Contract Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands
£37,966 - £41,267
19 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Contract Manager
Birmingham City University

Research Innovation & Enterprise


Full Time, Permanent

University House
£37,966 - £41,267
Reference: 032019-94-R

Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based University for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy. We drive innovation through interdisciplinary collaborations between industry specialists and our academic expertise to achieve success.

We are seeking to appoint a Contract Manager to support the University in the provision of legal advice and services in relation to research, innovation and enterprise contracts in order to protect the University contractually in the delivery of external projects and services. They will assist with the negotiation, review and drafting of contracts and other legal documents relating to external projects and services and to ensure that the University’s contractual obligations are both achievable and properly understood.   

You will be educated to degree level and will hold a relevant professional legal qualification or equivalent legal practice experience. You will have a knowledge and understanding of general contract law principles and awareness of key issues in contracts. You will have substantial experience and knowledge of contracts including the drafting, reviewing and checking.

You will have experience of working within an academic environment and an ability to assimilate and understand academic and technical issues and demonstrable knowledge and experience of procuring and/or managing contracts in respect of research, innovation and enterprise within the Higher Education sector and provide a highly professional client service.

You will have excellent networking, interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, negotiate, persuade and influence others in relation to complex contractual matters and a high degree of self-motivation. You will have highly developed written and oral communication skills including experience of the design and delivery of appropriate contract training. You will also possess effective planning and project management skills, as well as advanced IT skills.

For further information please contact Nayan Patel, via or 07790 059802.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Alternatively, if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department on 0121 331 6693.

Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.