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

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



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Quality & Knowledge Management Manager, Marketing & Student Recruitment & Financial Support -Operations

Based in Milton Keynes. Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 28/07/2014

closing date : 25/08/2014

This is a great opportunity to work for a market leader in the field of Higher Education to ensure contacts with our enquirers and students are not only compliant, correct and consistent but offer a great customer experience.

You will ensure the consistent and rigorous application of agreed contact handling quality standards across the Operation's sub-unit by driving the development and implementation of a quality framework; you will also be responsible for knowledge management ensuring front line staff have access to the information needed to provide complete, accurate and relevant information to our customers.

As well as having an excellent understanding of quality management you will have experience of using a knowledge management solution.

Closing date: 25 August 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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10401



Business Analyst x 2, Marketing & SRFS

Based in Milton Keyes with UK travel required

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 25/07/2014

closing date : 22/08/2014

Business analysts required, joining 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, the successful candidates will be required to understand, document and propose business improvement change needs; assess the impact of those changes; capture, analyse and document requirements and their implications and then support the communication and delivery of those requirements.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent), you will have deep business analysis experience from within complex service organisations. Ideally used to working with a range of project methods you will be a dedicated self-starter with a high degree of personal flexibility and with first class stakeholder management and communication skills.


Closing date: 12 noon 22 August
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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10304



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



Senior Producer Accreditation and Assessment

Open Media Unit, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 – 45,954; Temporary Contract for 3 years until September 2017

circulation date : 25/07/2014

closing date : 22/08/2014

The OpenLearn website is the home of free learning from The Open University. Annually, almost 6 million people visit it to learn more on an OU/BBC broadcast, understand a subject in the news, or to try one of hundreds of free online courses. We know that their visits are inspiring, enlightening and sometimes life-changing.

We are looking for a Senior Producer (Accreditation and Assessment) with knowledge of online learning and assessment and proven experience in inspiring and motivating new learners to drive a programme of accreditation for informal learners at the Open University. You will need to demonstrate a passion for creating and curating learning experiences for a range of audiences.

You will be working in a team with three other Senior Producers in the Open Media Unit, with course teams, our learning and teaching production unit and educational technologists.

You must have experience of managing web-based projects in an educational setting; knowledge of ‘soft accreditation’ (or digital badging); and editing and publishing learning materials to inspire new learners.

Closing date: 22 August 2014.

Interview date: late August/early September.

email: chris.ryan@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 10277



SUPPORT STAFF 

Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

The Open University in London, Based in Camden Town, London

£18,549 - £20,781 per annum - London Weighting Allowance £3803

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Are you a well organised excellent communicator? Do you enjoy being part of a busy team?

We require an adaptable team member to provide administrative support to our community of Associate Lecturers and Academic Staff.

Duties will include: responding quickly and effectively to queries from enquirers; providing administrative support for faculty staff, assisting with the production of timetables; assisting in a range of activities relating to the employment and support of Open University tutors.

You will be an all-round, flexible administrator with experience of complex regulations and procedures. You will have an attention to detail, excellent IT and numeracy skills, the ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks.

Closing date: 21 August 2014
Interview dates: 11 and 12 September 2014

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

email: r01-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 10366



PA to the Director

Learning and Teaching Centre

£21,391- £24,057; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Are you looking to fully utilise your excellent PA, secretarial, administrative and organisational skills? Do you have the qualities and skills needed to provide day-to-day support to the Director, Learning and Teaching Centre, including secretarial support to a part time Academic Director, Learning and Teaching?

We need an experienced PA who manages the interface between the Directors, external agencies and internal staff; and manages their complex schedule of diary appointments co-ordinating the flow of information and briefing material required to support this schedule.

You will have excellent PA and office management skills, and you will be able to demonstrate professionalism, tact and diplomacy in communicating effectively with all areas of the University and with external organisations at a senior level. You will also have an excellent attention to detail in taking and progressing follow-up action and in the accuracy of the presentation of your work. Your high level anticipatory and analytical skills will help prioritise effectively maintaining a flexible approach to your work.

Closing date: noon 21 August 2014.

Interview date: 25 September 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 10413



Assistant, PVC Support

Learning and Teaching Centre

£21,391- £24,057, Temporary contract for 22 months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Are you looking to fully utilise your excellent secretarial and organisational skills? Do you have the qualities and skills needed to provide day-to-day support to the PA to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching?

You will have a high standard of written, verbal communication and IT skills, and you will be able to demonstrate professionalism, tact and diplomacy in communicating effectively with all areas of the University and with external organisations at a senior level. You will need good organisational skills and the ability to work within a team as well as using your own initiative.

You will also have an excellent attention to detail in taking and progressing follow-up action and in the accuracy of the presentation of your work. Your high level anticipatory and analytical skills will help prioritise effectively maintaining a flexible approach to your work.

Closing date: noon 21 August 2014.

Interview date: 25 September 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 10414



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