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Research Contracts Officer

Research Contracts Officer

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Research & Policy

  • Contract type:

    Temporary / Interim

  • Salary:

    Up to £19.44 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ria Dool

  • Contact email:

    education@tpp.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J76073RD_1636956004

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-15

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

A leading school in global health is currently looking for a temporary Research Contracts Officer for a minimum of three months where you will provide advice and guidance to faculty staff on contractual issues. You will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating research and consultancy contracts on behalf of the school within agreed service levels.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the school can comply with funder terms and conditions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keep abreast of developments in the external research environment (policy, funders) that will impact on School research funding activities.

  • Proactively provide high quality advice to researchers and administrators on matters relating to funder contractual issues.

  • Ensure that the school builds and maintains good relationships with key funding bodies through resolving pre and post award issues in a highly professional manner.

  • Ensure that the school builds and maintains good relationships with key funding bodies, partner institutions and subcontractors through resolving pre and post award issues in a highly professional manner.

  • Ensure processes are carried out on a timely basis, accurately and in accordance with the school's policy and funder requirements.

  • Decide whether the school can comply with funder terms and conditions for a contract.

  • Determine when contractual requests are more complex than initially presented, identify the problems and decide whether they can be resolved or should be referred.

You will have:

  • Research contract experience within a Higher Education environment.

  • Experience of working in a customer-focused environment and meeting customer needs.

  • The ability of working effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.

  • Communication complex information to non-specialists.

  • The ability to work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Developing written guidelines and/or training materials.

  • Knowledge of contract law.

  • Excellent oral and written communication.

  • Proven ability to understand and interpret complex contract documentation and funder financial terms and conditions.

The role is an immediate start and predominantly home based but you may be required to travel into a central London campus from January onwards. If you have the above requirements and available to start as soon as possible this will be a great role to apply to.

Please send across your updated CV to education@tpp.co.uk quoting the job title and reference number J76073RD if you would like to be considered for this great opportunity.

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.