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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturers (2 posts) - Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 45,954

circulation date : 22/09/2014

closing date : 20/10/2014

You will contribute to the Institute of Educational Technology influencing the direction of the University's approach to teaching and developing the University's reputation for excellence through the conduct of high-quality, internationally recognised research, online teaching and support for the University.

You will be energetic and creative to further the development of the institute, for one post bringing experience of working on Learning Analytics, for the other Inclusion & Open Education.

You will be organized with good communication skills and have experience in online or distance education developing educational resources. Your academic background may be in any relevant discipline, but you will have a doctorate and experience of the research challenges offered by technology enhanced learning relevant to the University's mission of inclusion and openness.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Patrick McAndrew (Director, IET): email IET-Director@open.ac.uk or Prof Eileen Scanlon: email eileen.scanlon@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midday 20th October 2014

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 Staffing Officer, Rosemary Calder on 01908 659059 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10439



Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Ecology - Faculty of Science (Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems)

Based in Milton Keynes, Two posts available

38,511 - 54,841 p.a.

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

You will be an ecologist with an established teaching and/or research profile in terrestrial or freshwater ecosystems, with main research interests in one or more of the following areas: population or community ecology; multilevel trophic interactions; wetland, grassland or forest ecology; ecological statistics; evolutionary biology; microbial ecology; ecological sustainability and resilience; quantification of ecosystem services and/or natural capital.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Environmental Science, and should have a strong track record in research and demonstrable research impact commensurate with the stage of your career. You must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

We welcome applications from individuals with policy advisory experience or an interest in pedagogical research in Environmental Sciences, and from those who are looking to commence their first lectureship.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

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

The University is proud to have gained an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in April 2013, as well as holding two individual Department Bronze Awards.



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 +44(0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10569



Staff Tutor - Faculty of Social Sciences - The Open University (Wales)

Based in Cardiff

38,511 - 54,841

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

Tiwtor Staff - Y Gyfadran Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol - Y Brifysgol Agored (Cymru)
Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd




As an academic member of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and The Open University in Wales, you will provide the link between the Faculty at Milton Keynes and its students and tutors by working with them in Wales, and with the Social Sciences Student Support Teams. You will have a key role in keeping the OU in the forefront of supported distance higher education, particularly in designing and facilitating effective teaching of the Faculty's modules, qualifications and programmes. You will be responsible for the selection, monitoring and staff development of part-time Associate Lecturers, who teach modules in Economics, Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Sociology and Social Policy and Criminology. You will work with the wider team at the Open University in Wales to implement the University's strategic plan for Wales and contribute to externally-facing activities relevant to your discipline and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

You will hold, as a minimum requirement, a good honours degree in Criminology, Economics or Sociology and will have relevant teaching experience.

Closing date: Noon Thursday 16 October 2014.

Interview date: Interviews will be held early November 2014 at the office of The Open University in Cardiff.

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




Fel aelod academaidd o'r Gyfadran Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol a'r Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru, byddwch yn darparu'r cyswllt rhwng y Gyfadran yn Milton Keynes a'i myfyrwyr a thiwtoriaid drwy weithio gyda hwy yng Nghymru, a chyda Timau Cymorth Fyfyrwyr y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol. Bydd gennych rôl allweddol i gadw'r Brifysgol Agored ar flaen y gad o ran addysg uwch dysgu o bell, yn enwedig o ran llunio a hwyluso addysgu modiwlau, cymwysterau a rhaglenni'r Gyfadran yn effeithiol. Byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddethol, monitro a datblygu Darlithwyr Cyswllt rhan amser, sy'n addysgu modiwlau mewn Economeg, Daearyddiaeth a'r Amgylchedd, Gwleidyddiaeth ac Astudiaethau Rhyngwladol, Cymdeithaseg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol a Throseddeg. Byddwch yn gweithio gyda'r tîm ehangach yn y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru er mwyn rhoi cynllun strategol y Brifysgol ar gyfer Cymru ar waith, a chyfrannu at weithgareddau allanol sy'n berthnasol i'ch disgyblaeth ac i Gyfadran y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol.

Byddwch yn meddu ar radd anrhydedd dda, o leiaf, mewn Troseddeg, Economeg neu Gymdeithaseg a bydd gennych brofiad addysgu perthnasol.

Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd, ddydd Iau 16 Hydref 2014.

Dyddiad y cyfweliad: Cynhelir y cyfweliadau ar ddechrau mis Tachwedd 2014 yn swyddfa'r Brifysgol Agored yng Nghaerdydd.

Rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth mewn cyflogaeth ac yn croesawu ceisiadau o bob rhan o'r gymuned.

email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply email the Recruitment Co-ordinator, SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Am wybodaeth fanwl a gwybodaeth am sut i wneud cais e-bostiwch y Cydlynydd Recriwtio yn Socsci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod.

Please quote reference 10606



Professor/Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Finance - Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes

Senior Lecturer 48,743 - 54,841 ; Professor: negotiable starting from 62,813

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

As professor or senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance you will contribute to our reputation for high quality research in accounting; developing a group of active research-led scholars and building on our record of academic excellence through research grants, publications and research degree supervision. You will also be expected to engage with policymaker and practitioner communities to increase the impact of your research. An interest in financial accounting research and teaching is desirable.

You will contribute to our teaching portfolio engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. As part of The Open University Business School we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.

You should have a passion for distance education and the values of the Open University; with the ability to generate equal enthusiasm and commitment in others, and with a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Furthermore, you should demonstrate an ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, your students, their tutors within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change, and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines. You must have a Doctorate in a related area and be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of continuing research publications and associated research activity.

The structure of work at the OU means that central academic staff spend significantly less time in face-to-face teaching and marking than is common in traditional universities. This permits the organisation of more clearly delineated research time each year.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 17 October 2014

Presentation and Interview dates: 26 and 27 November 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 10402



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Business Analyst

Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit, The Open University

Salary: Competitive, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to diversify and grow its income streams and to achieve the associated growth in the number of its students worldwide.

As a member of the Business Development Unit's (BDU) Business Analysis team, the Business Analyst is responsible for conducting insightful analysis to support the development and growth of the BDU's three business lines. We believe that analysis, and the insights yielded from analysis, should play a pivotal role in informing strategic and operational decisions and driving up the performance of the BDU's business lines.

You will be provided with an immense challenge and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with proven analytical skills and experience.

You will need to possess strong academic qualifications in a relevant subject area (eg Business & Finance, Science, Engineering or equivalent), exceptional analytical skills, coupled with advanced Excel skills and experience working with large and complex datasets. You will also need to have commercial acumen combined with a strong customer focus and professional interest in insight and analysis.

This recruitment is open to internal & external applications; any external applicants will be applying via an agency.

Closing date: midday 17 October 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 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 8199



Careers Adviser

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

31,342-37,394, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 10/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced career guidance professional to work as part of the Open University Careers Advisory Service working with a range of colleagues both in Scotland and elsewhere across the OU.

You will have responsibility for delivering careers advice and guidance to students based in Scotland; and also students from across the UK and beyond studying either an undergraduate qualifications or a postgraduate qualification in business and management.

This work will be undertaken primarily by telephone, email and other online media (e.g. Skype). You will have a first degree, (or equivalent) a professional qualification and proven experience in careers guidance within adult, further or preferably higher education. An understanding of the needs of adult or distance learners would be an advantage.

Closing date: 10 October 2014

Interview date: 23 October 2014

email: Scotland-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 0131 226 3851 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 10394



Student Experience Manager - The Faculty of Business and Law

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

As Student Experience Manager you will take overall responsibility for the experience of students relating to areas of curriculum management such as student casework and plagiarism. You will also work across the curriculum and student support teams to improve processes and approach in these areas. You will be a key team member in the restructured Curriculum Management team and will support the new Head of Curriculum in establishing the team and ensuring its success.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 9 October 2014.

Interview date: 20 November 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 10639



Senior Manager (Statistical Modelling)

Information Office

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

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

The purpose of this role is to develop and implement statistical modelling and reporting tools related to student numbers. You will develop new models for a range of business applications, review and redevelop existing models, and create reports and visualisations.

You will work closely with stakeholders at all levels to analyse requirements, build forecasts and reports using SAS, and mainstream outcomes. You will plan and manage the work of your team to deliver to challenging deadlines and high quality standards.

You will have strong analytical skills and experience of exploiting statistical techniques to analyse data and apply to business problems, including experience with SAS, or a similar statistical package. You will have evidence of excellent influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and to influence decision makers and stakeholders.

Closing date: Noon 9 October 2014.

Interview date: w/c: 20 October 2014.

email: Univ-Sec-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 10475



SUPPORT STAFF 

Library Assistant (Learning and Teaching) x 2

Library Services

18,549-20,781, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are seeking two full-time Library Assistants to join our Learning and Teaching team. You will be supporting the delivery of virtual and face-to-face frontline customer facing services to our students and staff and providing administrative support to the Learning and Teaching team of professional Librarians.

You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, have excellent communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, online and written), excellent customer relation skills, have proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and Excel and be confident in the use of new online technologies. You must be able to work as part of a team and across teams.

You will have a flexible pro-active approach and be prepared to support other areas of Library Services' operation, depending on business needs.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 2 October 2014.

Interviews will take place on 14 October 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 10645



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

Associate Lecturer Services, Based in Edinburgh

18,549-20,781, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

This is a modern and friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment. Working at The Open University in Scotland involves helping a wide range of people with their educational ambitions. We are currently seeking to appoint a proactive and motivated person to work as part of the AL Services team. In addition to good IT skills, you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, a good eye for detail and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

This is an interesting and challenging post which includes dealing with a wide range of duties including regular contact with Associate Lecturers. This post involves a high level of autonomy and as such we are looking to appoint someone with the appropriate skills to match.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

Interview date: 21 October 2014

email: Scotland-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 0131 226 3851 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 10584



University Secretary's Office Assistant

University Secretary's Office

18,549-20,781; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are seeking an experienced Office Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Governance Team and the Senior Manager, Regulations in the University Secretary's office.

There is significant keyboard work, requiring the use of word processing and spreadsheet skills, formatting committee documents and correspondence to high quality standards. You will be in contact with other areas of the University at all levels and also with individuals external to the University. Aspects of the work are highly confidential

You will require a good standard of education, advanced secretarial skills, confidentiality and discretion, experience of office administration and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Closing date: noon 2 October 2014.

Interview date: 22 October 2014.

email: Univ-Sec-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 10466



Research Technician (Analytical Chemistry) - Faculty of Science (Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space & Astronomical Research)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 28 months

25,513 - 30,424

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

You will play an important multipurpose role in supporting the analytical chemistry laboratories, both in terms of general support to users but also technical support for instrumental techniques including NMR, HPLC, GC and HPLC/GC-MS.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a scientific subject, ideally chemistry. You will have substantial proven relevant laboratory experience with evidence of professional training in laboratory procedures.

Closing date: Midday 17 October 2014

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

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 +44 (0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10596



EXECUTIVE 

Vice-Chancellor

The Open University

Excellent Package - Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 20/10/2014

The Open University (OU) is a world-class institution that has established its reputation for distance learning through its use of flexible and progressive technology. One of the most important post war innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969, the OU is now by far the largest university in the UK, offering over 200 qualifications to more than 200,000 students worldwide within a vibrant research and enterprise portfolio. In the years ahead, the University will continue to innovate in its teaching and support of students with an increasing focus on promoting students' employability.

The current Vice-Chancellor, Martin Bean, is stepping down at the end of 2014 following five successful years in post. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to ensure the future success of one of the UK's most important and respected institutions.

The role

- Provide leadership and the continued achievement of academic excellence.

- Drive and implement the OU's strategic vision, provide financial stewardship, and maintain competitive edge in a fast-moving and dynamic global market.

- Grow the OU's profile at home and abroad, and promote its interests within government and industry.

The person

- Influential and highly visible senior leader, with a strong executive track record of success in a large and complex organisation.

- Credible in an academic environment, with the political and commercial acumen to lead a teaching and research institution of considerable scale.

- First-rate communicator who embodies the OU's values and is committed to its vision and social mission.

Please quote reference 10658