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

Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC RELATED 

Marketing Manager - Business Improvement & Change

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to 45,000

circulation date : 03/08/2015

closing date : 28/08/2015

Lead the development of marketing capability at one of the UK's most highly regarded brands

What do we need?
We have a new role which requires a strong marketing business manager to lead projects within the Marketing Unit and represent the Unit on projects outside of Marketing - an individual with a project management and change or business analysis background who can demonstrate customer-centric marketing expertise. You will have a strong knowledge of the principles of customer relationship management and an appreciation of how new technology can be applied to improve the delivery of marketing activities.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for strong team working experience and the ability to develop excellence in change across teams. You will need to have outstanding analysis, planning and organisational skills; a higher education qualification along with a specialist project management and/or business analysis qualification.

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and is a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Closing date: 28 August 2015

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 11340



Marketing Manager - Planning and Delivery

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary Up to 45,000,

circulation date : 03/08/2015

closing date : 28/08/2015

An exciting opportunity delivering marketing planning for one of the UK's most highly regarded brands...

What do we need?
We have a new role which requires a strong analytical marketing specialist who will be responsible for ensuring that activities across the Marketing Unit are optimised and targets are met. A highly numerate, commercially driven individual who can demonstrate extensive objective setting and cross functional planning expertise. You will have the proven ability to manage multiple initiatives with experience of driving maximum returns in all activities.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for strong planning and stakeholder management experience and the ability to manage and plan multi-million pound marketing budgets. You will need to have an innovative approach, be totally self-reliant and dedicated; excellent at communicating at all levels and be able to influence and persuade others in a positive manner.

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and is a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Closing date: 28 August 2015

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 11339



Software and Systems Developer

Faculty of Science, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract until 31 July 2017

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 27/08/2015

We are seeking a Software and Systems Developer to join the Open University's Science Web and Interactive Media (SWIM) group to carry out software development on a variety of teaching and research related projects with emphasis on applications for the award-winning Wolfson OpenScience Laboratory (OSL).

The OpenScience Laboratory is an online laboratory that brings interactive practical science to Open University students anywhere internet access is available. It features investigations based on on-screen instruments, remote access experiments and virtual scenarios using real data.

You will work alongside SWIM and OSL teams, academics and external parties to scope, develop and implement a variety of interactive practical science activities with emphasis on remote operation of experimental apparatus and hardware.

You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent relevant experience and will have experience in effective specification, design, development and production of software solutions and systems. In particular, you will have experience in LabVIEW and HTML5/Javascript development.

You will have excellent communication skills, a commitment to the provision of excellent customer service and will be able to cope with a range of priorities using your initiative, judgement and problem solving skills. You will have a great opportunity to contribute to the Open University's world leading science learning technologies.

Closing date: 27 August 2015

Interview date: TBC



email: science-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 858110 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 11424



Windows Hosting and Integration Team Leader

The Open University, Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 20/08/2015

The Open University seeks a Professional Manager to lead a Team of 3 IT System Engineers supporting the windows application servers and virtual infrastructure. As the Windows Hosting and Integrations Team Leader you will form part of a team of staff responsible for the provision of technical support and development of central IT infrastructure services for users and students across the University.

We operate an innovative environment which is constantly evolving and you will play a vital part in meeting the University's requirements with new technologies.

You will possess a range of technical skills and knowledge with experience of server architecture and systems management and automation in a virtual infrastructure environment, experience of supporting critical business systems such as CRM and database systems and the capability of writing and deploying scripts using modern approaches such as powershell.

You will have proven experience of managing and motivating others and a successful record in leading technical innovation and the implementation of services.

You must possess good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly with non-technical colleagues and an ability to work well with others within a team. You are likely to be qualified to degree standard or an equivalent professional qualification.


Closing date Midday 20 August 2015

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

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, or express your interest by applying to IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Please quote reference 11399



Student Services Manager, Internal Communications

Student Services, Office of the Director, Students, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394 (Pro rata), Part-time, 25 hours per week

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 27/08/2015

A unique opportunity exists for an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills to join the Student Services unit's Student and Staff Engagement Team. Alongside delivering existing team responsibilities, you will play an important part in supporting the unit's transition into the new organisational structure for Professional Services and beyond.

You will be able to work effectively as a member of a small team, enjoy supporting a wide range of duties and using your own initiative. You will have experience of communications management in an operational business environment and excellent writing skills - a proven ability to write engaging and accessible copy for difference audiences and channels, conveying key points clearly and concisely.

You will have the confidence to work with a wide range of people and will be comfortable with new technology. The ability to make effective use of a wide range of OU ICT tools is vital.

Closing date: 12.00 noon on 27 August 2015

Interview date: Shortlisted candidates will be notified of interview date.



email: SS-ODS-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, Cheryl-Anne O'Toole; 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 11382



Director, The OU in Scotland

Based in Edinburgh

Salary: c. 85k

circulation date : 29/07/2015

closing date : 26/08/2015

The Open University (OU) is one of the most important post-war innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969. People of all ages and backgrounds study with the Open University, for all sorts of reasons - to update their skills, get a qualification, boost their career, change direction. The Open University is open to them all.

The Director of the OU in Scotland will lead the strategic management of the University in Scotland and contribute to the wider development and implementation of University policies, strategies and projects. Representing and promoting the University in Scotland, you will also lead and develop relationships with key Scottish stakeholders such as the Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council, Universities Scotland and other agencies such as Skills Development Scotland and the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Key to the role will be the development of the University's business in Scotland to expand its customer base and develop new revenue sources. You will also manage the delivery of services to students in Scotland whilst being accountable for the leadership, development and management of staff and operations based in Scotland.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of organisational leadership backed up by experience of working within a complex or devolved organisation. You will also have strong relationship, stakeholder management and communication skills, as well as commercial and political acumen.

Further information on the role, The Open University and detail on how to apply is available on the web link below:-

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Nigel Fortnum, Donogh O'Brien or Katy Gall on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: 9.00am, 26 August 2015

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

Please quote reference 11195



Marketing Manager - Proposition Development

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 20/08/2015

Are you product proposition specialist? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and have a new role which requires an influential product proposition specialist to support the Senior Marketing Manager who defines our product propositions.

We need a technical specialist to participate in the development and production of annual Undergraduate and Postgraduate product proposition strategies. You will provide strategic support and insight as required for pricing and high quality deep-dive analysis and reports to meet business requirements and University priorities

Who are we looking for?
A relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification. You will have experience of product and service proposition development.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills including strong negotiating and influencing skills to develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders from across the University.

Closing date: midday Thursday 20 August 2015.

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 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 11305



Marketing Manager - Brand Strategy

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 20/08/2015

Are you a brand strategy expert? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and have a new role which requires an influential brand strategist to support the Senior Marketing Manager (strategy, brand and insights) and help to define our brand marketing strategy through providing powerful brand insights.

This is a managerial role responsible for enabling The Open University to meet its business targets by bringing the brand, marketing and customer communication together in a cohesive, insightful and effective strategy.

Who are we looking for?
An accomplished specialist who is experienced at creating brand strategies using insights to shape successful initiatives that lead to optimum marketing performance.

You will have a good all round knowledge of up-to-date brand marketing practices within a
large-scale consumer business environment; well-developed communication and negotiating skills, team working skills; an appetite for innovation and new concepts, ability to keep abreast of industry and market trends; able to work at pace and think creatively on multiple projects with multiple stakeholders.

A relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification is required.

Closing date: midday Thursday 20 August 2015.

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 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 11301



Marketing Manager Insights

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 20/08/2015

Are you an insights specialist? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and have a new role which requires an influential insights specialist to support the Senior Marketing Manager who defines our brand and marketing strategies based on market research and insights.

This is a managerial role responsible for helping The Open University to meet its business targets through providing actionable strategic consumer and business insights that will be used to shape brand and marketing strategy.

Who are we looking for?
An outstanding insights specialist with high EQ and interpersonal skills, who is able to develop excellent relationships with colleagues and senior stakeholders from across the University.

You will provide credible insights which are at the heart of all strategic activity, ensuring relevant research is constantly refreshed and readily available; An inspiring thinker with an analytical approach to problem solving; able to innovate and think out of the box striving for results; creator of excellent briefs and reports which are persuasive, highly credible and able to communicate compelling insights in a constructive action-focused way.

A relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification is required.

Closing date: midday Thursday 20 August 2015.

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 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 11302



Senior Marketing Manager - Strategy, Brand and Insight

Marketing

48,743 - 54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 20/08/2015

Are you a highly experienced strategy, brand and insights expert? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and now require an influential senior marketing manager to support the Head of Marketing and lead the strategy, brand and insights team in providing powerful insights and strategies that shape our future marketing output.

The role will have a significant impact on The Open University's marketing performance through delivering successful brand marketing strategies.

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an accomplished marketer with extensive experience in leading teams to provide research, analysis and insights, who can demonstrate their ability to create effective marketing strategies for a large consumer company.

You will be confident in communicating at all levels, have a strong commercial awareness, outstanding team leadership and networking skills with the ability to drive high-level results in a challenging service-led environment.

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification is required.

Closing date: midday Thursday 20 August 2015.

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 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 11300



SUPPORT STAFF 

Marketing Co-ordinator - Resource Planning

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

25,513 to 30,434

circulation date : 03/08/2015

closing date : 28/08/2015

We have an exciting opportunity supporting the team that delivers planning and performance management for the Marketing Unit.

You will co-ordinate and enable prioritisation and resource planning for the Marketing Unit to optimise budget and return on investment to deliver University business targets. You will also support the delivery of projects within Marketing.

You will have experience in planning and managing resources as well as budget management experience. You will be proficient in using Microsoft applications and be accurate with a high level of attention to detail.

If you think you are the person we are looking for we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Midday 28 August 2015

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 11341



PA to Director of Marketing

Marketing

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

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 13/08/2015

The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced PA to provide comprehensive confidential support to the Director of Marketing. You will be responsible for running this extremely busy office efficiently and smoothly, ensuring the Director's time is used to optimal effect.

You need excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to act with discretion and diplomacy. If you have the relevant experience and work well under pressure with minimal supervision then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: midday 13 August 2015.

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 11442



OTHER 

PhD studentship - Optimising the target design for a neutron source

Department of Engineering and Innovation, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 30/09/2015

Full time - 3 years to start 1 January 2016
Approximate stipend of £13,863, tuition fee are covered


This is a three year PhD studentship funded by The Open University and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The ISIS Neutron Source is the UK's leading spallation neutron facility. It has been leading global innovation and research excellence since its establishment in 1985 by using moderated neutron beams for a broad range of condensed matter studies.

In order to produce the neutrons an intense proton beam is accelerated into a heavy metal target made of several tungsten plates clad with tantalum. The tantalum cladding is required to prevent cooling water contacting the tungsten plates during operation with the proton beam.

The purpose of this project is to investigate the residual stress state of the manufactured target and thereby help quantify the full stress-strain state in the targets when they are operated under the intense proton beam heating. This information will contribute to the development of an optimum target design in terms of both robust performance and efficient neutron production.

The studentship will be hosted by the Materials Engineering Group and based at The Open University in Milton Keynes; however the student will work closely with the collaborating body ISIS, which is situated at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at the Harwell Oxford campus.

Requirements of candidate
A minimum of an upper second (2:1) class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences.

An ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

An ability to communicate confidently with both scientific and industrial colleagues.

Funding
Studentships cover full-time tuition fees and include a stipend. Full-time PhD students will be allocated office space and computer facilities in the Department and receive funding for research expenses, training and conference participation.

Contacts
If you wish to discuss your application or receive advice on the research project please contact: Dr Sanjooram Paddea, email: (please see link below)

Application
Please complete the application form that can be found at:
http://www3.open.ac.uk/SAOU_User_Content/Research/Application_Forms/Application_Form_PhD_MPhil.doc

It is important that you send your completed application to Jon James please see email link below, do not email it to multiple addresses.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2015

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

email: Sanjooram.Paddea@open.ac.uk To discuss your application please contact Dr Sanjooram Paddea
email: jon.james@open.ac.uk Email address for applications

Please quote reference 8828



ESRC Future Leaders Call 2016 at The Open University

Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 10/08/2015

The ESRC has recently announced the details of the Future Research Leaders Call 2016. Please see http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/34596/future-research-leaders-2016-(29-sept).aspx for all information.

The Open University (OU) is looking for outstanding early career scholars, meeting the schemes criteria, who are interested in the broad area of International Development and Inclusive Innovation and would like to work with us. The OU has recently invested £2.5 million into a Strategic Research Area around this theme and we are keen to attract post-doctoral scholars who demonstrate potential to be futures leaders in the area and to work with us on questions of inclusive innovation.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require inclusive and innovation-based growth. Our understanding of Inclusive Innovation comprises two linked processes: (1) Innovation for inclusion - how new forms of innovation can generate inclusion of marginalised populations to address their basic needs; and (2) Inclusion for innovation - marginalised populations can and do innovate, but their capabilities need to be developed to do so much more effectively. Thus we understand innovation in broad terms that goes beyond technical solutions to include social, political and financial innovations, and the interconnections between them. Within this broad agenda we want to focus on the following themes:

- Sustainable innovations - supporting green growth; climate-friendly infrastructure; the water-energy-food nexus
- 'Bottom of the pyramid' innovations - health system strengthening; 'South-South' innovation; migration, diasporas and innovation
- Educational innovations - teacher education, open practices and ICTs; cross-cultural learning for innovation; international student mobility
- Supply chain innovations - ethical consumption; impact investment
- Measuring innovations - metrics of inclusivity; innovation and capabilities
If you are post-doctoral researchers with a strong track record and keen to work in area of Inclusive Innovation then the OU has an internal review process with a deadline of no later than 10 August 2015 to select the strongest candidates to go forward for the call. At this stage we would need:

- A 300 word outline of your research proposal, demonstrating the potential of a coherent proposal to be developed according to the ESRC guidelines;
- A CV, with full details of publications, demonstrating your potential to become a 4* researcher (in REF terms) of the future through e.g. career progression demonstrated by awards, presentations, publications, impact and engagement in external committee/ bodies;

The OU would allocate a mentor and work with you on the application process.

If you are interested get in touch as soon as possible with Professor Jean Grugel on jean.grugel@open.ac.uk

Closing date: noon, 10 August 2015

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

Please quote reference 8841