Post Title: Contracts Officer

SBU/Department: Office of the Vice-Chancellor

FTE: 1.0 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH7 £37,099 pa to £40,521 pa with potential to progress to £44,263 pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield (with some flexibility on location in line with our flexible location principles)

At the University of Hertfordshire, our mixture of academic excellence and engagement with the business and commercial world sets us apart from other universities, making this an exciting, forward-thinking place to work.

Reporting to the Director of Legal & Compliance Services and University Solicitor, and working closely with both of the Senior Solicitors, you will be based at the University's College Lane campus and will work closely with the Business Development and Research teams.

The Contracts Officer will be part of the Legal and Compliance Services team and will be situated within the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. The work will primarily focus on research and consultancy contracts, supporting our academic and non-academic colleagues in the University.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The post involves providing a full range of commercial law services involving advice, negotiation and drafting contracts for a wide variety of areas. You will assist with all aspects of the University's contracts support service, which supports academic and research staff with contracting matters related to research, commercial or academic engagement with external bodies.

Experience and skills require:

Experience in drafting and negotiating contracts is essential. You will have excellent communication skills, allowing you to work effectively with key individuals internally and externally. Innovative and resourceful, pragmatic and commercially aware, you will have experience either in the private or public sector to fulfil the demands of the role. The role requires accuracy, attention to detail, and commitment to seeing a job through to completion.

Qualifications required:

Holds a minimum of a Degree or equivalent in a relevant topic (Law), or proven experience. An LPC qualification (or equivalent level qualification) is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: For informal enquiries and further information, please contact Dina Florence, Legal Operations Officer – [email protected]

Closing Date : 08 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058416

Date advert placed: 25 March 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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Job details


Contracts Officer


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 08, 2024

Job type



Law,Social Science

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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