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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

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



Lecturer in Operations Management, The Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 11/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

As Lecturer in Operations Management you will join the Department of People and Organisations within the Faculty of Business & Law. This role will involve teaching, research and external engagement and working with colleagues within the department to help sustain the School's reputation and profile as a high quality international research and teaching institution.

You will have excellent academic qualifications, a good research record, experience of communicating and engaging effectively with practitioner and academic communities, and the ability to attract external research funding. You will have a broad understanding of current developments in management education and across the subject areas of the department.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday Thursday 21 August 2014
Interviews date: Thursday 25 September 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 10341



ACADEMIC RELATED 

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



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 : 26/08/2014

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: 26 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



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



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



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



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 : 28/08/2014

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 28 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 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



Cleaning & Waste Services Manager

Estates, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 to £45,954, Temporary contract of 12 months

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Estates are responsible for the management and development of University premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional centres. The Cleaning Team is part of Operations, which encompasses a range of front line customer service activities.

You will be responsible for the University's daily office cleaning, window cleaning, washroom and waste management activities including contract management and budgetary monitoring and control. You must be self-motivated and capable of delivering expertise in this crucial area of facilities management.

You will have a good standard of education, ideally to degree or NVQ level 4 (or equivalent), with relevant experience in a facilities related field with a strong customer focus and commitment to achieving high standards of service delivery. You will be a good communicator with excellent planning and organisational skills.

If you wish to apply and have the skill and experience we are looking for we would like to hear from you.

Closing date: 21 August 2014
Interview date: TBC

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 10441



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



Website Manager, Open University Worldwide Ltd, The Business Development Unit

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to £39k

circulation date : 04/08/2014

closing date : 29/08/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to grow the number of students and associated revenues from students internationally. As part of the Open University Worldwide (OUW), the Website Manager will be accountable for the content of its international website, the functionality, optimisation and usability. You will also play a central role in managing and optimising social content both across the website and on external social network sites.

This management role is critical to the success of the University's international ambitions. The position will provide immense challenge and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with strong editorial and design skills.

You will also need experience of using CMS systems.
You will need to possess a strong performance drive, focus on delivery, and the ability to 'make things happen'.

Closing Date: 29 August 2014
Interviews will take place on 11 September 2014

email: bdu-staffing@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 8066



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



Head of Change

Business Improvement, Marketing & SRFS

£48,743 - £54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 28/08/2014

You will be based within the Marketing & Student Recruitment and Financial Support unit, the marketing and multi-site, multi-channel contact centre operation, Head of Change is responsible for delivery of a significant portfolio of complex change.

Leading, managing and developing the Change team to deliver change initiatives with rigor, pace and quality, you will be expected to be the unit's champion for effective structured change and take the lead on ensuring OU methodologies for programme and project management are supplemented by best practice. You will be an expert in engaging and developing senior leaders in leading change, maximizing the potential of the Change team through leading, coaching and inspiring the team to consistently deliver.

We are looking for someone with substantial programme & project management leadership experience who can demonstrate evidence of successful delivery of complex multi-stakeholder change initiatives.

Closing date: 28 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 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 10308



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



Widening Participation Coordinator

The Open University, Based in Belfast National Centre

£31,342- £37,394 Fixed term until 31 August 2015

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 28/08/2014

We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated person for this position, which is initially funded for one year, while the substantive post holder is on secondment. The position is located in The Open University Student Services Team, in Belfast but involves considerable proactive outreach work and liaison with external partners.

A key part of the work involves support for established widening access partnerships with third sector organisations, colleges and unions across Northern Ireland, as well as the development of new initiatives and projects.

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the Student Services Team. The role has a particular focus on meeting challenging recruitment targets for our three new access modules and also on supporting and retaining learners.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to analysis and evaluation and to be able to write reports for internal and external audiences.

A job share will be considered.

Closing date: 12 noon 28 August 2014.

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

email: Ireland-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 Ireland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk

Please quote reference 10419



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



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



Research Assistant; Faculty of Health and Social Care

Based in Milton Keynes and London; Temporary contract until 31 March 2017

£28,695 - £30,434 (pro-rata) ; 22.2 hours per week

circulation date : 29/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

The Open University is recruiting a Researcher to join its Learning Disability Digital Archive project.

We are looking for a Researcher with learning disabilities. We have a budget to pay for Personal Assistant / Support Worker costs to help the person in this role.

This is an inclusive project, which involves people with learning disabilities in all parts of the research.

The job involves helping to make the research accessible for people with learning disabilities, going to meetings, presenting at conferences, and doing interviews.

This post/vacancy is open only to people with learning disabilities because it is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Closing date: Midday, 21 August 2014
Interview date: 16 September 2014

email: HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.uk Elizabeth.tilley@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 Pat Bird on 01908 654235 or by email at the address provided.

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


Please quote reference 10171



Research Associate, Faculty of Health and Social Care

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

Based in Milton Keynes and London (with regular travel to other locations)
Temporary contract until End March 2017



Developing a co-produced, digital, and living archive of learning disability history

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with proven research and project management skills to work with a diverse team, which includes people with learning disabilities. The project's aim is to develop a prototype digital archive of learning disability history while addressing a number of associated research questions. It involves regular meetings, workshops, and conferences that will take place in London, Milton Keynes and Leeds.

You will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Co-Investigators to lead on specific elements of the research process. You will do this in collaboration with a second Research Associate with learning disabilities.

Because of the inclusive and workshop-orientated nature of the project, the Research Associate role will be based across two sites (the Open University in Milton Keynes and the Rix Centre at the University of East London). A willingness to travel is therefore essential.


Closing date: Midday 21 August 2014
Interview date: September 2014 (although may be subject to change)

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

email: HSC-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 (01908 654235) or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10172



Chemist - KTP Associate, Faculty of Science - Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

Based at Ambridge Thermoplastics Ltd, Newton Longville, Milton Keynes

Salary up to £20,374

circulation date : 10/07/2014

closing date : 21/08/2014

This is an exciting 34 month fixed-term post with Ambridge Thermoplastics Ltd, the manufacturer of high quality road marking products in the UK. Ambridge produces specialist paint products and is the largest road marking contractor in the UK.

Employed by The Open University, but based full-time at Ambridge's in Newton Longville near Milton Keynes, this varied role involves working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project to transform the road marking industry by acting as a change agent to help Ambridge acquire the knowledge and capabilities to develop innovative sustainable products and application methods for efficient highway marking delivery.

You will have a MChem or BSc in Chemistry (2:I or above) and your research project was in synthetic or materials chemistry; you will need to feel equally at home in the laboratory as you are working in the field, alongside road crews and thrive on working in an unorthodox commercial and research environment. You will need a driving licence and be willing to travel between sites across the UK and Europe and have the ability to work, communicate and influence academic and business people.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to accelerate career progression with great training opportunities and valuable commercial experience.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Thursday 21 August 2014.

Interview date: 9 September 2014

Interviews will take place at Ambridge's offices Brook Farm, Drayton Road, Newton Longville, MK17 0BH.

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

email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654765 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10385



SUPPORT STAFF 

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



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 : 02/10/2014

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



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



Team Secretary x 2

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

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

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 28/08/2014

1 x part-time (30 hours per week) permanent post (10356)
1 x full-time temporary contract until 31 July 2016 (10342)


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.

Do you want a job where your excellent secretarial, administrative and organisational skills and your ability to work under pressure will be put to full use?

We are looking for a self-motivated secretary to provide a quality secretarial and administrative support service to managers in the Media area of Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS).

You will have excellent secretarial and administrative skills, be a good team player and use initiative, tact and discretion where appropriate. The post requires university-wide liaison with a range of staff, therefore good communication skills are essential. Familiarity with up-to-date PC packages (MS Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel) and the use of the internet is essential.

Closing date: 12.00 midday on 28 August 2014.

Interviews will be held in September, exact date(s) to be confirmed.

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 10342 or 10356



Project Co-ordinator

Office of PVC Academic, Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 - £24,057; Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 04/08/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

Are you interested in supporting exciting projects within a change programme which aims to deliver an improved student experience? The Study Experience Programme is looking for a project co-ordinator to join the Programme Office which supports the programme and the projects within it.

You will have a high standard of written and verbal communication and proven IT skills. You will need good organisational skills and the ability and flexibility to work within and across a team as well as using your own initiative. Previous experience of working within a project based environment would be advantageous.

Closing date: noon 01 September 2014.

Interview date: w/c 15 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 10515



Regional Services Coordinator

The Open University in the East, Based in Cambridge

£25,513 - £30,434

circulation date : 30/07/2014

closing date : 26/08/2014

You will provide day-to-day supervision and coordination of the location's resources, facilities, security and health & safety. You will supervise a team of staff, planning workloads and overseeing activities and you will play a lead role in coordinating local Degree Ceremonies.


You will have successful experience of supervising a team and coordinating large-scale events. You will have substantial relevant office experience and an awareness of health and safety policies and procedures. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, and be highly competent in IT. You will need to be able to work flexibly and work outside of office hours occasionally, if required, including evenings and weekends.


Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 1 September in Cambridge.



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

email: SS-England-PRA@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 10470



Deanery Assistant, Learning and Teaching Support; Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes; Fixed term contract to 31 July 2015

£21,391 to £24,057

circulation date : 31/07/2014

closing date : 28/08/2014

We are looking for a new member of staff to join our Deanery Team. If you enjoy working in a responsible role which requires excellent organisational and communications skills and you like supporting a diverse range of duties, then we are interested in hearing from you. We are looking for an experienced and confident person to support senior managers and administrators in the Deanery of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology.

You will need to have a highly professional, service focussed, approach to your work with strong note taking and IT skills, and need to be very 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 28 August 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 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 10454



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



EXECUTIVE 

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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



Full-time, 3-year PhD Studentship Vacancies

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), Based in Milton Keynes

Funding consists of stipend £41,178 (£13,726/year) plus fee bursary.

circulation date : 14/08/2014

closing date : 29/08/2014

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is home to internationally recognized researchers in semantic technologies, educational multimedia, collaboration technologies, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities.

We are currently offering fully-funded studentships commencing Autumn 2014. Applications are invited from UK, EU and international students for full-time, 3-year study on the following PhD projects:

• Influencing Energy Consumption Behaviour;
• An Integrated Human and machine Annotation Platform for Business Intelligence;
• Detecting Emerging Trend in Research;
• Exploring and Making Sense of Research Data;
• Human Centred Computing for Civic Engagement: Structuring online dialogues for large-scale deliberation;
• Visual Food Log Analysis;
• Automated Linking between Media;
• Learning from Watching TV;
• The Semantically Quantified Self;
• Mining Services on the Web;
• Web of Things;
• Empowering Self-Regulated Learning
• Knowledge Media with Augmented Reality and Wearables.

How to apply:-
It is strongly recommended that applicants contact the named contact point for the project of interest to get more information about the project in question. It is also important to read the online prospectus before downloading and completing the 10-page MPhil/PhD application form.

Applications should be sent by email (on both the links below) and should include a covering letter, a research proposal (a maximum of 2,000 words), and a full CV, giving contact details for two academic referees.

All applicants must have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent and ideally a relevant Master's degree. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-EEA applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. IELTS Certificates are valid for a period of 2-years.

Further details pertaining to the PhD projects listed above, along with information about KMi and how to apply, can be found at the following web address below:

The close date for applications is Friday, 29 August 2014.

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

email: research-degrees-kmi@open.ac.uk kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk

Please quote reference 8093



PhD studentships - Adaptive Security and Privacy, Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Full time - 3 years from 1 October 2014

Approximate stipend of £13,726

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

We have exciting opportunities for up to 4 PhD studentships to carry out world class research on a European Research Council (ERC)-funded project entitled 'Adaptive Security and Privacy' (ASAP) in the Department of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (www.computing.open.ac.uk). The overall aim of the research programme (www.asap-project.eu) is to deliver a conceptual framework, and applied techniques and tools to support software engineers in developing adaptive software - adaptive in its functionality and in its ability to protect assets.

The focus will be on supporting the changing security and privacy needs of users, and will centre on both security requirements analysis and design, and security and privacy management at runtime. We are particularly interested in topics in the following general research areas:
- software engineering
- security and privacy
- adaptive systems
- digital forensics
- mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies
- privacy aspects of life-logging/self-quantifying/medical informatics

You will be highly motivated with some evidence of aptitude for doing research. You should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply formally is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at:
www.open.ac.uk/research-degrees
Specific advice on writing a research proposal is available at:
www.computing.open.ac.uk/research-degrees

For more information, interested applicants should contact Prof Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk) with a CV and short description of research interests.

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2014.

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

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 from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference Studentship 7988



PhD studentship - Clinical Health Informatics and Privacy Management, Department of Computing and Communications (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Full time - 3 years from 1 October 2014

Approximate stipend of £13,726

circulation date : 17/07/2014

closing date : 01/09/2014

Life-logging and self-quantifying technologies are no longer the realm of elite athletes and expensive medical equipment - ordinary healthy people can now use inexpensive non-invasive equipment to automatically monitor many aspects of their lives. Collecting and sharing this data with medical clinicians and others can have huge benefits for an individual and society but it also poses risk.

Are you an upcoming PhD student interested in working at the intersections of self-quantification, health informatics and privacy management? In this studentship you will have the opportunity to work both with clinicians and patients in Milton Keynes Hospital building and testing applications in field studies examining the effect of these technologies on patient outcomes. You will contribute to the literature on privacy requirements and interfaces for self-quantifying applications, and to medical literature in a range of disciplines.

You will be highly motivated with some evidence of aptitude for doing research. You should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

General information about studying for a research degree with the Open University and how to apply is available from the Research Degrees Prospectus at:
www.open.ac.uk/research-degrees
Specific advice on writing a research proposal is available here:
http://www.computing.open.ac.uk/research-degrees

For more information, interested applicants should contact Blaine Price (Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk) or Prof Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2014.

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

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 from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).


Please quote reference 7989



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