Major Contracts Officer
- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
- Southampton, United Kingdom
- £34,314 to £41,931 Per Annum
- 08 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 21 Mar 2023
- Job Type
- Professional Services, Research & Innovation
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £34,314 to £41,931 Per Annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
One of the top-ranked universities globally, the University of Southampton is an exceptional place where people achieve remarkable things. Outward looking and research intensive, Southampton has gained prestigious recognition for its wide-ranging successes and history of world-changing achievements.
Research represents the lifeblood of the University of Southampton. It powers everything we do, from our innovative teaching to our growing portfolio of spin-out companies, enabling the development of products and services for the benefit of individuals, businesses, & the wider economy.
Research and Innovation Services (RIS) provides expert advice and assistance for research funding and contracts, research integrity and governance, technology transfer and the commercialisation of intellectual property, collaboration with industry,& public engagement with research. We are now recruiting a Contracts Officer to join the Research Contracts team. This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. You will be part of a team of contract officers within a wider contracts team that is responsible for the drafting, review and negotiation of research contracts for the University. With a strong focus on systems and customer service, you will advise and support academic staff throughout the contract pre-award process. You will facilitate collaborations with external partners by ensuring the use of appropriate research agreements are put in place taking responsibility of your own portfolio of contracts.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task & to work well as part of a busy team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment. You will have strong office experience in a customer-focused environment. Experience in working in a research support capacity within the Higher Education sector would be advantageous.
Our vision and mission at the University of Southampton is to have a community where staff and students feel welcome, supported & valued. RIS fosters a culture of inclusion, respect & equality of opportunity, encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. Our flexible working practices, including an emerging hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people. For this role candidates will need to be on campus regularly and to be available to attend meetings and events externally as required.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Doug Akins, Head of Research Contracts, Research and Innovation Services - Doug.Akins@soton.ac.uk
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