Contracts Manager

A fantastic opportunity as a Contract Manager has arisen for an ambitious individual to join one of the most forward thinking and progressive universities in the country as Birmingham City University drives forward its programme of external projects within research, innovation and enterprise. 

Seen as an important appointment for continuing this success, the Contract Manager appointment will support the University in the provision of legal advice and services in relation to research, innovation and enterprise contracts in order to protect the University contractually in the delivery of external projects and services.

You will assist with the negotiation, review and drafting of contracts and other legal documents relating to external projects and services and to ensure that the University’s contractual obligations are both achievable and properly understood.  

You will be educated to degree level and will hold a relevant professional legal qualification or equivalent legal practice experience. You will have a knowledge and understanding of general contract law principles and awareness of key issues in contracts. You will have substantial experience and knowledge of contracts including the drafting, reviewing and checking..

You will have experience of working within an academic environment and an ability to assimilate and understand academic and technical issues and demonstrable knowledge and experience of procuring and/or managing contracts in respect of research, innovation and enterprise within the Higher Education sector and provide a highly professional client service.

You will have excellent networking, interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, negotiate, persuade and influence others in relation to complex contractual matters and a high degree of self-motivation. You will have highly developed written and oral communication skills including experience of the design and delivery of appropriate contract training. You will also possess effective planning and project management skills, as well as advanced IT skills.

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

We're investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Closing date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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