Contract Officer : University of Southampton

Contract Officer

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £31,302 per annum
Full Time - Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 3rd April

Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1120219TW

Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) support academic and research staff fulfil their research and enterprise objectives by providing expert advice and assistance in research funding, bid support and management, collaborations with industry and other strategic partners as well as the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. 

We are now recruiting a Contracts Officer to join the Contracts, Policy and Governance Team.  You will be part of a team of specialists responsible for the review and negotiation of research contracts for the University.  With a strong focus on customer service, you will advise and support academic staff throughout the contract negotiation process.  You will facilitate collaborations with external partners by ensuring that appropriate legal agreements are put in place taking responsibility of your own portfolio of contracts.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and to work well as part of a busy team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment.  You will have strong office experience in a customer-focused environment.  Experience in working in a research support capacity within the Higher Education sector would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Kieron Dolphin, Major Contracts Manager, Research and Innovation Services email:

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1120219TW on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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