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Interested in working at ALCS? This is where you will find any current vacancies.

About us

ALCS exists to support, champion and fight for authors.

We make sure writers receive the money they’re entitled to when someone copies or uses their work. We collect money from all over the world, then pay it to our members. So far, we’ve paid out a total of £650m.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation, with over 120,000 members. We’re open to all types of writer and owned by our members. The money we collect is for ‘secondary uses’ of their work – such as photocopies, cable retransmission, digital reproduction and educational recording. These sorts of rights typically bring in small amounts of money that are difficult for writers to monitor individually, so the most effective way to gather them is collectively. It takes tireless investigation, as well as experience and expertise. We collect money from all over the world through agreements with over 55 different societies in more than 40 countries.

We also campaign on matters important to writers – both at a national and international level – to ensure writers’ rights are recognised and rewarded.

We measure our worth by the amount of money we’ve collected and paid to writers and by the number who join us – as well as by our successes in advocating writers and educating about copyright.

Our vision

We support our members’ ability to write by increasing their income. We promote the respect of copyright by educating as many people as possible. We celebrate the value writers bring to our world, fighting for their rights and giving them a powerful collective voice. We want all writers to thrive in our society.  We make the complex easy.

Our values

Be bold, take pride, have an impact.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible, hybrid, working practices
  • Generous annual leave
  • 12.5% employer contribution to a personal pension plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Private Medical and Health Screening
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Trading
  • Employee assistance programme

Current vacancies

We have no vacancies at the moment. Check this page in the future for opportunities at ALCS.