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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 Skype for remote interviews and will provide guidance for candidates not familiar with using Skype. We will also seek alternatives where Skype isn’t possible.   

Executive

For the full job description, candidate specification and details of how to apply, please see: www.odgers.com/80096

Research, Enterprise and Scholarship

Salary: Competitive salary | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2020-10-30

Academic

Permanent, Full Time

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £52,560- £59,135 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-26

*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: 2020-10-28

Fixed term contract until 31 January 2022, 0.8 FTE (29.6 hours per week)

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526- £49,553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2020-11-03

Fixed term contract for 2 years- Full Time, although Part Time may be considered

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £41,526- £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-11

Research

10 Month Fixed Term – Full time (flexible options)

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

Salary: AC2 £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-04

Full Time. Role 1: Fixed Term (12 months ending not later than March 30th 2022 depending on start date) Role 2: Fixed Term (9 months starting not later than Jan 1st 2021)

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

Salary: £30,942 to £32,817 (pre-PhD) £33,797 to £40,322 (PhD) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-08

Full time - Fixed Term until 31 July 2022

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

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-12

Management & Professional

FTC x2. One is for 12 months and one is for 13 months based in Milton Keynes and possibly Oxford

Research, Enterprise and Scholarship

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-26

Fixed Term Contract until 22 September 2021

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Closing Date: 2020-10-27

2 Year Fixed Term Contract, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: 33,797 to 40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-30

Permanent, Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: 41,526 to 49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-30

Permanent Full-Time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £41,526 up to Circa £45,000 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-03

Permanent, Full Time

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

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-04

Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2021

People Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-04

Fixed term contract until July 31st 2022 with possibility of extension. Full Time, based in Milton Keynes

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-04

12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full Time post

MarComms

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-06

6 month Fixed Term Contract

Finance

Salary: £33,797-£40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-02

Full time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-16

Fixed term contract until 30 September 2023, Full Time (37hrs, Monday – Friday)

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-06

Fixed Term until 20 August 2021 (maternity leave cover) Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: 52,560 to 59,135 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-10

Permanent, Full Time post (see comments below regarding part time considerations)

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-10

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £33,797-£40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-12

Permanent, Full time post. There is a requirement for occasional travel.

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £67,732 – £81,245 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-12

Full time, fixed Term Contract (21 months in the first instance, though the possibility exists for the role holder to make the post self-sustaining for the longer term)

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

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-27

Permanent, Part Time (0.8 FTE)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-13

12 Month Fixed Term Contract, full time post

University Secretary's Office

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-13

Administrative and Support

Permanent, Full Time post

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-29

Maternity Cover (12 months)

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-03

Permanent - Full-time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £23,067 to £24,461 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-28

Fixed term contract initially for 9 months with possible extension to March 2022, Full Time

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £23,067-£25,217 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-27

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £27,511 to £30,046 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-04

Permanent, Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: 27,511 to 32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-02

Permanent, Full-time 37hrs

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Salary: £27,511-£30,046 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-10-30

Permanent, Full time. Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £23,067 – £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-11-09

Studentships

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-12

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-31

RSS

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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