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Advert Date:   Thursday, 11th July 2024
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Job Title:   Licensing Manager
Organisation:   Natural History Museum
Salary:   £45,000 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   London, England
Closing Date:   Friday, 26th July 2024
Job Ref No:   000170
About Us
We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.  

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.
Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

About the role
The award-winning Natural History Museum Licensing department is one of several teams that together comprise the Commercial & Visitor Experience department. The aim of the licensing department is to generate profit to the Museum via its expertise and IP and to create advocates for the planet as part of the wider Natural History Museum strategy.

Reporting to the Head of Licensing, we are looking for a highly organised and motivated individual to join the Licensing team. This role will include developing and expanding the existing UK licensing programme and maximising opportunities in new categories whilst working closely with a small agile team.

About you

You will have:

• Proven background in licensing and client relationship management.
• Commercially minded with experience in business development and new business generation across multiple categories.
• The ability to be creative in identifying new business opportunities to increase income.
• Ability to manage a varied workload and multiple priorities whilst delivering on tight deadlines with attention to detail.
• Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills. Experience dealing with both external and internal senior stakeholders.
• Team player with ability to also work independently.
• Ability to make significant commercial and reputational decisions, upholding the highest ethical and sustainable standards.
• Clear and concise written, verbal and presentation skills.
• Comprehensive knowledge of MS Office and other relevant IT systems as appropriate for the role.
• Strong understanding of IP ownership, rights and copyright.
• Understanding of factory audit reporting. 

Thriving at the Museum: the way we work
We are proud to work at the Museum and have identified the qualities we all need to embody to reach our shared ambition. This sits alongside the Museum’s values and forms the framework for the way we work.

What we offer
• 27.5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (full time equivalent)
• Generous defined contribution Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employer contribution 4 - 10%)
• Season ticket, bicycle and rental loan
• Life insurance
• Free admission to our exhibitions and many other paid exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions across London and the UK.
• Staff discount at our Museum shops and cafes
• We offer a wide variety of training initiatives and opportunities to build skills.
• Investing in staff development is important to us, and we are ambitious about helping staff to grow and fulfil their potential.
• Affordable membership to the Civil Service Sports Council which offers a range of benefits including an extensive list of special offers and reduced entry fees at a selection of cinema chains, theme parks, theatres, retailers and supermarkets. It also provides entry to up to 300 English Heritage sites and other national treasures. For more details, visit
• Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball, table tennis and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi

Hybrid working
We are working towards a vision where both people and planet thrive, and nothing gives a greater connection with this, than seeing first-hand, the visitors, scientific research and collections that all of our work is inspired by and working side by side with the teams delivering the visitor experience and events.  We also recognise the benefits and flexibility that hybrid working brings.  We operate a hybrid working model that requires regular, weekly attendance for this role, with the precise pattern of days on site and worked from home to be agreed with your manager.
  Application Instructions
How to apply

If this sounds like you, please apply via our Careers Portal

Closing date: 23:59 on 26th July 

Interviews expected: w/c 12th August 

Please note that this role does not qualify for Museum sponsorship so the successful postholder will need to have a valid right to work in the UK at the point of offer.
Contact Name:   Ana-Maria Ghitescu
Contact Tel:     020 7942 5000
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Contact Email:
Address:   Cromwell Road, London.