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Oak National Academy • UK - Remote Working

Copyright and Permissions Manager

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £54,974 per annum


4.5-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

You will be our in-house expert on copyright and permissions, advising the organisation on the best ways to meet our third-party content needs. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across Oak and our partners, to ensure that all stakeholders are trained and supported in meeting third-party content use requirements.

You will ensure that rights and permissions work is managed effectively through the production pipeline, resolving challenges to meet project deadlines. You will also be responsible for creating effective systems and processes, tracking rights and permissions activity, and managing related budgets.

You will work as part of our wider Production Team, and line manage a Rights and Permissions Officer who has responsibility for day-to-day clearance activity.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the management of copyright and permissions processes, procedures and policies.
  • Lead the development and delivery of training and provide ongoing support and advice in relation to copyright requirements and the use of third-party content for internal colleagues and external curriculum partners.
  • Develop and manage a high-performing rights and permissions officer.
  • Coordinate the management of third-party content requests and clearances, adhering to budget and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Manage a six-figure budget.

You will need:

  • 5+ years experience and extensive expertise in copyright and permissions, preferably with a qualification in Copyright Law.
  • Proven success in managing the processes, procedures and policies related to copyright and permissions with meticulous record-keeping skills, preferably with experience in digital asset management.
  • Proven success in line management and building effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external partners.


The role is full-time (36 hours) and we work a 4.5 day week or 9 day fortnight (alternate Fridays or half Fridays off). This is a predominantly remote role with occasional in-person events and activities.

We offer flexible working where you can base yourself at home or in an office; whichever works best for you. We believe in continually getting better as an organisation and as individuals and so there are plenty of opportunities for growth and a generous Learning and Development policy. Our team is supported with generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave so that their families get a fantastic start.

If Oak sounds like somewhere you could do your life’s best work then we would love to hear from you. We use Applied platform to support diversity in our recruitment.

Oak is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We particularly encourage applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented.

We are here to improve pupil outcomes and close the disadvantage gap by supporting teachers to teach, and pupils to access a high-quality curriculum.

We achieve this through building and developing our brilliant team who then collaborate with experts from across different sectors to produce the Oak platform.

Company benefits

4.5-day week
Open to part-time employees
Co-working space allowance – all colleagues can work from home or we pay for a flexi-desk space at a location of their choosing
Non-contributory pension – generous 11% employer contribution with employee contribution optional and/or flexible
Enhanced maternity leave – day one entitlement to enhanced maternity pay
Personal development budgets – access to personalised L&D budgets to support current role and future development
Company shutdown periods – all colleagues get 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 with service) plus bank holidays and 5 company shutdown days (usually around Christmas/New Year)
Life assurance
Mental health platform access
Work from anywhere scheme – subject to safe and secure internet access, colleagues can work from a non-UK location for some weeks of the year
Open to job sharing
Adoption leave – day one entitlement for enhanced adoption pay
Work from home stipend
Wellbeing allowance
Enhanced sick days
9-day fortnight
Early finish Fridays
Work from home allowance
Hofy home office set up
Enhanced WFH tools
Enhanced sick pay – Day one entitlement to full pay for sickness absence
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Employee assistance programme
Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Life insurance
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Oak National Academy

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London (all colleagues can work remotely anywhere in the UK - home and/or flexi desk)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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