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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

Eela Devani

Strategy & Digital Director

Eela Devani, Strategy & Digital Director"I head up Strategy and Digital primarily for customer-facing products. I am part of the senior leadership team and also in charge of the company's marketing strategy.

I was looking for a fresh challenge when I joined CLA. I wanted to work somewhere I could make a difference and build the digital arm for the commercial part of our business.  I have not been disappointed. CLA is in the early stages of its transformation journey to become more digitally focused and agile. I am excited about being part of this journey and help CLA achieve its ambitions.

Having worked for a variety of companies, I can truly say that CLA places a lot of emphasis on personal development. Employees are empowered to push the boundaries, debate and challenge conventional thinking. Being a small company, one is not simply a cog in the wheel.

Every individual plays a role in the success of the business and is encouraged to do so. CLA truly believes in developing its employees. For instance, there are opportunities to attend courses to stay up-to-date and to learn new skills.  Excellence is noted and rewarded and the company offers a good work-life balance.

CLA welcomes bright individuals with energy and initiative."

Julie Murray

Education Licences Manager

Julie Murray, Education Licences Manager"I help to make copyright as simple as possible for our licensees in the Education sector. This might include educating licensees about the range of permissions offered with our licences or products, or to address licensee questions and feed these back in to our support, guidance and messaging.

While it sounds like a cliché, by working at CLA I’ve learnt new skills. Coming from a teaching background, my current role has developed my skills in new areas such as marketing and communications. I’ve also had the chance to travel to organisations across the UK, but also overseas. Ultimately I’ve been able to look at education beyond my classroom walls and think about it as a whole, especially its relationship with publishing and technology.

CLA is exploring how we can provide not only rights and licensing but content solutions for users of published materials - this affords unique opportunities to listen to customers and offer ideas. But despite this period of change, CLA also remains interested in me as an individual and my personal goals, beyond my day to day role."

Shantilal Shah

Customer Account Administrator

Photo of Shantilal Shah, Customer Account Administrator"I am a Customer Account Administrator in the Customer Service team. I have been working at CLA for 18 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone here is very nice and we have a very nice office as well.

The Customer Service team is responsible for looking after all the renewals of existing licences and processing new licences. I do work for both the education licences and business sectors. My specialty is education data for all our education licences. I provide support to the rest of my team and provide information to other departments when they request it. I enjoy talking to our customers on the phone and helping to resolve their queries.

We have a good social side to CLA as well; the company offers plenty of other events to attend, like away days or corporate volunteering, and the atmosphere is always nice. I would never change what I do and hope to continue providing excellent service to our customers for many more years."

Nicola Stalley

HR Administrator

Nicola Girling, HR Administrator at CLA

"I was previously the Receptionist for CLA, PLS, and ALCS, but have recently been promoted to HR Administrator. My new role involves recruitment, managing the company payroll, and general HR tasks.

I started working at CLA in 2015 and really love the culture here. Everyone is incredibly supportive and friendly—you really feel like part of the family. My co-workers and managers provided tailored support and training for my career development, culminating in me accepting a new role on the HR team. CLA fosters a social community as well as one based around working for the company itself. I’ve made great friends here who make coming to work something to look forward to. 

CLA treats everyone here as an individual, listening to their goals and developing plans on how to attain them. It's a pleasure working at a company that offers its employees the same respect and hard work as they give to it."

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.

Licensing Sales Executive (Scotland)

Opportunity to be part of a growing organisation, CLA is currently recruiting talented sales professionals to join our existing team. The current team come from a range of backgrounds which include telecomm services, advertising sales, media services, utilities, etc.

Read the full job description here.

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