Kew, Richmond





Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Copyright Manager

The National Archives is the official archive for the UK government, and for England and Wales. We take very seriously our role in making more than 1,000 years of history available for anyone from anywhere to experience. Our collections are truly inspiring and delightfully unexpected. From Domesday, to Magna Carta, to the Great Fire of London, Shakespeare’s will and Suffrage, right up to tweets from Downing Street.

About the role:

As an expert within The National Archives, you will be expected to provide specialist knowledge of copyright law, government policy on re-use and open data, Crown copyright and practical application through licensing of rights (OGL) across all of our functions.

The National Archives also has central responsibility for managing Crown copyright and Crown database rights on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen under Letters Patent. Crown copyright covers material created by civil servants, ministers and government departments and agencies. The copyright team supports the Keeper and policy officials in carrying out these responsibilities.

There is more information about our role in managing Crown Copyright on our website here:

About you:

We're looking for a highly-motivated and dedicated person to join the PMO as Copyright Manager.

You will have sound knowledge of copyright, Crown copyright, and public sector information policy.

You will be an excellent communicator who has the confidence and credibility to provide briefing, analysis and expert advice for senior colleagues.

You will have an open and collaborative style with a proven ability to build strong relationships with external stakeholders in government and public bodies.

You will show a passion for copyright through your awareness of emerging trends in copyright legislation, policy.

You be able to bring in fresh ideas by making connections between different areas of expertise, and identify opportunities for new initiatives.

You will have experience in managing small teams, an excellent attention to detail, as well as the ability to drive forward work in progress.

Join us!

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to play a significant role at The National Archives. It is an exciting and dynamic time for us at The National Archives, with the launch of new Vision that will reshape how people think about archives.

Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits, pension, wellbeing as well as free-entry to Kew Gardens, museums and local exhibits.


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