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General vacancies

vacancies photoWe have vacancies available for a wide range of roles within the University including support, executive positions, and research jobs among many other types of roles.  For information on how to apply, please see how do I apply for a general vacancy at the University.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Our current employment opportunities are listed below:


The Open University remains open, operating and recruiting.  We're working hard to ensure that our vacancies pages are up to date.

It's possible there could be some disruption to the application and recruitment processes during this time but our team is still working hard to bring you the best possible service and we are available should you require any assistance.  

Following the move to many more people working from home, organisations and internet service providers have increased their on-line security and we recommend that candidates check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folder as emails sent from our application system may be diverted to these.

The University is carefully monitoring guidance issued by the UK Government regarding COVID-19 and the latest information for our students, can be found here: https://help.open.ac.uk/coronavirus-covid19

Many activities are however now being only conducted remotely, including interviews.  We use TEAMS for remote interviews and will provide guidance for candidates not familiar with using TEAMS. We will also seek alternatives where TEAMS isn’t possible.   

Academic

3 x Full Time Positions Available - (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £33,797 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-23

1 year Fixed term contract, Full Time post (Part-time or job share applicants will be considered)

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-28

Full Time – Fixed Term from 1 Sep 2021 until 31 Aug 2023

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-21

Full-time FTC 36 months

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-27

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years. We are looking to fill a total of 2.7 FTE so we would be open to candidates wanting full time or part time hours. Home working can be discussed but there will be an expectation to be in Milton Keynes fairly regularly.

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-23

Permanent, Full Time

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-04-26

Permanent, full time posts (discussions around flexibility are welcome)

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (Lecturer) £52,560 to £59,135 (Senior) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-18

Permanent, Full Time Post

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (Lecturer) £52,560 to £59,135 (Senior) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-26

*The current daily rate of pay is £138.90 (including holiday pay), 3 days pay per school

Access, Careers and Teaching Support

Salary: The current daily rate of pay is £138.90 (see below) * | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-04-28

Full Time – Permanent

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-21

Research

Full-time FTC 36 months

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: AC2 £33,797-£40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-23

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, Full Time

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-27

Management & Professional

Full-time, Permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-11

Fixed-term Contract until 28th February 2022

People Services

Salary: £67,732 to £81,245 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-03

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2022

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-28

Full-time, Permanent

People Services

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-11

Fixed-term Contract until 8th May 2022

People Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-04

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-29

Full Time; Fixed Term Contract to 31 July 2022

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-05-13

Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-05

Administrative and Support

Fixed Term until 31st January 2023, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: Grade 5: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-27

1 year Fixed-term, Part-time post (18.5 hours per week)

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £27,511 – £32,817 pro rata | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-06

Fixed Term position until April 2022, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: Grade 5: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-27

Roles commence 17th May or 14 June 2021 until 31st October 2021

Academic Services

Salary: £10.46 per hour | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-30

Permanent full time

Open University Validation Partnerships

Salary: £ 23,067 – £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-23

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Full Time, permanent position

Business Development Unit

Salary: £36,000-£41,000 plus Car Allowance £4,200 pa | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-04-23

Full Time post, Fixed Term Contract to 1st July 2022

Business Development Unit

Salary: £40,000 to £43,000 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-27

12 month fixed term contract, full time post. Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered.

Business Development Unit

Salary: £20,130 to £23,754 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-28

Studentships

3- 6 years on a full time or flexible/part time basis from October 2021

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: No stipend but all academic fees paid | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-30

PhD Studentship

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: Stipend £17,000 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-30

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: Stipend: £15,544 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-07-13

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Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact: Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk.

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,
MK7 6AA

Resourcing-Hub-Feedback@open.ac.uk