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Contracts Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF43742

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 21/02/2023

Job live date: 25/01/2023

Salary: £ 43,414 - £ 53,353

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Research Services

Division: Research Services

Hours Per Week:: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full Time, Permanent

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Contracts Manager, to join our Research Contracts team, within the wider Research Services department.  Research Services support academics to enhance research funding, enable work with businesses, and facilitate knowledge exchange and impact generating activity across the University.

We are looking for an individual who has a drive to make a difference and provide an excellent service to our academic colleagues, with previous experience of contracts negotiation and drafting, ideally in a higher education or research setting. The successful applicant will also have an opportunity and be encouraged to contribute to the development of processes and best practice.

In this role, you will proactively manage a busy and varied portfolio of contracts and relationships to deliver the University of Reading’s research and innovation activities. The role involves contract drafting, negotiation, review and authorisation as part of our service to support researchers and enable research,  innovation and impact generating activity across the University. 

This provides an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to the success of the University.

Interviews for this post will be held between 1st and 3rd March 2023.

​​​​​​​Closing Date - 21st February 2023

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Senior Contracts Manager

Contact role:

Head of Research Services

Contact name:

Rob Glenn

Contact name:

Anne-Marie van Dodeweerd

Contact phone:

0118 378 6160

Contact phone:

0118 378 6756

Contact email:

Contact email:


​​​​​​​Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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