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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:

Please note: If you have not heard from the Resourcing Hub within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in the The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions

If you are a member of staff please sign in to see Internal Only vacancies

All those applying for and accepting a Staff Tutor role should note that:

A key responsibility of the Staff Tutor role is the supervision, coordination and training of the Associate Lecturers who deliver the tutorial function for OU students. It is important therefore that all Staff Tutors are aware that in Autumn 2018 new and enhanced Associate Lecturer terms and conditions of employment (“New Terms”) were negotiated and agreed with the Trade Union. Associate Lecturer union members confirmed their acceptance of these New Terms when balloted in January 2019. As a result of this all employed Associate Lecturers will transition to the New Terms in due course. The timescale for this change is not yet fully confirmed but the current implementation plan indicates that it will be Autumn 2021, dependent on the necessary IT systems being developed.

These changes for Associate Lecturers are likely to mean that some aspects of the duties carried out under the Staff Tutor role under Appendix 2B of the current terms will necessarily evolve, however the Academic terms and conditions offered to Staff Tutors (grade and hours etc) will remain unchanged.

 

Executive

University Secretary's Office
Salary: Competitive salary | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-14

Academic

Permanent - Full Time
Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
Salary: £67,732 to £75,839 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-02
Full Time - 4 year fixed term contract (Part time contract of 0.8FTE would be considered)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2019-09-25
2-year Fixed Term Part-Time and Full-Time roles available
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-25
Permanent - Part-Time and Full-Time roles available
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2019-09-22
3 Year Fixed Term Contract - Full time
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary: £33,797 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-07
Access, Careers and Teaching Support
Salary: The current daily rate of pay is £138.90 (inc holiday pay) | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2019-09-25
2 year Fixed Term Contract
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2019-09-27
3 year fixed term contract - Full Time
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-08
Full Time, 24 month fixed term contract
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary: £52,560 - £59,135 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-04
Full-time (part time would be considered) - Fixed Term Contract to 31/01/2023
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-18

Management & Professional

2 year temporary contract
CIO Portfolio
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 + exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-28
Marketing
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-14
University Secretary's Office
Salary: £52,560 - £59,135 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-22
University Secretary's Office
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-22
University Secretary's Office
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-22
Marketing
Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-04
36-month Temporary contract
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary: £52,560 - £59,135 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-23
18.5 Hours minimum Per Week – Flexible working pattern
Finance
Salary: £41,526 – £49,553 (pro rata) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-22
12-month Temporary contract
Finance
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-23
Temporary Contract until 31st July 2021, Full-time
Student Recruitment & Fees
Salary: Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-25
1 year Fixed Term Contract
CIO Portfolio
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-26
Strategy Office
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-30
Fixed Term Contract to 31/07/2021
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-03
16467 (Permanent) and 16468 (12mth maternity cover). Please indicate which role(s) you are applying for.
CIO Portfolio
Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-09
Fixed term contract until 31 July 2021 - full time
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-14
Fixed-term contract for two years or secondment
Academic Services
Salary: £33,797-£40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-10
Temporary contract for 24 months
People Services
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-04

Administrative and Support

Full time, Permanent
Academic Services
Salary: Grade 6 - £27,511 - £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-25
Fixed-term contract to 31 July 2020
Development Office
Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-01
Temporary contract for 24 months
People Services
Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-04

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Business Development Unit
Salary: c£40,000-£43,000 plus exceptional benfits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-09

Open University Student Association (OUSA)

Full-time, initial 12 months Fixed Term Contract with potential to extend
Open University Students Association
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-10-14

Studentships

Student fees are paid
Various units
Salary: £15,009 per year stipend | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-30
Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2020-01-08

Other

Fixed term – Apprentice – trainee/Full time – 15-18 months
Business Development Unit
Salary: £15,842 per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2019-09-22
Various units
Salary: £50.60 - £105.43 per exam | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2019-12-20

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