Licensing Consultant (Welsh-Speaking)

  • PRS For Music
  • London Bridge, London, UK
  • Jun 08, 2022
Full time Licensing

Job Description

Location: The role will be based across our office in London Bridge and remotely as we operate a hybrid model of working.
Term: Permanent
Salary: Circa £27,500 to £30,000, depending on experience
Closing Date: Sunday 12 June 2022

About the Role

The Licensing Consultant is the main point of contact for a portfolio of Video Producer and Production Company licensees, overseeing and managing all of their licensing requirements, whilst maximising revenues and delivering excellent customer service

To achieve this, you will;

  • Act as the main point of contact for licensees, ensuring they have the required licences in place to deliver their services, proactively identifying and resolving any gaps in their licensing requirements.
  • Ensure customers are licensed under the appropriate licence scheme(s) and comply with the contractual terms and conditions, particularly in relation to the timely payment of licence fees and provision of reporting data so as to ensure prompt and accurate distributions for MCPS/PRS members.
  • Identify opportunities for process and efficiency improvements, working with the Licensing Manager and other internal stakeholders to deliver changes.
  • Work closely with colleagues in NMP and PRS operations teams to ensure efficient, timely and accurate flow-through of royalties and resolve internal queries (including member-initiated queries) in relation to own accounts.
  • Provide excellent customer service for portfolio of accounts, developing effective working relationships with customers through face-to-face meetings and telephone contact.
  • Maximise revenues through proactively monitoring accounts, including through desktop audits, to ensure that products/productions are reported and invoiced accordingly.
  • Provide analytical support for negotiations with higher value accounts.
  • Negotiate licence fees, terms and settlements (including audit settlements) with low to medium value accounts, including for one-off licences e.g. sync clearances.
  • Present and network on behalf of PRSfM e.g. at music licensing seminars/events or music industry degree courses.

About You

The successful candidate must have spoken and written proficiency in the Welsh language – please do not apply if you are not proficient to a professional standard.

You will have excellent numeracy and literacy skills and a good understanding of all MS Office software. You can understand and interpret complex data whilst presenting information clearly and concisely. You are target orientated, highly motivated, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. You are outgoing and assertive and able to establish a rapport with clients whilst communicating effectively. You will have proven influencing and persuasive skills and it is desirable to have previous negotiation and account manager experience.

The successful candidate will also have a good knowledge of Welsh music repertoire and it is advantageous to have knowledge of relevant industries and music rights, including good understanding of copyright law and PRS for Music.

About us

PRS for Music has been at the heart of the music business since 1914, representing our membership of 160,000 songwriters, composers, and publishers. We pay royalties to our members when their musical works are performed, broadcast, streamed, or used in film and TV. We also work on impacting the music industry through collaborations, digital developments, influencing legislation and supporting new musical talent for the future. 

Why PRS?

We have worked hard at PRS for Music to create a culture where each colleague can bring their true selves to work and thrive.

We want you to have the work/life balance you need, so our flexible working approach covers both location and hours. You can work with your manager to find the hours that work best for you, as long as you are available for meetings when needed. We even provide the opportunity twice a year to work remotely, for up to a month at a time, in the UK or abroad.

We love music and host events so we can socialise as a team and share our passion. From our legendary Christmas Gig and PRS Presents to quizzes, drag queen bingo, comedy nights and team socials. Wellbeing is high on our agenda with a full programme of events, webinars, and initiatives, plus a team of Mental Health First Aiders to ensure we are happy, healthy and engaged.

Next steps

Sound like you?

If so, we would love to hear from you – click apply now and send us your CV & Covering Letter.

Covid-19 Recruitment Statement

PRS For Music is continuing to follow the Government recommendation in light of COVID -19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, members and candidates.

Our focus is to provide our members with the best service and support, and therefore we remain focused on our resourcing strategy and continue to encourage applications for advertised roles.

We are transitioning back to a hybrid model of working across the organisation including in our recruitment process. Whilst our first stage interviews will take place remotely, we want you to experience the culture and working environment at PRS for Music.

Therefore, once opened, our new Central London Hub, based in London Bridge will be used for second stage interviews.
We are committed to only recruit for vacancies that are essential to the livelihood and continued service to our members.

Please note: That due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give feedback to all candidates at shortlisting stage. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful.
Many Thanks – The HR Team

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