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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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23 holidays per year (plus all statutory public holidays) with holiday purchase scheme


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Group Personal Pension Plan


health insurance

BUPA healthcare scheme



money bonus

Annual Bonus Scheme


Workplace Options

Employee assistance programme - Workplace Options


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Interest-free season ticket loans



Gym Membership

Gym membership discount


Volunteer days

Volunteering days


Cycle to work

Cycle-to-work Scheme

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."

Shanti Shah

Customer Account Administrator

Shanti Shah

"I first started at CLA 19 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed my time working as a customer service administrator. I mainly work on the education licences but also spend some time on the business licences. I really enjoy my role which involves preparing education data, invoicing, processing new licences, speaking to customers and general admin work.

I work in a really friendly team and everyone at CLA are all very nice - it is a very pleasant place to work!  My work also involves liasing with other departments and providing information to them when required.  I get a huge amount of job satisfaction in everything I do here."


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."

Marc McArdle

Licensing Sales Executive

Photo of 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."

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."

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


Current Vacancies

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If you are interested in applying, please send your CV along with a covering email or letter outlining why you are suitable for the role and how you meet the key requirements for the role.  Applications should be sent to Nicola Stalley, HR Administrator ( ).