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Academic Assistant, 2021 Practical Engineering Activities

Unit :  Academic Services
Salary :  £420.42 - £490.02 per week (dependant on experience)
Location :  Home Based
Please quote reference :  Online Residential School Academic Assistant
Closing Date :  1 March, 2021 - 17:00

We are now recruiting for people to fill our Academic Assistant roles for our remote Practical Engineering Activities which will temporarily replace engineering residential schools in 2021. Students will work on experiments at home and be supported by tutors online, both synchronously and asynchronously, through the Open University’s VLE.
The activities will be held from Saturday 19th June to Friday 30th July 2021. Applicants for multiple weeks (equivalent of Activity Tutors) would be particularly encouraged.

You will provide administrative and organisational support to help ensure the smooth running of the school. You should have excellent organisational skills and a practical approach to problem solving.

The job description available with this advertisement gives details of academic and personal requirements for these roles. Your application will be assessed against the person specification.

We encourage you to access information about the post and descriptions of the activities on our website, by clicking here, ahead of completing the application form.

The dates for each of the activities for both T176 and T276 are attached to this advert.

The Open University is only able to accept applications from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI.

To apply please complete and submit the application form available with this advertisement and return it by email to

If you need any help with the application, please contact People Services Team Tel +44 (0)1908 655 544 or e-mail

The closing date for applications 5.00pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

Feedback on your application form, if unsuccessful, can be provided on request.

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed.

Job related information : 

PDF icon Tutor Dates.pdf64.4 KB
PDF icon JD-Academic Assistant-.pdf131.06 KB
Microsoft Office document icon App-Academic-form Updated.doc209.5 KB

These roles are covered by various terms and conditions and will be made available to successful candidates

Posting Date :  4 February, 2021 - 09:00

Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact:

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,