Head of Research Contracts and Licensing

Head of Research Contracts & Licensing
Full time (37 hours per week)
Up to £64,302

Wallingford – 2 days a week at home

Would you like to join the leadership team of an organisation dedicated to environmental change? Then keep reading…

We have an exciting opportunity for a legal professional to join us as Head of Research Contracts & Licensing. This key leadership position will enable our research and innovation ambitions, contributing to critical socio-economic environmental challenges.

Reporting to the Director of Impact & Innovation, you will lead the Research Contracts and Licensing Function, informing and supporting our research and innovation strategy. You will join a highly performing team of 8 people and have overarching responsibility for the following areas:

  • The Research Contracts service, line managing the Research Contracts Manager, encompassing revenue generating contracts and associated sub-contracts, consortia agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, studentships, and other agreements as required.
  • The Licensing and IP service, line managing the Licensing & IP Manager, encompassing non-commercial and commercial dissemination and exploitation of the client’s IP optimising the client’s impact, and in-licensing 3rd party IP to facilitate world-class research and innovation.
  • Our due diligence processes, including research sub-contractors and contributing to corporate activities including insurance requirements, State Aid Declarations, field-Site licences etc.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To engage and effectively brief external legal advisors, where specialist additional knowledge is required, coordinating client’s external legal counsel budget outside of employment law.
  • Signatory for contracts in line with delegated authority and support lead contract negotiators on provision of contractual risk assessment, actions to mitigate heightened risks and recommendations to Executive Board members where contracts exceed that authority.
  • When necessary to address workload issues, in conjunction with the Research Contracts Manager, delivering research contracts to ensure timely client contract negotiations.
  • Support the development of policies, services and staff, and researcher engagement within the context of the Research Contracts and Licensing Function, through mentoring, training, provision of legal advice and strategic direction.
  • Provide expertise in contractual matters regarding subsidiary, spin-out and joint-venture creation, supporting client’s wholly owned trading subsidiary.
  • Maintain up to date professional knowledge relating to relevant contracts and intellectual property matters, including awareness of government and funder policies as they impact on contractual negotiation, terms and conditions, and partner due diligence.
  • Contribute to leadership of the client at a senior level and deliver other duties commensurate with seniority of position as requested by the Director of Impact & Innovation.

Skills criteria

Experience:

  • Extensive experience and proven success of business-critical contracts negotiation, drafting and management.
  • Experience at a senior manager and/or Board-levels.
  • A track record of successfully influencing organisational strategy and of developing and leading the implementation of strategies, policies, and processes across complex organisations.
  • Demonstrable experience of leadership and management of high performance and resilient teams and be able to work in partnership and on own initiative.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience of research-intensive, technology commercialisation and /or consulting environments.

Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of contract and intellectual property law.
  • Ability to negotiate persuasively, confidently, and creatively with external bodies in messy and complex matters, to achieve good outcomes for both parties.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • In-depth understanding of charity and company governance structures, and the implications for contracting.
  • An ability to distil complex legal and regulatory matters e.g. state aid, or export control and generate or inform policies that have implications across multiple professional services Functions.
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to UKCEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork.

Qualification:

  • Either a Law degree and/or postgraduate legal qualification, preferably a UK qualified solicitor, or equivalent substantial experience in an analogous research institute or research-intensive higher education institution.

INDCOM

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

PICKER / PACKER

Position; Warehouse Picker / Packer
Location; Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Salary; £9.50 – £10.00 per hour

The Company;

We are looking for Warehouse Operatives to join our clients team based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Working a day shift from 8am until 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, this is a temporary to permanent role.

The Role;
  • You will be required to pick orders in an accurate and time efficient manner.

  • Have a good attention to detail, ensuring items and work is completed with minimal errors.

  • Packing of picked items ready for despatch and ensuring labels are printed and addressed to the correct items.
  • You must adhere to all aspects of health and safety and company guidelines.

The company are operating under strict guidelines in line with government guidelines for Covid-19, social distancing is adhered to at all times, breaks are being staggered as well as start times and PPE is offered if people wish to use it, for any further information please contact us.

About You;

You will need to have a good understanding of written and spoken English and be able to work with computers.

No experience necessary as full training will be given

Successful applicants should be within a commutable distance of Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Similar roles;
Warehouse Operative, Production Operative, Picker & Packer, Operative
Commutable locations;
Didcot, Abingdon, Wallingford, Oxford, Cholsey, Benson, Harwell, Reading

If you think the Warehouse Operative role is for you please contact Darren Fuller at Planet Recruitment, or if you would like more information on the role please contact Darren on 01235 608455

INDWARE

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Yard Labourer

Position; YARD LABOURER

Location; Wallingford

Salary; £11.00 – £12.00

Our client is looking for a Yard labourer to work within their facility based near Wallingford. You will assist with the day-to-today operation of the site. Operate equipment, unload and load lorries, help to keep the site clean and tidy.

Main responsibilities;

  • Operate MHE (Full training given) competently and safely
  • Plant and equipment daily checks
  • Assist with Technical deopartment when required
  • Go off site to help the Technical drivers on customer’s sites
  • Sweep and jet wash the yard to keep everyting clean and tidy
  • Assisting in the maintenance of plant
  • Be aware of personal responsibilities towards and health and safely
  • Co-operating with the Line manager and site Safety Representative to promote high standards of safety

Required;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive and self motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in busy environments
  • Competent at operating machinery and plant safely

Commutable locations;

Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford, Oxford, Bicester, Wantage, Oxford, Thame, Chalgrove

Key words;

Supply Chain, Logistics, warehousing, yard, labouring, forklift, production

INDWARE

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Yard Labourer

Position; YARD LABOURER

Location; Wallingford

Salary; £21,000 – £24,000

Our client is looking for a Yard labourer to work within their facility based near Wallingford. You will assist with the day-to-today operation of the site. Operate equipment, unload and load lorries, help to keep the site clean and tidy.

Main responsibilities;

  • Operate MHE (Full training given) competently and safely
  • Plant and equipment daily checks
  • Assist with Technical deopartment when required
  • Go off site to help the Technical drivers on customer’s sites
  • Sweep and jet wash the yard to keep everyting clean and tidy
  • Assisting in the maintenance of plant
  • Be aware of personal responsibilities towards and health and safely
  • Co-operating with the Line manager and site Safety Representative to promote high standards of safety

Required;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive and self motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in busy environments
  • Competent at operating machinery and plant safely

Commutable locations;

Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford, Oxford, Bicester, Wantage, Oxford, Thame, Chalgrove

Key words;

Supply Chain, Logistics, warehousing, yard, labouring, forklift, production

INDWARE2

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

PICKER / PACKER

Position; Warehouse Picker / Packer
Location; Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Salary; £9.50 – £10.00 per hour

The Company;

We are looking for Warehouse Operatives to join our clients team based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Working a day shift from 8am until 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, this is a temporary to permanent role.

The Role;
  • You will be required to pick orders in an accurate and time efficient manner.

  • Have a good attention to detail, ensuring items and work is completed with minimal errors.

  • Packing of picked items ready for despatch and ensuring labels are printed and addressed to the correct items.
  • You must adhere to all aspects of health and safety and company guidelines.

The company are operating under strict guidelines in line with government guidelines for Covid-19, social distancing is adhered to at all times, breaks are being staggered as well as start times and PPE is offered if people wish to use it, for any further information please contact us.

About You;

You will need to have a good understanding of written and spoken English and be able to work with computers.

No experience necessary as full training will be given

Successful applicants should be within a commutable distance of Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Similar roles;
Warehouse Operative, Production Operative, Picker & Packer, Operative
Commutable locations;
Didcot, Abingdon, Wallingford, Oxford, Cholsey, Benson, Harwell, Reading

If you think the Warehouse Operative role is for you please contact Darren Fuller at Planet Recruitment, or if you would like more information on the role please contact Darren on 01235 608455

INDWARE

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Warehouse Operative

Position; Warehouse Operative
Location; Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Salary; £9.00 – £10.00 per hour

The Company;

We are looking for Warehouse Operatives to join our clients team based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Working a day shift from 8am until 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, this is a temporary to permanent role.

The Role;
  • You will be required to pick orders in an accurate and time efficient manner.

  • Have a good attention to detail, ensuring items and work is completed with minimal errors.

  • Packing of picked items ready for despatch and ensuring labels are printed and addressed to the correct items.
  • You must adhere to all aspects of health and safety and company guidelines.

The company are operating under strict guidelines in line with government guidelines for Covid-19, social distancing is adhered to at all times, breaks are being staggered as well as start times and PPE is offered if people wish to use it, for any further information please contact us.

About You;

You will need to have a good understanding of written and spoken English and be able to work with computers.

No experience necessary as full training will be given

Successful applicants should be within a commutable distance of Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Similar roles;
Warehouse Operative, Production Operative, Picker & Packer, Operative
Commutable locations;
Didcot, Abingdon, Wallingford, Oxford, Cholsey, Benson, Harwell, Reading

If you think the Warehouse Operative role is for you please contact Darren Fuller at Planet Recruitment, or if you would like more information on the role please contact Darren on 01235 608455

INDWARE4

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Warehouse Operative

Position; Warehouse Operative
Location; Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Salary; £9.00 – £10.00 per hour

The Company;

We are looking for Warehouse Operatives to join our clients team based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Working a day shift from 8am until 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, this is a temporary to permanent role.

The Role;
  • You will be required to pick orders in an accurate and time efficient manner.

  • Have a good attention to detail, ensuring items and work is completed with minimal errors.

  • Packing of picked items ready for despatch and ensuring labels are printed and addressed to the correct items.
  • You must adhere to all aspects of health and safety and company guidelines.

The company are operating under strict guidelines in line with government guidelines for Covid-19, social distancing is adhered to at all times, breaks are being staggered as well as start times and PPE is offered if people wish to use it, for any further information please contact us.

About You;

You will need to have a good understanding of written and spoken English and be able to work with computers.

No experience necessary as full training will be given

Successful applicants should be within a commutable distance of Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Similar roles;
Warehouse Operative, Production Operative, Picker & Packer, Operative
Commutable locations;
Didcot, Abingdon, Wallingford, Oxford, Cholsey, Benson, Harwell, Reading

If you think the Warehouse Operative role is for you please contact Darren Fuller at Planet Recruitment, or if you would like more information on the role please contact Darren on 01235 608455

INDWARE

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Service Technician

Client:

Our client are a growing business who are one the UKs largest dealers of farm equipment who have branches across the UK who also offer servicing and repairs.

Responsibilities:

  • To repair and service agricultural machinery as described above as well as any other equipment when required, such as workshop equipment, etc.
  • To demonstrate agricultural machinery when requested.
  • To undertake any reasonable task as may be requested by a supervisor or senior officer of the Company.
  • To maintain and keep in good repair at all times the van issued for the job, if applicable, and any other Company vehicle or item of plant as may be required and to report any fault found to the Service Manager as soon as is reasonably practical.
  • To deliver and collect any items as may be deemed necessary.
  • To undertake training required by the company.

Skills & experience:

  • Experience servicing and repairing agricultural equipment or plant machinery
  • Driving licence
  • Time management
  • Self organisation and planning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Diplomacy/tactful
  • Product knowledge

INDENG

Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Planet Recruitment. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information.

Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

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