Job offer in london Contracts Manager / Contracts Negotiator at Imperial College London

Salary: Contracts Manager (salary: £46,762 to £56,526 per annum) or Contracts Negotiator (salary: £36,926 to £45,547 per annum)

Location: South Kensington

Your new organisation
You will be joining the UK’s most international university with the greatest concentration of high-impact research.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. 

Your new role
You will be at the heart of enabling world-leading academic research by reviewing, drafting, negotiating and gaining approval of a broad spectrum of research-related contracts with blue chip and FTSE 100 companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs, UK/international government departments, academic collaborators, and charities.  You will work closely with various teams (including Corporate Partnerships, the central Research Office and Imperial Innovations) to safeguard the university’s charitable position, the academic community’s need to pursue further research and publish results, and ensure value for money and appropriate access to intellectual property rights for our sponsors. 

What you’ll need to succeed
You will be an effective and pragmatic negotiator with substantial (in the case of a Contracts Manager) or good (in the case of Contracts Negotiator) working knowledge and direct experience of negotiating contractual issues including intellectual property, confidentiality, publication, liabilities and VAT.  If you are applying for the role of Contracts Manager, you will demonstrate a clear understanding of the contractual issues that are relevant to a higher education institution. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to articulate complex issues clearly and concisely to a wide range of people of varying levels of knowledge and expertise.  You will thrive in a fast-paced environment, working under pressure to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines across multiple projects.  You will work well both autonomously and as part of a multifaceted team.  You will share our passion for quality service; possess excellent attention to detail, and act with tact and diplomacy.  Experience of working in higher education will be an advantage.

If you do not meet all essential requirements of the Contracts Manager Person Specification, you will be considered against the essential requirements of the Contracts Negotiator Person Specification.

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Further Information

Closing date: 3rd September 2018
Interview date:14th September 2018

Please apply online via our website, clearly indicating which position you are applying for. Your “statement in support of application” must succinctly and concisely (no more than 2 sides of A4) explain how your qualifications, skills and experience will enable you to meet the requirements of the role.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

For further queries about this post, please contact Dimitrios Batsalas (at