Commercial Law Placement

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£18,032 per annum
02 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term

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 Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 13 months
Salary £18,032 per annum
Apply by 07/03/2021

Role Description

About the Role

The team is seeking a confident and enthusiastic undergraduate with strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a willingness to learn, to provide support to the team delivering a professional service to the University and its subsidiaries across a range of education, research, consultancy and other services.

Reporting to a Senior Legal Advisor your duties will include:

  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating amendments to a large volume of contracts and agreements, often to short deadlines, based upon university template documents or existing Framework Agreements and those based upon customer/supplier terms and conditions which have previously been accepted for work of a similar nature. Liaising with other members of the team who have specific knowledge and experience of different areas of the law as necessary.
  • Liaising with internal academic and non-academic teams to ensure proposed agreements meet their requirements and negotiating any necessary amendments directly with the customer or supplier.
  • Upon completion of negotiations, preparing contracts and agreements for signature by an authorised signatory, ensuring all the paperwork is correct and that all internal approvals are in place.
  • Distributing fully signed documents to all the appropriate internal and external stake holders.
  • Managing and maintaining your own case files.
  • Recording and maintaining all your work-in-progress on a contracts database. 

About You

Candidates must be studying towards an undergraduate law degree and have studied modules in commercial law, including Law of Contract and Law of Tort.

Please use the ‘Other Relevant Information’ section of the application form to explain why you are interested in the post and what you would hope to get out of it.  If selected for interview you will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation (no powerpoint) about yourself and how you are a good fit for the role.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and whether a position can be carried out at any of our locations.  We commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

Interviews to be held: 06 to 09 April 2021