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Head of Legal - 9 months FTC



United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Who are Tyk, and what do we do?

The Tyk API Management platform is helping to drive the connected world and power new products and services. We’re changing the way that organisations connect any number of their systems and services.Whether internal, external, public or highly encrypted systems, Tyk helps businesses drive value across the retail, finance, telecoms, healthcare, or media industries (to name just a few!)

If you’ve banked online, used an app to check the news, or perhaps even driven a connected car, API’s, and by extension, Tyk, make that possible. Founded in 2015 with offices in London – UK, London – Ontario, Atlanta and Singapore, we have many thousands of users of our B2B platform across the globe. Brands using Tyk range from Lotte, Bell, Dominos, Starbucks, to RBS and Societe Generale. We have a varied user base hailing from every continent – even Antarctica.

Our Mission

Tyk is on a mission to connect every system in the world. We’ve started by building an API Management platform.

Total flexibility, default remote, radical responsibility

We offer unlimited paid holidays and remote working from anywhere in the world, for everyone, Why? Tyk was founded on the principle of offering flexibility and autonomy to our employees, we believe this allows our employees to achieve their best results. It also means we can build the best possible team, location and working hours are no barrier.

If this sounds like an environment that you believe could work for you then read on to find out more.

We're looking for a Head of Legal for a cover of 9 months full time, to provide legal support to various departments across Tyk:

  • Reporting to the CFO on a day to day basis, this role will also involve directly advising, supporting and challenging the wider business on a range of commercial, employment and company secretarial matters.
  • Provide hands-on support to our sales team. Review, draft and negotiate sales contracts. Direct interaction with our customers via contract negotiation processes. Championing Tyk processes - ensuring these are understood and followed by the team.
  • Review, negotiate and conclude business-contracts more generally, including supplier contracts. Providing proactive and timely support to Tyk’s procurement platform.
  • Proactively identify relevant business and legal issues, define and assess the materiality of risks and find creative solutions.
  • Horizon scan and provide advice to the business on changes to laws and regulation to ensure Tyk conducts its business in accordance with the evolving legal landscape.
  • Provide support and guidance on all matters relating to data protection, privacy and GDPR regulations.
  • Work together with our compliance team to ensure Tyk is well placed to respond to any future due diligence processes, compliance reviews or audits.
  • Maintain and regularly review our key standard legal documents & templates such as client contracts, data and privacy policies, terms and conditions, NDAs, etc.