In this new; pivotal role, Head of Contracts, you will lead and manage a specialist research contracts team in support of the University’s ambition to continue to grow and diversify its research and innovation portfolio.
You will be instrumental in reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex legal and contractual matters and will take a leading role in the development of an efficient service for the management of a broad portfolio of research and research-related contracts.
In this role, our expectations are that you will:
provide leadership and management to inspire; motivate and drive innovation
provide advice and guidance to academic departments in relation to procedures and policies relating to research contracts
lead contract negotiations
develop and promote the internal and external profile of your research contracts team
embed an integrated approach to support risk management and performance across the University.
This role would suit you, if you:
have demonstratable experience as a Contracts Manager (or similar),
hold a relevant professional qualification and/or law degree with extensive experience of managing contracts,
relish managing a large and diverse turnover of bids and contracts, working to tight deadlines and balancing conflicting priorities,
have experience of advising and influencing senior management on business critical issues
We are an award-winning department at the heart of University and the central point for enterprise and research activities. We have a research grant portfolio of around £140M that continues to grow and diversify. Find out more about Research and Innovation Services.
We are committed to investing in personal and professional development as well as our infrastructure and environment. In addition to this we offer the following employee benefits:
A very generous pension scheme
39 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
A flexible working environment
Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery and childcare vouchers schemes
Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
Discounted physiotherapy service
Find out more about the benefits we offer
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Caroline Quest, Director of Research & Innovation Services email@example.com or telephone 01225 384497.