Two positions available on our Board of Directors

Are you interested in standing for election to the ALCS Board of Directors? This year there are two positions available, both representing authors across the spectrum.  

The deadline for nominations has passed now. The election will open on 24 October.

What’s involved in being a Board member?  

  • Giving direction on all aspects of ALCS’ strategy and policy and for developing long-term strategic plans and policy objectives for the Chief Executive and staff to implement. 
  • Ensuring ALCS operates within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed as well as ensuring that ALCS operates within the limit of its Articles of Association and in accordance with any other condition relating to the use of Members’ funds. 
  • Setting the Company’s values and standards and ensuring that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are understood and met. 
  • Ensuring that the necessary financial and personnel resources are at an appropriate level for the Company to meet its objectives. 

Areas of expertise  

As a collecting society, finance is at the heart of what we do, so we are interested in applicants with experience or knowledge in this area. We encourage applicants with current experience or knowledge of one or more of the following areas: 

    • Copyright and publishing  
    • IT/Digital technology 
    • Advocacy, campaigning and influencing
    • Law, particularly how it affects writers  
    • Finance 
    • Journalism  

We are keen to enrich the diversity of our Board, and candidates are particularly encouraged from communities that are currently underrepresented at Non-Executive level.  ALCS supports equal opportunities in the workplace. 

Could this be you?  

To put yourself forward for nomination, visit from midday, Monday 5 September.  

Want to know more?  

Mail us at or have a look at our guides to the vacancies available and what it means being a director.