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These are job opportunities which have been posted in the last 7 days.

Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC RELATED 

Director, Development and Production

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

72,837 - 85,369, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 31/10/2014

closing date : 21/11/2014

Create tomorrow's learning materials to transform our students' experiences today.

The Open University is recognised worldwide as one of the most successful innovators in higher education. We currently provide a rich learning experience to over 200,000 students, offering a diverse curriculum with the ability to deliver quality at scale. Our success in bringing higher education to a very wide range of students, many of whom had never previously considered taking a degree, has been based on the quality of our learning materials, services and support. Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) plays a key role in the development and delivery of all these functions.

LTS is a large unit with a budget currently in excess of £20 million employing top class media specialists. In order to build on this supportive and innovative culture it is important that an integrated approach is adopted between LTS and our academic and other partners internally and externally to push the boundaries in learning media design.

LTS is currently undergoing a radical transformation to restructure itself to meet the challenges of innovation in a changing technology diverse world, whilst attaining new levels of cost efficiency and sensitivity in a freshly defined quality framework.

This is a pivotal role that will require leadership and ability to deliver results as well as delivering and embracing change. Joining us at this time of change provides you with an opportunity to apply your expertise to shape educational experiences of thousands of students and build on the OU reputation.

Closing date: 12:00 midday on 21st November 2014.

Interviews: 12th December 2014.

email: lts-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10765



Senior Faculty Manager - Faculty of Arts

Based in Belfast National Centre, 18.5 hours per week available immediately

38,511 - 45,954 pa pro-rata

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

You will work with the Arts Staff Tutor carrying out the academic administration relating to the delivery of the Arts Faculty's modules in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and to the support of students studying on these modules. You will also share responsibility for the management of Arts associate lecturer staff across Ireland.

Duties will include: recruitment, staff development and monitoring of part-time associate lecturer staff; liaison with part-time associate lecturer staff; the organisation of tutorials and day schools; responding to queries from staff and students; and the provision of management information and administrative support to the Arts Staff Tutor.

You should be a graduate with significant experience of administration and of teaching in higher or adult education. You should also possess appropriate IT skills.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 13 November 2014
Interview date: Friday 12 December 2014

email: Arts-recruit@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator, Donna Elstob on 01908 653370 or by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10704



Corporate Development Manager

Business Development Unit (BDU), Home-based

38,511 - 45,954 including Car Allowance plus a generous Sales Bonus, UK travel required

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 21/11/2014

The Open University is the UK's largest University totally dedicated to distance learning. The Business Development Unit (BDU) is responsible for driving, delivering and growing a profitable B2B commercial strategy for the Open University.

The BDU is entering a period of rapid growth and we are keen to employ an additional Corporate Development Manager to drive growth of our client base. You will identify, develop and close pipeline opportunities. You will deliver consultative, strategic sales solutions that meet the Learning and Development needs of our corporate clients and/or employer organisations with a worldwide employee base in designated UK industry sectors. This is a key post in the generation of corporate and employer business to national and multi-national organisations for the University. The focus is on new name acquisition and the growth of an existing portfolio of clients.

As an experienced sales professional with an extensive and outstanding sales track record, you will be proactive in your approach. You will have excellent business planning, project and Account Management skills. You will be experienced in delivering on large complex, client centric solutions and will recognise the long term value to the University of Tactical Pieces of business. To deliver on Sales Target, you will also be supported by an Inside Sales Team.

The post is home based, covering a portfolio of UK based clients.

Closing Date: noon on 20 November 2014

Interviews will be held in Milton Keynes on: 26 November 2014

email: BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 659642 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 10801



University Records Manager

Library Services, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394,Temporary contract until 31 October 2015 maternity cover

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

We are seeking a University Records Manager to join our Information Management team, on a temporary maternity cover contract until 31 October 2015.

Working within Library Services and as part of the University Secretary portfolio, you will lead on university records management activities. These will include contributing to electronic document and records management strategies, managing off-site storage of records, and co-ordinating activities to ensure legal compliance. You will be a confident communicator, able to influence and negotiate with strategic level decision-makers.

You will have a solid background in information and records management, and will have effective problem-solving and policy implementation skills. You will have excellent communication skills, presenting persuasive arguments in writing and in person. You will be customer focussed, and able to deal with confidential information. You will also be able to demonstrate resilience and personal responsibility.

Applications for part-time working will also be considered.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 20 November 2014.

Interviews will take place week commencing 1 December 2014.

email: library-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10736



Access Co-ordinator - Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

Full Time Permanent Position, Based in Manchester

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

As an experienced administrator you will join our regional team in managing the current Access programmes, with particular reference to tutor appointments and allocation, on-going tutor support, staff development and student funding queries.

You will need to be a proactive person with experience of using IT systems, specifically databases and spreadsheets. You will have good organisational and communication skills and an ability to solve work-related problems on your own initiative.

As a key member of the regional team you will be expected to maintain close working relationships with the Regional Managers, Academic Assistants and other CICP staff, as well participate in the Student Support Team. You will also need to maintain and develop the team's positive relationships with tutors, regional colleagues and students. You should have strongly developed administrative skills, with a first degree or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience, and an interest in widening participation issues in Higher Education.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact Dr Anactoria Clarke, Regional Manager, CICP (anactoria.clarke@open.ac.uk).

Other sources of information can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/do-it/access

Closing date: midday 20th November 2014

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing: 1st December 2014


email: CICP-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10751



Regional Education Manager - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Gateshead (R09), Fixed Term Contract to end February 2018

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 27/11/2014

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the Open University's pre-registration nursing (PRN) programme, and its wider curriculum, in the North East of England. The University has a thriving partnership with local employers and commissioners to deliver nurse education. Working with Staff Tutor colleagues, your role will be to contribute to the development of the partnership and to manage the programme in order to maintain the standards of excellence for which the University is renowned.

You will also contribute to the management of modules and qualifications outside of the PRN programme, as required.

You should have a professional qualification in nursing, be registered with the NMC and hold, or be willing to acquire, a recordable teaching qualification.

Closing date: 5.00 p.m. 27 November 2014

email: HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator, Pat Bird on 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please quote reference 10703



Health & Social Care Co-ordinator - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Gateshead (R08/R09), Fixed Term Contract to end February 2018

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 27/11/2014

You will manage and co-ordinate administrative support activities which facilitate the delivery of services to Faculty students and Associate Lecturers. You will have an operational perspective on the planning and delivery of services, creating processes for scheduling, monitoring, reviewing and reporting, and liaising with colleagues both regionally and centrally.

You will support the Faculty's professional programmes and be a point of contact for prospective students and sponsors, as well as for ongoing students and employers. Whilst your appointment will be based in Gateshead, you will provide 1.5 days administrative support per week to the Faculty's team in Manchester at a distance.

You should have a degree or equivalent qualification with administrative experience ideally in an educational context. You will need excellent organisational abilities and communication skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret numerical data and the willingness to travel around the region and to Milton Keynes on occasions.

Closing date: Midday 27 November 2014

email: HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10702



Financial Support Manager

Marketing and SRFS

38,511 - 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

You will be responsible for the Student Opportunity Fund (SOF), Fees and Processing team operations, ensuring that service levels and KPI's are met, workloads are prioritised and resources allocated appropriately to meet the needs of the operation.

You will have line management responsibility of three to four Grade 5 Team Leaders and one Grade 7 Awards Officer and for the operation and adherence to the OU's policies and procedures across three teams, the Awards Officer and the relations and budget controls with external agencies such as BIS (Department for Business Innovation and Skills).

Closing date: Noon 7 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 17 November 2014

email: marketing-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10480



Fees Manager

Marketing and SRFS

38,511 - 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

You will be responsible for the Fees & Debt Recovery team operations, ensuring that service levels and KPIs are met, workloads are prioritised and resources allocated appropriately to meet the needs of the operation.

You will also be responsible for the operation and adherence to the OU's Fees & Debt Recovery policies and procedures, ensuring that all weekly student funding reconciliation is maintained, managed and to agreed targets, also for the day-to-day operational relationship with the Student Loans Company and any internal or external debt recovery service.

You will respond to complex queries, appeals and complaints from applicants, staff and students.

Closing date: Noon 7 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 17 November 2014

email: marketing-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10481



Business Development Manager

Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit (BDU)

Salary: Highly competitive, Home-based and UK & international travel required.

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 14/11/2014

The Open University is the UK's largest University totally dedicated to distance learning. The Business Development unit (BDU) is responsible for driving, delivering and growing a profitable B2B commercial strategy for the Open University.

The BDU is entering a period of rapid growth and we are keen to employ a highly skilled Business Development Manager to drive growth of our strategic accounts base.

You will be identifying and developing new commercial, public sector and academic opportunities for the Open University in UK and selected international territories. You will need to discover and develop business relationships, identify new business opportunities, build new propositions and close business to meet agreed financial targets.

You will need to have held senior sales position especially in the learning and development sector. You will also need a proven track record of growing a business both domestic and internationally, with strong stakeholder management skills.

You will also need sound commercial judgement, and experience of structured sales methodologies.

Closing Date: midday on 14 November 2014

First Round Interviews being held: 24 & 25 November 2014

Second Round Interviews being held : 27 November & 16 December

email: BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the BDU Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 858774 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 8302



Interim Media Project Manager

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS), Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

Do you have an excellent track record of building successful relationships with clients and managing media production? Would you enjoy leading a team of media specialists working on a varied portfolio of distance-learning materials?

As an Interim Project Manager you will manage the development, production and maintenance of teaching and other materials across a range of media, from early planning through to the finished product. You will work closely with academic and media production staff on specifications, product development and delivery of materials to quality, time and budget targets.

You will need to have effective project management, scheduling, communication and staff management skills; solid media production experience, ideally in an academic environment; sound experience in instructional design and confidence in working in a fast-paced environment.

CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 12 noon, 20 November 2014

Interview date: 4 December 2014

email: LTS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10701



Policy & Controls Manager

Marketing and SRFS

38,511 - 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

You will provide effective leadership and management of all internal and external policy implications to the Student Fees (SF) operation, and operate as policy Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the department, ensuring that all student application forms, guidance notes, web content and Information, Advice and Guidance is correct and compliant.

You will also ensure that all procedures across SF are maintained and documented consistently. Ensure all changes are supplied to the Knowledge Management System (KMS) in a timely and accurate fashion. Manage monitoring, evaluation and improvements of calls and work quality monitoring across SF.

Closing date: Noon 7 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 17 November 2014

email: marketing-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10476



SUPPORT STAFF 

Prospect Research Assistant

Development Office, Based in Milton Keynes

21,391 - 24,057, Temporary contract for 48 months

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

The Development Office raises funds to support the University's mission of making education available to all. The fundraising team builds relationships with companies, trusts, foundations and other potential benefactors, and is heavily dependent on the quality of research provided by the Prospect Research Team to support its fundraising success.

You will report to the Prospect Research Manager, and play a key role in providing comprehensive, first class research to support the unit's fundraising activities, working closely with the Major Gift team to identify and profile current and prospective supporters.

You will be educated to first degree level or equivalent, you will be confident in managing multiple tasks to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment, and will be proactive and inquisitive with experience of undertaking research quickly and accurately using a variety of electronic and hard copy sources. You will be highly IT literate, have strong communication skills, both written and verbal and have an eye for detail.

Closing date: 13 November 2014

Interview date: 26 November 2014

email: OUDO@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10766



OTHER 

AHRC CHASE PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 14/01/2015

AHRC CHASE PhD Studentships

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). CHASE is matching AHRC funding of 17m and will be awarding more than 375 AHRC-studentships over a five-year period. Up to 75 studentships are available across the consortium for Autumn 2015 entry.

CHASE AHRC studentships are available to UK and EU residents at the Open University in the Faculty's subject areas. These include:

Art History
Classical Studies
English (including Creative Writing)
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies


Proposals that integrate subject-based or interdisciplinary enquiry in the Arts and Humanities with the latest Digital Humanities methodologies and technologies, or develop new research in this area are welcomed.

Awards for UK residents include fees and stipend, while EU residents are eligible for fees only.

Please see the Faculty's Research Areas and Academic Profiles
for more information about staff research interests and current PhD projects.

Doctoral Study in Arts and Humanities at The Open University

The Faculty of Arts is internationally recognized for innovative research across its subject areas, including the study of literary, philosophical and visual texts and their reception; the historical investigation of policing, science and religion; and the exploration of performance in music and drama. Much work is focused on the United Kingdom (with strong interests in the national histories and cultures of Ireland, Scotland and Wales) but there is also considerable expertise relating to Europe, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Several major AHRC- and ESRC-funded projects are based in the Faculty. We have a strong vision for developing successful interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and a commitment to ensuring that our research informs teaching and exchange with cultural and heritage partners.

Closing date: 14 January 2015


Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk 

Applications are through the standard Open University form in the first instance.
An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.
For hard copies, advice on applying and access details for disabled applicants contact the Research Degrees Team at +44 (0)1908 654882 or research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk.



Please quote reference 8299