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Research Contracts Officer

Avery Hill, United Kingdom
£37,099 to £42,978 plus £5269 London weighting per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Greenwich Research & Innovation

Location: Avery Hill Campus
Salary: £37,099 to £42,978 plus £5269 London weighting per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 30 June 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 4293-E-E-E-E

Greenwich Research and Innovation (GRI) is the University’s central unit providing high quality support to the academic community to assist in the delivery of the ambitious Research and Knowledge Exchange (R&KE) sub-strategy within the University’s Strategy 2030. GRI is structured to support all aspects of the project cycle from identifying relevant funding opportunities right through to maximising the impact from the University’s activities.

The Research Contracts Officer role sits within the Contracts and IP Services team at a junction between the Pre-Award and Post-Award supporting the Head of Unit in the efficient and effective delivery of contractual services. Additionally, the team provides ongoing support to projects as their contractual requirements change. You will support the Head of unit in enabling R&KE activities and must be adaptable and provide novel and innovative solutions to contracting issues as they arise.

The post-holder will be proactive in achieving the desired results, provide for actions to be consistent with faculty and wider university strategies and any additional guidance provided by the Head of Unit. The post-holder must demonstrate good communication skills as they are required to provide advice and explain complex issues with clarity to individuals both internal and external to the university on contractual and other legal issues therefore, confidence and professionalism is essential to ensuring the delivery of a quality service by a high performing team.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andy Frost on or Paul Williams on 

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including submission of a current CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 2 pages) detailing your interest and your suitability for the role. Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich

Employment Visa: Under the UK Government Points Based System scheme this role does not meet the criteria to be sponsored for a Skilled Worker Route application.

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

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