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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Staff Tutor

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences

38,511 - 45,954, Based in London

circulation date : 10/08/2015

closing date : 08/09/2015

You are invited to apply for a full time Staff Tutor post covering physical science. You will be based in London and expected to travel to this location on a regular basis.

Staff Tutors play a vital role in supporting students and part-time teaching staff (Associate Lecturers) as well as linking the University's students to other staff working at the University's headquarters in Milton Keynes.

Your responsibilities include the appointment, training and staff development of Associate Lecturers and the management of their work in the presentation of modules. You will provide a link between students, Associate Lecturers and the Faculty, and will contribute too directly to the presentation and/or production of the physical science curriculum.

You will hold at least a degree or equivalent qualification in a discipline that enables you to support the physical sciences curriculum.

Closing date: 8 September 2015

Interview date to be confirmed.




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 01908 858110 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 11467



Staff Tutor, The Open University, London and South-East

Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Policy and Criminology

38,511 - 54,841, Based in London and the South East, Camden

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 01/10/2015

As an academic member of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Open University (OU) in London and the South East, you will provide the link between the Faculty at Milton Keynes and students and tutors. 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 also be responsible for the selection, monitoring and staff development of part-time Associate Lecturers, who teach modules across six disciplines, Economics, Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy and Criminology.

You will hold as a minimum requirement a good honours degree (or equivalent) in Social Policy, Criminology or related discipline.

Closing date: noon 1 October 2015

Interview date: Interviews will be held around the middle of October 2015 at the London and the South East Regional Centre, Camden.


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 (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 11491



Professor in Education and REF Unit Panel Chair

Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Salary up to 85,369, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 31/08/2015

closing date : 01/10/2015

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK, and is consistently ranked among the top universities for the quality of its research and teaching. We were power-ranked second in the UK in the recent REF (Education panel submission). We are committed to widening participation in higher education and to fostering research teams who compete with top-ranked institutions worldwide.

We are seeking to appoint a senior Professor to provide strong research leadership to a team of talented academic staff and to make a substantial contribution to research in one or more of the Faculty's key research areas, namely Education Futures, Childhood Studies, Languages and Literacies, and Technology Enhanced Learning.

You will be expected to lead preparations for REF2020 and chair the Open University's Education panel. Already an experienced professor, you will have experience as a REF panel chair as well as an impressive record of high impact research, internationally excellent publications, and research grants in a relevant research area.

Informal enquires about the post can be made to Professor Regine Hampel on 01908 858704 or email regine.hampel@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: 5.00pm on 1 October 2015

It is anticipated the interview process will be held on 23 November 2015


email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 332247 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 11533



Lecturer in French

Faculty of Education and Language Studies

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

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 01/10/2015

The Faculty of Education and Language Studies produces a range of distance learning language courses for all levels of undergraduate study.

You will be working in the team that prepares and manages the materials, support, and delivery of these courses. You will contribute to the planning, writing and updating of courses and other materials in French. Academic work typically includes contributing to the development and maintenance of courses, preparation of assignments and examination papers, monitoring of assessment and contact with students through forums etc.

You will be a language graduate, with a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, a native or near native competence in French, and have the ability to communicate clearly in English as well. You must have experience of curriculum development and course design and be prepared to engage in research related to language teaching and learning. You should also have a strong commitment to the use of technology in language learning.

Closing date: 5.00 pm on 1 October 2015


email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Staffing Team on 01908 659313 or by email (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 11334



Staff Tutor in History

Faculty of Arts, Based in Bristol

38,511 - 45,954, Temporary contract for 36 months, available from 1 October 2015

circulation date : 27/08/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

Part-time 29.6 hours per week

You will be key to the provision of high quality teaching for students. You will carry responsibility for leading and managing a team of Associate Lecturers in the region who teach across the whole Arts curriculum and are involved in teams providing local support for students. You will be involved in the development of the curriculum and the presentation of modules for the History Department.

The role is demanding but also very rewarding. We look for strengths and capabilities to match the academic, managerial and administrative nature of the post as well as the capacity to set priorities and manage one's own work.

Closing date: noon on 24 September 2015.

Interviews will be held on 27 October 2015.

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 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 11314



Lecturer in Environmental Science

Faculty of Science, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems

38,511 - 45,954, Temporary contract for 24 months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 21/08/2015

closing date : 18/09/2015

You will be a broad environmental scientist who is passionate about teaching, and has a good working knowledge of soil science, biodiversity and conservation, and sustainability issues. You will also have a good understanding of basic statistical and data handling systems and experience of supporting students develop these skills from an environmental perspective.

You will work as part of several interdisciplinary teaching teams on our current Environmental Science modules, and will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new innovative, online Environmental Science module that will take a transdisciplinary approach.

As part of this role, you will also have an opportunity to conduct research. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals interested in research in online learning, citizen science and/or environmental teaching, or whose research fit with existing areas in the Department, which includes ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, landscape conservation and microbial ecology.

As for all roles in the Faculty, you must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

Closing date: 18 September 2015

Interview date: TBC





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 858110 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.

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. The Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems is currently working towards its Bronze Award submission.

Please quote reference 11523



Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Earth Science

Faculty of Science, Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems

38,511 - 54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/08/2015

closing date : 15/09/2015

You will be a sedimentologist with 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: Earth surface processes, sedimentary systems and basin evolution; isotope geochemistry of sedimentary systems; palaeoenvironmental/ palaeoclimate change from sedimentary deposits; stratigraphy.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Earth Science, and should have a good to 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 governmental or industrial experience and/or an interest in pedagogical research in Earth Sciences.

Closing date: 15 September 2015


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. The Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems is currently working towards its Bronze Award submission.

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 (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 11478



Lecturer in Human Resources Management

The Open University Business School, department of People and Organisations, based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 01/09/2015

closing date : 29/09/2015

The Department of People and Organisations is seeking to appoint a lecturer who will contribute to our growing reputation for high quality research in HRM or people management. You will contribute to a group of active research-led scholars in the Department of People and Organisations and build 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.

You will also contribute to our teaching portfolio engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. This will include teaching in the areas of HRM; especially on the new MSc (HRM) accredited by the CIPD. 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.

We want to hear from you if you are fully engaged within disciplines related to the study of HRM and are capable of generating that enthusiasm and commitment in others. You must have a Doctorate in HRM or a related discipline and must be able to show a trajectory of research publications and associated research activity. You must also be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You should also 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.

The OU offers a good employment package which includes generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, training and learning opportunities and other staff benefits. Every member of academic staff also has an annual entitlement to research time. Please send your application with a supporting letter setting out clearly how you feel you can meet the criteria set out here and in the job and person specifications.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 29 September 2015
Interview date: 20 October 2015



email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment,or email oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Please quote reference 11272



Research Professor

The Open University, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) Based in Milton Keynes

Salary negotiable in the professorial range (62,813 to 70,332)

circulation date : 16/07/2015

closing date : 16/09/2015

This is a permanent appointment as Research Professor at the Open University's Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), a 80-strong interdisciplinary laboratory founded in 1995 and located in attractive offices at The Open University's main campus in Milton Keynes, UK. KMi undertakes high-profile advanced research and development in Knowledge Media: a convergence of research in Cognitive and Learning Sciences, New Media Technologies, Ubiquitous Computing, and Semantic and Data Technologies. KMi is one of the top research centers in the world in the area of knowledge and media technologies and we offer a creative and flexible working environment. The style, impact and content of our work are described in detail at http://kmi.open.ac.uk/

The post is intended to strengthen KMi's international research reputation and in particular we are interested in candidates who can pursue a robust and innovative research agenda in one or more of these strategic research areas:

Data Science (Modeling, Machine Learning, Learning Analytics, Big Data Applications, Smart Cities);
Internet of Things (Smart Objects, Wearable Computing, Ambient Intelligence, Sensor Networks);
New Media Technologies (New Media for Collaboration and Learning, Interfaces, Augmented Reality, Novel Interaction Techniques).

Candidates are expected to be established leaders in one or more of these areas with an excellent international standing as evidenced by substantial publications, a proven ability to acquire and carry out research projects, and demonstrable experience of leading and developing research groups. They are also expected to be excellent communicators, able to engage passionately and communicate clearly with a variety of audiences, within and outside the University. KMi has a special ethos, characterised by a dynamic hands-on approach to research and we expect the successful candidate to be able to slot in naturally to an informal, research-oriented environment. Consistently with such hands-on ethos, the candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of having deployed real technologies, in real contexts, for real users: a hallmark of most KMi activities.

Closing date for applications: 16 September 2015
Presentation and Interview dates: during October 2015


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

email: kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Please quote reference 11396



Lecturer in Mathematics Education

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

34,233 - 45,954. Temporary contract for 24 months

circulation date : 09/07/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology wishes to appoint a lecturer to contribute to its teaching and research activity. You will join a team that develops and delivers our teaching materials in Mathematics Education. We offer an Honours degree in Mathematics and its Learning, aimed at the significant number of Open University mathematics students who have expressed an interest in teaching, and a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education.

Teaching at The Open University is a team-based collaborative process, which allows unparalleled support for the training and induction of new staff into the teaching process.

You will be able to build on relevant experience in the UK school sector and to contribute to the scholarship agenda of the Department.

You will hold a good honours degree in mathematics or a closely related subject with a strong mathematical component. You will also have a Master's degree or higher in mathematics or mathematics education with experience of supporting teachers of mathematics.

You will have extensive teaching experience in UK schools or colleges, good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Closing date: noon 17 September 2015.

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

email: mct-staffing-applications@open.ac.uk 

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Uwe Grimm (uwe.grimm@open.ac.uk) or Dr Barbara Allen (Barbara.Allen@open.ac.uk).

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, or contact the Staffing Co-ordinator by sending an email to mct-staffing@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number. All applications should be sent to mct-staffing-applications@open.ac.uk.

Please quote reference 11158



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Curriculum Manager

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary two year contract

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

We are seeking to appoint a full time Curriculum Manager as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology has developed a programme-focused curriculum supported by highly motivated managers.

You will provide project management and administrative support in module production and presentation.

You will be the primary interface between module teams and the production and administrative areas of the University and between the Faculty and associate lecturers, students and external organisations.

You will need enthusiasm, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team. You will need the ability to manage deadlines and to support the work of others towards meeting deadlines and the potential to understand and implement relevant policies and procedures in providing support to module teams.

You should have a first degree (or equivalent), and relevant experience, preferably gained within a higher education environment.

Closing date: noon 24 September 2015

email: MCT-Staffing-Applications@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 11482



Curriculum Manager

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary Contract to 10 June 2016

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

We are seeking to appoint a full time Curriculum Manager as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing & Technology has developed a programme-focused curriculum supported by highly motivated managers.

You will provide project management and administrative support in module production and presentation.
You will be the primary interface between module teams and the production and administrative areas of the University and between the Faculty and associate lecturers, students and external organisations.

You will need enthusiasm, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team. You will need the ability to manage deadlines and to support the work of others towards meeting deadlines and the potential to understand and implement relevant policies and procedures in providing support to module teams.

You should have a first degree (or equivalent), and relevant experience, preferably gained within a higher education environment.

Closing date: noon 24 September 2015

email: MCT-Staffing-Applications@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 11580



Philanthropy Manager x 2

Fundraising Team, Development Office, Based in Milton Keynes

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

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

This an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join the Open University's Fundraising Team; a fast-paced, expanding team, responsible for generating philanthropic revenue.

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

You will create and manage a pipeline of prospects with a view to developing 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, creating a persuasive 'sales' process, writing high calibre proposals and devising creative and convincing presentations.

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: 24 September 2015

Interview date: 7 October 2015




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 11499



Senior Philanthropy Officer

Fundraising Team; Development Office, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract for 4 years

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

This an exciting opportunity to join the Open University's Fundraising Team; a fast-paced, expanding team, that is responsible for generating philanthropic revenue.

You will be expected to support the growth of corporate fundraising at the university. You will work with the Corporate Strategic Partnerships Manager; cultivating, negotiating and securing high five and six figure donations.

You will create and manage a pipeline of prospects with a view to developing 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, creating a persuasive 'sales' process, writing high calibre proposals and devising creative and convincing presentations

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. You will have experience of fundraising within the major gifts, or new business, account management sector.


Closing date: 24 September 2015
Interview date: 15 October 2015

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 11500



Learner Support Operations Manager x 2

Student Support Team Hub, Student Support, Student Services, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract to 31 October 2016

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

Are you a manager with experience of delivering support, information and advice to customers through a team of staff? Can you demonstrate your ability to plan and organise, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and excellent IT skills? Do you have first rate administrative and analytical skills? Can you deliver high quality work within agreed timescales? Have you experience of managing change? If so, you could play a key role in the Student Support Team Hub.

We need two individuals with effective interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills preferably with front line experience of supporting students to set up and manage a new aspect of the service to students. As a member of the Student Support Team Hub, you will work primarily with Student Support Team operational managers and advisory staff and will also undertake collaborative working with a wider range of stakeholders through a period of change.

Closing date: 24 September 2015.

email: SS-STS-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 11548



Marketing Manager - Business Improvement & Change

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to 45,000

circulation date : 03/08/2015

closing date : 09/09/2015

Lead the development of marketing capability at one of the UK's most highly regarded brands

What do we need?
We have a new role which requires a strong marketing business manager to lead projects within the Marketing Unit and represent the Unit on projects outside of Marketing - an individual with a project management and change or business analysis background who can demonstrate customer-centric marketing expertise. You will have a strong knowledge of the principles of customer relationship management and an appreciation of how new technology can be applied to improve the delivery of marketing activities.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for strong team working experience and the ability to develop excellence in change across teams. You will need to have outstanding analysis, planning and organisational skills; a higher education qualification along with a specialist project management and/or business analysis qualification.

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and is a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Closing date: Midday 9 September 2015

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 11340



Marketing Manager - Planning and Delivery

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary Up to 45,000,

circulation date : 03/08/2015

closing date : 09/09/2015

An exciting opportunity delivering marketing planning for one of the UK's most highly regarded brands...

What do we need?
We have a new role which requires a strong analytical marketing specialist who will be responsible for ensuring that activities across the Marketing Unit are optimised and targets are met. A highly numerate, commercially driven individual who can demonstrate extensive objective setting and cross functional planning expertise. You will have the proven ability to manage multiple initiatives with experience of driving maximum returns in all activities.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for strong planning and stakeholder management experience and the ability to manage and plan multi-million pound marketing budgets. You will need to have an innovative approach, be totally self-reliant and dedicated; excellent at communicating at all levels and be able to influence and persuade others in a positive manner.

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and is a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Closing date: Midday 9 September 2015

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 11339



Marketing Manager - Proposition Development

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 19/09/2015

Are you product proposition specialist? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and have a new role which requires an influential product proposition specialist to support the Senior Marketing Manager who defines our product propositions.

We need a technical specialist to participate in the development and production of annual Undergraduate and Postgraduate product proposition strategies. You will provide strategic support and insight as required for pricing and high quality deep-dive analysis and reports to meet business requirements and University priorities

Who are we looking for?
A relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification. You will have experience of product and service proposition development.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills including strong negotiating and influencing skills to develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders from across the University.

Closing date: midday 18 September 2015.

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 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 11305



Marketing Manager Insights

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 18/09/2015

Are you an insights specialist? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and have a new role which requires an influential insights specialist to support the Senior Marketing Manager who defines our brand and marketing strategies based on market research and insights.

This is a managerial role responsible for helping The Open University to meet its business targets through providing actionable strategic consumer and business insights that will be used to shape brand and marketing strategy.

Who are we looking for?
An outstanding insights specialist with high EQ and interpersonal skills, who is able to develop excellent relationships with colleagues and senior stakeholders from across the University.

You will provide credible insights which are at the heart of all strategic activity, ensuring relevant research is constantly refreshed and readily available; An inspiring thinker with an analytical approach to problem solving; able to innovate and think out of the box striving for results; creator of excellent briefs and reports which are persuasive, highly credible and able to communicate compelling insights in a constructive action-focused way.

A relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification is required.

Closing date: midday 18 September 2015.

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 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 11302



Marketing Manager - Brand Strategy

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 18/09/2015

Are you a brand strategy expert? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and have a new role which requires an influential brand strategist to support the Senior Marketing Manager (strategy, brand and insights) and help to define our brand marketing strategy through providing powerful brand insights.

This is a managerial role responsible for enabling The Open University to meet its business targets by bringing the brand, marketing and customer communication together in a cohesive, insightful and effective strategy.

Who are we looking for?
An accomplished specialist who is experienced at creating brand strategies using insights to shape successful initiatives that lead to optimum marketing performance.

You will have a good all round knowledge of up-to-date brand marketing practices within a
large-scale consumer business environment; well-developed communication and negotiating skills, team working skills; an appetite for innovation and new concepts, ability to keep abreast of industry and market trends; able to work at pace and think creatively on multiple projects with multiple stakeholders.

A relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification is required.

Closing date: midday 18 September 2015.

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 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 11301



Senior Marketing Manager - Strategy, Brand and Insight

Marketing

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

circulation date : 23/07/2015

closing date : 18/09/2015

Are you a highly experienced strategy, brand and insights expert? Do you want to bring your skills to one of the most successful educational institutions in the world?

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
We are building our marketing expertise and now require an influential senior marketing manager to support the Head of Marketing and lead the strategy, brand and insights team in providing powerful insights and strategies that shape our future marketing output.

The role will have a significant impact on The Open University's marketing performance through delivering successful brand marketing strategies.

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an accomplished marketer with extensive experience in leading teams to provide research, analysis and insights, who can demonstrate their ability to create effective marketing strategies for a large consumer company.

You will be confident in communicating at all levels, have a strong commercial awareness, outstanding team leadership and networking skills with the ability to drive high-level results in a challenging service-led environment.

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification, or a relevant professional marketing qualification is required.

Closing date: midday 18 September 2015.

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 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 11300



Technical Analyst

Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit

Salary: Up to 31k, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 21/08/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

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 & Systems team, the Technical Analyst is responsible for helping provide, maintain and support IT business systems and associated infrastructure in BDU/OUW, as directed by the Head of Business Analysis & Systems. You will also work alongside the Business Analysts within the BAS team to help provide insight into and day-to-day reviews of operational performance as well as supporting the effectiveness of a business critical CRM/pipeline management system.

You will be provided with immense challenges and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with strong technical and analytical abilities and will provide a great opportunity for further development.

You will need to possess strong academic qualifications in a relevant subject area (e.g. Business Studies, IT, Engineering or other numerate degree subject), exceptional technical IT skills, coupled with advanced Excel skills and experience working with a large range of IT technologies. You will also need to have commercial acumen combined with a strong customer focus and a professional interest in insight and analysis.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application, please contact Steve Fletcher by email, please see link below.

Closing date: midday on 17 September 2015

email: bdu-staffing@open.ac.uk For applications
email: stephen.fletcher@open.ac.uk For discussion before applying

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 8921



Director, Technology Enhanced Learning

Learning and Teaching Solutions

72,837 - 85,369, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 25/08/2015

closing date : 22/09/2015

The Open University 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 Open University is now by far the largest university in the UK. In the years ahead, The University will continue to innovate in its teaching and support of students.

Learning and Teaching Solutions produces the University's innovative and pedagogically effective learning materials and experiences for students. We are currently undergoing a radical transformation. This role is crucial to the success of the transformation and is pivotal to the University's learning innovation agenda. It will lead and drive technology-enhanced learning within Learning and Teaching Solutions and across the University, in alignment with the University's Learning and Teaching Vision and Plan.

You will provide expertise and leadership in the development and delivery of innovative, quality-assured and scalable technology-enhanced learning solutions, evidenced by analytics, and be accountable for driving the development of learning and teaching systems.

You will have a strong track record of developing vision and delivering results as well as demonstrating leadership within a rapidly evolving environment. You will have advanced knowledge of contemporary and emerging educational technologies and digital pedagogic practices, together with experience of development at scale.

Closing date: Midday, 22 September 2015

Interview date: 26 October 2015


email: lts-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 11441



External Engagement Manager

Faculty of Business and Law

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

circulation date : 20/08/2015

closing date : 15/09/2015

The post of External Engagement Manager is responsible for managing and building lifelong relationships with the Business School's key audiences including MBA alumni, corporate clients, business education and business media and other influencers in the Business market place through an integrated communications programme. The purpose of the role is to support the Business School's ambition to enhance its reputation through building our network of corporate connections, executive education clients and our 90,000 strong alumni community and showcasing our world leading research.

You will be responsible for delivering a variety of communications campaigns, with a significant emphasis on events. You will have responsibility for designing, marketing and delivering a varied events programme that appeals to an international professional audience combining academic and practical content. The events are both online and face-to-face and it is our intention to significantly grow the events programme in the next academic year.

A background in event management is essential and broader communications experience, including working with the media and social media, is highly desirable.

You will be able to fulfil the essential requirements of the role as well as proving your capability to fit into an established, highly motivated and energetic team. We would expect you to prove your commitment to excellence in communications through examples of previous work in either an events, marketing, or marketing communications role. You will also need to be resilient to changing priorities, target driven and able to measure and show improvement in external engagement activities year-on-year.

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment or for enquiries email oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 15 September 2015

Interview date: 24 September 2015

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk.


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 (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 11567



Laboratory Manager (Hooke & Perry)

Faculty of Science, Laboratory Support

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

circulation date : 18/08/2015

closing date : 15/09/2015

You will be a member of the Laboratory Support team and have responsibility for the laboratories in the Department of Physical Sciences which comprises of several research groups including the Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI), the Cold Atoms Group, the Cosmochemistry Research Group (CRG), the Exoplanets Group and the Planetary Surfaces and Atmospheres Group (GASP).

You will have responsibility for the operational management of the research facilities including staff, equipment and budget. In addition you will ensure the laboratories meet with current and future Health and Safety legislation and that staff within them adhere to current Laboratory Codes of Practice.

You will have a degree in a scientific subject with significant experience of laboratory management. You will have relevant leadership experience and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of a range of laboratory and supporting environmental computing systems, and quality management systems. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of health & safety legislation. Alongside excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills you will have experience of negotiating and managing commercial contracts.

Closing date: 15 September 2015

Interview date: TBC

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 (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 11474



Space Projects Manager

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Based in Milton Keynes

48,743 - 54,841, Temporary contract until 31 July 2020

circulation date : 17/08/2015

closing date : 15/09/2015

The Faculty has secured external funding to complete projects for a number of upcoming space missions including Euclid, JUICE, Plato & Athena all of which contain elements of funding for project management. These projects are cross disciplinary, involving integration of the science, electronics, mechanics, and digital domains and involve extensive testing and calibration of instrumentation and the provision of supporting documentation to ESA and NASA standards. In addition, the University has provided a five year funding package to support the development of a Space Strategic Research Area (SRA).

You will take a senior project management role in these activities, ensuring individual project teams are able to deliver agreed outputs on time and to budget. This includes advising academics on the composition of project teams and content of funding applications, supporting contract negotiation and agreement, through to timely delivery and the production of complex technical documentation to meet national and international space agency requirements.

You will hold a degree, and ideally a PhD in Science or Engineering, with relevant experience of project management of complex scientific instrument development, knowledge of project and financial management with a good understanding of mechanical design, electronics, space project test and qualification ideally developed through working on ESA or NASA space projects. You will be expected to travel nationally and internationally, and work outside of normal office hours to meet the demands of space projects e.g. attendance at meetings and test campaigns.

Closing date: 15 September 2015

Interview date: TBC



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 858110 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 11410



Infrastructure Architect

Information Technology

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

circulation date : 14/08/2015

closing date : 11/09/2015

We have an exciting opportunity for an Infrastructure Architect to join us within the IT Operations team at the Open University.

You will play a lead role in defining infrastructure solutions for IT projects. You will align solutions to the requirements of the project, in particular in the areas of non-functional requirements such as availability, capacity, performance and security. You will also align solutions and the strategic technology roadmap for the University. As part of the wider Architecture team you will help define long term roadmaps and define repeatable patterns and standards aligned to University Strategy.

You will have proven experience in successfully architecting technical solutions across a range of infrastructure services. You will be comfortable communicating, negotiating and building trust with both business and technical colleagues. Preferably you will have experience of working in an infrastructure design role with COTS, SaaS and bespoke developments.

Closing date: Midday 11 September 2015

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 (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 11451



Incident Manager

Information Technology (IT Operations) Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Ref: 11524

circulation date : 14/08/2015

closing date : 04/09/2015

We are seeking to appoint an IT Incident Manager to own, develop and mature three key areas: incident management, major incident management and problem management

You will ensure that all IT incidents are resolved as quickly as possible and minimise any adverse impact on colleagues and their operations. You will need to be able to identify trends in incidents and, through problem management, ensure they are managed through to resolution in the most effective way possible.

You will introduce best practice and ensure problems are managed in an efficient and effective way to ensure stability within the business. You will ensure the effective resolution of problems, minimizing their impact and putting mechanisms in place so these problems do not reoccur. You will need to manage, coordinate and drive resources in order to restore services to colleagues as quickly as possible.

You will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of complex support systems and processes, strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and the ability to liaise informatively with both technical and non-technical staff.

Closing date: Midday 4 September 2015

Interview date: TBC.


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 11524



Strategic Analyst

The Open University Business School

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

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 10/09/2015

We are looking to recruit a Strategic Analyst to support the Faculty's continued development and growth.

You will need a range of experience and skills including:
Excellent information management skills including the ability to gather, analyse, interpret and present qualitative and quantitative information from a wide variety of sources effectively.
Previous relevant experience relating to business analysis, performance reporting, or similar function.
Experience of designing and developing management information, measures and KPIs and utilising performance reporting and management systems, tools and processes.
The ability to think strategically and to identify the implications for the management of the Faculty's business performance.
Experience in developing and implementing business improvement and change management projects to high quality standards.

Closing date for electronic applications: 12:00 noon on Thursday, 10 September 2015.

Interview date: 22 September 2015.


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 (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 11408



IC Designer - Scientific Image Sensors

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954, Temporary contract for 24 months

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 11/09/2015

We are seeking an experienced IC Designer to work on the development of novel CMOS image sensors for a variety of advanced science applications. You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the Centre of Electronic Imaging and will play a key role in the design and the evaluation of novel CMOS image sensors.

We are seeking an exceptional individual with knowledge of semiconductor physics and experience in design and layout of analogue or digital CMOS circuits and device characterisation. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of solid state imaging sensors and electronics would be helpful.

You will be based in Milton Keynes, working closely with our industrial collaborators, e2v Technologies Ltd., in Chelmsford. 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: 11 September 2015

Interview date: To be confirmed


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 858110 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 11411



Marketing Analyst - Data Development

Marketing

31,324 - 37,394, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 07/08/2015

closing date : 04/09/2015

Exciting opportunity in the development of data capability at one of the UK's most highly regarded brands.

What do we need?

We require an experienced SAS specialist who will be part of a team responsible for the data environment across the Marketing Unit. Build and maintain processes that will optimised the production of end-to-end analysis and campaign executions. You will understand the makeup of the data, make recommendations, and promote the usefulness and availability of data.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an advanced SAS user with experience working in an Enterprise Guide environment. You will be highly numerate, data literate and analytical. You will need to be proactive, inquisitive and be able to communicate at all levels in order to translate marketing requirements into data solutions.

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest and best-loved university and is a world leader in part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Closing date: midday 4 September 2015.

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 11403



Marketing Analyst - Data Development

Marketing

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

circulation date : 07/08/2015

closing date : 04/09/2015

We have an exciting opportunity working in the efficient team that delivers performance analysis and reporting for the Marketing Unit.

Why work for us?

The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
A strong, experienced, senior marketing analyst responsible for all data necessary to enabling the processes and activities that deliver the Unit's business targets. Demonstrable experience of working within a marketing function in a large and complex organisation with multi-million volume of segmented, multi-channel contacts per year.

You will understand the makeup of the data environment including key indicators of enquiry, reservation, registration, retention and other key metrics. To develop and maintain marketing data environments to enable analysis and campaign execution. The ability to translate marketing requirements into planning requirements.

Who are we looking for?
As an experienced manager and team leader, you will be highly numerate, data literate and analytical. Possess a 'can do' approach, with a proactive, inquisitive mind-set. You will be energetic, committed, self-reliant and have a dedicated approach to duties and work well under pressure.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent, written and oral presentation skills. You will have well-developed influencing skills and be an evangelist and ambassador for marketing around the University.

Closing date: midday 4 September 2015.

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 11344



Marketing Analyst - Modelling

Marketing

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

circulation date : 07/08/2015

closing date : 04/09/2015

We have an exciting opportunity working in the efficient team that delivers performance analysis and reporting for the Marketing Unit.

Why work for us?

The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. In the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey's history.

What do we need?
You will be able to demonstrate substantial experience in a performance marketing function, commissioning and managing the development of data models. You will have evidence of utilising modelling output to manage marketing performance generate increased marketing returns and demonstrable experience in working in a high performing, motivated analytics team. You will be data led and analytical, but can demonstrate the ability to 'translate' and communicate to people of all levels and backgrounds.

Who are we looking for?
You will have a relevant degree or equivalent higher education qualification (maths/statistics/economics) or a relevant professional marketing/data management qualification eg CIM/IDM certificate.

You will be highly numerate, analytical and commercially minded with a 'can do' approach. You will be proactive, inquisitive mind-set; energetic and committed - setting objectives.

You will possess sophisticated communication, influencing and negotiating skills including the ability to listen, think on your feet, structure coherent and well thought out proposals (both verbally and in writing), influence, challenge and gain clear commitment to agreed ways forward. You will need to be innovative, self-reliant and dedicated approach to duties and an ability to work well under pressure.

Closing date: midday 4 September 2015.

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 11345



Marketing Manager - Performance

Marketing

Salary Up To 45,000, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 07/08/2015

closing date : 04/09/2015

We have a fantastic opportunity to transform Marketing performance analysis & reporting

What do we need?

As an experienced analytical performance manager, you will work with the campaign manager and data selections analyst to structure, develop and deliver campaign evaluations and reporting, ensuring plans meet agreed objectives.

You will have demonstrable experience of the evaluation (and ideally planning and implementation) of segmented multi-channel national campaigns, working in Marketing in large and complex organisations. You will be able to provide evidence of leading the successful delivery and evaluation of results against campaign objectives such as conversion rate, cost per enquiry, return on investment, etc. You will have strong relationship building skills, able to work with key decision makers and stakeholders to understand and interpret their requirements; translating them into appropriate and effective deliverables.

Who are we looking for?
You will have a passion for data driven performance marketing and be data led and analytical, but can 'translate' to be able to communicate to people of all levels and backgrounds. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are therefore a necessity. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to generate insightful & actionable performance reporting.

You will have a 'can do' approach, with a proactive, inquisitive mind-set and be innovative, self-reliant and dedicated and able to work well under pressure.

Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest university and is a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Closing date: midday 4 September 2015.

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 11357



RESEARCH 

The Anthony Nutt Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise

38,511 - 54,841 (dependant on experience), Temporary contract for 36 months, Based in Milton Keyne

circulation date : 28/08/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

The Open University Business School invites applicants with voluntary sector research expertise for the position of Anthony Nutt Senior Research Fellow in the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise.

You will be involved in all aspects of research, PhD supervision, collaboration with relevant research communities and engagement with smaller voluntary sector organisations in the UK.

In particular, we are seeking research active candidates whose area of expertise relates to governance, leadership or management in the voluntary sector. You will be expected to have substantial research expertise and a developing research reputation, demonstrable leadership skills and experience of communicating and engaging effectively with practitioner and academic communities.

You will hold a relevant PhD and have a good understanding of developments currently affecting smaller voluntary sector organisations in the UK.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 24 September 2015

Interviews date: 6 October 2015


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 (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 11587



Research Associate(s)

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 to 37,394 depending on experience, Temporary contract for three years

circulation date : 27/08/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

We are recruiting one, possibly two, full time Research Associate(s) to work on a major new programme of work in International Development. Working under the Director of the Priority Research Area (PRA) in International Development and Inclusive Innovation you will contribute to the research agenda through publications, grant applications, and impact activities.

You will be based at the main OU campus in Milton Keynes and will be expected to live within reasonable commuting distance.

You will have a PhD in international development, economics, business, education, technology policy, politics, design, or other areas relevant to the PRA.
You will have knowledge and experience of working on one or more of the following areas: international development or relevant social sciences including business, education, technology policy, politics, geography, planning or design or areas relevant to the PRA (see programme outline on the Open University, HR website).

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Professor Giles Mohan (email: giles.mohan@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: noon on Thursday 24 September 2015

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 (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 11455



Post Doctoral Research Associate

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract until 27 February 2018

circulation date : 20/08/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

This postdoctoral position is funded by the European Union as part of the UPWARDS (Understanding Planet Mars With Advanced Remote-sensing Datasets and Synergistic Studies) Project. The project requires an experienced researcher, familiar with modelling the martian climate and with experience of data assimilation techniques in atmospheric science. The project combines the application of high-resolution climate model studies with spacecraft observations of the martian atmosphere made using remote sensing instruments. You will lead the numerical-modelling and data assimilation side of the project, including running existing Mars climate models, and interpreting and archiving the output of the models. You will also be encouraged to develop this program through collaborations with the other international partners in the UPWARDS project.

Closing date: 17 September 2015


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 858110 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 11435



Research Associate

Institute of Educational Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract for 24 months

circulation date : 18/08/2015

closing date : 15/09/2015

The Institute of Educational Technology is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in learning analytics for a high-profile project. The overall aim of the new project is to develop an evidence-based approach of learning gains that can be applied across Higher Education Institutions. You will work on a large-scale study to compare the relative performance of the students' learning gains using secondary data analysis of pre-existing Affective, Behavioural and Cognitive data and follow-up mixed-method analysis of new data.

You will support a number of activities, building on research that explores aspects of learning gains using learning analytics and learning science approaches. You will have strong research experience in quantitative research (e.g. learning science, psychology, learning analytics, economics, computer science), knowledge of research methods, including experience in efficiently analysing and reporting the research of others.

You will hold a PhD from an educational technology, social sciences or computing discipline or hold some other relevant discipline.

Closing date: 12 noon on 15 September 2015.


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 (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 11459



Citizen Science Research Associate & Ogden Science Officer

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary contract until for 36 months

circulation date : 17/08/2015

closing date : 30/09/2015

The post comprises of the roles of Citizen Science Research Associate (0.5FTE) and Outreach Officer (0.5FTE), the latter incorporates the roles of Ogden Science Officer and South East Physics Network (SEPnet) Outreach Officer.

We are leading the Dissemination, Education, and Citizen Science work package of the EU Horizon2020 project 'Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Clusters' (ASTERICS). A major activity of this work package is to create mass participation experiments and educational resources targeting the science-inclined public of college age and over. You will arrange international workshops to facilitate the design and delivery of the citizen science experiments, and act as the project manager for the experiments. You will also be responsible for the websites and the creation of promotional brochures.

The Ogden Trust funded activity in physics outreach to local secondary schools, including support for the OU's robotic telescopes, whilst the SEPnet component covers a wider outreach remit including children and adults.

Closing date: 30 September 2015 Interview date: TBC


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 858110 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 11436



SUPPORT STAFF 

Research Technician (ARUK)

Faculty of Science, Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences, Based in Milton Keynes

25,513 - 30,434, Temporary contract until 31 October 2019

circulation date : 04/09/2015

closing date : 18/09/2015

You will work on Alzheimer's Research UK funded projects relating to the aetiology of cerebral amyloid angiopathy, providing technical support to the experimental work required including those involving immunocytochemistry, Western blotting, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, molecular biology, cell culture and behavioural testing.

You will hold a degree or equivalent in biological sciences and have relevant laboratory experience, including experience of understanding and following standard operating procedures relating to laboratory techniques. You will be highly motivated with evidence of delivering work of the highest quality while seeking continuous improvement. You will have evidence of your ability to learn new techniques and adapt existing ones.

Closing date: 18 September 2015

Interview date: TBC



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 858110 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 11516



Library Support Assistant

Library Services

21,391 - 24,057

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

The Open University is the UK's biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with over 200,000 students. Library Services supports students in getting the most from their studies with The Open University.

Are you an organised, self-motivated person with sound administrative experience who would like to work in a busy team? Do you have a good attention to detail and the ability to react quickly to changing priorities?

You will be providing key administrative support to a number of strategic focus areas and Directorate initiatives. You will assist in the planning, scheduling and co-ordination of student engagement events and promotional Library Services events. You will also provide administrative support to the PA to the Director of Library Services during periods of peak activity.

You will need excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to act with discretion and diplomacy. Excellent IT skills are essential.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon) on 17 September 2015

Interviews will be held across 24 & 25 September 2015


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 11472



Learner Support Assistant

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

18,549-20,781 (pro rata), Part-time - 22.2 hours per week

circulation date : 04/09/2015

closing date : 18/09/2015

Temporary contract (maternity cover) until 7 August 2016

This is a modern and friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment; working at The Open University in Scotland involves enabling a wide range of people to achieve their educational ambitions. We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person for the following position. You will possess excellent IT, communication and organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will be a member of Learner Support Services and you will give information and advice in response to a wide range of student enquiries, and the related operational processes for example provision of references, examination arrangements and disability support. This is a desk based role with most of the work carried out using bespoke telephony & computer systems.

Closing date: 18 September 2015

Interview date: Week beginning 5 October 2015



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 11445



Senior Learner Support Operations Assistant x 15

Student Support Team Hub, Student Support, Student Services, Based in Milton Keynes

21,391 - 24,057, Temporary contract to 31 October 2016

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

Would you like to join a new and interesting team, providing information, advice and support to students? Are you interested in working with our core student support systems and improving the service we provide to our students? This role is an ideal development opportunity for someone who is experienced in providing customer service, is familiar with customer support systems and processes, and would like to gain experience working in a changing environment. We are looking for highly motivated people with an interest in developing further customer support and student administration knowledge. You must have excellent written and spoken communication skills and the ability to work independently and within a busy team.

You will contribute to strengthening learner support delivered to students via the distributed Student Support Teams working with a variety of staff at all levels and building up a good network of contacts to facilitate your role.

Closing date: 17 September 2015

email: SS-STS-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 11549



Marketing Co-ordinator - Resource Planning

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

25,513 to 30,434

circulation date : 03/08/2015

closing date : 09/09/2015

We have an exciting opportunity supporting the team that delivers planning and performance management for the Marketing Unit.

You will co-ordinate and enable prioritisation and resource planning for the Marketing Unit to optimise budget and return on investment to deliver University business targets. You will also support the delivery of projects within Marketing.

You will have experience in planning and managing resources as well as budget management experience. You will be proficient in using Microsoft applications and be accurate with a high level of attention to detail.

If you think you are the person we are looking for we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Midday 9 September 2015

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 11341



Curriculum Assistant

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Postgraduate Technologies and Computing Programme

21,391 to 24,057 pro rata, Temporary contract for 12 months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 11/09/2015

Part-time 18.5 hours per week

We are looking for a part time Curriculum Assistant to provide support to a number of Curriculum Managers and modules in the Postgraduate Technologies and Computing Programme.

You will have responsibility for ensuring that module material is prepared according to appropriate formats and standard module styles using agreed templates. You will be a main contact point for University staff and students, and will assist in arranging briefings, meetings and curriculum related activities.

You will need all round secretarial and clerical experience, with expertise in Microsoft Office applications. You will have good communications skills, be prepared to be flexible and be able to use your initiative and respond well to challenges. Experience of working collaboratively in a team, good organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential.

Closing date: noon on 11 September 2015

All applications should be sent to mct-staffing-applications@open.ac.uk.

email: mct-staffing@open.ac.uk For Information
email: mct-staffing-applications@open.ac.uk For all applications

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 11485



Curriculum Assistant

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, Undergraduate Computing and IT Programme

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

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 11/09/2015

We are looking for a new Curriculum Assistant to provide support to a number of Curriculum Managers and modules in the Undergraduate Computing and IT Programme.

You will have responsibility for ensuring that module material is prepared according to appropriate formats and standard module styles using agreed templates. You will be a main contact point for University staff and students, and will assist in arranging briefings, meetings and curriculum related activities.

You will need all round secretarial and clerical experience, with expertise in Microsoft Office applications. You will have good communications skills, be prepared to be flexible and be able to use your initiative and respond well to challenges. Experience of working collaboratively in a team, good organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential.

Closing date: noon on 11 September 2015

All applications should be sent to mct-staffing-applications@open.ac.uk.

email: mct-staffing@open.ac.uk For information
email: mct-staffing-applications@open.ac.uk For all applications

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 11484



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

Associate Lecturer Services, The Open University in Wales. Based in Cardiff

18,549 - 20,781, Temporary contract for 24 months

circulation date : 27/08/2015

closing date : 24/09/2015

The Open University has been transforming lives since 1969 by opening up higher education to all sections of the community.

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

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile person to work as part of the integrated UK-wide Associate Lecturer Services team, providing a range of services to Associate Lecturers and students in Wales and across the UK. You will also provide support for academic staff for at least two faculties. This will involve regular communication via telephone, email and online conferencing. You will require liaison with Associate Lecturer Services teams in other UK locations and with other functions within the University as well as with external organisations.

You will be comfortable using information technology, have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy when dealing with complex regulations and procedures. You will have well developed customer service skills, a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and the ability to make effective use of a wide range of in-house IT applications.

Closing date: Noon, 24 September 2015.
Interviews will be held in week commencing: 5 October 2015.


For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, or email the Recruitment Co-ordinator (Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk) quoting the reference number.

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


Mae'r Brifysgol Agored wedi bod yn trawsnewid bywydau ers 1969 drwy sicrhau bod addysg uwch ar gael i bob rhan o'r gymuned.

Cynorthwyydd Gwasanaethau Darlithwyr Cyswllt

Gwasanaethau Darlithwyr Cyswllt - Y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru

£ 18,549 -
£20,781, Cyf: 11506
Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd
Contract dros dro am 24 mis

Ydych chi'n gyfathrebwr ardderchog a threfnus? Ydych chi'n mwynhau bod yn rhan o dîm prysur?

Rydym yn chwilio am unigolyn hyblyg, sy'n llawn cymhelliant i weithio fel rhan o dîm Gwasanaethau Darlithwyr Cyswllt integredig ledled y DU, gan gynnig amrywiaeth o wasanaethau i Ddarlithwyr Cyswllt a myfyrwyr yng Nghymru a ledled y DU. Byddwch hefyd yn darparu cymorth i staff academaidd ar gyfer o leiaf ddwy gyfadran. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys cyfathrebu rheolaidd dros y ffôn, drwy e-bost a gwegynadledda. Bydd angen gweithio gyda thimau Gwasanaethau Darlithwyr Cyswllt mewn lleoliadau eraill yn y DU a gyda swyddogaethau eraill o fewn y Brifysgol yn ogystal â sefydliadau allanol.

Byddwch yn gyfforddus â defnyddio technoleg gwybodaeth, bydd gennych sgiliau cyfathrebu a threfnu gwych a byddwch yn gallu dangos sylw i fanylder a chywirdeb wrth ymdrin â rheoliadau a gweithdrefnau cymhleth. Bydd gennych sgiliau gwasanaethau cwsmeriaid cadarn, gwybodaeth ymarferol o ddefnyddio Microsoft Office, a'r gallu i wneud defnydd effeithiol o ystod eang o gymwysiadau TG mewnol.

Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd, 24 Medi 2015.
Cynhelir cyfweliadau yr wythnos yn cychwyn: 5 Hydref 2015.

Am wybodaeth fanwl a gwybodaeth am sut i wneud cais ewch i www3.open.ac.uk/employment, neu e-bostiwch y Cydlynydd Recriwtio (Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk) gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod.

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

email: Wales-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 11506



Staffing Assistant

Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP), Based in Milton Keynes

21,391 - 24,057, Part-Time 30 hours over 4 days

circulation date : 24/08/2015

closing date : 14/09/2015

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 for their academic programmes.

We are looking for a new member of staff to join our Planning and Resources Team to support the Manager: Planning and Resources in CICP.

If you enjoy working in a responsible role which requires excellent organisational and communications skills and you like supporting a diverse range of duties, including recruitment and staffing then we are interested in hearing from you.

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

If you would like to discuss the position please contact Miss Robyn Corcoran, Manager: Planning and Resources, CICP (robyn.corcoran@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midday 14 September 2015

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 (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 11568



Assistant, Alternative Formats

Student Services - Access, Careers and Teaching Support, Based in Milton Keynes

18,549 - 20,781 pro-rata, Temporary contract until 31 July 2017, Part-time - 25.9 hours per week

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 10/09/2015

Would you love to join us helping us make it possible for disabled students to study independently and with equality?

You will be located within the Widening Access and Success Service, the Alternative Formats Team uses some of the latest technology and cutting-edge facilities to provide study materials in alternative formats. We have a purpose-built audio recording centre in which we create digital talking book versions of written material

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a similar environment with a clear voice and accurate recording and listening skills. You will have effective communication skills and experience of working in a service delivery/client-focussed area and good IT skills, particularly with regard to spreadsheets, HTML and web access. You will be an experienced team player used to working collaboratively and successfully to deadlines and taking personal responsibility for getting things done. A commitment to equality and diversity is important.

Closing date: 10 September 2015

Interview date: week commencing 28 September 2015


email: SS-STS-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 11198



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

Student Services - AL Services - The Open University in the North, Based in Gateshead

18,549 - 20,781, Temporary 12 month contract

circulation date : 20/08/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK. Working as part of the integrated UK-wide Associate Lecturer Services team, you will provide a range of services to Associate Lecturers and, indirectly, to students in the North. You will also provide support for academic staff based in the Gateshead office. This will involve implementation of administrative procedures and processes and regular communication via telephone, email and online conferencing. You will liaise with Associate Lecturer Services teams in other UK locations and other University departments as well as with external organisations.

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

Closing date: noon 17 September 2015.

email: R09-Human-Resources@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 11072



Governance Assistant

University Secretary's Office

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

circulation date : 20/08/2015

closing date : 17/09/2015

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

There is significant keyboard work, requiring the use of word processing and spreadsheet skills. Your responsibilities will include formatting committee documents and correspondence to high quality standards, drafting correspondence, diary management, maintaining filing systems and arranging meetings. The work involves contact with other areas of the University, with staff at all levels and individuals external to the University. All aspects of the role 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 17 September 2015.

Interview date: 5 October 2015.


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 11449



DIP Assistant

DIP Office, Student Recruitment, SRF, Based in Milton Keynes

18,549 - 20,781 pro-rata, Part-time 30 hours per week

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 10/09/2015

The Document Image Processing (DIP) Office is responsible for managing a document scanning and digital archive facility that supports Student Services business processes at Milton Keynes, and the Universities 13 Regional Centres in the UK.

You will be a team player as well as assisting in the processing of over two million documents received each year. You will need to be computer literate and able to demonstrate the ability to process work accurately and methodically, and be comfortable in performing light manual handling duties.

Your main responsibilities will be in the preparation and scanning of documents, liaising with customers, maintaining document control logs and assembling boxes of scanned documents for collection. You will demonstrate that you have the necessary experience in the use of EFS AutoFORM digital imaging software.

Closing date: 10 September 2015

Interview date: week commencing 21 September 2015


email: srf-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 11494



Finance & International Travel Assistant

Faculty of Education and Language Studies, Based in Milton Keynes

21,391 - 24,057, Temporary contract to 31 July 2016

circulation date : 13/08/2015

closing date : 10/09/2015

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to work within the Faculty's Research and Finance Team (RAFT) as a Finance and International Travel Assistant. The post has a dual function and will provide administrative support to the Finance Administrator assisting with the day-to-day running of the Faculty's finance area and also arrange and book international travel arrangements: flights, hotel and other travel as required in accordance with the OU International Travel Policy. Tasks will involve, for example, creating records for consultants on the University's consultancy contract system, checking and processing payments of expenses, updating financial records, provide advice and guidance on the Health and Safety requirements for international travel, visa requirements and accurately maintain FELS travel-related records.

You will be educated to GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics, with previous experience of arranging international business travel. You will be a strong team player with relevant office experience, excellent IT skills, and effective oral and written communication skills. You must enjoy a challenge and be able to work independently and accurately managing a large and complex workload to a professional standard.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis to provide support whilst the Faculty is being re-organised.

Closing date: 10 September 2015


email: fels-recruitment@open.ac.uk For Applications
email: teresa.davidson@open.ac.uk For Information

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from Teresa Davidson on 01908 655640 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 11479



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


OTHER 

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

OU Business School Residential Schools

B690 February 2016, BB835 February / March 2016, B839 May 2016 and B716 July/August 2016

circulation date : 03/09/2015

closing date : 21/09/2015

Residential Schools, Teaching and Learner Support, Student Services

The current daily rate of pay is

£125.36 (including holiday pay)


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 between February 2016 and August 2016.

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. You may be expected to travel to overseas schools as part of their appointment.

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

The recruitment period will be open from 3 September 2015 and the closing date for applications is 21 September 2015. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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

Please quote reference 8913



Anthony Nutt PhD Studentships 2016

Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL), Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise

The Open University Business School

circulation date : 02/09/2015

closing date : 15/10/2015

The Open University Business School invites applications for full-time PhD studentships starting in February 2016. Studentships are attached to specific research projects in the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership which are described at www.open.ac.uk/business-school-phd. The studentships cover tuition fees, a research training support grant and a starting stipend of circa
£ 14,000 per year. These are full-time three-year studentships and you will be required to live in the UK within commuting distance of the Milton Keynes campus.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who hold an honours degree at a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent in a related subject, plus around 120 credits of advanced research methods skills or ideally a Masters in research methods.

Your application should comprise a 1500-word research proposal and a covering letter outlining your suitability for your chosen project. We must also receive a completed application form, copies of relevant degree certificates and transcripts and a copy of your SELTS test results (if applicable), before we can consider your application.
Further details of the individual projects and how to apply can be found via The Business School link above.
Interviews will form part of the selection process and are to be held in November 2015 in person (or via web conference if required). PhD applicants are expected to give a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation about their proposal, followed by a question and answer session.

For enquiries email: see email link below:-

The closing date for applications is midday GMT on Thursday 15 October 2015

Equal Opportunities is University Policy

email: siv.vangen@open.ac.uk For enquiries

Please quote reference 8931



PhD studentship - Optimising the target design for a neutron source

Department of Engineering and Innovation, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 30/07/2015

closing date : 30/09/2015

Full time - 3 years to start 1 January 2016
Approximate stipend of £13,863, tuition fee are covered


This is a three year PhD studentship funded by The Open University and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The ISIS Neutron Source is the UK's leading spallation neutron facility. It has been leading global innovation and research excellence since its establishment in 1985 by using moderated neutron beams for a broad range of condensed matter studies.

In order to produce the neutrons an intense proton beam is accelerated into a heavy metal target made of several tungsten plates clad with tantalum. The tantalum cladding is required to prevent cooling water contacting the tungsten plates during operation with the proton beam.

The purpose of this project is to investigate the residual stress state of the manufactured target and thereby help quantify the full stress-strain state in the targets when they are operated under the intense proton beam heating. This information will contribute to the development of an optimum target design in terms of both robust performance and efficient neutron production.

The studentship will be hosted by the Materials Engineering Group and based at The Open University in Milton Keynes; however the student will work closely with the collaborating body ISIS, which is situated at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at the Harwell Oxford campus.

Requirements of candidate
A minimum of an upper second (2:1) class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences.

An ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

An ability to communicate confidently with both scientific and industrial colleagues.

Funding
Studentships cover full-time tuition fees and include a stipend. Full-time PhD students will be allocated office space and computer facilities in the Department and receive funding for research expenses, training and conference participation.

Contacts
If you wish to discuss your application or receive advice on the research project please contact: Dr Sanjooram Paddea, email: (please see link below)

Application
Please complete the application form that can be found at:
http://www3.open.ac.uk/SAOU_User_Content/Research/Application_Forms/Application_Form_PhD_MPhil.doc

It is important that you send your completed application to Jon James please see email link below, do not email it to multiple addresses.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2015

Equal Opportunity is University Policy

email: Sanjooram.Paddea@open.ac.uk To discuss your application please contact Dr Sanjooram Paddea
email: jon.james@open.ac.uk Email address for applications

Please quote reference 8828



2015 full-time studentships - Department of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Science, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 15/12/2014

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
- Space Instrumentation
- Cosmochemistry


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 £13,863 per year (2014 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 2015 with the first round of interviews taking place in early March 2015.

If you would like to apply then please send a completed application form (see below), an up to date CV, 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

General enquiries re PhDs in the Department of Physical Sciences to be directed to the postgraduate tutors: Dr Mahesh Anand (Mahesh.anand@open.ac.uk) and Dr Silvia Bergamini (silvia.bergamini@open.ac.uk)

Closing Date: ongoing

Equal opportunity is University policy.

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

Please quote reference Studentships 8436



PhD studentships in Space Science

circulation date : 08/12/2014

Thought of doing a PhD in Space Science?

The Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) is looking for outstanding graduates who have, or are expecting, a good honours degree in physics, electrical engineering or a related subject to join their team.


The CEI at the Open University campus is able to offer up to 6 fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships to work
on a variety of projects in space instrumentation, from ESA missions (Athena, Euclid and PLATO) to CubeSats and sounding rockets. Scientists from the Department of Physical Sciences at the OU have a long history in developing space instrumentation, including most recently the Ptolemy instrument on Rosetta's Philae lander.

Many of the PhD students in the CEI are also co-sponsored by industry. Our main industrial sponsor, e2v technologies,
has been trusted to design and deliver imaging sensors and sub-systems for over 150 space missions by the world's
largest space agencies, including NASA and ESA. Recently they helped guide Rosetta to comet 67P with e2v sensors
capturing the most amazing images ever taken of a comet and they provided ESA with 106 CCDs for the ESA GAIA
mission's focal plane. These industrial co-sponsored positions are part of the RCUK CASE studentship scheme.

We are looking for students to join our cutting-edge research programmes. Our studentships are designed to give
experience outside a purely academic environment with joint supervision by academics and experienced engineers in
industry. Students completing the PhD training possess transferable skills and the expertise gained leads to
successful careers within industry, research or the space agencies.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in Space Science, get in touch for further information or to register your interest by emailing cei@open.ac.uk

Find out more about the CEI and e2v at www.open.ac.uk/cei and www.e2v.com.

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

email: Science-Research-Degrees@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference Studentship 8419