Date Posted

March 22, 2019


The National Trust

Job Location

United Kingdom

Type of Employment


About the Company

We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.

We take care of coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs and one of the world's largest art collections. We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone. For the Trust, conservation has always gone hand-in-hand with public access. We welcome everyone to explore:

•780 miles of coastline
•Over 248,000 hectares of land
•Over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.
•Close to one million objects and works of art

Job Description

How would you take a brand that is as respected and appealing as the National Trust onto products that truly reflect and build upon our brand aspirations of making our special places relevant, enriching and available to all people - making Everyone Welcome?

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in Brand Licensing at the National Trust. Our brand is stronger than ever, we have more members and visitors than ever and our marketing activity is winning high-profile, National awards. There are so many opportunities to build exciting, innovative licenses with new partners.

Total package of up to £47,400 inclusive of benefits.

What it's like to work here
You'll be based at Heelis, the Central Office for the National Trust, which houses approximately 700 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General. The building was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally-recognised awards; the open-plan offices and friendly social spaces help us to foster a truly collaborative working environment.

What you'll be doing
As a key member of the Brand Licensing team, you’ll play an important role in delivering creative, on-brand licensees that promote our brand aspirations and cause to an in-fit audience on the high street.

You’ll work with a variety of internal stakeholders and external suppliers to deliver innovative, exciting licenses that resonate with our audiences. In this role, you’ll expand our range across four key categories: Home, Garden, Outdoor and Children.

You’ll provide leadership and Brand Licensing expertise, ensuring that the product developed is delivered to the highest standards of quality, design, sourcing and appeal. Variety’s the key word here.

You’ll lead the way in developing licenses from researching the market segments in size and scope, and identifying the key players - to negotiating the terms of the license. You’ll be involved from helping to input into strategy, right through to retail listings and managing the licensees on an ongoing basis to maximise their potential.

Job Requirements

To be considered for the role you’ll need to be able to demonstrate:-

• Quantifiable Brand Licensing experience and understanding of lifestyle licensing
• Business development experience in licensing where you have grown a licensing portfolio from concept to retail shelf
• Strong understanding and experience of DTRs
• Excellent account management skills with impeccable attention to detail
• Management of large projects and delivery against deadlines
• Experience in/understanding of contract drafting
• Retail market awareness and that you are commercially astute
• Sound knowledge of licensing accounting (i.e. royalty reporting)
• A strong understanding of how brands and marketing work
• The ability to ensure that licensees deliver against contractual obligations to maximise return of income is achieved
• Clear, credible and persuasive communication skills
• The ability to deliver creative product development to highest standards of quality, design, sourcing standards and appeal

Compliance.Eligibility to Work in the UK


Total package of up to £47,400 inclusive of benefits.

How to Apply

Additional information
Closing Date: 9th April 2019. Interviews will be held on 18th April 2019

To apply for this vacancy simply click on the following link

or visit the National Trust Jobsite and search on IRC72384

We only accept on-line applications. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0370 240 0274