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Research and Enterprise
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
23,487 - 26,341 a year (reduced pro-rata for part time)
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Role Description



The Research and Enterprise (R&E) Directorate is the University department responsible for central management of the University’s activities and strategy in research and knowledge exchange, and for providing comprehensive support to academic departments in their research and impact activities. Its primary purpose is to mobilise the University’s research and knowledge base in pursuit of excellence and financial sustainability, and to ensure that its research skills, knowledge and know-how benefit external users. Within R&E, the Research and Knowledge Exchange Contracts Team look after a wide range of contractual agreements and negotiations on behalf of the University, ranging from initial non-disclosure agreements to complex research and commercial collaborations with University partners.


We have an exciting opportunity for talented professionals to join the Research and Knowledge Exchange Contracts team as an Administrator.


The roles provide the opportunity for an interesting and varied portfolio of research contract related work, focused across a wide variety of academic disciplines. Under supervision, tasks will include arranging signatures, sending out approved drafts, chasing up outstanding matters and general office administrative tasks.


Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Experience of working in a varied administrative role effectively balancing competing priorities
  • Experience in the use of relevant IT applications and/or systems including MS Office and/or Google applications
  • Experience of providing an excellent standard of customer service to a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and summarise numerical and written information for use in a variety of ways
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including face to face, telephone and written communication skills
  • Planning and organisational skills, e.g. meetings and events
  • A proactive approach and the ability to apply problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to provide accurate, concise summaries and notes
  • Able to work flexibly and accurately, under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • The ability to populate basic legal templates with relevant information, as directed by colleagues


Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Michael Gwinnett, Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Contracts, Research and Enterprise Directorate on


The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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