Contracts Manager

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
£41,212 pa
05 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University

Directorate of Research, Innovation and Engagement

Contracts Manager

(Maternity Leave Cover until November 2018)

Grade 8 Starting salary £41,212 pa

Post Ref: KU00000723

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This fixed-term post, represents an exciting opportunity for an individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Directorate for Research, Innovation and Engagement. The Directorate is responsible for a wide range of central University activity ranging from research support to business engagement.

You will be based in the recently formed Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences research support hub in the centre of campus. Your main tasks will be to review, draft and negotiate contracts for the faculties and provide IP management support where appropriate. You will be an integral part of the Project Assurance Contracts team and will work closely with the other support teams within the hub to deliver timely and effective support for research, teaching and innovation projects. 

You will have a degree qualification or relevant experience either from a research support, legal or contract management background. Proficiency in handling contracts and negotiating will be beneficial. Effective time management, the ability to prioritise and excellent communication skills are essential.

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Closing date for applications: 3 April 2018.

Interviews will be held on: 2 May 2018.

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