Contracts Manager

Keele University - Academic Legal Services , Directorate of Engagement & Partnerships

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life.  With a turnover in excess of £100 million, over 9,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.  Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in the University’s Directorate of Engagement & Partnerships, which supports the research and educational missions of Keele’s academic faculties and enables a wide range of public and private sector organisations to work in partnership with the University.

The Directorate’s Academic Legal Services Team is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Contracts Manager to lead the review of University contracts and to undertake the day-to-day management of its intellectual property (IP) portfolio.

Working with two qualified lawyers, you will liaise with academic and professional services colleagues to put in place contracts to support activity relating to the University’s academic mission, including research and teaching collaborations, external service provision, commercial partnerships and IP commercialisation. You will be responsible for all aspects of contract development, from drafting, through to negotiation and final approval.

You will also oversee the maintenance the University’s IP portfolio, which will include working closely with the University’s patent agents.

You should have professional experience of drafting and negotiating legally robust contracts, along with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gemma Lowe, Head of Academic Legal Services on or 01782 734492.

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Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

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