This is an excellent opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our Legal team where you can develop your career utilising your legal skills in a highly professional environment supporting our mission-led organisation to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Working autonomously and collaboratively within a small, flexible and responsive in-house legal team your work will cover negotiation, execution, management and administration of all contracts and other legal instruments, such as partnership, services, IP, technology and funding.
Specific role responsibilities include:
Working with our in-house Legal team to develop and maintain template contracts, licences and forms.
Negotiating contracts and licences with counterparties and managing internal liaison with legal, and other escalation and approval, where necessary.
Arranging and managing execution of contracts.
Maintaining a database of contracts and licences (with flags for notable events and expiries).
Participating in development of internal know-how and document database.
A law degree and/or postgraduate qualification in law is desirable, but not essential.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience of UK-based contract management and/or as a paralegal working on contracts, acting independently as lead/sole negotiator, albeit subject to oversight and management.
Experience in an international organisation would be preferable.
Experience facing counterparties in negotiations and of dealing with colleagues of varying seniority.
First-rate native English drafting skills (to a technical legal standard) are essential.
Solid contract law knowledge (i.e. fundamentals of contract formation, construction, execution formalities, etc.).
Ability to handle a sizeable workload in a fast-paced environment.
Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 12th April 2023
Salary range: circa £36,500 per annum depending upon experience.
Benefits package: generous holiday allowance (25 days plus UK bank holidays and discretionary extra days leave) generous parental leave; enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months; wellbeing programme.
Location: UK based with regular attendance at our office in Cowes, Isle of Wight (subject to individual circumstances).
What we do
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. We work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Our vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.
Our commitment to you
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and providing a working environment free from discrimination. Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.