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Contracts Assistant/Officer - Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11

Contracts Assistant/Officer - Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11

Short term contract (1-3 months)

Salary: competitive

Key Requirements: NQ to 2/3 years PQE solicitor or has some years of contracts experience (ideally in the research / higher education sector), science and technical knowledge.

If you are looking for a dynamic workplace to gain some experience and have the ability to communicate effectively, within a science and technical environment, in writing and orally in English to a very high standard and can present a coherent argument this maybe the role for you.



Our client is looking for a candidate who enjoys what they do and is able to blend into their team quickly and effectively to get the job done.

The successful candidate will be working directly with agreements and contracts for a wide range of (non-procurement) requirements, including those related to Facility access, Studentships, Collaborations, Joint appointments, Intellectual Property, Media arrangements and Estates management.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications / experience:

A good practical understanding of the legal aspects of the business and/or science environment;
Demonstrable knowledge and working experience of drafting academic and commercial agreements to a high standard;
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant legal principles applicable to the role as well as maintained knowledge of English law.


Working knowledge using legal research resources such as Practical Law Company and familiar with the internet as a business resource; Knowledge and experience in the administration of legal agreements;
Rigorous administration skills;
Displays enthusiasm and interest to effectively extract and contextualise the relevant information required in order to take control of the process;
An ability to analyse, interpret and respond effectively to detailed written documentation;
An organised, level headed but flexible approach to working




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