Contracts Manager

Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
£39,150 to £47,850 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
Monday, 25 March 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 21 April 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Contracts Manager

The Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join their busy Contracts department.


The NBI Partnership provides an exciting and stimulating multidisciplinary environment in which to work. Set in 230 hectares of parkland, we are an equal opportunities employer with a comprehensive benefits package to include; competitive starting salaries, free parking, defined contribution pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and excellent recreational and leisure facilities. 

The NBI Partnership Contracts Office is highly respected, dynamic, professional, effective and results driven. It provides expert advice, guidance and management to the John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, The Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The office supports scientists in identifying and winning grants from a wide variety of external funding sources including UKRI, the European Union (EU), and industry. In addition, the office negotiates and manages all research related contracts, ensuring freedom to operate, protection of interests, intellectual property and provision of appropriate indemnity.

The role:

The Contracts Manager will lead on drafting and negotiating sponsored research agreements, collaboration agreements, commercial contracts, confidentiality agreements, consultancy agreements and material transfer agreements. Working in support of the researchers and driven by business needs, they provide a professional, effective, timely and responsive service. 

The post is important in protecting the Institutes reputation with third parties and stake holders in how it drafts and negotiates contracts. It is key in managing risk in contracts, ensuring appropriate indemnity and mitigation from litigation. It will ensure scientific freedom to operate for the NBI researchers whilst ensuring appropriate IP provisions including access rights and financial considerations.   

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with significant experience of contract law and drafting and reviewing contracts. 

They will need to be able to work independently within a broad framework and with minimal guidance and be able to multi-task and manage diverse workloads and deliver to tight deadlines under pressure. We are looking for someone with excellent organisational, communication and negotiating skills, who is committed, and results driven.  

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,150 to £47,850 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time post offered on a permanent basis. 

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1003624.  

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.   

The closing date for applications will be 21st April 2019.