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Work for us

We share a modern office space situated in South London besides the River Thames with Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, Publishers’ Licensing Services, and Educational Recording Agency and work closely with them collaborating on many business initiatives. These include participating in jointly meetings, workshops and conferences with writers, publishers, licensees and others.

We also enjoy social events, away days, charitable fundraisers, and friendly competitions. The office is within five minutes' walk of London Bridge station and numerous amenities including restaurants and bars to popular attractions such as Tower Bridge and The Shard.

The area offers a wide range of options for lunches as well as excellent transport links to the rest of the city including the riverboat.

Break-out Space Shackleton House Flexible Working Shackleton House


With ample space for informal and smaller meetings in our Breakout and Kitchen area which include pods, 1:1 meeting rooms, booths, and further seating; whether you wish to have lunch, grab a cup of tea or coffee, or host a meeting, this space is available to staff throughout the day. It's also where we host events with ALCS, PLS, and ERA including learning lunches and after work social occasions. 


CLA have a Flexible Working policy which is inclusive of non-allocated workstations, and agile work spaces, and offer the opportunity to work from home. Flexible working not only encourages collaborative and productive workstyles within CLA, but also allows for cross-organisational practices to be carried out with significant efficiency. 

Benefits we offer


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 In addition to all statutory public holidays, CLA employees enjoy 23 holidays per year, increasing after 5 and 10 years’ service. We also give employees the opportunity to buy and sell holiday at the start of the calendar year.


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CLA operates a Group Personal Pension Plan with generous contribution rates available, rising from 4.5% in your first year to a maximum of 12.5% after 4 years’ service. Membership of the group scheme is available on a salary sacrifice basis with employer's NI savings passed on to employees.


health insurance

Our BUPA healthcare scheme is available to all employees after 6 months.



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CLA offer an annual bonus scheme, which is based on both company and individual performance. CLA is also proud to be able to say that its staff received annual salary increases throughout the recent economic downturn and hopes to continue this in future years.


Workplace Options

CLA operates an employee assistance programme that is provided through Workplace Options. This provides emotional, physical, and practical support services and advice to employees and their family members. It also offers a range of discounts for a number of organisations from retailers, restaurants, and cinemas, to discounts on travel and utilities.


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Interest-free season ticket loans are available to all employees after 6 months. CLA is committed to assisting staff to travel to work in an environmentally friendly way.  To this end, a cycle to work scheme bicycle and accessories loan from between the value of £250 and £1,000 is available to all employees that have successfully completed their probationary period.

What our employees say

Anne Magee

Distribution Data Manager

Anne Magee"I am the Distribution Data Manager of the Operations team. My role is to ensure that licence fees collected from CLA’s customers in the business, government and education sectors, along with those collected from our sister organisations in over 30 countries, are distributed fairly, effectively and efficiently. This involves liaising with colleagues, not only in my own department, but throughout the company and also with our Rightsholders in the UK and abroad.

I have worked at CLA for over 20 years, originally in a part-time role entering usage data, but as my family grew up CLA allowed me to adjust my hours, giving me the opportunity to learn new skills and take on more responsibility.

This has been supported by training and mentoring. 

CLA is currently looking at new ways of working in the increasingly digital world, and I’m sure this this will open-up a whole new set of exciting challenges and opportunities which I look forward to being involved with."

Tanya Sipahi

Business Analyst

Tanya Sipahi"I joined CLA in 2016 after graduating from university. I was placed on the Analyst Graduate Scheme, which is a scheme that lasts around 2 years with the end result of obtaining the British Computer Society accredited International Diploma in Business Analysis. This training is provided by one of the UK’s leading IT training providers, which meant that I was well equipped for my exams.

I started as an IT Analyst, which involves working on minor IT support tasks and gradually easing you into Business Analyst related work. Within my first year, I was given the opportunity to lead on a relatively large project, which has been invaluable for my development as a Business Analyst, as well as giving me exposure to standards of practice.

After obtaining my diploma, I was promoted to Business Analyst. CLA have been continuing my professional development by creating a path to becoming a Senior Business Analyst within the organisation.

I would highly recommend joining CLA as a graduate as you are trusted with responsibility from the start. Having led on projects, given presentations to senior staff and worked with various internal and external stakeholders, I have increased my visibility at work, which has enabled me to gain recognition for my work and the trust of my colleagues. The experience I have had at CLA has been invaluable for my role as a Business Analyst and has set me up with a strong start in my career."

Iain Jeffries

Senior Change Manager

Iain Jeffries, Senior Change Manager"I lead on change within CLA ensuring we challenge ourselves as to how we do business and supporting the successful management of change across the multiple exciting initiatives we are delivering.

I come from an innovation background and was pleased to find CLA and its staff were open to change and thinking differently. Everyone here is keen to learn, develop themselves and leverage digital technology advances to improve the way they work. We also have great flexible working practices which mean you are trusted to deliver your work, be that at home or in the office.

Personally, I really enjoy working in our breakout space and gazing out the window for inspiration from time to time, at the wonderful views along the river to Tower Bridge.

Most of all (apart from the fantastic views…. oh and the monthly office drinks….oh and the great people I work with) I find it rewarding to work for an organisation that’s main mission is to reward the fantastic literary content creators this country produces."

Lucy Hadfield

Product Manager for the Education Platform

Lucy Hadfield, Product Manager

"I joined CLA at the beginning of June after working in publishing for five and a half years. I was ready for a change and a new challenge and have joined as Product Manager of the Education Platform.

The Education Platform is for all schools covered by the CLA Education Licence. It provides access to digital versions of books so that teaching staff can make copies and share them with students under the terms of the licence. Having come from a publishing background and worked as a Commissioning Editor, the skills involved in being a Product Manager are very similar. My role focuses on working with the team to decide on the priorities for each stage of the development of the Education Platform and making sure that we are providing a product that meets teachers’ needs.

Any concerns I had about starting a new role haven’t lasted long because everyone has been very welcoming.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking and often bring in cakes to the office to brighten up a Monday morning."

Kelly Leitch

Licensing Sales Executive (Edinburgh)

Kelly Leitch

"I have been working with CLA in the Edinburgh office for 2 years now. I like the people I work with across the company. I work with some awesome, talented, funny, dedicated staff.  On a day-to-day basis there is a sense that we are working towards a grand, achievable vision and I proudly see us making strides towards it every day and making it a reality.

also like that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job and I am not micro managed."


Marc McArdle

Licensing Sales Executive (Edinburgh)

Marc McArdle

"I joined CLA’s Edinburgh office in the summer of 2017 as a member of our Business Development team, which is primarily responsible for approaching businesses with a view to bringing in new licence sales.

I really enjoy the challenge of speaking to businesses of all sizes across a variety of industry sectors, and the freedom of having responsibility for organising my own daily workflow allows me to have control of my approach to the job.


CLA also places importance in ensuring that staff have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and acquire new skills and qualifications along the way. The job itself can be very rewarding, and we have an excellent team in both Edinburgh and London with a vast amount of knowledge and expertise throughout the company."

Some of the CLA team created a video about why they enjoy working for us


To apply for any vacancy please send your CV, along with a covering letter detailing how you meet the key skills and criteria for the role to Nicola Stalley, The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 5th Floor, Shackleton House, 4 Battlebridge Lane, London, SE1 2HX or click the apply button.

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