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

Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Strategic Management

The Faculty of Business and Law

Lecturer 38,511 - 45,954, Senior Lecturer 48,743 - 54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 05/05/2015

closing date : 02/06/2015

The Open University Business School is looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer (depending on qualifications and experience) who can make a significant contribution to strategic management research and teaching within the Department for Strategy and Marketing.

Candidates will have a relevant doctorate, demonstrate an interest in innovative approaches to teaching, and have publications in internationally recognised journals in the area of strategic management.

The successful candidate will contribute to the design, development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as conducting research and publishing in high quality journals. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates whose research interests complement one or more of the Strategy Group's areas of emphasis: non-market strategy, international strategy, and strategy practice.

Closing date: midday on 2 June 2015.

Interview date: 1st July 2015

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk), quoting the reference number.

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




Please quote reference 11205



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Test Team Lead

Information Technology

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

circulation date : 25/05/2015

closing date : 15/06/2015

We are seeking a number of experienced Test Team Lead to lead matrix test teams within our in house capability, which is currently undergoing a transformation to an Agile SDLC.

You will lead the testing activities on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that they are on track and being delivered to the required level of quality.

As Test Team Lead you will be able to use a variety of testing techniques, methodologies and tools to deliver high quality Agile driven software testing. You will be familiar with manual and automated testing, including the building of automated test frameworks using Selenium.

You will require experience In overseeing test preparation and test execution within an Agile SDLC. Utilisation and administration of appropriate test tooling (Microsoft Test Manager, TFS, and Selenium) ensuring that defined success criteria is adhered too. You will be driving the adaptation of automated test tooling within SCRUM teams. ISEB/ISTQB Foundation certificate in software testing is required.

Closing date: Midday 15 June 2015.

Interview date: tbc.

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 11279



Resource, Planning and Liaison Manager

Student Recruitment & Fees

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

circulation date : 22/05/2015

closing date : 12/06/2015

We are looking for an experienced manager with a customer contact centre workforce management background to lead the Resource Planning team in providing a clear current and future view of the resource required to meet enquirer and student demand, through the deployment of best practice methodologies.

You will be required to manage and support staff through a period of change to existing working practice and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. A collaborative approach to working with the contact centre Operations teams is fundamental. You will be able to adopt a rigorous approach to operational detail, while keeping focused on the broader strategic context. You will have strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Closing date: 12 June 2015

Interview date: to be confirmed

email: SRF-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 652075 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 11230



Project Officer (Radiation Simulation Scientist)

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Centre for Electronic Imaging

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract for six months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 22/05/2015

closing date : 05/06/2015

We are seeking a Radiation Simulation Scientist to work on the instrument background simulations for the JANUS high resolution camera, part of the payload on board the forthcoming JUICE spacecraft by the European Space Agency to study Jupiter and its moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the Centre of Electronic Imaging and will play a key role in the simulation of the radiation environment of the new sensor.

We are seeking an exceptional individual with good understanding and experience in modelling physical environments. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. physics or electronic engineering) or equivalent, is required, and a working knowledge of simulation software (in particular Geant 4 or Spenvis), radiation modelling, or radiation effects is desirable.

You will be based in Milton Keynes, working closely with our industrial collaborators e2v Ltd., and our international partners the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Space Agency (DLR). Good team working and inter-personal skills will be required, including the ability to travel to attend meetings in the UK and Europe.

Closing date: 5 June 2015.

Interview date is to be confirmed.

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 653485 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 11229



Management Accountant

Finance Division

38,511 - 51,702, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 28/05/2015

closing date : 18/06/2015

The Open University is one of the UK's most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since it opened to students in 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating higher educational opportunities to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments. It has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and confirmed its enormous reach through its use of open educational resources.

The Finance Division is looking for a proactive and self-starting CCAB qualified accountant to join our dynamic team, providing support to business development and academic units. This will include the development of management information, processes and systems to support decision making at strategic and operational levels.

In addition to relevant finance related work experience, you should have strong negotiating and communication skills including the ability to engage with, and present solutions to, senior non-finance staff. You must be able to work independently and provide operational and strategic financial direction and leadership, and be willing to undertake a diverse and demanding workload.

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for a strongly motivated accountant wanting to contribute to the on-going success of the University.

Closing date: 4pm 18 June 2015

Interview date: Week commencing: 29 June 2015.

email: Finance-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 652042 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 11241



RESEARCH 

Research Associate in HCI and Ubiquitous Computing

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

28,695 to 37,394 (depending on experience), Temporary contract to 31 December 2016

circulation date : 28/05/2015

closing date : 25/06/2015

As part of MK:Smart City Big Data project, the Department of Computing and Communications at The Open University is looking to appoint a Research Associate in HCI or Ubiquitous Computing, to investigate tangible user interfaces to support community groups.

We investigate how tangible interface designs can be used to support interactions within community groups as part of a smart cities research approach. The aim is to develop innovative tangible technologies and carry out studies with groups of citizens in order to find out how these can support them in formulating their concerns, uncover hidden sources of data and give voice to their opinions. As part of the research, community group members may be encouraged to participate in technology maker activities to create their own designs and use these to engage in issues that are relevant to them.

You will have a strong background in research with an ubicomp or HCI focus and a Masters or PhD in Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction, Physical Computing or related areas. You will have digital prototyping and design skills (e.g. Arduino, eTextiles or 3D printing), experience in organising and running in-the-wild user studies, using qualitative research methods and analysing qualitative data, with an understanding of quantitative data. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have an understanding of equal opportunities and accessibility issues in the workplace.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be addressed to Dr Janet van der Linden (email: see link below)

Closing date: noon on Thursday 25 June 2015

email: MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk For Information & how to apply this email account
email: MCT-Staffing-Applications@open.ac.uk Applications to this email account
email: janet.vanderlinden@open.ac.uk Informal enquiries to this email account

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 11250



SUPPORT STAFF 

Learner Support Assistant

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

18,549-20,781, Temporary contract until 31 January 2016

circulation date : 22/05/2015

closing date : 05/06/2015

This is a modern and friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment; working at The Open University in Scotland involves enabling a wide range of people to achieve their educational ambitions. We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person for the following position. You will possess excellent IT, communication and organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will be a member of Learner Support Services and you will give information and advice in response to a wide range of student enquiries, and the related operational processes for example provision of references, examination arrangements and disability support. This is a desk based role with most of the work carried out using bespoke telephony & computer systems.

Closing date: 5 June 2015

Interview date: Week beginning 22 June 2015


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 11190



OTHER 

Postgraduate Research Funding

Faculty of Social Sciences, Based in Milton Keynes Campus

circulation date : 28/05/2015

closing date : 25/06/2015

Full-time studentships £13,863 per annum (2014) pro-rata, Ref: RD/SS/20/8704

Full-time or part-time fee waivers Ref: RD/SS/21/8704


The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for five full-time PhD studentships (three years) and two PhD fee waivers, full-time (three years) or part-time (six years), commencing October 2015.

The Faculty has a thriving research culture and is engaged in world-class, critical and agenda setting research that has a strong focus on social justice, impact and public engagement. We are committed to the enhancement and development of this culture as a priority in our mission. Our research is supported by a number of prestigious research centres as well as by our six academic departments.

Further details of our PhD programme and information on how to apply can be found on the following site:- http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/research/students/index.php

You will have at least a 2:1 as a first degree and a relevant Masters' Degree and be interested in conducting research at a doctorate level in one of the following broad research areas:

- Citizenship and governance
- Crime, security and policing
- Environment and climate change
- Health, economics and welfare
- Identities, mobilities and migration
- 'Imaginative Governance' in Europe
- Intimacies, sexualities and relationships
- Media, culture and society

Further details about academic departments at the Faculty of Social sciences can be found on the following site http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/main/about-the-faculty/departments/ and current research in the Faculty can be found on the following site http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/main/research/

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the full-time studentship.

Completed application forms, together with a Research Proposal and a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying must be sent to please see email link below.

Application forms are available from http://www.open.ac.uk/[postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply.

Please mark clearly which funding scheme you are applying for, although one application to both schemes is permissible.

Closing date: 25 June 2015 at 5 pm


email: Research-Degrees-Socsci@open.ac.uk 

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.


Please quote reference 8704