Non Executive Director

The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £12,075 for c.12 days p.a for a 3-year term

  • Client

    The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd

Ref: GSe88019

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) exists to simplify copyright for content users and 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 2021/2022 revenue was c. £88.7m, 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, which includes the Chief Executive, eight Non-Executive Directors nominated by member organisations (of which two are Co-Chairs of CLA) and two 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.  You will also Chair the Audit and Risk Committee.  We are looking for an inspirational and experienced senior leader – someone who has led an organisation or run a significant function, with an understanding of financial management, corporate governance and digitally enabled business. Whilst we are not necessarily seeking previous non-executive director experience, you must bring experience as a member of an Audit & Risk Committee.  Given the range of sectors across which CLA works, the independent NED may have a wide range of background experience, but must have a demonstrable interest in the work of the CLA, copyright and the challenges faced by creators/publishers of content and/or commercial experience. 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.

For more information about this role please contact Oliver Startup

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Recruitment Table

Closing Date - Strictly
5pm, Friday 30 September 2022

Longlist Meeting
Friday 21 October 2022

Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 24 October 2022

Shortlist Meeting
Thursday 17 November 2022

Teams Meetings with CEO
w/c Monday 21 November 2021

Final Panel
Monday 28 November 2022

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, including detailed examples to demonstrate how you meet the requirements;
    • details of any actual or potential conflicts of interest with your other roles/commitments;
    • Any dates when you are not available in respect of the recruitment timetable or the key CLA meeting dates listed above
  • 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.