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Rights Administrator - 12m FTC (Part Time)

Do you have a strong administrative background and excellent numerical skills?


Our Royalties team here at Penguin Random House UK are looking for a Rights Administrator to join them on a 12-month fixed term contract on 21 hours a week, covering a period of parental leave. This role is based at our Distribution site in Frating, Colchester.


Positioned within the Rights processing team, you’ll have responsibility for ensuring that the financial side of our rights contracts are delivered into the royalty system correctly and accurately. You’ll also ensure that licensee financial statements and payments are updated so that outstanding payments can be chased accordingly.


Alongside this, you’ll process daily cash receipts, liaise with payees and internal departments to collect and allocate monies due/received and update systems with foreign title information and publication dates.


You’ll be doing a job that will have a real impact on the service we deliver to our authors, and you’ll need excellent attention to detail and a consistently high standard of accuracy in your work to achieve this. You’ll also have a proactive approach to problem solving and will be able to build strong working relationships across the business and externally too, particularly during the time we are working remotely.


Perhaps you’ve worked in banking or retail, dealing with high-volume cash transitions. Do you know your way around invoicing, reconciliation of accounts and are a whizz with Excel? This could be the next role for you.  The team here at Penguin Random House are looking for someone with great time management and can follow intricate processes, for which training will be provided.


To apply for this opportunity please submit your CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Sunday 3rd July.


Salary: c.£21,000 (pro-rated) depending on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and benefits.


This role will be based at our Frating office in Colchester. The team currently go into the office once a week and work remotely otherwise. Specific arrangements can be discussed at interview.











What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the 'offer an interview' scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.


We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at


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We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: Essex 

City: Frating 

Postal Code: CO7 7DW 

Job ID: 229610

Date:  17-Jun-2022

Frating, ESS, GB, CO7 7DW

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