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Could you get us licensing ready? Bring your experience, knowledge and contacts to our unusual retail offer.

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, purveyor of quality goods to monsters of all kinds, has global ambitions.  It is the trading arm of the Ministry of Stories, a charity providing writing and mentoring for children in east London, opened in 2010 by Lucy Macnab and Ben Payne and writer Nick Hornby.  

The fantastical shop behind which the Ministry is hidden has three goals: to show our commitment to imagination, to raise awareness of the charity and to generate income – all the profits from sales go to the charity.  Over the past seven years we have been welcoming visitors from around the world to our high street shop in Hoxton and sold our goods all over the UK through our online shop and our wholesale partners such as Liberty of London and Harvey Nichols.   But we would like to go further.

In Hoxton Street Monster Supplies we have a strong, desirable brand, and there is no lack of interest in it in the UK and from abroad.  We are now looking towards licensing as the way in which to exploit the brand commercially, we have already had a successful collaboration with Octopus Books in the shape of the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Cookbook, which has been marketed in the UK and the US.  

Could you get us licensing ready?  This will include ensuring our style guide is up to date, putting together a portfolio of sales information, writing an ethical policy and advising on and writing an internal licensing procedure as well as finding and securing a suitable agent.  You will have the energy and drive to pick up the brand quickly and work with our staff to gather all the information you need.  You will have experience in this field, preferably within the charity sector, and have the contacts and knowledge to bring the project to fruition.

To apply, please send your CV and project proposal, outlining how you would approach the work.

Deadline 5pm Monday 6 November 2017 | Contract schedule to be finalised (January – March 2018) | Freelance fee: £2000

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