Nottingham Trent University

Commercial Solicitor

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£38,460 - £48,677 p.a
23 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Commercial Solicitor

Job Reference : 05498

Location : City Site

Closing Date : 14/11/2018

Salary : Grade I (£38,460 - £48,677 p.a.)

Department : Professional Services

School/Section : Governance and Legal Services

Post Ref : A8680

The Legal Services Team provides an efficient high-quality legal service to colleagues at all levels across the University. The University is seeking to appoint a Commercial Solicitor with particular experience in Intellectual Property Law within a research environment to work within its Governance and Legal Services Department based at its City Centre campus.

You will need to be a qualified solicitor who is PQE 3-5 years qualified and be familiar with and have experience of negotiating and drafting complex commercial, research and intellectual property related contracts.

You will be able to work on your own initiative, produce high quality work to tight deadlines to all colleagues across the University on a range of complex and high profile commercial-related matters and projects. You will need excellent organisational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task whilst remaining focussed and calm under pressure. You will be self-motivated with a flexible approach to working on your own and as part of a small team.

The role involves frequent interaction with senior staff within and outside the University, which requires excellent interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy and a very high standard of written and oral communication.

Interviews for this role will take place on 29 November 2018.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Tracy Landon, Legal Services Manager on +44 (0)115 8488754, or via email

Please note this role does not meet the UK Visas & Immigration requirements for sponsorship.  Nottingham Trent University is unable to apply for sponsorship for any applicant not eligible to work in the UK and therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship under the Points Based Immigration System.

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

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