Licensing and Partnerships Officer

Royal Armouries

Licensing and Partnerships Officer

Salary £24,204 per annum

This is a maternity cover contract (12 months with possibility of extension) working full time, 37.5 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. Applications for part-time are also welcome.

About the role

About the role The Royal Armouries is the UK’s National Museum of Arms & Armour and houses one of the most important collections of its type in the world. The museum has three sites; its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian era Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

We are looking for a Licensing and Partnerships Officer to join the Commercial team and provide commercial support across all areas of licensing and monetisation of the museums’ IP. This includes the development of brand licensing, image library & licensing, commercial filming and consultancy.

The role reports to the Senior Licensing & Media Partnerships Manager and works closely with them to maintain and grow commercial revenues from licensing and partnership activities, particularly within the Entertainment industries (Video Games, Online, TV, Film, Print).

Additionally, the role will occasionally be required to support the intellectual property team with infrastructure around DAMS (Digital Asset Management System), Digitisation, Filming and Photography.

The ideal candidate will be committed to providing exceptional customer support to inbound enquires and to maintain and strengthen relationships with existing partners. In addition, they will possess a passionate and creative approach for identifying and creating opportunities to pitch to new potential partners and work with the Senior Licensing & Media Partnerships Manager to bring onboard.

This is a hybrid position where flexible arrangements between home-working and presence in the Leeds office are available.


  • To respond to image requests from external clients, negotiate fees to agreed rate card and terms of use, and supply licenses and content in the required formats.
  • Provide exceptional customer support to image library users and develop after sales client service.
  • Support growth of the image licensing business to increase ecommerce automation, broaden customer base and increase revenues from both direct and agency image sales.
  • Collaborate with marketing & communications staff to create or identify opportunities that can be used to raise profile and drive sales of Royal Armouries IP and services.
  • Assist with maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing license and brand partners.
  • Support extending brand reach through RA Entertainment into new licenses and partnerships with media industry (gaming, film, television and publishing).
  • Research and identify potential clients and work with Senior Licensing Manager on pitches, including support with the creation of pitch materials using templates and media owned by Royal Armouries.
  • Proactively grow and supervise location filming at our sites.
  •  Issue and manage IP related documentation and materials, such as contracts and invoices, for the Royal Armouries both as licensor and licensee.
  • Work with IP staff to facilitate photography, filming and digitisation requests and support with content pipeline.


  • Access to the discounted bicycles via Bike2Work scheme
  • Access to free EAP services via the (Employee Assistance Program)
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Company sick pay scheme
  • Discounted staff car parking
  • 25% off staff shop and 10% off food in on-site café
  • Pension scheme max employer contribution is 9%

Access to free on-line learning

Closing Date: 31st May 2024 Interview Date: 6th June 2024

Please note that this opportunity is offered both internally and externally.

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