Independent Non-Executive Director

The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £10,300 for c.12 days p.a for a 3-year term

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 July 2020

  • Client

    The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd

Ref: GSe65686

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) exists to simplify copyright for content users and copyright owners.  It represents its members (authors, publishers, visual artists) and, working with partners in over 35 countries, collects licence fees for the use of their content.  In 2019/2020 revenue was c. £87m, mainly from education, corporate and public sector customers and this revenue is distributed to our member organisations.  CLA seeks to maximise revenue for its members but in itself is non-profit making. The CLA mission is to help customers legally access, copy and share the published content they need, while also making sure that copyright owners are paid fair royalties for the use of their work.

CLA has c. 100 staff based in London and Edinburgh and currently has 11 board members, eight are Non-Executive Directors nominated by member organisations (of which two are Co-Chairs of CLA) and two are independent Non-Executive Directors.

The CLA is seeking to appoint an independent NED who will bring constructive challenge to the CLA Board, Chief Executive and Executive team, help refine and develop its strategic thinking and contribute to the effective working of the Board. We are looking for an inspirational individual with solid non-executive, board level experience gained in a similarly complex organisation in the public, private or not for profit sector. Given the range of sectors across which CLA works, the independent NED may have a wide range of background experience, but an interest in the challenges faced by creators/publishers of content and/or commercial experience would be an asset. With high levels of confidence, independence, and resilience, the appointee will also demonstrate absolute integrity, with the judgement, intellectual rigour and relationship skills to be credible and influential in this role.

Closing Date5pm, Friday 17 July 2020
Longlist Meetingw/c Monday 27 July 2020
Preliminary Interviewsw/c Monday 3 & w/c Monday 10 August 2020
Shortlist Meetingw/c Monday 17 August 2020
Final InterviewsMonday 7 & Tuesday 8 September 2020
How to apply

To apply please submit the following:

  • An up to date copy of your CV (of no more than 3 pages and minimum font size 11)
  • A Supporting Statement (of no more than 2 pages) which sets out:

   - why you want to work with CLA and in this role

   - how you address the criteria set out in the person specification, detailed examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements

   - details of any actual or potential conflicts of interest with your other roles/commitments and any dates when you are not available in line with the indicative timetable.

When you log onto our system, please provide your phone and email contact details.  You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will be taken for shortlisted candidates prior to the final interview, but referees will only be approached with your prior permission.

Once you have applied you should receive an automatic acknowledgement. If you do not receive this, please contact before the deadline for applications.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 17 July 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact details
Sarah Cripps: 0113 416 6773