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Contracts Advisor (Part Time)

University of Cambridge - University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: EN27475

Salary: £29,614-£35,326 pro rata

Reference: EN27475

Closing date: 26 September 2021

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy. Our work has never been more relevant as leaders in business and government look to 'build back better' from the Covid-19 global pandemic.  In our eyes, this means an economic recovery which prioritises investment and innovation in solutions to climate change and the restoration of nature, whilst delivering inclusive, resilient societies.

The Contracts Advisor will be one of a team of three and a member of the Operations team. Your role will be providing friendly but professional and detail orientated advice on the preparation, negotiation and practical implications of contractual agreements to CISL staff before they are signed, and ensuring the internal due diligence procedures are undertaken. This is a part-time post (50% of FTE) based in Cambridge

The role

The role includes advising on the use of University standard contract templates and all client and supplier generated agreements, including drafting and negotiation of appropriate terms and conditions to ensure the best outcome for CISL.

Key skills and experience that are essential for this role:

  • Holds a relevant degree or equivalent level of education
  • Competent with interpreting and understanding detailed and complex contractual documentation
  • Competent in drafting and negotiating provisions in client contracts, CDA's, MOUs, grant agreements, contracts for services and other contracts
  • Experience in supporting project teams to understand how the contractual provisions will apply in practical terms
  • Familiar with working collaboratively in a small team and able to prioritise work effectively
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and organisational skills including highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Ability to resolve issues and problems in a timely and flexible manner
  • Good organisational, time and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, and prioritise workloads while working to tight deadlines
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong administrative skills

Experience in the following would be desirable:

  • Understanding of intellectual property and copyright, information technology, data protection, financial regulations and the interpretation of these concerning contract negotiations
  • A customer-focused approach

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Please quote reference EN27475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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