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Legal Contracts Officer

Research and Innovation Office

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £35,845 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 31 July 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 14 August 2020
Interview Date:  Monday 07 September 2020
Reference:  030820

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.  We are a world-class, research-led University committed to research excellence.  Our research seeks to answer global challenges, drive innovation and deliver real-world impact.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of Research & Innovation service professionals.

This interesting and varied role of Legal Contracts Officer will be based in the Research Contracts Management team. The Research Contracts Management Team is responsible for efficient drafting and negotiation of a wide range of agreements relating to research undertaken by the University, in collaboration with industry, commerce, other Higher Education Institutions and funding bodies in the UK and Europe.

 You must be well organised and able both to prioritise and work to deadlines. You must also be able to work well independently and have a positive, can-do approach. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with an aptitude for developing positive working relationships. In particular you will have the ability to communicate contract issues clearly and concisely to a wide range of people, including the highest levels of academic, corporate and government representatives. Diplomacy, tact, attention to detail and a calm approach are essential. You will be proficient in using Microsoft IT packages and educated to degree level or equivalent.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities.  Benefits package includes pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

For informal enquiries please contact Elizabeth Bailey, Head of Research Contracts (




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