Legal Advisor

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£32,656 to £36,399 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £45,499 per annum
Friday, 26 April 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 2 June 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department Finance
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary £32,656 to £36,399 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £45,499 per annum
Apply by 02/06/2019

Role Description

Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and research in technology and management.

The Legal Team provides a vital specialist service to the University and its parallel subsidiary companies reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts and agreements, ensuring that they do not expose the University or its subsidiaries to unreasonable risk and that they comply with current legislation and internal policies and procedures.

We are seeking an individual with experience of drafting terms and conditions to deliver on a diverse portfolio of agreements often with challenging deadlines. This includes negotiating with national and international commercial sponsors, collaborating institutions and charitable organisations. You’ll need excellent drafting, negotiation, project management, and communication skills.

The University and its subsidiaries deliver a diverse range of research and other services. Agreements can often be multi-institutional, cross-disciplinary and complex in nature. The work will include working in collaboration with colleagues across the University’s academic community and professional service units and with a variety of external stakeholders including external professional advisors.

You will have a good knowledge of commercial law and experience of working in a legal environment with a proven track record of managing a case load and working in a deadline driven environment. A detailed knowledge of commercial law is essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Victoria Scott, Senior Legal Adviser, on 01234 758042 or email:

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.