Contracts Officer

University of Leicester - Division of Research and Enterprise

Fixed-term maternity cover contract from 1st January 2018 until 31st December 2018

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Contracts Officer to join our Contracts Team to provide cover for maternity leave. It will be your primary responsibility to provide operational support to the Contracts Team by dealing with a specific agreement portfolio as directed, providing a high level of customer service, and developing and maintaining positive client and researcher relationships.

We will rely on you to directly support researchers and other University staff in need of Confidentiality Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Studentship Agreements and/or other contracts relating to the research and enterprise activities of the University by identifying and utilising the appropriate contract (with relevant terms and conditions) for the specific needs of a project; drafting outgoing contracts as required and reviewing incoming contracts provided by external partners.

It will be your responsibility to undertake all contract administration both pre- and post-award to ensure all financial and procedural requirements are met and to contribute to the Contracts Team’s effective communications.

As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level, or good A Levels (or equivalent) with extensive relevant work experience. You will have experience of reviewing and/or drafting agreements in a commercial or university context and administrative experience in a busy, customer-oriented business environment. We welcome applications from those who have excellent attention to detail and proven delivery of outstanding customer service.

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The closing date for this post is midnight on the 14th December 2017.

Interviews will be held on 8th January 2018

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Rachel Machado at

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