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Contracts Officer

Commercial & IP Services

Location:  Greenwich Campus
Salary:  £35,333 to £40,931 plus £5118 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 16 May 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  3682

Greenwich Research and Enterprise (GRE) are now seeking to recruit a Contracts Officer. This post can be offered on a full or part-time basis for the right candidate.  This wide-ranging role provides specialist support in the area of contractual agreements relevant to pre and post-award projects. This includes expert guidance on implementing contractual agreements during the development of various funding applications, negotiating successful awards, contract terms and consortium agreements  

You will be part of a team that is responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiation of research and knowledge exchange contracts for the University. With a strong focus on systems, compliance and customer service, you will advise and support academic and pre/post-award staff throughout the contract pre and post-award process. You will facilitate collaborations with external partners by ensuring the use of appropriate research and knowledge exchange 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 and connected team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenges of a fast-moving environment in which you can make a difference. You will have strong office experience in a customer-focused environment, experience in working in a research/knowledge exchange support capacity within the Higher Education sector would be advantageous and be a competent user of  Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and other software such as Adobe Acrobat.

Applicants who wish to Job Share will be considered. For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Paul Williams by email: 

Should you have any recruitment-related queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team at 

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

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The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

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. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 



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