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Senior Business Affairs Lawyer - Maternity Cover

  • Aardman Animations Ltd
  • 11/06/2021
Contractor Legal

Job Description

Start Date: End of Sept 2021
Contract length: 12 months fixed term contract (Some flexibility maybe required, as this a Maternity Cover Contract)
Hours: Flexible hours – to be discussed minimum 3 days per week
Salary: depending on experience
Location: Bristol

Calling all experienced Media Lawyers! Aardman’s multi-award-winning Bristol based studio needs you to work in-house on a maternity cover contract.

The role of the Business Affairs department is to provide commercial advice and legal services to all Pillars within Aardman: Production, Development, Operations and Sales & Marketing.

As part of the team, this role will have responsibility for managing Aardman’s brand protection strategy, and will be the lead lawyer on numerous production projects and shall be the point person for negotiating merchandise licences.

Experience of IP and media law is essential. Applicants should have experience of licensing and acquiring intellectual property rights. You’ll also be commercially astute with a grasp of the opportunities to fully utilise our products across all media. Candidates will need experience of working in an in-house team.

Applicants should have excellent communication, presentation, problem-solving and negotiation skills. You should be a highly motivated, proactive self-starter, with a positive and flexible approach to work.

For this maternity cover contract, we’re happy to discuss flexible working hours, worked across Mondays to Fridays. Please confirm your proposed working pattern within your application alongside your salary expectations and availability. To apply, please go to:

We will be reviewing applications for interview as they’re submitted. This advert closes at 5pm, Monday 21st June 2021

About Aardman: Aardman is an independent and multi-award-winning studio producing feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment and attractions for both the domestic and international market. Our productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of our team. Our work is often imitated and yet we continue to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world.

In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future.

Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content – both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.