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Curriculum Manager

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
£33,199 - £39,609 depending on qualifications and experience
Please quote reference: 
16437 (1 yr FTC) or 16438 (9 mth FTC)
Fixed Term Contracts - Full Time - please indicate on your application form which post(s) you are applying for
Closing Date: 
6 September, 2019 - 12:00

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The role

Could you be the person we are looking for to help support the development and delivery of the Faculty’s curriculum? 

We are seeking to appoint full time Curriculum Managers to provide project management and administrative support for module and curriculum related activities. Curriculum Managers play a key role in the development, production and presentation of our modules and are the main link between module teams and other areas of the University.

Note that there are 2 x 1 yr fixed term contract posts and 1 x 9 mth fixed term contract post. All posts are full time, however applications for job-share working will be considered for this role.

Skills and experience

  • Do you have a first-degree qualification or equivalent vocational experience?

  • Do you have excellent communication and organisational skills, with a calm approach to tight or changing deadlines?

  • Do you have experience of working within a project environment and can you build good working relationships with team members and external stakeholders, as well as influence and negotiate with colleagues outside of the immediate team?

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. 

How to apply

To apply, please complete a short application form and send this to us with a copy of your CV together with a covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification, and email to quoting the vacancy reference number 16437 (for the 1 yr FTC posts) or 16438 (for the 9 mth FTC post)

For detailed information about how to apply go to or email

Closing date: noon on 06th September 2019

Interview date: TBC

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description here

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 10 working days 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 Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions. 

An application form and job description are available from the links detailed below. Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone 01908 55544, or email:, quoting the references above.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Equal Opportunity is University policy

Job related information: 
PDF icon Job Description Curriculum Manager.pdf170.48 KB

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Posting Date: 
8 August, 2019 - 11:45