Date Posted

Feb. 23, 2018


University of Cambridge

Job Location

United Kingdom

Type of Employment


About the Company

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most successful Universities, with an outstanding reputation for academic achievement and research. It was ranked first in the 2011 QS World University Rankings and its graduates have won more Nobel Prizes than any other university in the world. The University comprises more than 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions, plus a central administration and 31 independent and autonomous colleges.
The University and the Colleges are linked in a complex historical relationship. The Colleges are self-governing, separate legal entities which appoint their own staff. They admit students, provide student accommodation and deliver small group teaching (supervisions). The University awards degrees and its faculties and departments provide lectures and seminars for students, determine the syllabi for teaching and conduct research.
There is much more information about the University at which we hope you will find helpful.
Office of External Affairs and Communications
The Office of External Affairs and Communications manages the University’s global reputation and its communications worldwide. See

Job Description

The role of the Brand Licensing Co-ordinator is to control and develop commercial use of the brand through licensing and merchandising programmes. The post holder will assist the University in generating income and goodwill from licensing its brand and heritage whilst ensuring that the reputation and ethical standards of the University are always maintained.

The University of Cambridge is one of the most respected names in education and research in the world. The brand is a critically important and extremely valuable asset of the University. The reputation of the University in teaching and research is exploited through its commercial enterprises Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment. This role explores the multiple smaller scale opportunities for exploiting the historical and cultural heritage of the University for merchandising and brand extension.

Whilst this is a commercial role, commercial interests are always secondary to the mission of the University.

The post holder will mostly be liaising with businesses and consumers who have little knowledge, previous experience or understanding of the University. They must therefore at all times behave with the highest professional standards and maintain the brand values.

This role reports to the Brand Protection Manager within the Office of External Affairs and Communications. The Brand Protection Manager is responsible for controlling appropriate and correct use of the University of Cambridge name and logo internally and in commercial and non-commercial external contexts. The Brand Protection Manager reports to the Director of Communications and the principle focus of her role is reputation management.

Job Requirements

Ideally 2+ years Licensing Industry or equivalent commercial experience.

You will need to take responsibility for all the day to day running of the programme so attention to detail and finance, administration and record keeping skills will be essential. Equally important though will be the ability to develop relationships and ideas and see them through to fruition. The Licensing Co-ordinator will have the opportunity to expand the programme beyond the local souvenir market making the most of the wealth of historical, cultural and sporting assets the University has at its disposal.

The post is funded initially for 18 months but the opportunity exists for the right person to grow the programme and the role. This is a full-time post, however, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for a part-time role. The University supports staff through a range of flexible working arrangements.



How to Apply

For more detailed information on the role and its core responsibilities and to apply online for this vacancy, please click on the link below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Interviews will be held on 20/21 March 2018.
If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Clare Dewhurst by email on
Please quote reference AR14206 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.