About the role

We're looking for a Senior Employment Counsel to join our team on a 9 month FTC in our Paris office

What you'll be doing

  • Work on all topics in relation with the riders’ status in France and Belgium (around 70-80% of working time):

    • Support the global legal team, the ops team and the public affairs teams  

    • Work closely with the external lawyers and the HQ legal team on key litigations (civil & criminal) and audit from administrative bodies. 

    • Advising on the implications of any changes in the business that may impact status arguments (e.g. benefits and fee structures)

    • Manage the legal aspects of the recently created social dialogue and participate in negotiation meetings

    • Able to work on cases requiring to deep dive commercial law, competition law and transport law concepts with the help of our specialised external counsels. 

  • Support the HR teams in France and Belgium (around 30-20% of working time):

    • Less than 50 employees in Belgium and less than 250 employees in France - no trade union representatives - only 1 works council in France

    • Very few litigation with employees - easy minor issues/questions from the HR team.


  • Strong professional and educational background in employment law

  • Between 5 and 10 years PQE working for an international law firm 

  • In house experience might assist

  • Comfortable speaking and drafting in English

  • Pragmatic, analytical mind

  • Experience working with top management and ability to communicate clearly and simply even complicated legal issues

  • Be comfortable dealing with ambiguity

  • Project management experience

  • Have great attention to detail

  • Have a positive, can-do attitude and be a team player

Why Deliveroo

Our mission is to be the definitive food company. We are transforming the way the world eats by making food more convenient and accessible. We give people the opportunity to eat what they want, as they want it, when and where they want it.

We are a technology-driven company at the forefront of the most rapidly expanding industry in the world. We are still a small team, making a very large impact, looking to answer some of the most interesting questions out there. We move fast, value autonomy and ownership, and we are always looking for new ideas.

Workplace & Diversity

At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.

We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing startups in an incredibly exciting space.

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