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Legal Administration Manager

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Legal Administration Manager
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent
Business Support

What's your new role about?

As Group Legal Administration Manager within DAZN’s Group Legal Team, you’ll be supporting the administrative legal needs of this dynamic and exciting sports media business.
You’ll be working with both central and regional legal functions taking an active role in managing a number of critical operational and administrative elements of the Group Legal Team.
This role is full-time, based in our London Hammersmith head office 5 days a week. 

Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working, and access to our internal speaker series and events.

As our new Group Legal Administration Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Take primary responsibility for Legal invoice management: specifically, the processing of external law firm / third party invoices and matter coding
  • Undertake financial management: working closely with senior members of the Group Legal Team to improve financial planning, management, reporting; budgeting and forecasting and assisting with the management of internal team budgets (including external counsel spend, OpEx/CapEx, team travel and team entertainment). Collect and communicate financial information both within and outside of the Group Legal Team as needed
  • Liaise with and manage external counsel: working with the senior members of the Group Legal Team to manage the department's external counsel relations, including overseeing fee rates, billing and compliance with company policies, billing guidelines and panel firm benchmarking processes
  • Administer contract approval and execution duties: responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Group’s contract approval /signing processes, including day-to-day management of the associated email inboxes
  • Liaise with directors and external law firms to co-ordinate signing of company documents, across multiple Group company entities and global DAZN territories
  • Be responsible for the inbox triage and allocation of legal support requests to the applicable Group Legal Team members
  • Support DAZN’s company secretarial and governance function, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including in relation to board meeting administration and associated preparatory activities, overseeing logistics, documentation, and follow-up actions
  • Engage in preparatory tasks to facilitate smooth board meetings, such as compiling and distributing meeting materials, agendas, and minutes
  • Consider, develop and implement legal operational process improvements
  • Provide general administrative support for business stakeholders relating to legal operations and strategic business systems
  • Help to efficiently connect business stakeholders with the Group Legal Team.   

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • Previous experience working in business operations for a global law firm, multi-national in-house legal team or equivalent accountancy practice/professional environment.
  • Experience in managing critical internal administrative processes (for example, contract execution, invoice management).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using enterprise software tools such as Microsoft Office, Word, SharePoint and Teams.
  • An ability to work when under pressure, prioritise effectively and meet deadlines.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work on operational projects and tasks with a high degree of autonomy, where appropriate.
  • A well-rounded personality with the capacity to work effectively with others from a wide range of professional and non-professional disciplines.
  • A willingness to operate out of your comfort zone and the motivation to play a proactive role in developing DAZN's legal administrative function.
  • Strong understanding of corporate governance principles and best practices.

Even better if you have:

  • Interest in Sports Media
  • Experience with legal technology systems such as matter management and e-billing or accounting technology systems
  • Familiarity with legal terminology
  • Competency in managing third-party service providers
  • NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So, if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be. 

As part of our team,you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop. 
AMBITIOUS – people who want to make a big impact and drive DAZN forward.  People who move fast and make success happen. 
INVENTIVE – people with bright ideas who deliver great new experiences for our customers – and improvements for our business.  People who come up with better, simpler ways of doing things. 
PASSIONATE – people who are proud of our product, out content and our business – and love to shout about it.  People who love what they do and show commitment every day. 
BRAVE – people who take difficult decisions to help us focus on improving DAZN, our performance and our results.  People who will take on challenges no matter what is in front of them. 
SUPPORTIVE – people who know that we achieve more as a team than as individuals.  People value inclusion and look out for each other, helping their colleagues enjoy their work and develop their careers.  People who consider others before making decisions. 

At DAZN, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values equality and diversity, where everyone can contribute and have their voices heard. This means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. 

Everyone has the opportunity to make change and impact our DEI journey by joining our ERGs: Proud@DAZN, Women@DAZN, Disability@DAZN and ParentZone.
If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.
Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.