Contracts Manager

  • £53927 - £64935 per annum + full benefits package, generous leave
  • London
  • Permanent

A prestigious, leading university have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join their team of 8 in their London Campus. The role is permanent, full-time position and you will be based on site 3 days, with the flexibility to work 2 days remotely.

The Role:

This is to join an esteemed academic institution and play a pivotal role in facilitating cutting-edge academic research as a Contracts Manager. As a member of the Research Contracts team within the Faculty of Engineering, you will be at the forefront of reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and gaining approval for a diverse range of research contracts with renowned entities, including prominent companies, top-tier firms, start-ups, government departments, academic collaborators, and charitable organisations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various research and research-related contracts.
  • Utilise in-depth knowledge of contractual issues, including intellectual property, confidentiality, liability, VAT, publications, and other related matters within the framework of institutional policies.
  • Collaborate with academic and departmental staff to prepare draft agreements considering specific project requirements.
  • Liaise with sponsors, academic staff, and administrative staff to reach agreement on changes to draft contracts.
  • Provide clear and concise advice on costing and pricing of contracts.
  • Undertake due diligence and risk management activities in line with institutional policies.
  • Maintain a comprehensive contract activity log and stay abreast of policies governing research in the higher education sector.
  • Line management of 2 staff members (after 6 month probation period)

Person specification:

  • Education: A degree in Law or equivalent qualification, or substantial relevant work experience
  • Experience: Demonstrable experience in negotiating research and research-related contracts and costing/pricing, ideally within the higher education sector or a similar context (e.g. research and development/ IP Law)
  • Line management experience or, willingness to develop into this as after 6 months you will be line managing 2 staff members
  • Knowledge: Very good knowledge of contracting issues, intellectual property, confidentiality, publications, liabilities, and a thorough understanding of market-related issues.
  • IT: Proficiency in IT skills, including computerised and web-based administrative systems.

If you feel you have this experience, please ensure that this is clearly shown on your CV as no covering letters or application forms are required. If your CV reflects this experience, a member of the TPP team will be in touch with you to discuss everything further.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days, then your CV hasn't been short-listed on this occasion. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each applicant.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Siobhan Najeeb Business Manager

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