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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 24 months

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 23/07/2014

closing date : 20/08/2014

The Department of Childhood, Youth and Sport is responsible for modules covering Childhood and Youth Studies, Developmental Psychology and related topics.

Staff within the department have a background in a range of disciplines and are committed to excellence in teaching and research. High levels of publications and grant income are generated within this area.

You will have a higher degree or equivalent professional knowledge in developmental psychology or a related field and be willing to work in an interdisciplinary context. You should have experience of curriculum design and have the ability to contribute to the development of modules by engagement with distance learning, new methods of delivery, and research and scholarship. You will have good writing skills, and will be able to work effectively, flexibly and collaboratively to agreed deadlines.

Closing date: 5.00pm on 20 August 2014

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

email: FELS-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 Staffing Team on 01908 659313 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10363



Senior Lecturer/Reader in Law, The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

£48,743 - £54,841

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Are you an accomplished and enthusiastic law academic with demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy and providing courses which open up access to further legal study?

The Open University Law School, in partnership with the University of Law, delivers the largest taught Bachelor of Laws programme in the UK. The Law School is currently expanding its range of undergraduate modules and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of its two 60 credit Level 1 undergraduate modules.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law with knowledge of the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree, demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy, and an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will also have either a good research record or evidence of research potential, good administrative skills and experience of working in an environment that opens up access to law would be desirable.

Closing date for applications: Midday on 14 August 2014
Interview date: 10 September 2014

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


email: oubs-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).

Please quote reference 10340



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Development Team Leader

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Up to £51,702; Temporary Contract until 30 June 2016

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

We are looking for a versatile, business-focused Development Team Leader to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. We are looking for someone who is able to lead a team through a period of transformation which will involve organisational change as well as a change in the software development process. It is important that anyone interested in this role should enjoy working collaboratively through a period of change, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop their technical and professional skills.

You will have experience of managing a multidisciplinary development team, preferably from an Agile/Scrum background, in a development environment of VB.NET/C#.NET preferably in the .NET 4 Framework. Highly desirable is experience of developing systems within the technical areas of ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, JQuery, HTML5 and TFS.

A good knowledge of Oracle is also desirable but it is essential that you will have a good knowledge of working with Relational Database technologies.

Closing date: Midday 14 August 2014.

Interview date: TBA

email: it-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 10427



Project Engineer - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contract for 1 year

£31,342 to £37,394

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

As Project Engineer you will support the development of the recently established Measurement Services Business Unit (StressMap) based within the new Residual Stress Engineering Facility (RSEF) at The Open University. The Unit is undertaking an expanding scope and volume of specialist residual stress measurements and related structural integrity work for industrial clients.

You will have a good understanding of residual stress, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics and structural integrity, with experience in applying the following residual stress measurement techniques to engineering components: the contour method, X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction. You will also have expertise in how to optimise contour measurements to minimise plasticity errors and a high level of computer skills including expertise in applying engineering software packages ABAQUS, CODE-ASTER, MATLAB and RCODE.

You will have the ability to network and communicate effectively with managers, scientists, engineers, technicians and support staff in academia and industry, and ideally have experience in business planning and project management skills.

Closing date: noon Thursday 14 August 2014

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

email: mct-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 by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10370



Internal Communications Officer

Communications

£31,342 -£37,394; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Do you have excellent communication and project management skills and enjoy locating, creating and delivering news? If so, this role supporting the delivery of The Open University's internal communications strategy may be for you.

We are looking for a confident and highly motivated individual to support the Internal Communications Manager in developing and implementing a content strategy for our internal communications channels. This will include the creation of regular editorial planning as appropriate for these channels.

You will contribute creative ideas and the latest sector thinking to shape the direction of the projects allocated to you, recommending the right media, channels, production solutions and creative expression to achieve the best results against the brief.

You will have experience of developing and implementing complex internal communications projects, across a wide media mix from magazines, enewsletters, social media campaigns to the production of videos and creation of events. You will also have a proven ability to write clear, engaging copy for different audiences and channels.

Closing date: 14 August 2014


email: comms-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 10400



Channel Manager: LinkedIn Employability

Communications, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511-£45,954; Temporary two year contract

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Within this role you will harness the scale of The Open University's student community to raise awareness of and improve the employability of OU students through a dynamic career network.

We know that, of our 200k students and 360k contactable alumni, at least 140k possess a LinkedIn profile. Recent changes to LinkedIn mean that tapping that latent potential is a realistic option.

The expertise of our career-experienced students, our academics and the significant portfolio of free-learning content created at the OU (not least those from our triple accredited business school), mean that you will have access to some of the best tools for the job.

If you have experience of developing social media communities, possess a talent for choosing the right words and appropriate media to explain complex concepts, and excellent project management skills, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 14 August 2014

email: comms-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 10399



Quality Assurance Manager, Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time - 18.5 hours per week

£31,342 - £37,394 pro-rata

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Do you take pride in providing a high quality customer experience?

...then join us!

The Institute of Educational Technology has a reputation for delivering innovative and engaging learning experiences. We are looking for an excellent communicator, possessing great analytical skills and attention to detail, to contribute to the delivery of innovative services to the Open University and in support of services created as part of UK and international research projects.

You will be responsible for assuring all aspects of quality for institutional developments and service delivery. Collaborating closely with colleagues you will build, develop and manage relationships with stakeholders and project teams to deliver world-class materials across a wide range of media and disciplines, managing integrity and quality through the whole software development life-cycle. You will also work as primary liaison with other units around issues of service quality and technology collaboration.

For an informal discussion contact Will Woods, email: will.woods@open.ac.uk

Closing date: 14 August 2014
Interview date: to be advised

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


email: IET-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 653781 or by email (link above).




Please quote reference 9631



Lead Technical Developer

Information Technology

Up to £45,954; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for you as a skilled individual with experience of successful delivery of solutions on EMC Documentum to become our Lead Developer.

You will be leading and guiding an existing small team in planning and delivering Documentum projects, as well as advising on and implementing strategy. Currently the team are about to undergo a significant upgrade to our Documentum technologies which you will take a lead on.

You will have a solid Documentum technical background and be able to demonstrate the value you have delivered via previous Documentum projects. You will be comfortable as technical lead and be able to manage technical and non-technical stakeholders successfully. You will preferably have experience of working using agile development techniques.

Closing date: midday 14 August 2014.

Interview date: tba.

email: IT-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 10345



RESEARCH 

Research Associate, Faculty of Health and Social Care

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Based in Milton Keynes and London (with regular travel to other locations)
Temporary contract until End March 2017



Developing a co-produced, digital, and living archive of learning disability history

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with proven research and project management skills to work with a diverse team, which includes people with learning disabilities. The project's aim is to develop a prototype digital archive of learning disability history while addressing a number of associated research questions. It involves regular meetings, workshops, and conferences that will take place in London, Milton Keynes and Leeds.

You will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Co-Investigators to lead on specific elements of the research process. You will do this in collaboration with a second Research Associate with learning disabilities.

Because of the inclusive and workshop-orientated nature of the project, the Research Associate role will be based across two sites (the Open University in Milton Keynes and the Rix Centre at the University of East London). A willingness to travel is therefore essential.


Closing date: Midday 21 August 2014
Interview date: September 2014 (although may be subject to change)

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

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 (01908 654235) or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10172



SUPPORT STAFF 

Finance Administrator

Marketing and SRFS

£25,513 - £30,434, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

Are you interested in working with people and budgets?

You will be responsible for preparing various budgetary forecasts and end of year financial accounts for the department, which includes analysis of data trends and variances. This involves working to tight timescales and ensuring a high level of accuracy. You will ensure all records are kept up-to-date, and will attend budgetary meetings providing accurate expenditure and forecasting data.

With experience of working in a finance department, you will have good IT skills, the ability to work with complex confidential data, and excellent organisational skills. You will also be flexible and adaptable to change, have good communication skills, and thrive on providing high-level customer service.

Closing date: 14 August 2014

Interviews: To be confirmed

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 10461



Technical Author

Information Technology (IT Service Delivery)

£25,513 - £30,434; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

IT Service Quality are a small team, that form part of the IT Service Delivery function at the Open University. We are seeking to appoint a Technical Author to write and maintain guidance materials, and communications articles for products and services delivered by Information Technology.

You will need to fully understand the relevant technologies (e.g. Microsoft Office, Lync, VPN, internal corporate applications), and translate advice and guidance into 'plain English' for end users. You will also work with colleagues to drive improved exploitation of deployed technologies by raising awareness of available tools and functionality and producing guidance using different media, for example video, face-to-face or interactive online content.

You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent written, grammatical, design, and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt and contextualise technical information to non-technical audiences.

Closing date: Midday - 14 August 2014.

Interview date: tba.

email: IT-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 10355



Senior Learner Support Assistant

Learner Support Services, Student Services, The Open University in the South, Based in Oxford

£21,391 - £24,057, Temporary Contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 14/08/2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a flexible, adaptable and professional approach to work as a member of Learner Support Services supporting our Student Support Teams. You will work in conjunction with the Faculty of Business and Law, and support the University’s transition from its existing structure to the New Academic Year presentation patterns.

If you combine excellent communication skills and all-round office experience this varied and interesting role will stretch you both personally and professionally. Primary duties will include work-flow management across a team of fifteen colleagues, frontline student support by telephone and email, and the planning, co-ordination and delivery of work associated with Examinations and Assessment.

You will possess good organisational skills, the ability to interpret and deal with a wide range of office procedures and regulations, excellent telephone and customer support skills and the ability to multi-task. You will need to demonstrate that you are able to meet operational deadlines, are numerate, have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. You will be fully conversant with IT packages and management information systems.

CVs will not be considered on their own. Direct applications to the Open University only.

Closing date: 14 August 2014 at 12 noon.

Interview date: 26 August 2014.

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

email: South-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).


Please quote reference 9940



OTHER 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH OPEN DAY - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Milton Keynes 29 October 2014 10am - 3pm

circulation date : 14/07/2014

closing date : 29/10/2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS DOCUMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ROLE.

You are warmly invited to the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Open Day at on 29 October 2014, where you can find out about our full range of higher degree courses and our current research themes.

Our Open Day is an opportunity to meet CREET students and supervisors. You can discuss your research interests, see our research facilities and hear about some of our current research projects.

Research within CREET is grouped into clusters reflecting our main interests:
- Childhood studies
- Education Futures (including higher education)
- Language and literacies
- Technology-enhanced learning

We hope to offer a small number of partly or fully funded studentships, covering some or all of the cost in terms of fees and maintenance for our three or four year PhD programme. To find out more about our PhD programme please go to http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate.

We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Education. To find out about this part-time research degree, please go to the Doctorate in Education website http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate/doctorate-education .

At our Open Day you will receive advice about completing your application form and if you decide to attend one of the afternoon workshops you will find out more about writing a research proposal.

To register for a place on our Open Day or find out more about our postgraduate programme, email CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk or telephone Anne Foward on 01908 655364.

email: CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 7994



PhD studentship - Clinical Health Informatics and Privacy Management, Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Full time - 3 years from 1 October 2014

Approximate stipend of £13,726

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

Life-logging and self-quantifying technologies are no longer the realm of elite athletes and expensive medical equipment - ordinary healthy people can now use inexpensive non-invasive equipment to automatically monitor many aspects of their lives. Collecting and sharing this data with medical clinicians and others can have huge benefits for an individual and society but it also poses risk.

Are you an upcoming PhD student interested in working at the intersections of self-quantification, health informatics and privacy management? In this studentship you will have the opportunity to work both with clinicians and patients in Milton Keynes Hospital building and testing applications in field studies examining the effect of these technologies on patient outcomes. You will contribute to the literature on privacy requirements and interfaces for self-quantifying applications, and to medical literature in a range of disciplines.

You will be highly motivated with some evidence of aptitude for doing research. You should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at:
www.open.ac.uk/research-degrees
Specific advice on writing a research proposal is available here:
http://www.computing.open.ac.uk/research-degrees

For more information, interested applicants should contact Blaine Price (Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk) or Prof Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2014.

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

email: MCT-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 by email (link above).


Please quote reference 7989



PhD studentships - Adaptive Security and Privacy, Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Full time - 3 years from 1 October 2014

Approximate stipend of £13,726

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

We have exciting opportunities for up to 4 PhD studentships to carry out world class research on a European Research Council (ERC)-funded project entitled 'Adaptive Security and Privacy' (ASAP) in the Department of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (www.computing.open.ac.uk). The overall aim of the research programme (www.asap-project.eu) is to deliver a conceptual framework, and applied techniques and tools to support software engineers in developing adaptive software - adaptive in its functionality and in its ability to protect assets.

The focus will be on supporting the changing security and privacy needs of users, and will centre on both security requirements analysis and design, and security and privacy management at runtime. We are particularly interested in topics in the following general research areas:
- software engineering
- security and privacy
- adaptive systems
- digital forensics
- mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies
- privacy aspects of life-logging/self-quantifying/medical informatics

You will be highly motivated with some evidence of aptitude for doing research. You should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply formally is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at:
www.open.ac.uk/research-degrees
Specific advice on writing a research proposal is available at:
www.computing.open.ac.uk/research-degrees

For more information, interested applicants should contact Prof Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk) with a CV and short description of research interests.

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2014.

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

email: MCT-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 by email (link above).

Please quote reference Studentship 7988