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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer in English Language Teaching (English for Academic Purposes) - Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 20/10/2014

closing date : 10/11/2014

As Lecturer in English Language Teaching (ELT) you will join the OpenELT team at a time when we are embarking on a number of new English for Academic Purposes collaborations within several faculty programmes.

You will be joining a small team working on the development and production of distance learning modules, packs and external projects in Academic Literacy, English for Academic and Specific Purposes (EAP and ESP) and English Language Teaching.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area and have experience in curriculum development, project management and online learning and teaching. You will have research experience in one or more of these areas. You should show an ability to support academic colleagues in other faculties in the development of EAP interventions for learners, and undertake staff development activities for non-specialist staff across the University in the areas of EAP and language support.

Closing date: noon on Monday 10 November 2014

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 (link above).

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

Please quote reference 10686



Lecturer in Criminology - Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Social Policy & Criminology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 24 month contract

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

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

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

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

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

Closing date: noon Thursday, 20 November 2014
Interview date: Tuesday, 09 December 2014


email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10632



Regional Manager - The Open University Law School

Based in Oxford, Full time - Temporary Contract ends 6 January 2017

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Open University Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and is seeking to recruit a Regional Manager, willing and able to make a significant contribution to the Student Experience.

As Regional Manager your role is diverse and challenging; you will provide advice and support to students, have management responsibility for Associate Lecturers, and take a lead role in the design and development of targeted learner and learning interventions. You will also contribute to module/programme development.

You will work with colleagues in Student Support Team Host Location where you are based, the University's other Student Support Teams, Nation colleagues as well as with colleagues based in the Law School at Milton Keynes.

You will need a Law Degree or CPE or Graduate Diploma in Law with a successful record of managing people, an understanding and experience of the pedagogy underlying distance teaching and learning, and demonstrable experience of using technologies to support online learners. You will need to be flexible, resilient and a team player, and to be computer literate. Experience of teaching law is desirable.

Closing date for applications: Midday on 13 November 2014
Interview date: 12 December 2014


email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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



Please quote reference 10446



Chair in Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes

72,837 - 95,396 per annum

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

The Faculty of Social Sciences has strong ambitions to further grow its Research profile. To this end, we are seeking to appoint a leading Professor to enhance one of our existing research strengths in any of the following discipline areas:

Sociology
Human Geography
Politics and International Studies
Social Policy
Criminology
Psychology
Economics

You will have an already impressive record of publications and high impact research, including an exceptional research grant record. You will have proven skills in academic leadership and management roles, including successful research leadership and team building. This will be an exciting opportunity to lead and grow your research area by joining a University committed to research and its wider social mission.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Kevin Hetherington, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences on +44 (0)1908 654464 email Kevin.Hetherington@open.ac.uk

Closing date: noon on Thursday 6 November 2014
Interview date: early December 2014

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



email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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



Please quote reference 10687



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Director, Development and Production

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

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

circulation date : 31/10/2014

closing date : 21/11/2014

Create tomorrow's learning materials to transform our students' experiences today.

The Open University is recognised worldwide as one of the most successful innovators in higher education. We currently provide a rich learning experience to over 200,000 students, offering a diverse curriculum with the ability to deliver quality at scale. Our success in bringing higher education to a very wide range of students, many of whom had never previously considered taking a degree, has been based on the quality of our learning materials, services and support. Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) plays a key role in the development and delivery of all these functions.

LTS is a large unit with a budget currently in excess of £20 million employing top class media specialists. In order to build on this supportive and innovative culture it is important that an integrated approach is adopted between LTS and our academic and other partners internally and externally to push the boundaries in learning media design.

LTS is currently undergoing a radical transformation to restructure itself to meet the challenges of innovation in a changing technology diverse world, whilst attaining new levels of cost efficiency and sensitivity in a freshly defined quality framework.

This is a pivotal role that will require leadership and ability to deliver results as well as delivering and embracing change. Joining us at this time of change provides you with an opportunity to apply your expertise to shape educational experiences of thousands of students and build on the OU reputation.

Closing date: 12:00 midday on 21st November 2014.

Interviews: 12th December 2014.

email: lts-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10765



Senior Faculty Manager - Faculty of Arts

Based in Belfast National Centre, 18.5 hours per week available immediately

38,511 - 45,954 pa pro-rata

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

You will work with the Arts Staff Tutor carrying out the academic administration relating to the delivery of the Arts Faculty's modules in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and to the support of students studying on these modules. You will also share responsibility for the management of Arts associate lecturer staff across Ireland.

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

You should be a graduate with significant experience of administration and of teaching in higher or adult education. You should also possess appropriate IT skills.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 13 November 2014
Interview date: Friday 12 December 2014

email: Arts-recruit@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator, Donna Elstob on 01908 653370 or by email (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10704



Corporate Development Manager

Business Development Unit (BDU), Home-based

38,511 - 45,954 including Car Allowance plus a generous Sales Bonus, UK travel required

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 21/11/2014

The Open University is the UK's largest University totally dedicated to distance learning. The Business Development Unit (BDU) is responsible for driving, delivering and growing a profitable B2B commercial strategy for the Open University.

The BDU is entering a period of rapid growth and we are keen to employ an additional Corporate Development Manager to drive growth of our client base. You will identify, develop and close pipeline opportunities. You will deliver consultative, strategic sales solutions that meet the Learning and Development needs of our corporate clients and/or employer organisations with a worldwide employee base in designated UK industry sectors. This is a key post in the generation of corporate and employer business to national and multi-national organisations for the University. The focus is on new name acquisition and the growth of an existing portfolio of clients.

As an experienced sales professional with an extensive and outstanding sales track record, you will be proactive in your approach. You will have excellent business planning, project and Account Management skills. You will be experienced in delivering on large complex, client centric solutions and will recognise the long term value to the University of Tactical Pieces of business. To deliver on Sales Target, you will also be supported by an Inside Sales Team.

The post is home based, covering a portfolio of UK based clients.

Closing Date: noon on 20 November 2014

Interviews will be held in Milton Keynes on: 26 November 2014

email: BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 659642 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 10801



University Records Manager

Library Services, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394,Temporary contract until 31 October 2015 maternity cover

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

We are seeking a University Records Manager to join our Information Management team, on a temporary maternity cover contract until 31 October 2015.

Working within Library Services and as part of the University Secretary portfolio, you will lead on university records management activities. These will include contributing to electronic document and records management strategies, managing off-site storage of records, and co-ordinating activities to ensure legal compliance. You will be a confident communicator, able to influence and negotiate with strategic level decision-makers.

You will have a solid background in information and records management, and will have effective problem-solving and policy implementation skills. You will have excellent communication skills, presenting persuasive arguments in writing and in person. You will be customer focussed, and able to deal with confidential information. You will also be able to demonstrate resilience and personal responsibility.

Applications for part-time working will also be considered.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 20 November 2014.

Interviews will take place week commencing 1 December 2014.

email: library-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10736



Access Co-ordinator - Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

Full Time Permanent Position, Based in Manchester

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

As an experienced administrator you will join our regional team in managing the current Access programmes, with particular reference to tutor appointments and allocation, on-going tutor support, staff development and student funding queries.

You will need to be a proactive person with experience of using IT systems, specifically databases and spreadsheets. You will have good organisational and communication skills and an ability to solve work-related problems on your own initiative.

As a key member of the regional team you will be expected to maintain close working relationships with the Regional Managers, Academic Assistants and other CICP staff, as well participate in the Student Support Team. You will also need to maintain and develop the team's positive relationships with tutors, regional colleagues and students. You should have strongly developed administrative skills, with a first degree or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience, and an interest in widening participation issues in Higher Education.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact Dr Anactoria Clarke, Regional Manager, CICP (anactoria.clarke@open.ac.uk).

Other sources of information can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/do-it/access

Closing date: midday 20th November 2014

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing: 1st December 2014


email: CICP-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10751



Regional Education Manager - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Gateshead (R09), Fixed Term Contract to end February 2018

38,511 - 45,954

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 27/11/2014

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the Open University's pre-registration nursing (PRN) programme, and its wider curriculum, in the North East of England. The University has a thriving partnership with local employers and commissioners to deliver nurse education. Working with Staff Tutor colleagues, your role will be to contribute to the development of the partnership and to manage the programme in order to maintain the standards of excellence for which the University is renowned.

You will also contribute to the management of modules and qualifications outside of the PRN programme, as required.

You should have a professional qualification in nursing, be registered with the NMC and hold, or be willing to acquire, a recordable teaching qualification.

Closing date: 5.00 p.m. 27 November 2014

email: HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator, Pat Bird on 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

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

Please quote reference 10703



Health & Social Care Co-ordinator - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Gateshead (R08/R09), Fixed Term Contract to end February 2018

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 27/11/2014

You will manage and co-ordinate administrative support activities which facilitate the delivery of services to Faculty students and Associate Lecturers. You will have an operational perspective on the planning and delivery of services, creating processes for scheduling, monitoring, reviewing and reporting, and liaising with colleagues both regionally and centrally.

You will support the Faculty's professional programmes and be a point of contact for prospective students and sponsors, as well as for ongoing students and employers. Whilst your appointment will be based in Gateshead, you will provide 1.5 days administrative support per week to the Faculty's team in Manchester at a distance.

You should have a degree or equivalent qualification with administrative experience ideally in an educational context. You will need excellent organisational abilities and communication skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret numerical data and the willingness to travel around the region and to Milton Keynes on occasions.

Closing date: Midday 27 November 2014

email: HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

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


Please quote reference 10702



Financial Support Manager

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

You will be responsible for the Student Opportunity Fund (SOF), Fees and Processing team operations, ensuring that service levels and KPI's are met, workloads are prioritised and resources allocated appropriately to meet the needs of the operation.

You will have line management responsibility of three to four Grade 5 Team Leaders and one Grade 7 Awards Officer and for the operation and adherence to the OU's policies and procedures across three teams, the Awards Officer and the relations and budget controls with external agencies such as BIS (Department for Business Innovation and Skills).

Closing date: Noon 7 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 17 November 2014

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 10480



Fees Manager

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

You will be responsible for the Fees & Debt Recovery team operations, ensuring that service levels and KPIs are met, workloads are prioritised and resources allocated appropriately to meet the needs of the operation.

You will also be responsible for the operation and adherence to the OU's Fees & Debt Recovery policies and procedures, ensuring that all weekly student funding reconciliation is maintained, managed and to agreed targets, also for the day-to-day operational relationship with the Student Loans Company and any internal or external debt recovery service.

You will respond to complex queries, appeals and complaints from applicants, staff and students.

Closing date: Noon 7 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 17 November 2014

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 10481



Business Development Manager

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

Salary: Highly competitive, Home-based and UK & international travel required.

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 14/11/2014

The Open University is the UK's largest University totally dedicated to distance learning. The Business Development unit (BDU) is responsible for driving, delivering and growing a profitable B2B commercial strategy for the Open University.

The BDU is entering a period of rapid growth and we are keen to employ a highly skilled Business Development Manager to drive growth of our strategic accounts base.

You will be identifying and developing new commercial, public sector and academic opportunities for the Open University in UK and selected international territories. You will need to discover and develop business relationships, identify new business opportunities, build new propositions and close business to meet agreed financial targets.

You will need to have held senior sales position especially in the learning and development sector. You will also need a proven track record of growing a business both domestic and internationally, with strong stakeholder management skills.

You will also need sound commercial judgement, and experience of structured sales methodologies.

Closing Date: midday on 14 November 2014

First Round Interviews being held: 24 & 25 November 2014

Second Round Interviews being held : 27 November & 16 December

email: BDU-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the BDU Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 858774 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 8302



Interim Media Project Manager

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

38,511 - 45,954, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 20/11/2014

Do you have an excellent track record of building successful relationships with clients and managing media production? Would you enjoy leading a team of media specialists working on a varied portfolio of distance-learning materials?

As an Interim Project Manager you will manage the development, production and maintenance of teaching and other materials across a range of media, from early planning through to the finished product. You will work closely with academic and media production staff on specifications, product development and delivery of materials to quality, time and budget targets.

You will need to have effective project management, scheduling, communication and staff management skills; solid media production experience, ideally in an academic environment; sound experience in instructional design and confidence in working in a fast-paced environment.

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

Closing date: 12 noon, 20 November 2014

Interview date: 4 December 2014

email: LTS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10701



Policy & Controls Manager

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 27/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

You will provide effective leadership and management of all internal and external policy implications to the Student Fees (SF) operation, and operate as policy Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the department, ensuring that all student application forms, guidance notes, web content and Information, Advice and Guidance is correct and compliant.

You will also ensure that all procedures across SF are maintained and documented consistently. Ensure all changes are supplied to the Knowledge Management System (KMS) in a timely and accurate fashion. Manage monitoring, evaluation and improvements of calls and work quality monitoring across SF.

Closing date: Noon 7 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 17 November 2014

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 10476



Learning & OD Consultant

Human Resources, Learning & Organisational Development, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 to 37,394

circulation date : 22/10/2014

closing date : 12/11/2014

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Learning and Organisational Development team, which provides a high quality learning and development service across the University.

As part of the team, you will be responsible for learning and development provision ensuring that needs are accurately diagnosed and addressed in line with unit and wider strategic priorities. You will develop an understanding of the requirements and constraints of our customers and contribute to the design, planning and delivery of development solutions.

You will work collaboratively across the function and with colleagues across HR to support effective relationship building with internal customers and ensure a cohesive and comprehensive development provision. You will proactively seek opportunities to support the wider function and ensure its success.

You will have a broad experience of working to support learning and development provision and have excellent interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills.

Closing date: Noon 12 November 2014.

email: Human-Resources-Opportunities@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 652959 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 10630



Interim Project Managers

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

38,511-45,954; Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 22/10/2014

closing date : 12/11/2014

Do you have an excellent track record of managing complex projects and programmes and building successful relationships with clients? Would you enjoy working with fellow Project Managers and Software Developers to develop and deliver tools and services to support teaching and learning within the Open University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?

You will manage the development, production and delivery of a portfolio of projects and programmes for the VLE, from early planning through to the finished product. You will work closely with faculty, technical and support staff on specifications, product development, delivery and implementation to quality, time and budget targets.

You will need to have effective project management, scheduling, communication and team leadership skills, a solid background in learning systems development and maintenance, and confidence in working in a fast-paced environment.

Closing date: Midday, 12 November 2014

Interview dates: 26 and 27 November 2014

email: LTS-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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



Please quote reference 10692



Head of Planning and Resources - Faculty of Education and Language Studies

Based in Milton Keynes

48,743 - 54,841

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

Are you an experienced staff manager with strong financial awareness, who would enjoy working in a complex and intellectually challenging environment? Are you looking for a role that will develop, challenge and stretch you every day?

The Open University staff are passionate and committed to the organisation’s mission, and this pivotal role is key to harnessing such passion in the interests of the long-term sustainability of the University and its strategic objectives. This is an exciting opportunity to support the Dean in the strategic leadership of one of seven academic Faculties, ensuring the quality of operational support. You will lead the staffing, financial and communication functions of the Faculty, ensuring strong communications and relationships with other units, including support areas for University senior management.

Closing date: 6 November 2014 at 12 noon

email: FELS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10735



Head of Architecture

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary up to 75,345

circulation date : 16/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are seeking a business-focussed, innovative and pragmatic Head of Architecture to join our IT team here at the Open University. This is an exciting opportunity to set and deliver an architecture vision that will lead the University into its next chapter.

This is a challenging time for the Higher Education sector which is seeing significant changes in state funding. The entry of more private providers has also increased the consumer power of fee-paying students, placing a premium on service delivery and cost efficiency. The University is well placed to respond to these challenges and the Architecture team will play a crucial role in enabling the University to adapt and be successful in this changing environment.

The University technology landscape is unique and diverse, from innovative digital content distribution and advanced virtual learning environments to traditional university administration systems. The operation of the University is heavily dependent upon technology requiring robust, enterprise-scale IT systems.

You will be required to play a key role in transforming the IT capability of the University. You will understand the strategic priorities of the University and create an architecture vision to meet them. You will manage a team of Solution and Data Architects as they design the systems to deliver the vision. In addition, you will be responsible for applying appropriate governance to ensure that technology changes move the University towards the vision.

You will be a thought leader with a broad technology background, with excellent stakeholder management skills. You will have demonstrable experience of managing architecture teams, improving architecture capability, using TOGAF and delivering IT strategy. Your background will include solution and enterprise architecture as well as technology delivery.

Closing date: midday 6 November 2014

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10747



Channel Manager (CRM)

Open University Worldwide Ltd Part of the Business Development Unit

Highly Competitive Salary, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

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

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

You will need to have strong relationship or stakeholder management skills coupled with a successful track record of influencing change with the ability to adopt a flexible approach.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate experience of achieving commercial objectives through the development of complex CRM strategies and the commissioning of associated business requirements.

You will also need strong interpretation, communication, negotiation & Influencing skills, and to be able to present effectively.

Closing date will be midday on 7 November 2014, with interviews planned for w/c 17 November.

email: bdu-staffing@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 8254



Channel Manager (Contact Centre)

Open University Worldwide Ltd Part of the Business Development Unit

Highly Competitive Salary, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 09/10/2014

closing date : 07/11/2014

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

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

To contribute to this strategic plan Open University Worldwide Ltd (part of The Business Development Unit) are looking for an experienced Channel Manager to manage the international multi-channel contact centre operations.

You will need to have strong relationship or stakeholder management skills coupled with a successful track record of influencing change with the ability to adopt a flexible approach.

You will need experience of successfully achieving commercial objectives through the development and delivery of outsourced multi-channel contact centre operations.

You will also need to demonstrate evidence of strong business analysis, communication and negotiation skills including the ability to present effectively, influencing key decision making forums and the ability to identify, develop and nurture key stakeholder relationships.

Closing date will be midday on 7 November 2014, with interviews planned for week commencing 17 November.

email: bdu-staffing@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 8253



Campaign Evaluation Manager x 2

Marketing & SRFS

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

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 31/10/2014

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

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

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

Closing date: Noon 31 October 2014.

Interview date: to be confirmed.

email: marketing-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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



Please quote reference 10720



Campaign Analyst - Digital

Marketing & SRFS

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

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 31/10/2014

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

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

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

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

Closing date: Noon 31 October 2014.

Interview date: to be confirmed.

email: marketing-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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



Please quote reference 10721



Campaign Planning Analyst

Marketing and SRFS

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

circulation date : 10/10/2014

closing date : 31/10/2014

Ref

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

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

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

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

Closing date: Noon 31 October 2014.

Interview date: to be confirmed.

email: marketing-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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



Please quote reference 10722



Buyer - Procurement Department, Finance Division

Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394

circulation date : 02/10/2014

closing date : 10/11/2014

The Open University is looking for a Procurement Professional with a background in Public Sector Procurement to join our centralised Procurement Department. The role involves the management of supply and service contracts and taking a lead role in the tendering process. An individual who is flexible and responsive to change, who is self-motivated, has good negotiation and communication skills and is able to drive forward projects would be ideally suited to this position.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be CIPS qualified (MCIPS) or in the final stages of obtaining this accreditation and have purchasing experience, ideally gained in the Public Sector, HE environment or a large complex multi-site organisation. Working knowledge of public sector procurement procedures, including EU procurement directives and relevant legislation is essential, together with experience of tendering and contract management.

For an informal chat regarding the post please contact Janet Lawson on Milton Keynes +44 (0)1908 652036 or e-mail j.m.lawson@open.ac.uk.


Closing Date: 4pm 23 October 2014
Interview Date: 10 November 2014

email: finance-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10642



RESEARCH 

  none currently available


SUPPORT STAFF 

Prospect Research Assistant

Development Office, Based in Milton Keynes

21,391 - 24,057, Temporary contract for 48 months

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 13/11/2014

The Development Office raises funds to support the University's mission of making education available to all. The fundraising team builds relationships with companies, trusts, foundations and other potential benefactors, and is heavily dependent on the quality of research provided by the Prospect Research Team to support its fundraising success.

You will report to the Prospect Research Manager, and play a key role in providing comprehensive, first class research to support the unit's fundraising activities, working closely with the Major Gift team to identify and profile current and prospective supporters.

You will be educated to first degree level or equivalent, you will be confident in managing multiple tasks to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment, and will be proactive and inquisitive with experience of undertaking research quickly and accurately using a variety of electronic and hard copy sources. You will be highly IT literate, have strong communication skills, both written and verbal and have an eye for detail.

Closing date: 13 November 2014

Interview date: 26 November 2014

email: OUDO@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10766



Deanery Assistant - Research and Business (Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed term contract to 31 May 2015

21,391 - 24,057

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are looking for an experienced and confident individual to support senior managers and administrators in the Research and Business Support Team in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology.

You should have a good standard of general education, including a GCSE (or equivalent) in English, with previous office experience in a support role, good numeracy skills and good IT experience. You will be able to work independently as well as part of a team; have a customer focussed approach to work and pay attention to detail. You will also possess excellent communications skills, the ability to prioritise workloads and have a positive attitude towards change.

If you enjoy working in a responsible role using your excellent organisational skills to support a diverse range of duties, including events and visits, then this may be the job for you.

Closing date for applications: noon on Thursday 6 November 2014

email: MCT-Staffing@open.ac.uk 

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

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

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


Please quote reference 10691



Personal Assistant to the Dean - Faculty of Business and Law

Based in Milton Keynes

25,513 - 30,434

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are seeking an experienced Personal Assistant to support the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.
This role forms part of the Dean's office and is crucial in ensuring the daily business of the Dean is handled efficiently, working with other parts of the Faculty and wider University.

Proven communication, administrative and organisational skills are required. You will need to build extensive knowledge of the organisation and understand the aims and objectives of the Faculty. You will handle critical and complex information so discretion and confidentiality are essential, as well as a desire to deliver excellent service. Inter-personal skills with experience of building good working relationships and dealing with people at all levels is required.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 6 November 2014
Interview date: 1st December 2014


email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

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

Please note CVs only will not be accepted.

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



Please quote reference 10741



Accounts Payable Supervisor

Finance Division

25,513-30,434; Temporary Contract for 6 Months, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 23/10/2014

closing date : 06/11/2014

We are looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Supervisor to support a busy team during a large change programme. You will be able to demonstrate your recent, relevant accounting experience across a range of duties and roles. You should have experience of using a computerised purchase/sales ledger and posses excellent IT skills. You will be particularly competent in the use of Excel.

In addition to relevant finance related work experience, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will also have Line Management/Supervisory experience. An individual who is flexible and responsive to change, who is self-motivated and customer focussed would be ideally suited to this position.

If you are interested in a new challenge and an opportunity to broaden your skills, this is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and professional team.

Closing date: 6 Nov 2014.

Interviews: Week commencing: 17 November 2014

email: Finance-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

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

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from Di Cook, the Recruitment Co-ordinator on + 44 (0)1908 652042 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 10138



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


OTHER 

AHRC CHASE PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts

circulation date : 30/10/2014

closing date : 14/01/2015

AHRC CHASE PhD Studentships

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). CHASE is matching AHRC funding of 17m and will be awarding more than 375 AHRC-studentships over a five-year period. Up to 75 studentships are available across the consortium for Autumn 2015 entry.

CHASE AHRC studentships are available to UK and EU residents at the Open University in the Faculty's subject areas. These include:

Art History
Classical Studies
English (including Creative Writing)
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies


Proposals that integrate subject-based or interdisciplinary enquiry in the Arts and Humanities with the latest Digital Humanities methodologies and technologies, or develop new research in this area are welcomed.

Awards for UK residents include fees and stipend, while EU residents are eligible for fees only.

Please see the Faculty's Research Areas and Academic Profiles
for more information about staff research interests and current PhD projects.

Doctoral Study in Arts and Humanities at The Open University

The Faculty of Arts is internationally recognized for innovative research across its subject areas, including the study of literary, philosophical and visual texts and their reception; the historical investigation of policing, science and religion; and the exploration of performance in music and drama. Much work is focused on the United Kingdom (with strong interests in the national histories and cultures of Ireland, Scotland and Wales) but there is also considerable expertise relating to Europe, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Several major AHRC- and ESRC-funded projects are based in the Faculty. We have a strong vision for developing successful interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and a commitment to ensuring that our research informs teaching and exchange with cultural and heritage partners.

Closing date: 14 January 2015


Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

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

Applications are through the standard Open University form in the first instance.
An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.
For hard copies, advice on applying and access details for disabled applicants contact the Research Degrees Team at +44 (0)1908 654882 or research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk.



Please quote reference 8299



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

Based in Milton Keynes

Closing date: Ongoing

circulation date : 23/12/2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equal opportunity is University policy.

Please quote reference 7528