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Contracts Officers x 2

Job title Contracts Officers x 2

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155 Pro Rata Per Annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 25 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9574

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We are looking for two Contracts Officers to play a vital role in the facilitation of world class research and commercialisation performed at the University of Bath.

Working within the Research & Commercialisation Contracts team, you will deliver an effective contracts service to the various stakeholders at the University. We work closely with the various teams within RIS as well as others around the University and the Academic community at Bath in order to deliver the relevant contracts for the University.

About the role:

Role 1 is a full time permanent role (36.5 hours per week) focusing on Commercialisation. Day to day you will;

  • Reviewing and negotiating commercialisation-related contracts ensuring the right balance between speed and risk, as indicated by the Legal Advisor (part time role will be as indicate by the Head of Contracts)
  • Liaising with academics and other stakeholders to obtain all necessary background and context.
  • Reviewing and negotiating commercialisation-related contracts
  • Working under the instruction of the Legal Adviser to assist in the preparation and execution of the necessary contracts and ancillary documentation associated with University spin out, and commercialisation activity;

Role 2 is a part time permanent role (29.2 hours per week) focusing on Research. Day to day you will;

  • Use approved University template contracts as a basis for preparing research-related contracts with external parties.
  • Review and negotiate incoming research-related contracts, in each case ensuring the right balance between speed and risk, as indicated by the Head of Contracts.
  • Liaising with academics and other stakeholders to obtain all necessary background and context
  • Using the RIS Contracts Management system to record activities.

To confirm for the part time role we can be flexible with the hours of work. 

About you

Our ideal applicants will be highly organised and cope with competing demands. You will also need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills to communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a tea Knowledge of University administration and legal contract requirements.
  • Knowledge of University administration and legal contract requirements.

For the research focused role you will need in-depth knowledge of research administration and legal contracts in the context of university research.

About the Department: 

The Research and commercialisation contracts team sits within the Research and Innovation Services Department.

The Research and Commercialisation Contracts team sits at a junction between the Pre Award, Post Award and Technology Transfer teams providing contracts services between the award of a grant, and the performance of the project and the commercialisation of the results. 

What we can offer you: 

We are a family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you could work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. We encourage you to explore this further at interview. 

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff

Some of the great benefits of working here are:

  • A very generous employer contributory pension scheme. 
  • Generous leave allowance of 39 days – pro rata for part time staff (annual leave; discretionary days; bank holidays) so that you can enjoy a positive work-life balance. 
  • An excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce.  
  • An extensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. 

Additional information:

  • You will be asked to indicate which role you are interested in at application stage.
  • For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jamie Whitacker, Head of Contacts however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.