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Legal Officer

Join the highly successful ISM campaigning for musicians

Central London

Permanent and Full Time – between £30K and £32K depending on experience

The award-winning ISM is the professional membership body for musicians. We are looking for a highly effective Legal Officer to provide a wide range of advice to ISM members on matters such as unpaid fees, employment, freelance issues and basic contractual matters. Our new Legal Officer will also prepare advice materials for members and keep the legal sections of the ISM website up to date.

The ISM has seen considerable growth in recent years, with a current membership of over 11,000 professional musicians. The ISM is known for its excellent services such as legal advice as well as campaigning and professional development. The ISM believes in taking test cases on behalf of its members – a good example being the landmark Brazel v Harpur Trust case.

This job is for someone who can demonstrate knowledge of the law and/or experience of providing legal advice. You will be a committed and proactive individual who has good interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. We are looking for a good team player with excellent written skills and great attention to detail as well as wanting to solve problems for members. An interest in the arts and music in particular would be advantageous.

You will be joining a professional staff team who are based in Bayswater, London.

To apply please send a full CV and covering letter saying why you are right the person for the job to [email protected] and join us in supporting the music sector at this critical time.

Closing date is Monday 27 June at 9.00am. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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