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Research Contracts and Governance Manager

Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, Lancashire
£35,326 to £39,739 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2022
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Research Contracts and Governance Manager

Research Office




£35,326 to £39,739 per annum pro rata

Post Type: 

Part Time

Hours Per Week: 


Closing Date: 

Sunday 30 January 2022



Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will have experience of successful contracts work in a complex and changing environment, preferably within a Higher Education setting with the ability to manage a case-load of contracts and other legal agreements effectively and efficiently. You will also have excellent knowledge and understanding of research contracting and must be able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail.

To be successful, you will be well organised and have good problem-solving skills. You will also be an effective communicator to be able to help colleagues at all levels with the ability to make clear recommendations to managers. 

We are keen to receive applications from a diverse pool of applicants including but not limited to; internal/External secondments (with approval from your current line manager); legal professionals currently or recently in private practice looking to make a move in-house; an in-house lawyer looking for a new opportunity; or a research contracts professional in the HEI sector, or working with contracts elsewhere.

About the Role

The post gives you the chance to work at the heart of the research support process in a University with a rapidly growing and strengthening research profile. You will work with academic and professional support services staff in order to enable a wide range of research projects in all of the academic disciplines represented at Edge Hill. You will be able to apply and develop your skills as a contract practitioner in a higher education research context.

You will be welcomed into a small and supportive department. The Research Office offers a variety of research support functions that the role feeds in to – through working alongside colleagues in the Research Office you will develop and extend your understanding of the contracting with research funders, collaborators and regulators.


You will benefit from 25 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum, pro rata. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) and Moder University of the Year (2022) in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Chris Hughes, Head of Research Support at 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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