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Copyright and Licensing Executive

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Operations
Category: Administration and Operational Support
Closing Date: 08/21/2018
Date Posted: 08/03/2018
Reference: 02239


Full Time, Permanent


The British Library is looking for a Copyright & Licensing Executive to join the Copyright and Licensing team. This role would suit someone with excellent interpersonal skills, strong administrative skills and a keen interest in working in Rights and Licensing.


The role will take responsibility for smooth running of the team and systems and provide support to members of both the Copyright & Licensing and Imaging departments.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in coordinating copyright support within the Library

  • Review the copyright documentation used internally and externally alongside Copyright & Licensing Managers.

  • Administrate the copyright team inboxes.

  • Coordinate notice and takedown support within the Library

  • On designated projects, investigating collections and determining copyright and IP issues which might affect digitisation or licensing

  • Support the design and implementation of a documented management system aimed at – defining procedure, process, recording contractual details and providing audit trails as appropriate.

  • Provide administrative support to the Head of Business Development and the Licensing and Copyright Managers

  • Work with Copyright and Licensing Managers to ensure the processes and systems above reflect current Copyright law and British Library policies.

  • Provide materials and support for internal copyright staff training.


    Key Skills/Experience


  • Excellent administrative skills and attention to detail.

  • Basic understanding of Copyright and Intellectual Property law.

  • Strong communication and presentational skills, including the ability to explain complex issues clearly to internal stakeholders at all levels.

  • Methodical approach, eye for detail, comfortable with numbers and details.

  • High degree of enthusiasm, integrity and self-motivation


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in rights to work at one of the most interesting and respected libraries in the world. 


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.



Closing date: 21st August 2018

Interview date: 28th & 30th August 2018

Disability Confident

Description: employer_small (3)We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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