurance, or, shopping vouchers and more
  • Simplyhealth core product choice: Cash plan or Dental plan
  • 4 x Life Assurance
Your Recruitment Journey
At Simplyhealth we’re focused on providing an application, assessment and onboarding journey that is fair, consistent, diverse and inclusive for all, allowing us to hire top talent based on the skills and behaviours pivotal to your and our success.

We use a number of techniques to help us select successful candidates, these form part of each review and will vary according to the role. We provide details in advance to help you prepare, these may include but are not limited to:

· Pre-set video interview
· Verbal and numerical aptitude test
· Competency style interview
· Role Play
· Presentation
· Working styles questionnaire

If successful, we’ll contact you to tell you the great news of your offer and welcome you to Simplyhealth, followed by details of your conditional offer of employment. The offer will be subject to our pre-employment checks, completed by our 3rd party partner Experian, which include a basic disclosure and barring service (DBS) and credit check.

Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team if you have any questions; [email protected]