Head of Legal - PPL PRS Ltd
£90,000 plus benefits

PPL PRS Ltd is the operational licensing arm of the UK’s two music licensing companies, PPL and PRS for Music, responsible for ensuring that hundreds of thousands of businesses and organisations across the UK have the appropriate license they need to play and perform music at their premises.

Previously, businesses and organisations had to obtain separate licenses from PPL and PRS for Music. To streamline the licensing process for businesses and organisations playing and performing music, PPL and PRS for Music joined forces to form PPL PRS Ltd as a 50:50 joint venture based in Leicester. In February 2018, PPL PRS Ltd opened its doors and launched TheMusicLicence, covering virtually all commercially-released music available with just one license, one invoice, and a single point of contact.

Purpose of the Role

A new Head of Legal is being recruited to act as the principal counsel at PPL PRS, ensuring legal compliance, providing legal advice and managing the Enforcement Team. The Head of Legal will play an integral part in ensuring the business meets industry standards and is well supported from a legal perspective.

The joint venture consists of c. 250 office based staff, with a large proportion in the contact centre and 40 in the field. A key component of the role will be to conduct a thorough assessment of the business, making any changes and improvements as required.

The appointed individual will hold key accountabilities in relation to:

• Ensuring legal compliance and managing legal services to the company in respect of all aspects of the operation of the business, with the emphasis on adding value to the key commercial and operational matters affecting the business from time to time.

• Acting as the principal counsel providing legal advice and/ or providing access to relevant legal advice (including link to legal teams in parent companies) to the company, Board and Executive Team.

• Managing the enforcement team, dealing with enforcement (and where appropriate litigation) against businesses/organisations who are in breach of their PPL PRS licence(s) or who are unlicensed for playing music in public.

Experience and Qualification

The appointed individual will be an experienced, qualified Legal professional. They will be able to demonstrate leadership capabilities and have a proven track record in running efficient Legal teams, ideally within a contact centre environment or within a business of a similar size.

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