PayPoint - Careers
Legal Counsel Regulatory
Welwyn Garden City
19/10/2018

In thousands of retail locations, at home and on the move, we make life more convenient for everyone.
For retailers, we offer innovative and time-saving technology that empowers convenience retailers in the UK and Romania to achieve higher footfall and increased spend so they can grow their businesses profitably. Our innovative retail services platform, PayPoint One, is now live in over 10,000 stores in the UK and offers everything a modern convenience store needs, from parcels and contactless card payments to EPoS and bill payment services. Our technology helps retailers to serve customers quickly, improve business efficiency and stay connected to their stores from anywhere.
We help millions of people to control their household finances, make essential payments and access in-store services, like parcel collections and drop-offs. Our UK network of 28,000 stores is bigger than all banks, supermarkets and Post Offices together, putting us at the heart of communities nationwide.
For clients of all sizes we provide cutting-edge payments technologies without the need for capital investment. Our seamlessly integrated multichannel payments solution, MultiPay, is a one-stop shop for customer payments. PayPoint helps over 500 consumer service providers to save time and money while making it easier for their customers to pay – via any channel and on any device.
The payments sector is becoming more regulated and a role has now been created to support regulatory and compliance activities across the PayPoint Group. 
The role will be part of a small but specialist legal team supporting commercial, regulatory, strategic and compliance functions.
The role reports to the Senior Legal Counsel – Regulatory and is based in the PayPoint head office in Welwyn Garden City.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Advising the business on the legal and regulatory issues relating to their products;
  • Drafting documents and contracts tailored to the business’ individual needs;
  • Negotiating with business and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
  • Researching and analysing documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedures;
  • Supervising the implementation of services and regulatory projects for legal issues;
  • Reviewing changes and developments in the law and assessing their impact on the business;
  • Input into of FCA required reports and documentation;
  • Preparation of documentation to support GDPR compliance:
  • Preparation of reports for both internal and external use including the ICO;
  • Administrative support including agenda creation for board meetings of the regulated entity, co-ordinating annual compliance statements for Payment Service Individuals and other administrative tasks as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Solicitor qualified in England and Wales.  The role would suit a lawyer of 1 to 2 year post qualification although other applicants will also be considered.
  • Previous exposure to regulation in payment services, e-money and data protection is useful but not essential.  However, the potential applicant must have a genuine interest in regulatory work.
  • Prior in house experience would be useful.
  • Ability to learn quickly and turn around work in an efficient and pragmatic manner
  • Confident and astute personality
  • Possess highly effective negotiating skills and an attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and organised with a good team ethic
  • Positive, driven and the ability to work autonomously where required
  • Good interpersonal skill, with ability to work closely and advise various internal clients at differing levels of seniority.
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and ability to manage a high volume of work
 
 
 

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