Domesday Book. Shakespeare’s will. Tweets from Downing Street. War time records. These are just some of the 11 million items held by The National Archives. With a collection like this – one of the largest in the world – we need a commercial, high-performing Licensing Department. As Manager of this well established operation, you’ll see that licensing makes an even greater contribution to The National Archives’ revenue.
About the role
Our licensing and partnerships models are often seen as the benchmark for our sector. Today, the department behind them contributes a significant proportion of our commercial income (over £3 million!). Now we want to grow this income stream with your expert leadership and guidance. You will head the day-to-day activities and design, research and plan licensing programmes, whilst overseeing large-scale, sub-contracted scanning operations. To make sure these happen without a hitch, you’ll need to forge partnerships between commercial publishing companies and our own departments. Once editions are live online, you’ll help us to manage any enquiries. Then there’s the chance to explore exciting new opportunities – with new partners and new audiences. With so much happening, Licensing deserves a higher profile within the organisation. So you’ll liaise with Press & Marketing to promote our products internally and externally.
With a degree (or equivalent) and good knowledge of British history, you’ll be a skilled team leader with proven knowledge of your field. You’ll be up to speed on the academic and family history online publishing markets, and ready to manage large-scale, strategically important projects. It’s vital that you understand the complexities involved and know how to handle multiple teams, partners and tasks. Communication is essential – you’ll be influencing private partners, keeping stakeholders up to date and creating first-class reports. With these skills, plus commercial sense and an organised approach, you’ll lead your team to plan programmes, develop new content for partners and maximise income potential.
Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits. They include a pension, flexible working and childcare vouchers, as well as discounts with local businesses (e.g. beauty salons and bars). We also offer wellbeing resources (e.g. on-site therapists) and have an on-site gym, restaurant, shop and staff bar.
Closing date: 7th May at midnight
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