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    Founded in 2014 in London, United Kingdom, Garrison has raised more than $50m to date from London investors including Dawn Capital, IP Group, NM Capital and BGF. Garrison’s strengths lie in its experienced and dedicated teams, building on years of expertise in cyber security to bring genuinely game changing technology to the industry.

    Garrison is working to build the future of cyber security and is already deploying at scale in both the government and commercial space. Our existing customers are large organisations averaging over 50,000 employees each, across sectors including banking, insurance, media, telco, law and government.

    Our working culture

    We are an exciting start-up with ground-breaking technology; a very serious mission to solve real world problems, but with a positive and highly inclusive atmosphere, making both wellbeing and a flexible work/life balance a priority.

    At Garrison we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and we’re focused on continuously improving equality for the benefit of our employees, products and community. We recruit, develop and retain talent purely on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we take every possible step to ensure that every person employed or seeking employment with us receives fair treatment. No-one shall be disadvantaged on the grounds of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, neurodiversity, social background, physical ability, illness or otherwise.

    Our employee benefits package is as follows:

    • Flexible working hours and regular working from home
    • 25 days holiday allowance per year (with the opportunity to purchase more)
    • Personal annual training budget
    • Perkbox discounts
    • Life assurance and critical illness cover
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Enhanced parental leave
    • Income protection
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Interest-free season ticket loans
    • Flexible working hours and working from home options
    • Daily fruit, snacks and drinks in our offices
    • Regular socials – such as games and quiz nights, picnics, theatre, and lots more

    Overview of the role

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, diligent and commercially astute Legal Counsel to join an innovative and steadily growing scale-up, where you will be tasked with supporting the entire business as a trusted advisor and commercial contracts lawyer.

    Working in a small legal team and reporting to the Head of Legal, you will provide a full range of commercial legal support to Garrison and its group companies (with main focus on UK and US), you will enjoy a varied workload and have the opportunity to collaborate closely with the with the senior executives and the whole business. The primary focus will be on supporting the Sales team on B2B customer contracts , but you will also provide support to the Engineering and Production Teams, the Marketing Team, the HR Team and the Finance Team, on a variety of legal matters, and cross‐functional projects.

    Prior experience of working with cyber security and/or SaaS solutions would be desirable but not essential, however you will need solid experience of drafting, reviewing and advising on commercial contracts in the field of technology, supporting a variety of different legal activity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

    This is a 12 month contract initially but with the opportunity to become a permanent role for the right candidate. The role could be offered on either a full-time or part-time basis subject to a minimum of 32 hours a week. The role will require slightly adjusted core working hours to ensure consistent support to both UK and US operations (later start in the morning and later finish in the evening).

    Key Responsibilities

    • Drafting, reviewing, amending, negotiating, interpreting and advising on a range of commercial contracts (UK, US and international), T&Cs and other legal documents (seeking input from other advisers and stakeholders as appropriate), with a main focus on agreements relating to equipment and component supply, hardware sales, software licensing and cloud services.
    • Owning all elements of contract review and negotiation from draft to signature for multiple customers concurrently.
    • Providing a pragmatic in-house legal support service to all of the group companies and to support the mitigation of risk arising from any legal, regulatory, compliance or governance issues.
    • Managing and keeping up to date our contract template databases, internal guides and playbooks.
    • Providing support on privacy and data protection matters and assisting in implementing data protection and security regulations.
    • Assisting with supplier matters such as supplier audits, contract reviews and negotiations, and marketing reviews.
    • Coaching, support and mentoring of less experienced team members as they develop commercial experience.
    • Providing legal, data protection, privacy and compliance related training initiatives to the business as and when required.
    • Supporting and leading on negotiations with customers.
    • Accurately recording information and maintaining NDA and contract databases.
    • Helping address opportunities for contract and process improvements – both globally and on a local basis.
    • Ad-hoc management of challenging projects within the Legal department.

    Skills & experience required

    You’ll be perfect if you have the following skills/experience:

    • Qualified to practise law in the UK, with strong professional experience as a commercial lawyer. Candidates will be assessed on actual experience. Any qualification and practice in other jurisdictions may be taken into account. Please note we will ask for evidence of your qualifications during the recruitment process.
    • Prior experience of supporting international entities.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Attention to detail in delivery and high quality of work.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced/high-growth environment.
    • Experience working with an internal sales organisation on B2B contracts.
    • Strong experience preferably in‐house, or at a top law firm (with secondment experience), with a focus on tech or commercial transactions.
    • Experience of drafting, reviewing and advising on a variety of commercial contracts, preferably in the field of technology.
    • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to understand and clearly communicate complex legal issues to business teams and counterparties.
    • Demonstrable experience of providing end‐to‐end contractual support from RFP stage to signature.
    • Solid knowledge of the legal aspects of data protection and data privacy, data sovereignty, and security.
    • Strong commercial acumen, able to take a pragmatic approach to legal risk and advise the business accordingly.
    • Confident, pro-active and self-disciplined, with proven problem-solving skills and use of good judgement.
    • Skilled at collaborating effectively with cross‐functional stakeholders across all levels of the business.
    • Experience handling intellectual property and trademark issues.
    • A team player with a positive attitude; willing to engage in knowledge-sharing across legal team.

    It would be super useful if you have the following:

    • Prior in‐house experience within the Legal department at a high‐growth technology company, ideally in cybersecurity SaaS solution(s).
    • Experience working on multi‐jurisdictional transactions and matters
    • Experience and understanding of the US legal system.

    And we are delighted to have team members who show the following qualities:

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong team player and can‐do approach; no job is too big or too small.
    • Self-motivated and proactive.
    • Intellectually curious.
    • Calm under pressure.
    • Enjoy working in a fast‐paced, dynamic business.
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