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Project Manager

Learner and Discovery Services
£33,199 to £39,609
Please quote reference: 
VRF 16447
Closing Date: 
30 August, 2019 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

Learner and Discovery Services (LDS) is the award-winning unit of The Open University responsible for the production and delivery of the University’s curriculum; it also has a central role in the design of learning materials.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our dynamic team in the Open Media and Informal Learning Team to manage and deliver rich learning media products/services to a range of internal and external partners within budget and to agreed timescales. This exciting opportunity is for those wishing to move into project management and gain experience of tasks throughout a project lifecycle, especially planning, scheduling and stakeholder engagement in an external facing commercial and educational media context. You will provide support to Senior Project Managers and their projects filling a key role within the team.

The ideal candidate has experience of working within a project environment and will have the ability to build good working relationships with team members and different stakeholders, as well as to influence and negotiate with colleagues outside of the immediate team.

Please submit completed Application Form, C.V. and Cover letter outlining how you meet the Person Specification and email to  Please ensure you quote the vacancy rererence number 16447

For detailed information and how to apply go to, or email the, quoting the reference number 16447.

Closing date: 30th August 2019 at 12 noon.

Assessments and interviews will be held on: W/C 16th or 23rd September TBC

Please note: If you have not heard from us 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 Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or by email (on the link above) quoting the reference number 16447

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

Equal Opportunity is University policy

Job related information: 
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Posting Date: 
2 August, 2019 - 15:15