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About us: Finance Services play a crucial role in helping the University realise best value in all its activities and in achieving long-term sustainability through strong financial leadership and sound governance.

Our team of around 100 professionals has a wide-ranging remit.  Our input has a fundamental impact on shaping and driving the University’s vision, through the specialist advice and guidance we are able to offer, and in the day-to-day effectiveness of the financial processes and controls we put in place and manage. In all our work, we take great pride in providing a reliable, efficient and friendly service, underpinned by a commitment to the highest professional standards.

About you: As a Contracts manager you will be part of the Commercial Services team within Finance Services drafting and finalising project contracts at the University. You will provide specialist contract support for Finance and to specific departments, faculties or in specific specialisms as agreed with the Head of Contracts. You will also assist departments, faculties and academics in securing commercial research funding, and to advise on research contracting policy, thereby contributing to the University achieving its income targets.

To be successful in the role candidates will need to demonstrate previous experience

  • as a Contracts Manager with a mixed portfolio.
  • of drafting and reviewing contracts and legal documents.
  • of working to tight deadlines, both internally and externally set.
  • of effective communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to explain contract issues concisely to those with limited/no legal background.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Roger Broughton on [email protected] or Amy Charles on [email protected]

This is a permanent post and is full-time working 37 hours per week.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ continuous service
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working (normal office hours 8.30 – 17.00)
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

We particularly encourage applications from BAME applicants as we are currently underrepresented in these areas – although all appointments will be made on merit.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

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