Wayleave Specialist

Commercial · London, London, City of
Department Commercial
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert.


We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here. Our network, which we own and have built, is 100% full fibre. We install it directly into our business customer’s premises and into our consumer’s homes. We provide market leading broadband speeds, at the best prices with a real focus on customer experience - we are consistently the No1 Internet Service Provider on Trustpilot as rated by customers. And as a result we are growing fast.


We are passionate and love working with local communities … the clue is in our name.  We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make Gigafast internet accessible to all. We also love it when local residents become team members of Community Fibre - over 20% of our talent is from communities that we serve.


We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and have been disrupting the Broadband industry in London since then. Some recent key achievements include:


  • We raised £400m investment in 2020 from large institutions to secure our ambitious growth plans.
  • We have acquired over 500,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords in London to support that growth.
  • We have deployed our 100% full fibre network to over 200,000 premises to deliver the growth, which is rapidly moving towards 1 million in 2023.


We’re proud of our achievements so far, but we are not complacent and definitely not stopping here. To help us get to our future, we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard working team players to join us and be a part of our growing business.


Job Purpose:

Reporting to our Wayleaves Operations Manager and working closely with our Business Development Director you will be responsible for reviewing wayleave agreements and changes to existing agreements proposed by Landlords to ensure the best interest of Community Fibre is protected. You will be familiar with the UK’s Electronic Communication Code so that you can make a judgement on whether proposed agreements are properly aligned to the Code.

Where necessary you will propose and negotiate alternative wording with Landlords which protects Community Fibre’s interests and ensures compliance with the Code. You will also advise the company on other commercial agreements that it has, or plans to, enter into.

Your goal will be to successfully negotiate sufficient wayleaves to enable Community Fibre’s ambition to enable over one million properties in London with full fibre by 2023.

The job provides the opportunity to work from home but will require occasional visits to our central London offices and our Landlord’s offices when necessary.


What you'll be doing:

  • Reviewing wayleaves and other commercial agreements that have been proposed to Community Fibre for their suitability
  • Negotiating terms with counterparties to protect the best interests of the company
  • Creating plain English summaries of the key provisions of each agreement for communication across the company with the ability to explain legal concepts to those without a legal background
  • Ensuring agreements are properly completed and stored appropriately in the company archive


The experience we’re looking for you to bring:

  • Suitable Legal Qualification
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Experience of reviewing, drafting, negotiating and commenting on legal agreements with a good eye for detail
  • Familiar with telecommunications legislation and regulations and in particular the Electronic Communications Code
  • Experience of working with telecommunication wayleaves is desirable
  • Proficient user of office software packages and in particular tracked changes and paragraph numbering


Why join us:

  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people


What happens next:

You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.


If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.


Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page: https://communityfibre.co.uk/jobs


We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Commercial
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced