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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

3 Year - Fixed Term Contract. Open to flexible working arrangements/ location

MarComms

Salary: £67,723 to £81,245 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-27

Academic

Part time / 2 year Fixed Term Contract

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-02-01

Permanent, Part-Time (0.5 FTE)

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (pro rata) | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-01-29

Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered.

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £78,540 to £89,352 (for the office holder term) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-25

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £52,560 pa to £59,135 pa | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-11

Full Time, Permanent

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-02-10

Full Time (Part time/30 hours per week would also be considered); 36-month Fixed Term Contract

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (pro rata) | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-02-02

Research

Part Time 18.5 hours per week (0.5FTE), Fixed Term Contract until 30th April 2024

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £36,914 pro rata | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-10

Fixed Term (24 Months)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £33,797 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-27

Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2022, Full Time

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

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-11

Management & Professional

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time. Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

MarComms

Salary: £33,797-£40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-01

Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered.

MarComms

Salary: £41,526 – £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-10

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time. Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

MarComms

Salary: £33,797- £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-01

Permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £33,797 – £40,322 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-02-05

Fixed Term Contract 12 Months, Full Time Post

MarComms

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-29

Permanent Part-Time (22 hours)

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £33797 to £40322 (Pro-Rata) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-08

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-07

Full Time, Fixed Term maternity cover 5 April 2021 until 15 May 2022

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-09

Part time (18.5 hours per week), Permanent

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (pro rata) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-11

Permanent, Full Time post

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-04

Fixed Term Contract until 31st January 2022

Various units

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-09

Permanent, full time post

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-02

Fixed Term Contract until 31st January 2022

Various units

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-12

Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2022

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-26

Administrative and Support

Permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £23,067-£25,941 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-01-29

Part Time (4 hours per week), Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2024

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £25,217 pro rata | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-12

Permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £27,511 – £35,941 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-01-29

Full Time / 12 month FTC

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-02-03

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £23,067 – £25,941 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-01-29

Permanent, Full Time post

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-29

Permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £20,130-£22,417 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-02-05

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

Business Development Unit

Salary: £27,511- £30,046 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-01

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

Business Development Unit

Salary: £32,548 - £35,000 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-08

Open University Student Association (OUSA)

Full-time, Fixed Term. Maternity Cover, 8 months with potential to extend.

Open University Students Association

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-01

Full-time, Fixed Term initially until 31 July 2022.

Open University Students Association

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-01

Studentships

A full-time three-year PhD studentship

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

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-05

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

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

3 Year Studentships

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

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-19

Full time three-year and four-year Studentships

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

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-05

Stipend: £15,546 (2021 rate) per annum for 3 years and tuition fee covered

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-01-26

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: Stipend: £15,546 per annum for 3 years and tuition fee cover | Closing Date: 2021-01-31

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: Stipend £15,544 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-02-15

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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