Head of Legal and Business Affairs


Permanent Contract

The Royal Opera House, home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, is one of the most prolific performing arts venues in the world. Each season we present over 300 performances of Opera and Ballet on our main stage, around 200 performances in our Linbury Theatre and performances delivered in partnership at other venues around the UK. In addition, our Learning and Participation team host a year-round programme of public performances, events and exhibitions both in Covent Garden and at our site in Thurrock and we deliver over 150 private events throughout our Covent Garden building. Following the Open Up project, completed in September, we are now open to welcome an even wider group of people to experience what the Royal Opera House has to offer.

The Legal and Business Affairs team provide a service to the whole organisation, with rights management and work across all departments. We are now looking to appoint a Head of Legal and Business Affairs to lead the function, reporting to the Director of Finance. As a qualified lawyer with significant PQE and expertise in rights management, you will ensure the range and quality of services meet the needs of the organisation and is able to deliver the strategy. The role also acts as Data Controller.

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with these qualities:

-Appropriate legal qualification and current practicing certificate, with significant post qualification experience

-Ability to lead the Legal and Business Affairs function, with significant experience of working in-house in at least one of the following: the music business, performing arts, artist management or media

-Sound understanding of relevant legislation and its application to the business, with:

oA track record of promoting risk management and compliance

oSignificant experience of drafting contracts, working with precedents and managing a contracts database

-Experience of working with management tools and practices to create efficient workflows and service delivery, able to manage resources within a small team

-Credibility and influence as a senior advisor, able to operate successfully at all levels, both internally and externally

-Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. Please contact the Human Resources Department via hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or on Tel: +44 (0) 207 212 9303 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Tuesday 19 February 2019

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.



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