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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Contracts Advisor (Part Time)

Salary: £29,614 - £35,326

Ref: EN32533

Closing date: 29 Aug 2022


The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy. Our work has never been more relevant as leaders in business and government look to 'build back better' from the Covid-19 global pandemic. In our eyes, this means an economic recovery which prioritises investment and innovation in solutions to climate change and the restoration of nature, whilst delivering inclusive, resilient societies.

The Contracts Advisor is one of a team of three and a member of the Operations team. Your role will be providing friendly but professional and detail orientated advice on contracts to CISL staff, before they are signed, ensuring that the correct contract templates are used and due diligence procedures are undertaken. This is a part-time post (50% of FTE) based in Cambridge, although applications for a full-time role will also be considered.

The role

The role includes ensuring that the correct contract templates are used, reviewing all client and supplier generated agreements advising which terms and conditions require negotiation, while ensuring the best outcome for CISL. Support may also be called upon from the University's Legal Services office as required.

Key skills and experience:

  • Holds a relevant degree or equivalent level of education
  • Familiarity with interpreting and understanding detailed and complex contractual documentation
  • Competent in negotiating and drafting client contracts, NDA's, MOUs, grant agreements, contracts for services and other contracts
  • Understanding of intellectual property and copyright, financial terms, and GDPR, and the interpretation of these in contract negotiations
  • Experience in supporting project teams to understand how the contractual provisions will apply in practical terms
  • Familiar with working collaboratively in a small team and able to prioritise work effectively
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and organisational skills
  • Ability to resolve issues and problems in a timely and flexible manner
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong administrative skills are imperative
  • Ability to work quickly and meet tight deadlines on occasion
  • A customer-focused approach

How to apply

To apply online please visit the following link, which will take you to the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages and click on the 'Apply online' button at the bottom of the page. You will need register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already).

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Human.Resources@cisl.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference EN31156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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