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IP Contracts Manager


Location:  Egham
Salary:  £47,719 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Part time
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 March 2024
Reference:  1023-465-R-R

Fixed Term (4 years), Part-Time (4 days / week)

Do you have experience of supporting R&D and supporting technology transfer? Does cutting-edge innovation that enables world-leading researchers and creative industry partners to work together in new ways excite you? Do you have the ability to think out of the box?   

We are looking for a motivated Research Contracts Manager to join the StoryFutures team, who will be integral to the set up and running of the new CoSTAR National R&D Lab for creative industries, a £51.1m infrastructure investment from UKRI led by Royal Holloway and includes partners such as Abertay University, BT, Disguise, National Film and Television School, Pinewood, and the University of Surrey. 

This vital role works across the University’s Research and Innovation team and the StoryFutures unit to drive an ambitious R&D programme to deliver industry focussed solutions with and for creative industry partners.   Working across StoryFutures projects, the successful candidate will have a high level of responsibility for the efficient and effective management of research agreements and the negotiation of licences with industry partners.  You will report to the Head of Research Contracts in Research & Innovation, working predominantly on StoryFutures projects with the direction and support of the Director and Director of Operations in StoryFutures.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated professional with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working in an R&D context and of negotiating contracts and licencing arrangements between universities and the creative sector and/or within and across the creative sector.

We are looking for someone who can see the bigger picture, but with an eye for detail, who can support multiple projects at the same time and contribute to an ethos of collaboration and inclusion in our working culture. You will need to have some familiarity with UK Research & Innovation research funding systems, but more importantly will bring a willingness to learn new systems and to adapt and apply a range of templates, methods and approaches. 

This is a part-time (4 days/week) post based in Egham, Surrey but with the expectation of some remote working, as agreed. The successful applicant will spend significant time liaising with industry partners across the UK. An attractive relocation package is available. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact 

The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at:

Please quote the reference: 1023-465 – R-R

Closing Date: 23:59, 10 March 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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