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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Ecology - Faculty of Science (Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems)

Based in Milton Keynes, Two posts available

38,511 - 54,841 p.a.

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

You will be an ecologist with an established teaching and/or research profile in terrestrial or freshwater ecosystems, with main research interests in one or more of the following areas: population or community ecology; multilevel trophic interactions; wetland, grassland or forest ecology; ecological statistics; evolutionary biology; microbial ecology; ecological sustainability and resilience; quantification of ecosystem services and/or natural capital.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Environmental Science, and should have a strong track record in research and demonstrable research impact commensurate with the stage of your career. You must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

We welcome applications from individuals with policy advisory experience or an interest in pedagogical research in Environmental Sciences, and from those who are looking to commence their first lectureship.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

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

The University is proud to have gained an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in April 2013, as well as holding two individual Department Bronze Awards.



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 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10569



Staff Tutor - Faculty of Social Sciences - The Open University (Wales)

Based in Cardiff

38,511 - 54,841

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

Tiwtor Staff - Y Gyfadran Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol - Y Brifysgol Agored (Cymru)
Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd




As an academic member of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and The Open University in Wales, you will provide the link between the Faculty at Milton Keynes and its students and tutors by working with them in Wales, and with the Social Sciences Student Support Teams. You will have a key role in keeping the OU in the forefront of supported distance higher education, particularly in designing and facilitating effective teaching of the Faculty's modules, qualifications and programmes. You will be responsible for the selection, monitoring and staff development of part-time Associate Lecturers, who teach modules in Economics, Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Sociology and Social Policy and Criminology. You will work with the wider team at the Open University in Wales to implement the University's strategic plan for Wales and contribute to externally-facing activities relevant to your discipline and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

You will hold, as a minimum requirement, a good honours degree in Criminology, Economics or Sociology and will have relevant teaching experience.

Closing date: Noon Thursday 16 October 2014.

Interview date: Interviews will be held early November 2014 at the office of The Open University in Cardiff.

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




Fel aelod academaidd o'r Gyfadran Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol a'r Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru, byddwch yn darparu'r cyswllt rhwng y Gyfadran yn Milton Keynes a'i myfyrwyr a thiwtoriaid drwy weithio gyda hwy yng Nghymru, a chyda Timau Cymorth Fyfyrwyr y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol. Bydd gennych rôl allweddol i gadw'r Brifysgol Agored ar flaen y gad o ran addysg uwch dysgu o bell, yn enwedig o ran llunio a hwyluso addysgu modiwlau, cymwysterau a rhaglenni'r Gyfadran yn effeithiol. Byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddethol, monitro a datblygu Darlithwyr Cyswllt rhan amser, sy'n addysgu modiwlau mewn Economeg, Daearyddiaeth a'r Amgylchedd, Gwleidyddiaeth ac Astudiaethau Rhyngwladol, Cymdeithaseg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol a Throseddeg. Byddwch yn gweithio gyda'r tîm ehangach yn y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru er mwyn rhoi cynllun strategol y Brifysgol ar gyfer Cymru ar waith, a chyfrannu at weithgareddau allanol sy'n berthnasol i'ch disgyblaeth ac i Gyfadran y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol.

Byddwch yn meddu ar radd anrhydedd dda, o leiaf, mewn Troseddeg, Economeg neu Gymdeithaseg a bydd gennych brofiad addysgu perthnasol.

Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd, ddydd Iau 16 Hydref 2014.

Dyddiad y cyfweliad: Cynhelir y cyfweliadau ar ddechrau mis Tachwedd 2014 yn swyddfa'r Brifysgol Agored yng Nghaerdydd.

Rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth mewn cyflogaeth ac yn croesawu ceisiadau o bob rhan o'r gymuned.

email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply email the Recruitment Co-ordinator, SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Am wybodaeth fanwl a gwybodaeth am sut i wneud cais e-bostiwch y Cydlynydd Recriwtio yn Socsci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod.

Please quote reference 10606



Professor/Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Finance - Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes

Senior Lecturer 48,743 - 54,841 ; Professor: negotiable starting from 62,813

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

As professor or senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance you will contribute to our reputation for high quality research in accounting; developing a group of active research-led scholars and building on our record of academic excellence through research grants, publications and research degree supervision. You will also be expected to engage with policymaker and practitioner communities to increase the impact of your research. An interest in financial accounting research and teaching is desirable.

You will contribute to our teaching portfolio engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. As part of The Open University Business School we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.

You should have a passion for distance education and the values of the Open University; with the ability to generate equal enthusiasm and commitment in others, and with a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Furthermore, you should demonstrate an ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, your students, their tutors within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change, and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines. You must have a Doctorate in a related area and be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of continuing research publications and associated research activity.

The structure of work at the OU means that central academic staff spend significantly less time in face-to-face teaching and marking than is common in traditional universities. This permits the organisation of more clearly delineated research time each year.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 17 October 2014

Presentation and Interview dates: 26 and 27 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 10402



Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law - The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

34,233 - 54,841

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

Are you an accomplished and enthusiastic law academic with demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy and courses opening up access to further legal study?

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate programme and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of modules at all levels.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law, demonstrate an interest in legal pedagogy, and have an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will have good administrative skills and a good research record or evidence of research potential with recent experience of teaching the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree.

Closing date for applications: midday on 9 October 2014
Interview date: 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 10595



Lecturer in Strategic Management - The Open University Business School (Department for Strategy and Marketing)

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 14/10/2014

As Lecturer in the Department for Strategy and Marketing you will add to our growing reputation for high quality research in strategic management and contribute to our acknowledged excellence in online teaching and practice based learning. You will join a team of active research-led scholars and build on our record of academic excellence through research grants, publications and research degree supervision. You will be able to engage with practitioner communities to increase the impact of their research.

You will contribute to our teaching portfolio, engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. As part of the Faculty of Business & Law at the Open University we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.
If you do not already have experience in delivering distance learning you will be trained in our distinctive teaching methods.

You will be fully engaged within disciplines related to the study of strategic management, have a PhD in a related area and be able to show an established or developing trajectory of research publications and associated research activity.

You will demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and an ability to engage with a wide range of people; your academic peers, your students and their tutors within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 14 October 2014
Interview date: 24 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 10610



Lectureships in Law - The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary Contract for 24 months, 4 positions available

34,233 - 45,954

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

Are you an accomplished and enthusiastic law academic with demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy and courses opening up access to further legal study?

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate programme and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of modules at all levels.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law, demonstrate an interest in legal pedagogy, and have an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will have good administrative skills and a good research record or evidence of research potential with recent experience of teaching the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree.

Closing date for applications: midday on 9 October 2014
Interview date: 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 10593



Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Earth Science - Faculty of Science (Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems)

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 54,841 p.a.

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

You will have an established teaching and/or research profile in terrestrial and/or marine sedimentary deposits, with main research interests in one or more of the following areas: palaeoenvironmental/palaeoclimate change from sedimentary deposits; sedimentary systems, processes and basin evolution; stratigraphy; palaeontology including palaeoecology.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Earth Science, and should have a strong track record in research and demonstrable research impact commensurate with the stage of your career. You must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

We welcome applications from individuals with industrial experience or an interest in pedagogical research in Earth Sciences, and from those who are looking to commence their first lectureship.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

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

The University is proud to have gained an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in April 2013, as well as holding two individual Department Bronze Awards.

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 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10568



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 Modern and Contemporary Art - Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes, Permanent full-time from 1 January 2015 (or sooner)

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are looking for an academic to join the highly regarded Art History Department of the Open University and play a full role in its teaching and administration.

Duties will include contributing written and on-line teaching material to undergraduate and postgraduate modules in preparation, with particular emphasis on global approaches to modern and contemporary art. You will be expected to work on existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the department and Faculty, including assuming administrative responsibility for their maintenance and delivery. You will also be an active researcher with a strong record of published research or evidence of forthcoming publications and able to make a strong contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). Where appropriate, you will contribute to the supervision of PhD students.

You will have a good honours degree in Art History or other relevant subject(s) and have a PhD completed or about to be obtained. You will have expertise in modern and contemporary art, with a good knowledge of global approaches to the subject.

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

Closing date: noon on 2 October 2014
Interviews will be held on: 12 November 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 apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Deanery Assistant 01908 654703 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10243



Lecturer in Art History - Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time 22.2 hours per week,

38,511 - 45,954 (pro-rata)

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

Position available immediately until 31 December 2016

We are looking for an academic to join the highly regarded Art History Department of the Open University and play a full role in its teaching and administration.

Duties will include contributing written and on-line teaching material to undergraduate and postgraduate modules in preparation, with particular emphasis on global approaches to modern and contemporary art. You will also be expected to work on existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the department and Faculty, including assuming administrative responsibility for their maintenance and delivery. You will be an active researcher with a strong record of published research or evidence of forthcoming publications. Where appropriate, you will contribute to the supervision of PhD students.

You will have a good honours degree in Art History or other relevant subject(s) and have a PhD completed or about to be obtained. You will have expertise in modern and contemporary art, with a good knowledge of global approaches to the subject.

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

Closing date: noon on 2 October 2014
Interviews will be held on: 12 November 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 Deanery Assistant 01908 654703 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10527



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



Staff Tutor - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Birmingham, 22.2 hours per week

38,511 - 45,954 (Pro-Rata)

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

This role is central to maintaining high quality services to students. You will be responsible for the management of Associate Lecturers who support students on a range of qualifications and, as a result of recent developments, this may soon include the Pre-Registration Nursing Programme and Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice within the OU in the West Midlands.

You will need a good first degree (upper second or higher), a professional qualification in nursing, experience in supporting practice learning, current NMC registration and an NMC recordable teaching qualification (or willingness to acquire one).

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of adult learners and have the ability to promote the Faculty's modules, programmes and awards to individuals and corporate customers. You will also have good communication, team working and organisational skills, with a sound knowledge of current issues related to nurse education and experience in developing and maintaining local partnerships.

Attendance at meetings in Milton Keynes and wider travel is an essential part of the role.

Closing date: Midday 02 October 2014

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 on 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10580



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Business Analyst

Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit, The Open University

Salary: Competitive, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to diversify and grow its income streams and to achieve the associated growth in the number of its students worldwide.

As a member of the Business Development Unit's (BDU) Business Analysis team, the Business Analyst is responsible for conducting insightful analysis to support the development and growth of the BDU's three business lines. We believe that analysis, and the insights yielded from analysis, should play a pivotal role in informing strategic and operational decisions and driving up the performance of the BDU's business lines.

You will be provided with an immense challenge and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with proven analytical skills and experience.

You will need to possess strong academic qualifications in a relevant subject area (eg Business & Finance, Science, Engineering or equivalent), exceptional analytical skills, coupled with advanced Excel skills and experience working with large and complex datasets. You will also need to have commercial acumen combined with a strong customer focus and professional interest in insight and analysis.

This recruitment is open to internal & external applications; any external applicants will be applying via an agency.

Closing date: midday 17 October 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 (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 8199



Careers Adviser

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

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

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 10/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced career guidance professional to work as part of the Open University Careers Advisory Service working with a range of colleagues both in Scotland and elsewhere across the OU.

You will have responsibility for delivering careers advice and guidance to students based in Scotland; and also students from across the UK and beyond studying either an undergraduate qualifications or a postgraduate qualification in business and management.

This work will be undertaken primarily by telephone, email and other online media (e.g. Skype). You will have a first degree, (or equivalent) a professional qualification and proven experience in careers guidance within adult, further or preferably higher education. An understanding of the needs of adult or distance learners would be an advantage.

Closing date: 10 October 2014

Interview date: 23 October 2014

email: Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

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


Please quote reference 10394



Student Experience Manager - The Faculty of Business and Law

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

As Student Experience Manager you will take overall responsibility for the experience of students relating to areas of curriculum management such as student casework and plagiarism. You will also work across the curriculum and student support teams to improve processes and approach in these areas. You will be a key team member in the restructured Curriculum Management team and will support the new Head of Curriculum in establishing the team and ensuring its success.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 9 October 2014.

Interview date: 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 10639



Senior Manager (Statistical Modelling)

Information Office

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

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

The purpose of this role is to develop and implement statistical modelling and reporting tools related to student numbers. You will develop new models for a range of business applications, review and redevelop existing models, and create reports and visualisations.

You will work closely with stakeholders at all levels to analyse requirements, build forecasts and reports using SAS, and mainstream outcomes. You will plan and manage the work of your team to deliver to challenging deadlines and high quality standards.

You will have strong analytical skills and experience of exploiting statistical techniques to analyse data and apply to business problems, including experience with SAS, or a similar statistical package. You will have evidence of excellent influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and to influence decision makers and stakeholders.

Closing date: Noon 9 October 2014.

Interview date: w/c: 20 October 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 10475



Head of Stakeholder Communications

Communications Unit

48,473- 54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 12/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

We are looking for an individual who will champion creativity alongside slick project management to develop and deliver the most effective content for engaging consumer audiences across owned, earned and paid-for channels. You will in still effective project management processes, providing the space for innovation and creativity to deliver compelling and clear content which will optimise impact, minimise cost, and deliver great results.

You will lead the Stakeholder Communications team, inspiring creative communications solutions to meet our objectives most effectively.

The projects will vary from multi-media campaigns to channel management and individual content projects for social media, websites, stakeholder emails and print production. The target audiences for these communications include current students, alumni, staff and friends of the University. Their purpose is to establish new connections and build long term relationships in order to advance the reputations and impact of The Open University.

You will be required to flex resource to maintain work on core communications projects whilst responding to communications opportunities and issues management as they arise.

Closing date: 12 noon on 3 October 2014

Interview date: 16 October 2014

email: comms-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, Diane Seymour, on 01908 652938 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 10649



Project Officer (Image Sensor Scientist) - Faculty of Science (Department of Physical Sciences - Centre for Electronic Imaging)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 12 month contract

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

You will work on the characterisation of a new CMOS image sensor for the JANUS high resolution camera, part of the payload on board the forthcoming JUICE spacecraft by the European Space Agency to study Jupiter and its moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the e2v Centre of Electronic Imaging and will play a key role in the electro-optical and radiation characterisation of the new sensor.

You will have a good understanding and experience in electro-optical characterisation of image sensors, data acquisition systems and data analysis. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of CMOS image sensors, radiation damage effects in semiconductors and analogue electronics is desirable.

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

Closing date: 9 October 2014

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 653485 or by email (link above).



Please quote reference 10442



Intellectual Property Development Officer

Research, Scholarship and Quality

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

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are looking for a confident and highly motivated Intellectual Property Development Officer with experience in intellectual property management, university technology transfer and exploitation, and external relations management. This is a diverse and challenging role with potential for development for the right candidate. We are seeking someone who can take responsibility for the intellectual property portfolio and identify and assess opportunities for commercial exploitation. The ability to develop key relationships with external collaborative partners is a key feature of the role.

This challenging opportunity will enable you to apply your knowledge and experience, gained in a similar role, to develop and shape the enterprise programme in a growing and expanding research and enterprise department. Of crucial importance to the work performed by the role holder, will be the interactions with external organisations / internal academics and the post holder must be a confident and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills who will take a lead in promoting enterprise and knowledge exchange activity at The Open University.

You will need to demonstrate initiative and the capability to work independently, but as part of a team, to drive the enterprise programme forward. This role requires that you have good organisational skills, an aptitude for co-ordinating, analysing and disseminating complex information, and the tenacity and persistence in finding business development solutions.

Closing date: noon 2 October 2014.

Interview date: week commencing:13 October 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 10656



Communications Officer - Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed term contract for 24 months

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

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.

We are looking for an inspiring, creative and talented individual to join our communications team. You will be responsible for improving the visibility and reputation of the Institute internally, externally and internationally. You will develop, implement and manage communications plans and activities, identifying priority areas and themes for communications outreach that meet our objectives, using social, digital and traditional media to reach and engage through informative and compelling content and design.

You will need to have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, excellent copywriting and editorial skills alongside a demonstrable ability to manage projects.

For an informal discussion please contact Kevin McLeod, email: kevin.mcleod@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: 9 October 2014
Interview date: to be advised

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 (Tracey Hawker) on 01908 653781 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10502



Project Officer (Euclid Sensor & Simulation Scientist) - Faculty of Science (Department of Physical Sciences - Centre for Electronic Imaging)

Temporary contract until 31 December 2016, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

You will work on the characterisation and optimisation of a new CCD image sensor on board the forthcoming EUCLID spacecraft by the European Space Agency. Euclid will seek to understand the geometry of dark energy and dark matter by accurately measuring the acceleration of the universe. The Visible Imager (VIS) instrument on EUCLID will use a 600 million pixel camera to measure the shape of distant galaxies to build a map of dark energy and dark matter.

You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the Centre of Electronic Imaging; playing a key role in the electro-optical and radiation characterisation and optimisation of the new sensor and modelling of the CCD performance with regards to the radiation damage the sensor will receive in orbit.

You will have a good understanding and experience in electro-optical characterisation of image sensors, data acquisition systems and data analysis. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of CCD image sensors, radiation damage effects in semiconductors and analogue electronics and modelling (both writing bespoke code and using publically available packages such as GEANT4) is desirable.

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

Closing date: 9 October 2014

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 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10603



Research, Evaluation and Information Manager - Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

As Research, Evaluation and Information Manager you will take lead responsibility for establishing the OU as an internationally recognised centre of excellence in WP research and scholarship and to oversee the implementation and delivery of the OU Widening Access and Success strategy.

You will directly support all unit activity through provision of research and scholarship management and delivery of information and analysis to ensure evidenced-based actions and informed development decisions are taken.

You will preferably have experience of working in the field of widening access in a higher education context.

You will be an excellent communicator with the skills required to build relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, as well as working both on your own initiative and within the research team in CICP and the University. You will also be a highly organised individual with strong managerial skills and the ability to work flexibly and proactively.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact John Butcher, Deputy Director (Access and Curriculum), CICP (john.butcher@open.ac.uk).

Closing date: 25th September 2014
Interview date: Week commencing 6th October 2014

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

email: CICP-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 10581



Senior Faculty Manager - Faculty of Arts

Based in London, Part-time 18.5 hours per week

38,511 - 45,954 per annum pro-rata

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

You will work with the Arts Staff Tutors and the Senior Faculty Manager carrying out the academic administration relating to the delivery of the Arts Faculty's modules in the region and to the support of students studying on these modules. You will also share responsibility with those colleagues for the management of Arts associate lecturer staff in the region.

Duties will include: recruitment, staff development and monitoring of part-time associate lecturer staff; liaison with part-time associate lecturer staff; the organisation of tutorials and day schools; responding to queries from staff and students; and the provision of management information to the Arts Staff Tutors.

You should be a graduate with a degree in an Arts/Humanities subject relevant to the Faculty's curriculum and its development, with significant experience of administration and of teaching in higher or adult education. You should also possess appropriate IT skills.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 25 September 2014
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th 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 Donna Elstob on 01908 653370 (24 hour answerphone)or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10597



Siebel Developer

Information Technology

Salary up to 40,847, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We are looking for an experienced Siebel Developer to join our CRM team within the University's IT Development Department.

Within this team, you will develop and maintain the University's implementation of the Siebel application to meet emerging business requirements, whilst promoting Siebel best practices to our business partners. You will provide third line support to our end users, and will also help to support our underlying Siebel infrastructure.

This is an exciting time to join IT Development. There has been significant change within the University in recent years, and IT has played a large part in this, undertaking a major overhaul of its systems. CRM is seen as a core, strategic application, and features as a central part in a number of past, present and future developments.

Recent practical experience and an in-depth knowledge of the Siebel CRM system (preferably version 8) are essential for this role. Knowledge of integrating Siebel with other systems is a necessity. You should have some experience of using a variety of Siebel components (for example, Task Based User Interface, Workflows, Business Services, EAI, etc.) and recent development experience in Siebel Tools is highly desirable. Knowledge of developing in the .NET framework is desirable but not essential. You should enjoy working collaboratively, have strong communication skills and a keenness to develop your programming and technical skills.

Closing date: Midday 25 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.

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


Please quote reference 10582



Development Manager

Faculty of Business and Law, Based in Milton Keynes, London or Home Working considered

Up to 45,954, Temporary contract for 2 years

circulation date : 05/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for an externally focussed individual to join the Faculty of Business and Law to source philanthropic funds.

You will be expected to work at a senior level within the University to support the growth of fundraising and expertise; cultivating, negotiating and securing high five, six and seven figure donations.

You will identify and develop tailored, market-ready, compelling propositions for multi-year funding. Work closely and collaboratively with the Development Office, senior academics in the Faculty and in the Faculty's external networks. Act as a 'champion' for a number of the 'Faculty's fundraising priorities and will manage the relationships between the Development Office and the Faculty. Work alongside other Development Managers in the development Office with a view to cultivating, growing and stewarding donor relationships specific to the Faculty; and contributing to the annual fundraising goals for this post.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), a strong team player with entrepreneurial and dynamic thinking, have effective oral and written communication skills and enjoy a challenge.

Closing date: 25 September 2014.

Interview date: 6 October 2014.

email: OUDO@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 10524



Development Manager (Corporate)

Development Office, Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954, Temporary contract for 4 years

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

This an exciting opportunity for an externally focussed individual to join the OU's Development office, a fast-paced, expanding team, responsible for generating philanthropic revenue; to source philanthropic funds primarily from Corporates.

You will be expected to work at a senior level within the University to support the growth of corporate fundraising and expertise; cultivating, negotiating and securing high five, six and seven figure donations.

You will create and manage a pipeline of corporate prospects with a view to develop long-term relationships, working closely with individuals and departments in the University to identify, explore and optimise existing relationships; whilst being creative about the introduction of new prospects for the University. You will identify and develop tailored and compelling opportunities for funding partnerships, create a compelling 'sales' process, writing high calibre proposals and devising creative and compelling presentations
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You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), a strong team player with entrepreneurial and dynamic thinking, have effective oral and written communication skills and enjoy a challenge.


Closing date: 25 September 2014.

Interview date: 6 October 2014.

email: OUDO@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 10519



Senior Business Improvement Consultant

Business Performance Improvement Team, CIO’s Office, Information Technology

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

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We are looking for an experienced Business Performance Improvement Consultant with a background in process change and business transformation. You will be collaboratively supporting business partners across the University, identifying opportunities for improvement and working with them to plan delivery of solutions.

Knowledge of performance improvement/process analysis techniques and 'Lean' methodology is essential. You will also be a confident, experienced facilitator and communicator (used to dealing with senior and board level executives) with strong influencing & negotiation skills.

Closing date: Midday 25 September 2014.

Interview date: W/C 6 October 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 10550



Technical Developer

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract until 1 September 2015

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

The Open University's Learning Systems Team are looking for a Technical Developer This role is an exciting role in a dynamic environment where their work will have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of students across the world. We are looking for a smart, ambitious developer, well versed in building solutions in the core web technologies such as PHP, Javascript and HTML, and preferably with experience of developing for Virtual Learning Environments and Moodle.

Working closely with their Lead Technical Developer, in small teams, and to established software development principles, Technical Developers create, maintain and manage the core internally built and third party supplied technology the OU uses to deliver learning to our students.

Closing date: Midday 25 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 10579



Associate Lecturer Services Manager

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

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We are seeking a Manager to lead the Associate Lecturer Services team in London.

Associate Lecturers (ALs) are key to the teaching and support of our students. 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 faculty staff through a period of change following the University's move to support students on a qualification basis through Student Support Teams.
In addition to leading the newly expanded AL Services team in London, you will work with a wide variety of staff across the University, ensuring that service levels to ALs and internal colleagues are maintained.

You will be a flexible person who enjoys change, with excellent interpersonal skills including communication, negotiating and influencing. You will have significant staff and operational experience and excellent IT skills.

Closing date: 25 September 2014 at mid-day
Interview date: week commencing 13 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 10495



Student Services Manager (HEAR Project)

Assessment, Credit and Qualifications, Student Services, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 to 37,394, Temporary contract until 31 July 2017

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We are a lively centre responsible for the university's qualification completion system, the central co-ordination of the degree ceremony programme and the provision of vocational qualifications.

This post holder will:
Project manage the design and implementation of the Open University's Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) to record our students achievements.

Work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and external organisations to coordinate all aspects of the HEAR, ensuring the correct systems and processes are developed and implemented to capture the required information.

Provide a single point of coordination, advice and guidance on HEAR and related issues

The work involved in managing this project will be intellectually challenging and institutionally important.

You will need:
Excellent project management skills
Excellent IT skills
Ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels to achieve results.

Closing date: noon on the 25 September 2014.

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


email: ss-acq-recruit-uap@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 858388 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 9804



Campaign Evaluation Manager x 2

Marketing & SRFS

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

circulation date : 02/09/2014

closing date : 23/09/2014

The purpose of this role is to understand, evaluate, report on and improve the effectiveness of our Student recruitment marketing activities. You will provide the analytical focus required to maximise the effectiveness & efficiency of million pound investments across the full media mix including email, direct mail etc. You will ensure that insight and measurement is at the heart of all data planning and marketing activities, and make clear recommendations that enable the business to optimise activity and performance.

You will be responsible for developing, agreeing, executing and evaluating a robust data selection and extract plan for Student Engagement and Conversion direct marketing and email activity on an on-going basis. You will plan and manage an effective schedule of work for your team that meets the needs of internal and external customers (eg Marketing Communications, CRM agency) and take a proactive approach to planning and delivery.

Evidence of strong influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and influence decision makers and stakeholders, is a must. You will also possess strong SAS skills and an analytical approach to problem solving. Team management experience is preferred but not essential.

Closing date: Noon 23 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 10503



Project Manager

Marketing & SRFS, Business Improvement Team

38,511-45,954, Based in Milton Keynes with travel to Manchester & Nottingham

circulation date : 03/09/2014

closing date : 24/09/2014

This role is based in the Marketing & SRFS Unit which is comprised of a number of marketing functions and a multi-site, multi-channel contact centre of 460 employees. With a large and exciting body of complex change, the Business Improvement team is looking for an energetic and driven professional project manager to deliver real value to our colleagues and customers. Owning and delivering a wide range of change initiatives you will be provided with the opportunity to make a significant difference to the OU.

You will have experience of delivering structured change in large and complex organisations. As such, we are looking for an individual with both a high degree of functional project management expertise and with high order stakeholder management and influencing skills.

If you are interested in working in a fast paced, challenging yet supportive environment, please get in touch.

Closing date: 12 noon 24 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 10627



Campaign Planning Analyst

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 02/09/2014

closing date : 23/09/2014

The purpose of this role is to provide analytical expertise to aid the understanding, evaluation and improve the effectiveness of our marketing investment. The role holder will provide the analytical detail to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of million pound investments across channels such as email, direct mail, phone etc.

You will be responsible for the development and production of regular campaign performance evaluation reports and regular monitoring of campaigns to support their optimisation. You will execute data selections/extracts/ targeting that best meet campaign and business objectives while demonstrating understanding of the campaign context.

You will proactively plan and manage your personal schedule of work in order to meet the needs of internal and external customers (e.g. Marketing Comms, CRM agency) and take a proactive approach to planning and delivery.

Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and build strong relationships with decision makers and stakeholders, is a must. Advanced SAS, Microsoft Access and Excel skills are also essential.

Closing date: Noon 23 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 10612



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



Campaign Analyst - Digital

Marketing & SRFS

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

circulation date : 02/09/2014

closing date : 23/09/2014

The purpose of this role is to provide analytical expertise to aid the understanding, evaluation and improve the effectiveness of our marketing investment. You will provide the analytical detail to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of million pound investments across digital channels such as display, email and pay per click.

You will be responsible for the development and production of regular campaign performance evaluation reports and regular monitoring of campaigns to support their optimisation. You will execute data selections/extracts/ targeting that best meet business objectives as required.

You will proactively plan and manage your personal schedule of work in order to meet the needs of internal and external customers (e.g. Marketing Communications, CRM agency) and take a proactive approach to planning and delivery.

Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and build strong relationships with decision makers and stakeholders, is a must. Advanced SAS, Microsoft Access & Excel skills are also essential. An understanding of online campaign management and attribution modelling would be an advantage.

Closing date: Noon 23 September. 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 10537



2x Student Services Manager (Support & Guidance)

Student Services, The Open University in the North, based in Gateshead

31, 342 - 37, 394

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We are seeking to recruit an Educational Adviser for our Learner Support Service.

You will provide advice and guidance to students who are studying Arts & Humanities qualifications and modules. You will also contribute to the delivery and development of the Learner Support Service to promote student retention, progression and satisfaction.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with recent or current experience in educational guidance, counselling or a similar field.

Closing date: 12 noon on 25 September 2014.
Interviews will be held on 2 October 2014.


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

email: R09-Directors@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 10483



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



Senior Manager, Learner Support Services

The Open University in Leeds, Student Services based in Leeds

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 26/09/2014

Learner Support Services within the Open University delivers a range of information, advice and guidance (IAG) and operational services to enable students to achieve their study goals, which contributes to the University's retention, progression and completion rates.

As the Senior Manager, you will lead and manage the Learner Support Services team in Leeds which has responsibility for delivering student support (for example educational advice and guidance, disability support, study support and careers) on behalf of the Health and Social Care Faculty and delivers location based operational activities such as the organisation of examinations. Additionally you will have responsibility for the initial response to student complaints and disciplinary cases.

Reporting to the Assistant Director Student Services, you will also have an important role in contributing to the effective running of the whole Leeds office demonstrating appropriate leadership and management qualities and behaviours.

This is an exciting and rewarding role for someone with a first degree (or equivalent) and significant experience of leading and managing student-facing teams. You will be committed to continuous improvement in the enquirer and student experience and be able to work effectively with and influence a wide range of stakeholders.


Closing date: 26 September 2014 at 12 noon
Interview date: 20 October 2014


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

email: yorkshire-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 10605



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



RESEARCH 

  none currently available


SUPPORT STAFF 

Library Assistant (Learning and Teaching) x 2

Library Services

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

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are seeking two full-time Library Assistants to join our Learning and Teaching team. You will be supporting the delivery of virtual and face-to-face frontline customer facing services to our students and staff and providing administrative support to the Learning and Teaching team of professional Librarians.

You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, have excellent communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, online and written), excellent customer relation skills, have proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and Excel and be confident in the use of new online technologies. You must be able to work as part of a team and across teams.

You will have a flexible pro-active approach and be prepared to support other areas of Library Services' operation, depending on business needs.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 2 October 2014.

Interviews will take place on 14 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 10645



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

Associate Lecturer Services, Based in Edinburgh

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

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

This is a modern and friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment. Working at The Open University in Scotland involves helping a wide range of people with their educational ambitions. We are currently seeking to appoint a proactive and motivated person to work as part of the AL Services team. In addition to good IT skills, you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, a good eye for detail and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

This is an interesting and challenging post which includes dealing with a wide range of duties including regular contact with Associate Lecturers. This post involves a high level of autonomy and as such we are looking to appoint someone with the appropriate skills to match.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

Interview date: 21 October 2014

email: Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

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


Please quote reference 10584



University Secretary's Office Assistant

University Secretary's Office

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

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are seeking an experienced Office Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Governance Team and the Senior Manager, Regulations in the University Secretary's office.

There is significant keyboard work, requiring the use of word processing and spreadsheet skills, formatting committee documents and correspondence to high quality standards. You will be in contact with other areas of the University at all levels and also with individuals external to the University. Aspects of the work are highly confidential

You will require a good standard of education, advanced secretarial skills, confidentiality and discretion, experience of office administration and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Closing date: noon 2 October 2014.

Interview date: 22 October 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 10466



Research Technician (Analytical Chemistry) - Faculty of Science (Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space & Astronomical Research)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 28 months

25,513 - 30,424

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

You will play an important multipurpose role in supporting the analytical chemistry laboratories, both in terms of general support to users but also technical support for instrumental techniques including NMR, HPLC, GC and HPLC/GC-MS.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a scientific subject, ideally chemistry. You will have substantial proven relevant laboratory experience with evidence of professional training in laboratory procedures.

Closing date: Midday 17 October 2014

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 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10596



Senior IT Support Assistant (Helpdesk)

Information Technology (IT Service Delivery)

25,513 to 30,434, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior IT Helpdesk Assistant with experience in First and Second Line support to work within a busy IT department. You will work alongside fellow IT colleagues on the IT Helpdesk supporting members of staff with their IT issues and providing advice and guidance. You will be responsible for providing (on rota basis) a second line desk ensuring that all incidents and service requests are dealt within agreed SLA.

You will have excellent IT skills (Windows 7, Office 2010, Active Directory, etc), trouble shooting, attention to detail and a flair for providing an excellent customer experience.

Closing date: Midday 25 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 10654



IT Support Assistant (Helpdesk)

Information Technology (IT Service Delivery)

21,391 to 24,057, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Support Assistant (Helpdesk) with experience in first line support to work within a busy IT department. You will work alongside fellow IT colleagues on the IT Helpdesk supporting members of staff with their IT issues and providing advice and guidance. You will be responsible for providing a primary point of contact with our business partners, and ensuring that all incidents and service requests are dealt within agreed Service Level Agreements (SLA).

You will have excellent IT skills (Windows 7, Office 2010, Active Directory, etc), trouble shooting, attention to detail and a flair for providing an excellent customer experience.

Closing date: Midday 25 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 10655



EXECUTIVE 

Vice-Chancellor

The Open University

Excellent Package - Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 20/10/2014

The Open University (OU) is a world-class institution that has established its reputation for distance learning through its use of flexible and progressive technology. One of the most important post war innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969, the OU is now by far the largest university in the UK, offering over 200 qualifications to more than 200,000 students worldwide within a vibrant research and enterprise portfolio. In the years ahead, the University will continue to innovate in its teaching and support of students with an increasing focus on promoting students' employability.

The current Vice-Chancellor, Martin Bean, is stepping down at the end of 2014 following five successful years in post. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to ensure the future success of one of the UK's most important and respected institutions.

The role

- Provide leadership and the continued achievement of academic excellence.

- Drive and implement the OU's strategic vision, provide financial stewardship, and maintain competitive edge in a fast-moving and dynamic global market.

- Grow the OU's profile at home and abroad, and promote its interests within government and industry.

The person

- Influential and highly visible senior leader, with a strong executive track record of success in a large and complex organisation.

- Credible in an academic environment, with the political and commercial acumen to lead a teaching and research institution of considerable scale.

- First-rate communicator who embodies the OU's values and is committed to its vision and social mission.

Please quote reference 10658



OTHER 

Academic Assistants - 2015 Language Residential Schools

Residential Schools, Teaching & Learner Support, Student Services

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are now recruiting for Academic Assistants at our 2015 Language residential schools. Languages covered include French, German and Spanish.

The schools will run between 21 February and 13 March and appointments are usually for one week or two consecutive weeks. Accommodation and meals are provided and staff are expected to be fully resident for the duration of their appointment.

The Open University is only able to accept applications for Residential Schools from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI. Applicants will be expected to travel to overseas schools as part of their appointment.

The job description available with this advertisement gives details of academic and personal requirements for this role.

Please complete and submit the application form available with this advertisement.

You can access information about the post on our website see link below:-

If you need any further information, please contact the Residential Schools Team by emailing (see link below) or calling +44 (0)1908 653 235.

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2014 at 5pm.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: ss-res-schools-job-applications@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 8119



Teaching Opportunities, 2015 Language Residential Schools

Residential Schools, Teaching & Learner Support, Student Services

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are now recruiting for teaching posts at our 2015 French language face to face and online (Alternative Learning Experience) residential school and our Spanish language online (Alternative Learning Experience) residential school.

The face to face schools will run between 28 February and 13 March and appointments are usually for one week or two consecutive weeks. Accommodation and meals are provided and staff are expected to be fully resident for the duration of their appointment.

The online schools will run throughout April, individual session times are included within the tutor job description.

The Open University is only able to accept applications for Residential Schools from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI. Applicants will be expected to travel to overseas schools as part of their appointment.

The job description available with this advertisement gives details of academic and personal requirements for this role.

You can access information about the post on our website - see link below:-

To apply please complete and submit the application form available with this advertisement and return it by email (see link below).

If you need any further information, please contact the Residential Schools Team by emailing on link below or by calling +44 (0)1908 653 235.

The closing date for applications is the 2 October 2014 at 5 pm.


Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: ss-res-schools-job-applications@open.ac.uk. 

Please quote reference 8100



Residential School Tutors for Face-to-Face and Online schools

OU Business School Residential Schools B716 (January 15), B830 (February 15), BB835 (March 15),

B690 (February 15), B839 (April 15) and B716 (July 15)

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 25/09/2014

Residential Schools, Teaching and Learner Support, Student Services

We are looking for Residential School Tutors to provide academic guidance and support at OU Business School residential schools (face-to-face and online schools) running in January, February, March, April and July 2015.

You will be responsible for encouraging students' active participation by helping to create a learning environment in which they all feel able to contribute. You will conduct and facilitate activities and exercises as specified by the module team and summarised in the module's residential school timetable.

The Open University is only able to accept applications for Residential Schools from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI. Applicants may be expected to travel to overseas schools as part of their appointment.

The recruitment period will be open from 04 September 2014 and the closing date for applications is 5pm on the 25 September 2014. No applications will be accepted after this date.

The current daily rate of pay for an external tutor is £122.90.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: ss-res-schools-job-applications@open.ac.uk 

If you need any further information, please contact the Residential Schools Team by calling +44 (0)1908 653 235

Please quote reference 8102



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

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



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



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