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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



Lecturer in Psychology (Social) - Faculty of Social Sciences - Psychology Department

Based in Milton Keynes, 24 month temporary contract

£31,342 - £45,954

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

The Psychology Department at the Open University is a vibrant community of psychologists researching and teaching in a range of areas, including social psychology, counselling psychology, forensic cognition and applied psychology.

You will be a psychologist with excellent teaching skills and experience, and a developing research record in an area which complements ongoing research and scholarship in the department and Faculty. You should have a PhD, or equivalent, in psychology or a cognate discipline, recent relevant teaching experience, and the ability to produce text and online distance teaching materials. Experience of distance-learning teaching and modular production would be advantageous though not essential.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Professor John Dixon, Head of Department, on 01908-654547 or email: john.dixon@open.ac.uk

Closing date: Noon Thursday 18 September 2014
Interview date: Interviews will take place late October / early November 2014

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

email: SocSci-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 10420



Lecturer in Education (Early Years); Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes; Fixed-term contract to 31 October 2016

£31,342 - £45,954

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

You will be part of a small team of lecturers involved in designing, developing and delivering modules within an honours degree in Early Childhood. You will have sound knowledge and understanding of early years education/early childhood practice, based on first-hand knowledge and experience of practice/teaching in early years/children's services and, preferably, working in higher education.

You will have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and will be used to communicating, mainly though writing, to a variety of audiences and in a range of contexts. You will be able to contribute to the design and development of innovative learning experiences and to work effectively, flexibly and collaboratively with other team members, and write to agreed deadlines.

Experience of having used information and communications technology to enhance learning is also required, together with understanding of the potential of new and emerging technologies to enhance learning.

Closing date: 4 September 2014 at 5.00pm

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 by calling the Staffing Team on 01908 659313 or by email at the address provided.

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


Please quote reference 10463



Lecturer in Criminology; Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Policy & Criminology

Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

You will play a key role in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, where you will build on your proven experience in teaching and research in critical Criminology, working collaboratively in team contexts and promoting the values of the Open University.

A vital aspect of the post will be to help develop our curriculum, teaching and research in critical Criminology and make significant contributions to consolidating and extending our successes in this field in the UK and beyond. We have a highly successful and expanding undergraduate teaching programme in Criminology, with ongoing developments also at postgraduate level. We place a strong emphasis on innovative curricula spanning Social Policy and Criminology.

You will have an established research record in critical Criminology, which either complements or extends the concerns of the Department and Faculty, and you will be expected to contribute to research, grant-getting, publications and public engagement activities as a member of one or more of the Faculty's research centres.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Steve Tombs on +44 (0)1908 655150 or by email at steve.tombs@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon Thursday, 4 September 2014
Interview date: Friday, 03 October 2014

email: steve.tombs@open.ac.uk Unit Contact
email: SocSci-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 contacting the Recruitment Co-ordinator via the email address provided.

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

Please quote reference 10398



Lecturer in Classical Studies; Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes; available from 1 October 2014 for 10 months

£31,342 - £37,394 pro rata; 18.5 hours per week

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are seeking to recruit a colleague to join our team of academics within the Department of Classical Studies.

You will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the Department, supporting teams responsible for the presentation, assessment and quality assurance of our modules and for the interdisciplinary modules to which we contribute.
In particular you will be expected to contribute to the development of the new third level Roman Empire module.

You will have a good honours degree in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology or a related subject.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and research and we encourage applications from those who want to work in such a culture.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 4 September 2014.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 September 2014.

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 by calling the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 653370 (24 hour answer phone) or by email at the address provided.

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


Please quote reference 10492



Lecturer in Classical Studies; Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes; available from 1 October 2014 for 10 months

£31,342 - £37,394 pro rata; 18.5 hours per week

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are seeking to recruit a colleague to join our team of academics within the Department of Classical Studies.

You will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the Department, supporting teams responsible for the presentation, assessment and quality assurance of our modules and for the interdisciplinary modules to which we contribute.
In particular you will be expected to contribute to the teaching of our Reading Classical Greek: Language and Literature module as well as other Classical Studies and/or Level 1 modules.

You will have a good honours degree in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology or a related subject.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and research and we encourage applications from those who want to work in such a culture.


Closing date: noon on Thursday 4 September 2014.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 September 2014.

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 by calling the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 653370 (24 hour answer phone) or via the email address provided.

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


Please quote reference 10493



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



Qualifications Manager (2 Posts) - The Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes, 1 and 2 year temporary contracts

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 01/09/2014

closing date : 22/09/2014

The Open University Business School is seeking to recruit Qualifications Manager's on a one and two year fixed term contract.

You will need a range of experience and skills including:
A first degree or equivalent education, or work experience at a comparable level, a successful record of managing projects or experience of the University's course development processes, website maintenance, managing budgets and significant administrative experience in a higher educational establishment.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 22 September 2014.

Interview date: 17 October 2014.

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


Ref: 10443 (2 year contract)
Ref: 10445 (1 year contract)

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 10443 & 10445



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



Analyst/Developer

Corporate Systems, Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to £37,394; Temporary contract until 31 August 2015

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are looking for an experienced Analyst/Developer to join our Corporate Systems team within the University's IT Development Department to support and enhance existing business applications and work on business change projects.

We need to strengthen our team to both introduce new systems and continue to support the existing estate of primarily in-house systems. While this will entail a significant amount of in-house development, we are increasing the use of off-the-shelf software, so experience of package configuration and support would also be useful.

A good knowledge of structured development methods, including process and data analysis, is also a prerequisite. You will also enjoy working collaboratively; have a flexible approach and a keenness to develop your professional skills.

Closing date: Midday 4 September 2014

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 10354



Centre Manager

Marketing & SRFS, Student Registration & Enquiry Service

£38,511 - £45,954, Based in Nottingham

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

This is a key position in the Student Registration & Enquiry Service (SRS). Managing the day-to-day operation of the multi-channel contact centre ensuring key business targets are met, this is a challenging role requiring outstanding leadership and change management experience. Developing service quality and operational efficiency through existing channels, whilst helping to develop our social and digital customer interactions will be key to the success of the role.

We are looking for someone with extensive leadership knowledge gained in a multi-channel, complex customer service/contact centre environment (inbound and outbound), who has experience of working to help shape the future of an evolving environment.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to contribute significantly to the development of the SRS at a time of major change.

Closing date Noon 18 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 10516



IT Incident Manager

Information Technology (IT Service Delivery)

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

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

IT Service Quality is a small team that form part of the IT Service Delivery function at the Open University. We are seeking to appoint an IT Incident Manager to develop, maintain and manage our incident management lifecycle and associated processes and procedures.

You will establish and manage processes to ensure that IT incidents are resolved as quickly as possible and to minimise any adverse impact on business partners and their operations, ensuring that agreed levels of service are maintained.

You will work with colleagues across all areas of IT to identify common patterns and trends to help drive continuous service improvement.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a good understanding of IT Incident Management processes, ideally compliant with ITIL best practice, have strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and the ability to liaise informatively with both technical and non-technical staff.

Closing date: Midday 18 September 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 10294



Developer, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract until 30 March 2015

Up to £37,394

circulation date : 24/07/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are looking for a versatile business-focused web developer to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. You will enjoy working collaboratively, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop your technical and professional skills.

You will have excellent web development skills using ASP.NET and C# on the .NET 4 Framework. Experience of ASP.NET MVC, JQuery, Entity Framework and TFS is highly desirable.

Experience of WCF and SOA would be an advantage, as is a good knowledge of structured Agile methods for software development. An ability to work flexibly within a framework is essential.

A good knowledge of Oracle is desirable, but it is essential that you will have a good knowledge of working with Relational Database technologies such as SQLServer.

Closing date Midday 4 September 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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10453



Library Services Manager (Student Engagement)

Library Services

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

circulation date : 14/08/2014

closing date : 11/09/2014

As Library Services Manager, Student Engagement, you will champion the role of Library Services in emerging University student-facing strategies and services. You will lead the strategy, planning and evaluation of a consistent student experience within Library Services, focusing on delivering improved satisfaction and therefore contributing to enhancing student retention.

In this key liaison role, you will support the Director and Associate Director, by representing Library Services on University groups that focus on improving student experience and collaborating closely with other Library Services Managers. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will have proven ability to influence and the ability to interpret, analyse and present data in an engaging and persuasive way.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, experience of developing and implementing strategy and business planning and a successful track record of influencing change you will have the confidence and ability to take initiative and lead in this strategic priority.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 11 September 2014.

Interview date: Interviews are expected to take place on 1 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 10535



Lead Business Analyst (Programmes)

Information Technology

Up to £51,702, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 14/08/2014

closing date : 11/09/2014

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Lead Business Analyst to run a team of upto six analysts. The role is part of the IT Programmes function, within IT and is responsible for the support of our Business Partners through a significant period of business and technology change. A key part of the role will be to clarify and shape the strategic initiatives that the various business units require.

With a large percentage of application software written, delivered and supported in-house, the delivery areas of IT are moving more and more towards Agile delivery and therefore experience in this methodology would be advantageous.

This is a complex, busy and challenging business and IT environment and consequently this role will attract someone who is excited by challenge and wants to make a positive impact to delivering business results in parallel with improving and streamlining ways of working.

Closing date:11 September 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 10484



Data Analyst

Office of PVC Academic, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394; Temporary contract until 31 July 2016

circulation date : 11/08/2014

closing date : 08/09/2014

Do you have a background in data analysis and a flair for creating visualisations that present complex data in a meaningful way to business users? If so, this role within one of the university's key strategic change programmes may be for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised data analyst to join the Analytics Project team within our Study Experience strategic change programme. You will be responsible for undertaking new analyses of student performance data to create the data visualisations our faculty and student support staff need to support our students achieve their study goals.

You will have experience of manipulating and analysing large datasets to drive quality improvements, and of creating and maintaining appropriate data visualisations. A team player, you will have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders with differing needs to translate complex data specifications into organisation specific requirements.

This is an exciting time to join the university as it invests in enhancing its analytics capability in order to enable our students to fulfil their study goals.

Closing date: noon 8 September 2014.

Interview date: w/c: 22 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 10510



Senior Manager, (Projects)

Research, Scholarship and Quality, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954; Temporary 2 year contract

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

Could you be the person we are looking for to project manage a programme of significant change and business development in Research Degrees at The Open University?

The new post encompasses responsibilities such as process and systems analysis and development, in order to deliver continuous improvement to our administration along with the opportunity to develop specific areas of business.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a track record of successful project management in the context of business improvement ideally in an operational student facing unit and the ability to take a project based approach to expanding some external business opportunities. You will need to be an effective communicator, able to work both as a member of an integrated team and on your own initiative, possess well developed ICT, systems analyst, project management and business development skills. You will be expected to deliver on strands of significant projects, on time and to budget.

You will have the ability to establish and sustain productive and effective working relationships with accomplished interpersonal skills in an environment that is frequently pressured and challenging, but which also offers a high degree of job satisfaction. Some travel in the UK and overseas may be required.

Closing date: noon 4 September 2014.

Interview date: 22 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 10433



Business Manager, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 14/08/2014

closing date : 11/09/2014

We are looking for an experienced manager to generate and deploy business and management information to support financial and strategic planning in the Faculty, and to oversee the management of all Faculty financial processes.

You will develop and maintain a deep understanding of the Faculty's strategic, operational and financial performance; conduct analysis and produce reports to support the Faculty's senior management team drive continuous improvement; and lead on the financial management processes of the Faculty to ensure compliance with good financial practice and the University's regulations.

You will have a degree, and show evidence of continued professional development; a financial qualification would be beneficial. You will have extensive budget management experience and be able to demonstrate excellent planning and organisational ability. Demonstrable analytical skills and attention to detail will also be vital. Your financial management experience and communication skills will ensure that Faculty staff understands the key issues around resourcing at a challenging time for the Higher Education sector.

Closing date: 5.00pm on 11 September 2014.
Please note interviews are likely to be held in October.

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 Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 332247 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10540



Research (Software) Engineer (EPSRC); Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes; 24 month contract with a potential for an extension

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are seeking to employ a Research (Software) Engineer to build prototype software to support the investigation of how group behaviour and machine learning can be used to help automate privacy management in ubiquitous computing applications. Based in the privacy and security group in the Open University, the successful candidate will also work with our partners at Imperial College (machine learning) and the University of Exeter (social psychology). This project is part of a larger, well-funded lab conducting research in privacy and security.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of building web and mobile applications as well as project management experience and excellent organisational skills. Experience of using or building lifelogging/self-quantifying applications would be an asset, as would any experience in working with software frameworks for wearable technologies.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Bashar Nuseibeh, via the email address provided, before applying.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 4th September 2014

email: Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk Unit Contact
email: mct-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 by contacting the Staffing Co-ordinator via the email address provided.

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


Please quote reference 10066



Research (Software) Engineer (EPSRC); Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes; Fixed term contract to 31 May 2017 (with potential for extension)

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are seeking to employ a Research (Software) Engineer to a position which involves the building of prototypes and software infrastructures to address the challenges of engineering privacy in the technologies that are used in the emerging area of the self-quantification. This will involve working with wearable technology, smartphone apps and the associated server-side infrastructure, as well as supporting in-the-wild field trials. The work will be carried out as part of the EPSRC funded Monetize Me project, which involves a multi-disciplinary team that spans software engineering, business strategy and privacy. This project is part of a larger, well-funded lab conducting research in privacy and security.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of building web and mobile applications as well as project management experience and excellent organisational skills.. Experience of using or building lifelogging/self-quantifying applications would be an asset. The project is part of the RCUK NEMODE network and you will be actively involved in networking events and workshops with other NEMODE projects.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Blaine Price, via the email address provided, before applying.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 4th September 2014

email: Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk Unit Contact
email: mct-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 by contacting the Staffing Co-ordinator via the email address provided.

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


Please quote reference 10088



RESEARCH 

Research Associate; Open University Business School

Temporary contract for 30 months; Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 09/09/2014

The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin) is a pioneering Centre of Excellence for research in the development of personal financial capabilities. It works to improve public understanding of personal finance through its research and the delivery of free educational modules providing individuals with the tools to make sound financial decisions.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join this new Centre. Working with Sharon Collard (Professor of Personal Finance Capability) and Martin Upton (PUFin's Director), you will help deliver the Centre's research programme and disseminate new learning to academics, policymakers, consumer organisations, the financial services industry and the general public.

You will have a relevant degree or higher degree and a good research record. You should have proven qualitative and/or quantitative research skills, a passion for research and be able to work under your own initiative as well as part of a team. Knowledge and understanding of personal finance issues and policy is highly desirable. A good communicator, you will ideally be comfortable with social media and interested to exploit its potential for research dissemination.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 9 September 2014
Interview date: 13 October 2014

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 by contacting the Recruitment Co-ordinator via the email address provided.

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

Please quote reference 10392



SUPPORT STAFF 

Associate Lecturer Services Co-ordinator

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

25,513 - £30,434 London Weighting Allowance £3,803

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

We are seeking a temporary Senior Co-ordinator to support the Associate Lecturer Services team in London.
This is an interesting and challenging time for Associate Lecturer Services as we shape our UK-wide team to provide services to Associate Lecturers and faculties through a period of change following the University’s move to support students through Student Support Teams.
You will supervise the operational activities of the section and support the AL Services Manager in the recruitment, induction, training and appraisal of section staff. You will work closely with Staff Tutors, providing information and advice on all aspects of Associate Lecturer employment.

You will be a flexible person who enjoys change, with excellent interpersonal, planning and organisation skills. You will have excellent numeracy and IT skills and be confident in supporting staff using a range of IT systems.


Closing date: 18 September 2014
Interview date: 2 October 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 10496



Media Assistants

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS), Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 - £24,057, Temporary contracts until 31 July 2016

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 11/09/2014

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) is the department of The Open University which creates the University's award-winning learning and teaching materials - our OU Anywhere app took two prizes in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

Media Assistants support the production of The Open University's learning materials across a range of media, predominantly online and print. Working with project managers, editors, designers and software developers, the job involves clerical tasks such as tagging text, populating and checking websites, embedding audio-visual assets, checking transcripts, and logging assets in spreadsheets.

We are looking for people with proven IT skills (including MS Office applications), experience of working in a busy team or office environment and, most importantly, the flexibility, energy and enthusiasm to master a range of skills.

You will be an excellent team player and be adaptable and comfortable when working to tight deadlines in a production environment. Previous experience of media work is desirable, but not essential.

Closing date: Midday (12 noon), 11 September 2014.

Interviews are expected to be held at the end of September 2014

email: lts-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 10230



Student Support Team Assistant - Student Services, The Open University in Scotland

Based in Edinburgh, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015, Part-time 29.6 hours per week

£21,391- £24,057 (pro rata)

circulation date : 18/08/2014

closing date : 15/09/2014

A modern, friendly office and 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 currently seeking to appoint a self-starting, enthusiastic individual who has excellent interpersonal skills and is willing to embrace a challenge within a new and developing role. Ideally you will have been operating at the level of Personal Assistant and be able to provide secretarial and clerical support to senior staff to a high standard. Providing support for the Student Support Team Management meetings is a key element of the role. Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required for both correspondence with the wider team and with students and tutors. An interest and aptitude for analysing management information would be an additional advantage.

Closing date: 15 September 2014

Interview date: 8 October 2014

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 on 0131 226 3851 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10360



Senior Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

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

£21,391 to £24,057 - London Weighting Allowance £3,803

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

We are currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person.
You will possess excellent organisational skills and have the ability to interpret and deal with a wide range of office procedures and regulations. You will have experience in managing a team, excellent telephone and customer support skills and the ability to multi-task. You will also need to demonstrate you are able to meet operational deadlines, be numerate, and have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. You will be fully conversant with IT packages and management information systems.
This interesting and challenging post includes working closely with Staff Tutors and tutors as a member of the Associate Lecturer Services team. In addition there will be occasional contact with external stakeholders including venue providers.


Closing date: 18 September 2014
Interview date: 1 October 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 10497



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant x3

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

£18,549 - £20,781 London Weighting Allowance £3,803

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 18/09/2014

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: 18 September 2014
Interview date: 7 & 8 October 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 10498



AL Services Assistant (Science) - Student Services, The Open University in the North West

Based in Manchester

£18,549 - £20,781

circulation date : 14/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

Working as part of the integrated UK-wide Associate Lecturer Services team, you will provide a range of services to Associate Lecturers and, indirectly, to students. This will involve the implementation of administrative procedures and processes as well as regular communication via telephone, letter, email and other electronic formats.

You will be highly motivated and versatile, possess excellent communication and organisational skills, and be able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in your work. You will also have well developed customer service skills and experience of an educational based environment. You will be comfortable with technology with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and the ability to make effective use of a wide range of OU IT applications.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 04 Sept 2014

Interview date: week commencing 29 Sept


Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply

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

email: R08-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 10512



General Maintenance Craftsperson

Estates, Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 to £24,057;

circulation date : 14/08/2014

closing date : 11/09/2014

Estates are responsible for the management and development of the University's premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional Centres.

The Infrastructure Team is seeking an experienced craftsperson to join the University's team of staff carrying out maintenance work at the Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes.

You must have good interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment to providing a high quality service to our customers.

You will have an NVQ Level 2 in joinery gained through a modern apprenticeship, or past equivalent, together with proven multi-disciplined experience in plastering, bricklaying, painting and general repair work.

You must possess a full current driving licence (for manual gear change vehicles)

Closing date: 11 September 2014.

Interview date: 25 September 2014

email: Estates-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 655511 (24 hour answering service) 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 10380



Online Service Assistant

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

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

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

1 x permanent post (10258)

3 x temporary contracts until 31 July 2016 (10260)


Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) is the department of The Open University which creates the University's award-winning learning and teaching materials - our OU Anywhere app took two prizes in the Guardian University Awards 2014.

We are seeking Online Service Assistants to undertake requirement gathering, configuration and support of key learning and teaching systems. You will assist with the administration, development and troubleshooting of module websites and other online systems and services, working closely with other team members and academic faculty staff to perform routine configuration tasks and respond to ad hoc problems and queries.

You will require a high level of ICT competence (including MS Office, Outlook and internet as a minimum), excellent interpersonal and customer-service skills and, once trained, the ability to work and solve problems with minimal supervision.


Closing date: 12.00 midday (noon) on 4 September 2014.

Interviews will be held in September, exact date(s) are confirmed in further particulars.

email: lts-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 10258 or 10260



Staffing Co-ordinator; Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 - £24,057

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

We are looking for a new member of staff to join our Staffing Team to support managers in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology. If you enjoy working in a responsible role which requires excellent organisational and communications skills and you like supporting a diverse range of duties, specifically related to staffing and recruitment then we are interested in hearing from you.

You will have a highly professional, service focussed, approach to your work with strong administration and IT skills. You will be organised and self-motivated, with a proactive, flexible and helpful approach to work. You will be an excellent team player and responsive to new initiatives.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 4 September 2014

email: MCT-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 by calling the Staffing Co-Ordinator on 01908 654161 or via the email address provided.

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

Please quote reference 10494



AL Services Assistant

Student Services, AL Services, The Open University in the West Midlands, Based in Birmingham

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

circulation date : 07/08/2014

closing date : 04/09/2014

Working as part of the integrated UK-wide Associate Lecturer Services team, you will provide a range of services to Associate Lecturers and, indirectly, to students. This will involve the implementation of administrative procedures and processes as well as regular communication via telephone, letter, email and other electronic formats. You will also provide support for Staff Tutors in the faculties concerned.

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile person. You will be comfortable with technology, have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in your work. You will have well developed customer service skills and experience of an educational based environment. You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and the ability to make effective use of a wide range of OU IT applications.

Closing date: 4 September 2014.

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

email: R04-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 10437



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


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



PhD Studentships - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time - Commencing February 2015

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 06/10/2014

The Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University is seeking high-quality applications for self-funded part time students.

The Faculty's research focuses on the following areas: ageing and later life; reproductive and sexual health; death and dying; living with a disability and/or long term condition; children and young people; parenting and families. Applications are encouraged in a range of research projects outlined at: Health & Social Care - Post-Graduate Research

Our research draws on various methodologies and is largely multidisciplinary work across the social sciences, including medical sociology, critical psychology, anthropology and other critical, applied social sciences.

Study commences February 2015. Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of their registration.

All students are supported to develop a range of academic and other research skills.

Closing date: 12 Noon 6 October 2014
Interview date: November/December 2014

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

email: hsc-research-enquiries@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 858373 or by email hsc-research-enquiries@open.ac.uk

Please quote reference Studentship 8098



POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH OPEN DAY - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Milton Keynes 29 October 2014 10am - 3pm

circulation date : 14/07/2014

closing date : 29/10/2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS DOCUMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ROLE.

You are warmly invited to the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Open Day at on 29 October 2014, where you can find out about our full range of higher degree courses and our current research themes.

Our Open Day is an opportunity to meet CREET students and supervisors. You can discuss your research interests, see our research facilities and hear about some of our current research projects.

Research within CREET is grouped into clusters reflecting our main interests:
- Childhood studies
- Education Futures (including higher education)
- Language and literacies
- Technology-enhanced learning

We hope to offer a small number of partly or fully funded studentships, covering some or all of the cost in terms of fees and maintenance for our three or four year PhD programme. To find out more about our PhD programme please go to http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate.

We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Education. To find out about this part-time research degree, please go to the Doctorate in Education website http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate/doctorate-education .

At our Open Day you will receive advice about completing your application form and if you decide to attend one of the afternoon workshops you will find out more about writing a research proposal.

To register for a place on our Open Day or find out more about our postgraduate programme, email CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk or telephone Anne Foward on 01908 655364.

email: CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 7994



2014 full-time studentships, Department of Physical Sciences; Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes

Closing date: Ongoing

circulation date : 23/12/2013

The Science Faculty invites applications for full-time studentships; projects are divided into different categories based on the disciplines and the range of backgrounds expected from applicants:

Physics / Astronomy / Planetary and Space Sciences / Cosmochemistry / Detector Technologies

We have a number of full-time quota studentships funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as well as other earmarked studentships funded by the University and industry.

The three-year research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £13,726 per year (2013 rate) and all academic fees are covered.

Scientific proposals for each of the PhD projects, along with information about training, the department and how to apply can be found at the following address:

http://www.open.ac.uk/science/physical-science/job-and-studentshipopportunities/studentshipsphd-opportunities

Shortlisting from the first set of applicants will take place in February 2014 with the first round of interviews taking place in late February/early March 2014.

email: science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk  

For general postgraduate admission enquiries in the Department of Physical Sciences or if you would like to apply then please send an up to date CV including names of referees, list of individual courses taken and grades obtained, plus any other relevant information that you think may support your case for consideration, together with an indication of project(s) of interest, to the contacts listed against individual projects above or to science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk

Equal opportunity is University policy.

Please quote reference 7528