The UK’s music publishing sector is hugely dynamic – covering a wide range of roles, from creative to legal, across all genres of music.
The MPA works on behalf of its wide-ranging membership to protect and enhance the rights of the music publishers and creators at the heart of British music’s extraordinary cultural and economic success story. We strive to be the catalyst for positive change in the music publishing community, by empowering our members and by advocating on behalf of our industry with passion, integrity, respect for others and with the creator at the heart of everything we do.
As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of its members, the MPA also owns and operates subsidiary businesses (together known as The MPA Group), including the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) which is the UK collection society that licenses mechanical (or reproduction) copyrights on behalf of over 26,000 music publisher and composer members.
The MPA Board has recently committed the organisation and its members to a renewed, powerful focus on equality, diversity and inclusion and now seeks to appoint a senior executive-level professional to drive strategic change in this critical area, both within the organisation and the wider music publishing community.
Working in conjunction with music industry partners (including UK Music), diversity, equality and inclusion already has a significant focus at the MPA. Several practical initiatives are underway to develop career opportunities for a gender-balance of Black, Asian and ethnic minority individuals and the MPA has committed to improve the ratio of gender-balanced, Black, Asian and ethnic minority representation across its Board, committees and companies. Whilst progress has been made, in partnership with a number of stakeholders, we are aware that much more needs to be done. We want to implement a diversity, equality and inclusion strategy that fully recognises the extraordinary contribution that black, Asian and ethnic minority artists and business talent have made to British music, while ensuring that individuals from all the characteristic groups protected under the Equality Act 2010 (age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation) experience equality of opportunity within the music publishing industry.
This role will therefore have a broad remit:
The key areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate all or most of the skills and experience below:
Equality, diversity and inclusion leadership and management experience
Professional and interpersonal skills
This role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the MPA with a dotted line report to the Chair of the MPA’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. A Diversity Analyst and Administrator will report to the post-holder.
The post is full-time with an initial fixed term contract of 2 years on offer, working within a standard 36.5 hour working week.
The role will normally be based at the MPA’s offices near Russell Square in Central London (Russell Square or Holborn London Underground stations), with some travel within the UK. Remote working may be possible on a pre-arranged, limited basis with prior agreement from line manager.
Salary dependent on skills and experience.
The rewards and benefits for employees at the MPA include:
Applicants for this new, exciting role in the music industry should submit a covering letter and current C.V. explaining their reasons for making the application and demonstrating how they meet the required skills and experience set out above to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 28th April
Selection interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held week commencing 3rd May.
For more information about this role or to discuss your interest please e-mail Lisa at email@example.com
The Music Publishers Association is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The MPA embraces equality, diversity and inclusivity and believes that all employees and members deserve to be afforded equal respect, dignity and opportunities or equity in our sector. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity that respects and embraces the unique backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and talents of individuals, at all levels.
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