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

Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Head of Law School and Professor of Law - Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary negotiable from 62,813

circulation date : 28/08/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

The Open University is looking for a top-flight academic who is firmly committed to both teaching and research to lead its vibrant Law School through the next phases of development.

Having firmly established itself in the distance-learning sector with an LLM and the largest taught LLB programme in the UK, the OU has recently recruited a significant number of additional academic staff to contribute to the design and development of a wholly new undergraduate Law programme, and to raise and broaden the School's research profile.

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to lead the shaping of the Law School's future including its undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, to support and develop research and scholarship, and raise the external profile of the School.

You will be an outstanding scholar with a demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching and research, have a track record of managing, developing and leading colleagues, especially through periods of change, and be able to identify and pursue a vision for the future growth, direction and identity of the Law School.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 09 October 2014

Presentations and Interviews are planned for 19 and 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 10507



Lecturer in History - Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 28/08/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

You will join our team of academics within the Department of History. You will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the Department, as a member of teams responsible for the production, presentation, assessment and quality assurance of our modules and for the interdisciplinary modules to which we contribute. You will also be an active researcher able to make a strong contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

You will have a good honours degree in History and a focus on the history of Britain and Ireland in the long nineteenth century (1760-1900). You will also have a doctoral degree with a record of published research, or evidence of forthcoming publications.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and scholarship.

Closing date: noon on 25 September 2014.
Interviews will be held on 23 October 2014.

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

email: Arts-recruit@open.ac.uk 

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

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

Please quote reference 10244



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Staffing Manager - Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 28/08/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

The vision of the Institute of Educational Technology places it at the hub of the OU; connecting together a network of innovation and expertise in learning and teaching, and using this collective power to change the face of education.

As a member of the Planning and Resources team you will manage a range of staffing, planning and general administrative duties on behalf of the Associate Director (Planning and Resources). Together with the Associate Director you will work on the implementation of the Unit's Staffing Strategy, overseeing a range of people management processes, and supporting the work planning process across the Unit.

You will be a skilled and flexible administrator, enthusiastic, with experience of implementing new policies / procedures, acting in an advisory capacity to managers and staff and demonstrating good understanding of HR processes.

For an informal discussion about the post contact Monica Stainton by email at monica.stainton@open.ac.uk

Closing date: Midday 25 September 2014

Interview date: To be confirmed

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 by email iet-recruitment@open.ac.uk.

Please quote reference 10434



PMO Coordinator

Marketing & SRFS, Based in Milton Keynes

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

circulation date : 28/08/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

PMO Coordinator required to join the Open University at a time of transformation. Based within a marketing and multi-channel contact centre environment and working across a portfolio of programmes and projects, you will be required to cover a wide range of activities throughout the project lifecycle. These include supporting the process for incorporating and prioritising new change requirements; co-ordinating report production, maintaining portfolio documentation, finance tracking and risk and issue management.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), you will have experience and knowledge of formal project management methodologies and tools, and be proficient at managing complex finances across a portfolio of projects. You will be a dedicated self-starter with an eye for detail and commitment to providing a high quality service. You will be flexible in your approach and adapt well to change. Strong IT skills in Microsoft Office and Project software will be required to create and maintain project documentation.

Closing date: 12 noon 25 September 2014.

Interview date: 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 10469



Student Services Manager (Educational Advisor)

Student Services, The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 15/08/2014

closing date : 11/09/2014

We are seeking to recruit an Educational Adviser to join our team based in our Edinburgh office.

You will have responsibility for providing advice and guidance to students, primarily in Scotland. This work will mostly be undertaken by telephone, email and other online media. You will be expected to take on a specialist role for particular aspects of University policy and/or student support, as well as lead on a particular curriculm area. You will also be involved in liaising with internal teams and external organisations in order to ensure that students are provided with appropriate support.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with relevant work experience in advice, guidance or support, and preferably a relevant professional qualification. You will have an understanding of the needs of adult distance learners; good written and oral communication skills; experience of the use of information technology and be comfortable with working in a changing customer-focussed environment.

Closing date 11 September 2014.
Interview date: 19 September 2014.

Please note that invitations to interview will be sent by email on 16 September.

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

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 by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10393



OTHER 

Part-time tutors

MSc HRM: The human resources professional: B863 - Starting: November 2014

circulation date : 28/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

B863 is a 6 month postgraduate module - the first in the new MSc HRM approved by Chartered Institute Personnel and Development (CIPD). It studies the role of the HR professional and helps students develop relevant skills. Topics include performance management, leadership, managing change, professionalism and ethics.

You should have a postgraduate degree preferably HRM and be a Chartered Member/Fellow of CIPD. If you have good communication and ICT skills and can facilitate learning online, you could play a pivotal role in supporting students who study at a distance and come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We offer a competitive salary (starting at 2902 payable over 6 months) flexible working patterns, the opportunity to continue your professional development, family friendly policies, a pension scheme, staff discounts on OU courses and access to our library services.

Closing date: 18 September 2014

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

Please quote reference 8121