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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Staff Tutor, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Cardiff

£33,562 - £45,053 per annum

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

Tiwtor Staff

Y Gyfadran Mathemateg, Cyfrifiadura a Thechnoleg
Cyflog £33,562 - £45,053 y flwyddyn
Cyf: 10005
Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd


As a Staff Tutor you will be responsible for providing support for Associate Lecturers and students on Mathematics and Statistics modules within the Mathematics, Computing and Technology Faculty. You will also contribute to the presentation and production of modules in the Mathematics and Statistics Department and undertake scholarship and/or research.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics or a closely related field, and will be able to support students and Associate Lecturers in one or more of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Mathematics Education. You will also have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners and experience of supporting/managing people who facilitate their learning at a distance. Good communication, administrative and organisational skills are also essential.
It is likely that some evening/weekend work will be required in this role and you will occasionally be expected to travel within Wales and the south of England, to Nottingham and to Milton Keynes.

The Department provides a friendly and flexible working environment and is proud to support the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme: Advancing women's careers in university mathematical sciences departments.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 8 May 2014.

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



Fel Tiwtor Staff, byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddarparu cymorth i Ddarlithwyr Cyswllt a myfyrwyr sy'n dilyn modiwlau Mathemateg ac Ystadegau yn y gyfadran Mathemateg, Cyfrifiadura a Thechnoleg. Byddwch hefyd yn cyfrannu at gyflwyno a chynhyrchu modiwlau yn yr Adran Fathemateg ac Ystadegau ac yn ymgymryd ag ysgoloriaeth a/neu waith ymchwil.

Bydd gennych radd anrhydedd dda (neu gymhwyster cyfatebol) mewn Mathemateg neu Ystadegau, neu faes perthnasol agos, a byddwch yn gallu cynorthwyo myfyrwyr a Darlithwyr Cyswllt mewn un neu fwy o'r meysydd canlynol: Mathemateg Gymhwysol, Ystadegau neu Addysg Mathemateg. Bydd gennych hefyd ddealltwriaeth gadarn o anghenion dysgwyr sy'n oedolion a phrofiad o gefnogi/rheoli pobl sy'n hwyluso eu dysgu o bell. Mae sgiliau cyfathrebu, gweinyddol a threfniadol da hefyd yn hanfodol.
Mae'n debyg y bydd angen gwneud rhywfaint o waith gyda'r nos/ dros y penwythnos yn y rôl hon a bydd disgwyl i chi deithio ar draws Cymru a de Lloegr, i Nottingham a Milton Keynes, yn achlysurol.

Mae'r Adran yn darparu amgylchedd gweithio hyblyg a chyfeillgar ac mae'n falch o gefnogi Cynllun Arfer Da Cymdeithas Fathemategol Llundain: Advancing women's careers in university mathematical sciences departments.

Dyddiad cau: hanner dydd, ddydd Iau 8 Mai 2014.

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




email: MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information on how to apply please refer to the Further Particulars, or email MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Am wybodaeth fanwl am sut i wneud cais, edrychwch ar y Manylion Pellach, neu anfonwch e-bost i MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod.


Please quote reference 10005



Staff Tutor, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in The Midlands or the South of England

£33,562 - £45,053 per annum

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

As a Staff Tutor you will be responsible for providing support for Associate Lecturers and students on Mathematics and Statistics modules within the Mathematics, Computing and Technology Faculty. You will also contribute to the presentation and production of modules in the Mathematics and Statistics Department and undertake scholarship and/or research.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics or a closely related field, and will be able to support students and Associate Lecturers in one or more of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Mathematics Education. You will also have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners and experience of supporting/managing people who facilitate their learning at a distance. Good communication, administrative and organisational skills are also essential.

It is likely that some evening/weekend work will be required in this role and you will occasionally be expected to travel within The Midlands, the south of England, to Nottingham and to Milton Keynes.

The Department provides a friendly and flexible working environment and is proud to support the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme: Advancing women's careers in university mathematical sciences departments.

Closing date: noon Thursday 8 May 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 10003



Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

£33,230- £44,607

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

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, good administrative skills, and have an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will have a good research record or evidence of research potential with knowledge of the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree and the ability to teach Land Law.

Closing date for applications: midday on 8 May 2014
Interview date: 27 May 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 9859



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Senior Faculty Manager, Faculty of Arts

Based in Oxford, 18.5 hours per week available until 31 December 2016

£37,756 - £45,053 pro-rata

circulation date : 24/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

You will work with the Arts Staff Tutor and the permanent 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 Tutor.

You should be a graduate 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 15 May 2014.

Interview date: 17 June 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 10110



Administrator (Staffing), Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes, 29.6 hours per week available immediately for 18 months

£30,728 - £36,661 pro-rata

circulation date : 24/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

You will join the Arts Deanery to provide support for the staff recruitment and staff administration functions for the Faculty, ensuring the provision of appropriate infrastructure and compliance with policy, procedure and legislation in the area of staff recruitment and employment.

You will have substantial practical HR experience and good interpersonal and communication skills as you will be the first point of contact for all staffing recruitment and contract issues, working collaboratively with line managers and senior colleagues including the Dean, Head of Planning & Resources and Heads of Department.

This role will present plenty of opportunity to use your initiative. Good priority-setting, analytical and organisational skills are essential to this role, as is a creative approach to problem-solving.

You will have relevant experience and a degree, or equivalent background education or work experience.

Closing date: noon on 15 May 2014.

Interviews: 18 June 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 10120



Developer, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes. Fixed Term Contract to 30 March 2015

£30,728 - £36,661

circulation date : 24/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

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 15 May 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 10104



Finance Manager, Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

Based in Milton Keynes. Temporary contract until 31 August 2015 maternity leave cover.

£37,756 to £45,053

circulation date : 24/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Are you able to lead a finance, planning and control function and provide advice, support and direction in order to give a strong business focus to operations? Would you enjoy leading a team of skilled staff dedicated to maintaining and developing effective financial control across Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)?

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the finance function in LTS. You will develop, plan and control a clear timetable of agreed financial activities, and you will be responsible for producing timely, compliant and accurate financial information. You will lead the IUPC budgeting process and bring a strategic focus to planning and control of operations. You will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders across LTS and with the University’s Finance Division to support the successful operational and financial performance of LTS. You will lead and manage the finance team and support the improvement of business and financial awareness throughout LTS.

You will need experience of finance processes, systems and reporting, as well as the ability to lead a team, give direction, initiate action and drive high performance. Experience of team management is essential and a qualification in finance or business management is desirable.

CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 15 May 2014. Interview date: 4 June 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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10129



Assistant Accountant, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

£30,728 - £36,661

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

The Accounting Services section of Finance Division is responsible for providing accounting information and support to the University’s budget holders and University managers, and for preparing the annual consolidated financial statements.

We are looking for an Assistant Accountant to support the production of the University’s financial statements and provide financial support and advice to the University’s children’s centre including the production of financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant will support the production of various reports to senior managers and external agencies.

You should have relevant finance related work experience and good communication and organisational skills. You should also have excellent IT skills and be competent in creating and using complex Excel spreadsheets. You will be required to work with minimal supervision; the ability to manage a varied work load and work to deadlines is essential. You should be at least a part qualified accountant with one of the major accounting bodies.

Closing date: 4pm 8 May 2014.
Interview date: 21 May 2014.

email: Finance-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 10067



Information Analyst

Information Office, Based in Milton Keynes

£28,132 - £36,661 (Depending on qualifications and experience), Temporary Contract for 24 months

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

We are looking for someone to join our small team of information analysts who provide data and analysis to inform strategic and operational planning, decision making and external reporting requirements.

You will support the production of the University’s statistical returns to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the funding councils. You will play a key role in producing the returns, manipulate and analyse data, write regular and ad-hoc reports and coordinate statutory student surveys. You will also provide technical support and advice, liaising with internal colleagues and external agencies.

You will have a degree (or equivalent) with a strong mathematics and/or statistics component and experience of data manipulation using SAS, SPSS or a similar analytical tool. You will be flexible and adaptable, a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Closing date: noon 8 May 2014.

Interview date: w/c: 19 or 26 May 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 10115



Early Stage Researcher (ESR), Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 36 month contract, preferred start by 31 May 2014

£28,685 per annum, plus allowances

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We seek an energetic post-graduate researcher with research interests at the interface between physical chemistry and biophysics to gain an improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms in radiation induced damage. The project will include a study in electron interactions with biomolecules and in particular experimental studies of dissociative electron attachment to biomolecules and electron damage induced by irradiation of DNA samples (including when doped with nanoparticles). This project will by suitable for early career researchers who wish to gain a good understanding of atomic and molecular physics with applications to biophysics and radiation chemistry. There will be an opportunity to visit several other laboratories in Europe and attend transdisciplinary training courses.

The appointment is offered in the context of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ARGENT) which brings together world-leading researchers who are developing hadron and NP-enhanced therapies, united by the common purpose of optimising radiotherapy by understanding and exploiting nanoscale processes induced by radiation. It is a multidisciplinary research and training programme including Physics: explaining the delivery of radiation and the physical interactions of the radiation; Chemistry: describing the chemical processes induced by the physical interactions and providing the methodology for tailoring of nanoscale agents to specific functions; Biology: elucidating the effects of chemical changes on the cells, organs and patient, assaying for damage and delivery of nanomaterials; and Medicine: integrating developments into clinical cancer therapy facilities. You will be one of 13 ESRs and will be expected to spend part of your time in partner laboratories in training and joint research projects.

Eligible applicants for this Fellowship (equivalent to a PhD studentship) must be in possession of an excellent Masters degree in one of the following fields; atomic and molecular physics, physical chemistry, chemical physics, biophysics, biochemistry or a related area. It is required that the degree has been acquired not more than 4 years earlier to the envisaged starting date. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree that would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the host country. Applicants should have good knowledge of English, as the successful candidate will be asked to submit project reports in English.

The appointment is made in the context of the regulations of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks and transnational mobility is a key element of eligibility. Researchers may be either EU citizens or from outside the EU (subject to relevant immigration formalities), but applications will only be accepted from candidates who have spent less than 12 months in the UK within the last three years from the start date of employment. Furthermore, candidates who will have already completed a PhD by the start date of employment are not eligible.

Closing date: 1 May 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 659 108 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10109



Scrum Master, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary Contract to 31 July 2015

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

We are looking for a versatile business-focused Scrum Master to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. We are looking for people who enjoy working collaboratively, have a flexible approach and a keenness to further develop their technical and professional skills.

You will have excellent Agile/Scrum experience in a web development environment of ASP.NET MVC and C# on the .NET 4 Framework. Experience of ASP.NET, Entity Framework, JQuery, HTML5 and TFS is highly desirable.

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 8 May 2014.
Interview date: To be arranged

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 10038



Head of Analysis, IT Programmes, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: up to £58,739

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are looking for a Head of Analysis to work within our IT Programmes team at the Open University. This is an exciting opportunity, offering the chance to play a key role in ensuring that IT systems meet the needs of our business partners, and to drive the changes that will ensure our Analysis team continues to play a critical role as we transform the IT Programmes and IT Development functions.

IT Programmes work closely with business partners throughout the University to deliver the IT system solutions to support strategic business change programmes. Our Analysts liaise with product owners to understand change requirements, and support IT Architects and Project Managers to shape the solutions and projects to deliver new and updated IT systems that meet business needs and are well-placed to adapt to future change. Analysts also work very closely with the IT Development team who manage the software delivery within strategic programmes and projects.

You will have a comprehensive background in managing large, modern IT Analysis teams of up to 30 staff, using both Agile and Waterfall methods within a matrix managed environment. You will be able to provide demonstrable evidence of improving and transforming team capability in previous roles. You will have responsibility for the utilisation, skills and development of staff within the team and must be able to demonstrate leadership and management skills, along with strong stakeholder management ability and be able to operate and influence effectively at Director and Board level.

Closing date Midday 1st May 2014. Interview date: To be agreed.

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 101018



Lead Developer, SharePoint, Content & Collaboration Development Team

Based in Milton Keynes

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 08/05/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled individual with experience of successful delivery of business solutions on Microsoft SharePoint. We are keen to unlock additional potential from SharePoint and are looking to widen the scope of our implementation to deliver additional business value to the University, and as the successful candidate you will be critical in helping us reach our aims.

You will be working with an existing small team, taking the lead on planning and delivering SharePoint projects, as well as advising on and implementing SharePoint strategy. You will also have experience of developing technical staff through inspiration and guidance.

You’ll have a solid SharePoint technical background and be able to demonstrate the value you have delivered via SharePoint previously. You should be comfortable as technical lead and be able to manage technical and non-technical stakeholders successfully. You’ll have experience of working in agile and waterfall situations.

Closing date: Midday 8 May 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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 9942



Deputy Director (Validation and Accreditation), Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

Based in Milton Keynes

£47,787 - £53,375

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

The Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP) is responsible for providing Open University institutional approval for a large number of institutions in the UK and worldwide and validation of their academic programmes.

We are looking for an individual to lead the University's activity on the delivery of validated OU awards and implementation of the University's accreditation of prior learning scheme. You will lead a team of Senior Managers and Quality & Partnerships Managers, overseeing the Centre's partnership portfolio, arrangements for quality assurance and continuous improvement.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with experience of working in a Higher Education environment. You will have good knowledge of the Further Education sector, experience of managing quality assurance, and knowledge of the challenges, risks and opportunities of collaborative provision. You will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills in order to influence, advise and support a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

This role involves travel within the UK and overseas.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact Dr Liz Marr, Director, CICP (CICP-Director@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midday 1 May 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 10073



Data Migration Developer, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: Up to £40,046

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

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

We are in the process of introducing a number of major new systems, and need to develop a number of ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) processes to move data from the old systems that are being decommissioned onto new platforms. Some of these new systems will be designed and built in house, and other will be commercial COTS packages. We expect to develop the ETL processes in C running on Linux.

Our standard development platform is the Microsoft .NET framework, so experience of this toolset would be an advantage.

Experience of web services and SOA would be an advantage. A good knowledge of structured methods, such as Agile or other iterative models for software development is also desirable; the very least an ability to work flexibly within a framework is essential.

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 such as SQLServer and/or Ingres.

Closing date: Midday 1 May 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 (link above).

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


Please quote reference 9993



Service Transition Manager, Information Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 18 months

£37,756 - £45,053

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are seeking an experienced Service Transition Manager to work within our Acceptance into Service team. This role is focused on ensuring that all operational requirements (including documentation and training) are delivered for new IT services and systems prior to their launch. The work involves defining, agreeing and managing the delivery of service acceptance criterion.

You will need to demonstrate an in-depth experience of working in a Service Transition / Service Introduction role - aligned to ITIL best-practices and following project management methodologies such as PRINCE2 or Agile. This experience will be backed up with a formal qualification in ITIL (Foundation certificate as a minimum).

A key aspect of the role will be dealing with a number of different stakeholders - so excellent communication, negotiation and customer service skills are a must; as is the ability to identify and manage conflicts and risks.

You will have a broad ranging knowledge of modern technologies used in a corporate environment, and will be able to work in their own initiative in order to prioritise and manage their own workloads.
You will have excellent organisational skills, and an extensive experience of using Microsoft applications.

Formal project management qualifications (eg. PRINCE2 / PMI and/or Agile) would be advantageous.

Closing date: Midday 1st May 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 10075



Marketing Manager, Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit (BDU)

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary: Competitive

circulation date : 03/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to grow the number of students and associated revenues from students overseas.

To help the University achieve this strategy we are seeking a Marketing Manager who will be
responsible for creating a marketing plan to support business development priorities. In addition they will proactively provide ideas, advice and guidance to the business development team on campaign execution and monitor, and evaluate and report on on-line and off-line activities against agreed campaign targets and budgets

You will work with colleagues in the BDU to scope and identify education and training opportuni-ties for the corporate sector, and identify appropriate channels to market.

You will also manage a team who provide the market research function for the BDU and for faculties, and who also provide sales collateral and campaign management for the BDU.

You will need to be educated to first degree or equivalent qualifications or experience in a marketing environment.

Closing date: midday on 1st May 2014

Interview Date: Expected: towards end of May 2014

email: BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply call the BDU Re-cruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 858774 or e-mail BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk quoting the refer-ence number

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


Please quote reference 7750



RESEARCH 

Research Assistant/Associates in Smart Cities: Data Science and Open Energy Data, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10053 RA (Data Science - Open Energy Data)

The post holder will be responsible for developing a city-wide Open Energy Data initiative (www.mksmart.org). This involves working with multiple stakeholders (Milton Keynes council, energy companies, end users, government agencies, etc.) in identifying relevant data sources and to collect, process and analyse energy data. A significant part of this role will be to manage and collate existing data sets, to create and publish new data sets and to make use of appropriate tools (or develop new tools) for making data available for developers, citizens and experts. This work should result in a city-wide Energy Map for Milton Keynes that could empower local communities and business to better understand energy trends in their areas.
A significant part of this work is working together with other team members with expertise in user experience design, intelligent energy systems, data visualization and social computing (see project web page www.mksmart.org). We expect candidates with both demonstrated research skills and very strong technical abilities.

Specific Tasks
- Identify, collect, process and analyse data sets about urban energy issues (e.g. building performance, energy consumption, sustainable energy generation, public and private transport etc.) to inform the creation of a city-wide "Energy Map".
- Develop and/or apply methods for cleaning, summarising and analysing energy data.
- Use commercial and non-commercial tools for managing and publishing data sets.
- Collaborate with stakeholders (data owners and data users) to promote and assess the value of the Energy Map.

The position is available immediately.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10053



Research Assistant/Associates in Smart Cities: Energy Informatics – Dynamic Demand Response, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10054 RA (Energy Informatics – Dynamic Demand Response)

The post holder will be responsible for developing novel approaches for dynamic energy demand response related to smart grids This will enable people and communities to manage their energy consumption during peak demand periods in order to decrease the growth in energy demand that is threatening the stability of electric grids and its current infrastructure. The goal is to develop an open solution that allows aggregating and analyzing consumption data across households or buildings, and to realize services for dynamic demand response (by for example shifting or curtailing demand) that make use of incentive strategies such as variable energy pricing and gamification.

This role will require effective collaboration within a team of experts spanning computing, intelligent energy systems, user experience design, data visualization and social computing (see project web page www.mksmart.org). We expect candidates with both demonstrated research skills and very strong technical abilities.

Specific Tasks
- Research novel approaches to dynamic energy demand response
- Design and develop digital tools to aggregate demand data across a larger set of households or buildings.
- Design and develop information interfaces and decision tools for energy consumers to take part in dynamic response initiatives.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of dynamic response initiatives in real-world settings
- Work with energy consumers and energy companies to understand the real-world potentials and barriers of dynamic demand response.
- Develop written materials (reports, manuals) to communicate findings to external and internal audiences.

The position is available immediately.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10054



Research Assistant/Associates in Smart Cities: Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10055 RA (Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics)

Drawing on expertise and experience in visual interfaces, data visualization and/or human computer interaction, the post holder will be responsible for developing highly interactive visual analytics systems that helps urban planners, decision makers and citizens make sense of urban data sets, create a better understanding of urban phenomena, problems, and possible remedies. Depending on expertise and experience this work can focus on life-cycle support for analytical reasoning, data transformations and analytic reporting; the integration of geographic and non-geographic data; 2D or 3D simulations of urban systems; or the collaborative and social nature of data inquiry.
This role will require effective collaboration within a team of experts spanning urban computing, intelligent energy systems, user experience design and social computing (see project web page www.mksmart.org). We expect candidates with both demonstrated research skills and very strong technical abilities.

Specific Tasks
- Research novel approaches to urban visual analytics
- Collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders in identifying requirements for urban visual analytics systems
- Design and develop visual analytics systems that demonstrably match the need of users and stakeholders
- Collaborate with researchers to develop appealing and effective visualisations for a range of urban domains (energy, water, transport etc.)
- Develop visual materials for the web and written reports to communicate findings to external and internal audiences

The position is available immediately.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10055



Research Assistant/Associates in Smart Cities: Digital Learning and Data Skills, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10056 RA (Digital Learning and Data Skills)

Drawing on expertise and experience in human-computer interaction, educational technology, ubiquitous computing or data visualization, the post holder will be responsible for developing an interactive learning tool for school children (age 8-16) that enables children to make sense of urban data and understand urban phenomena (related to energy, transport, water, health or social and community issues). The tool should connect schools to the Milton Keynes data hub and give teachers and children in the classroom and at home access to a highly engaging learning environment that encourages collaborative learning, exploring and discovery. Depending on expertise and experience a number of approaches are possible, for example focusing on functional interfaces for interactive data analytics or on playful and fun experiences involving physical computing artifacts.

This role will require effective collaboration within a team of experts spanning computing, intelligent energy systems, user experience design, data visualization and social computing (see project web page www.mksmart.org). We expect candidates with both demonstrated research skills and very strong technical abilities.

Specific Tasks
- Research innovative educational approaches for teaching data analytics, 'big data' and urban dynamics to school children (age 8-16)
- Collaborate with schools, teachers and kids to identify technical and pedagogical requirements
- Design and develop an interactive learning tool for school children in close interaction with researchers, teachers and school children. This may involve developing web-based software, a mobile application or a physical sensor-based ubicomp tool.
- Collaborate with researchers and school staff in deploying the interactive learning tool and associated equipment at schools
- Assess the use of the learning tool by teachers and students.

The position is available immediately.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10056



Research Assistant/Associates in Smart Cities: Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed-term contact ending 31 December 2016

£28,132 - £36,661 per annum depending on experience

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 15/05/2014

Ref: 10057 RA (Citizen Innovation and User-Centred Design)

Drawing on expertise and experience in human-computer interaction, user experience design, ubiquitous computing or social computing, the post holder will be responsible for leading a citizen innovation and participatory design programme with the goal to identify and prototype citizen-inspired digital innovations. Areas for exploration can be wide-ranging, from improving health or local transport issues, to tackling social issues such as community connectedness or homelessness. Working with citizen groups, Milton Keynes council, a design agency and a wide array of researchers the post holder will use design thinking and community ideation workshops to explore citizen issues, identify design directions for innovative digital services, and support the development of technical prototypes.
This role will require effective collaboration within a team of experts spanning computing, intelligent energy systems, user experience design, data visualization and social computing (see project web page www.mksmart.org). We expect candidates with both demonstrated research skills and very strong technical abilities.

Specific Tasks
- Collaborate with researchers in designing and implementing a community engagement and innovation programme
- Work with citizens and community groups to explore social issues
- Formulate design concepts for digital innovations and work with researchers and developers to create prototypes that demonstrate technical feasibility
- Communicate design concepts to internal and external audiences through interactive demonstrations and presentations.

The position is available immediately.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of these roles before making an application please contact Professor Gerd Kortuem by email at Gerd.Kortuem@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 15 May 2015

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 10057



SUPPORT STAFF 

Accounting Assistant, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

£25,013 - £29,837

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

The Accounting Services section of Finance Division is responsible for providing accounting information and support to the University’s budget holders and University managers, and for preparing the annual consolidated financial statements.

We are looking for an Accounting Assistant to work with a specialist team of accountants to support the production of: the financial statements for our subsidiary companies; University returns to funding bodies; and, the University’s quarterly management reports. You will also contribute to the general financial work of the office.

You should have relevant finance related work experience and good communication and organisational skills. You should also have excellent IT skills and be competent in creating and using complex Excel spreadsheets. You will be required to work with minimal supervision; the ability to manage a varied work load and work to deadlines is essential. You should be at least at the intermediate level of AAT (or equivalent).

Closing date: 4pm 1 May 2014. Interview date: 19 May 2014.

email: Finance-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 10068



Department Secretary, Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes. Permanent, 17.5 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday (working afternoons)

£20,972- £23,585 pro rata

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Faculty of Social Sciences providing administrative and secretarial support to academics, research staff and postgraduate students within the Psychology and Sociology Departments.

You will work flexibly under the direction of the Support Manager to ensure there is efficient and effective cover across the two departments. You will have strong secretarial/office skills, good attention to detail and the ability to take responsibility for tasks, meeting deadlines and solving problems as they arise.

You will be a confident communicator, as well as being organised, able to work methodically, with good budgetary and IT abilities. Having a pro-active approach to work, a professional and collegiate manner and enjoying a diverse range of duties is also essential.

Closing date: noon Thursday 01 May 2014
Interview date: Monday 19 May 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 10098



Curriculum Assistant, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes, 18.5 hours per week, 18-month fixed-term contract

£20,972 - £23,585

circulation date : 17/04/2014

closing date : 01/05/2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable person to provide secretarial and administrative support to academic staff and curriculum managers to ensure that module materials are produced to high quality standards, often to tight deadlines. You will also be a main contact point for University staff and students in the Language Studies Programme and Department of Languages.

You will be organised and able to work on your own initiative, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have a good understanding of any one of the following languages: French/German/Spanish or Italian. You will be confident in using electronic communication methods and committed to providing a high quality service to customers. Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the team are also important criteria for this role.

Closing date: 1 May 2014

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

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 332247 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 9953



Student Services Assistant (Learner Support)

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

£18,185 - £20,374

circulation date : 11/04/2014

closing date : 25/04/2014

Working in the Open University in Scotland involves helping a wide range of people with their educational ambitions. We are currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person for the above position.

You will be based in the Learner Support Team which consists of 15 staff and deals with a wide range of student support matters such as student retention, proactive student support, student records, student references, support for students with disabilities and offender learners, as well as arrangements for examinations.

This is a modern, friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment.

You will have good IT skills, possess excellent communication and organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 25 April 2014.

Interviews will be held week beginning 12 May 2014 candidates will be contacted via email for confirmation of invite to interview).

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

email: R11-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 Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851 or by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10042



EXECUTIVE 

Head of International Student Acquisition, Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary Band: Highly Competitive

circulation date : 10/04/2014

closing date : 30/04/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to grow the number of students and associated revenues from students outside of the UK.

As part of the Open University Worldwide (OUW), the Head of International Student Acquisition will be accountable for achieving B2C prospect generation, prospect conversion, student registration and revenue targets.

You will own the B2C marketing strategy and execute the B2C operational marketing plan in target international markets. And you will provide commercial and marketing insights that grow OUW’s B2C business through robust and successful marketing campaigns that aim to secure new customer contracts and build long term customer relationships.
You will manage a small team and ensure that performance is measured accurately, and that targets are met. You will manage and review KPIs to ensure that variations from plan are alerted early and that appropriate remedial actions are recommended and actioned in a timely fashion.
You will be responsible for ensuring that the international marketing operating model is optimised to be agile and with the appropriate risk management controls in place.

You will manage marketing forecasts and complex budgets to ensure maximum return on investment. And you will control marketing spend and risk in line with budgetary expectations and regulations.

Recruitment: External applicants are also being sourced by an outside agency

Closing date: midday on 30th April 2014.
Interview date: During May (date yet to be agreed)

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 7768



OTHER 

Postgraduate Research Funding; Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes Campus

circulation date : 13/03/2014

closing date : 30/04/2014

Full-time studentship £13,590 per annum Ref: RD/SS/18
Full-time or part-time fee waivers Ref: RD/SS/19


The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for one full-time PhD studentship for three years and up to two full-time (three years) or part-time (six years) PhD fee waivers commencing October 2014.

The Faculty has a thriving research culture and is engaged in world-class, critical and agenda setting research in fields such as human geography, culture, citizenship, identities, governance, criminology and international development and innovation. We are committed to the enhancement and development of this culture as a priority in our mission. Our research is supported by a number of University Research Centres of Excellence as well as by our six academic departments.

Further details of our PhD programme and information on how to apply can be found on the following site http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/research/students/index.php

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 in their first degree, a relevant masters degree and be interested in conducting research at a doctorate level in one of the following broad research areas…

• Changing cultures and environments
• Citizenship and critical policy analysis
• Cultural economy, markets and finance
• Identities, subjectivities and the psycho-social

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the full-time studentship.

Closing date Wednesday 30th April at 5 pm.

email: Socsci-phd-applications@open.ac.uk Sally O'Brien

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/, or email the Research Co-ordinator Sally O'Brien at the address provided, quoting the reference number RD/SS/18 or RD/SS/19 (please mark clearly which funding scheme you are applying for, although one application to both schemes is permissible).

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

Please quote reference RD/SS/18 or RD/SS/19



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