Legal Counsel (Employment)



Portugal · Spain · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

About Revolut

People deserve more from their money. More visibility, more control, more freedom. And since 2015, Revolut has been on a mission to deliver just that. With an arsenal of awesome products that span spending, saving, travel, transfers, investing, exchanging and more, we've helped 45+ million customers get more from their money. And we're not done yet.

As we continue our lightning-fast growth,‌ two things are essential to continuing our success: our people and our culture. We've been officially certified as a Great Place to Work™ in recognition of our outstanding employee experience! So far, we have 10,000+ people working around the world, from our great offices or remotely, on our mission. And we're looking for more. We want brilliant people that love building great products, love redefining success, and love turning the complexity of a chaotic world into the simplicity of a beautiful solution.

About the role

The Legal team sits at the heart of Revolut as one of our most important areas of business. This focused bunch supports all other Revolut teams, helping us achieve our goals each and every day. They're special, they're strong-willed, and they work across myriad different areas. We know this isn’t super common for an in-house role, but the team is just that good 🧠

From structuring credit programmes to launching into new territories, the Legal team does it all. We’re looking for a Legal Counsel who’ll advise Revolut on employment issues to local management and the Human Resources team on a broad range of employment issues.

Excited to join? We can't wait to have you on board 🚀

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing advice and counsel to local management and HR on a range of employment issues
  • Managing recruiting, hiring, and employee relations processes
  • Addressing discipline and termination matters
  • Ensuring compliance with European working time regulations
  • Conducting internal investigations and managing leaves of absence
  • Handling discrimination and harassment issues
  • Advising on global mobility and contingent worker matters
  • Overseeing employee GDPR and privacy issues
  • Coordinating compensation, benefits, bonus, and equity awards
  • Managing employment litigation, negotiated exits, and settlements

What you'll need

  • To be qualified as an employment lawyer in Portugal or Spain
  • 2-3 years of post-qualified experience
  • Expertise in Spanish or Portuguese employment law
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent legal research skills
  • The ability to organise, prioritise, and work well under pressure with tight timelines
  • Analytical and pragmatic thinking, offering innovative and proactive advice
  • Experience working for a global and culturally diverse organisation
  • The capability to develop and foster partnerships with key stakeholders across the company
  • Passion for technology and a desire to work for a dynamic global fintech company

Nice to have

  • A background in banking or other regulatory field
  • In-house experience
  • Experience with cross-border employment law issues in EMEA and APAC

Building a global financial super app isn’t enough. Our Revoluters are a priority, and that’s why in 2021 we launched our inaugural D&I Framework, designed to help us thrive and grow everyday. We're not just doing this because it's the right thing to do. We’re doing it because we know that seeking out diverse talent and creating an inclusive workplace is the way to create exceptional, innovative products and services for our customers. That’s why we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to join this multicultural, hard-working team.

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