Job offer in england Contracts and Legal Support Officer at National Oceanography Centre

About the role:

We are seeking to appoint a Contracts and Legal Support Officer, who will work as a key member of a dedicated team to support our scientists, engineers and other stakeholders in pursuing and winning funding from commercial and government sources. You will deliver a range of professional support in the area of legal contract advice and negotiation, including reviewing legal documents related to research collaboration, consultancy and service provision by ensuring the terms and conditions are acceptable and consistent with our policy and strategy.

Hours of Work: 

The hours are full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. We will consider applications for part-time working (a minimum of 27½ hours per week).

About you:

You will have experience of preparing, submitting and completing contract reviews, including negotiating terms and conditions. You will be able to work effectively under pressure and to deliver multiple projects to deadlines, together with a desire to find appropriate solutions to contractual challenges. A degree (under or postgraduate) in law or with a substantial law element would be an advantage. An aptitude to interpret and communicate information effectively both verbally and in writing is essential.

What we can offer you:

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including an RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

It is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (        

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognises excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867000.

Closing date: 5th May 2017