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How would you like to help someone change their life? The Open University is the UK’s largest university. Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK.

Our vision is to work together to ensure that a growing number of learners in Wales recognise and enjoy the benefits of flexible and part-time distance learning with the Open University, making higher education open to all.

In 2019, we will be celebrating our 50-year anniversary, why not come and join our growing passionate and enthusiastic team to help us shape the next 50 years and beyond.

Take a look at our current vacancies: 

Senior Advisor (Disability) x 2

£22,659 to £25,482

21 June, 2019 - 12:00pm noon

We are a seeking two highly motivated and versatile individuals to work closely with the Team Manager and the Educational Adviser (Disability) to plan and deliver our services to disabled students, helping us to continually improve our provision and, most importantly, supporting our students to achieve their study goals. You will develop a specialist knowledge of the Open University’s services for disabled students and the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

Team Manager

£27,025 to £32,236

26 June, 2019 - 12:00pm noon

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile individual to manage a team of frontline staff delivering information and advice services to students and prospective students as we work together to ensure that a growing number of learners in Wales recognise and enjoy the benefits of part-time distance learning with the Open University.

Training and Development Manager

£33,199 - £39,609

3 July, 2019 - 12:00pm noon

We’re looking for someone who recognises the importance of continuous professional development in teams like ours. We need someone to develop training for our student-facing staff and other people in the university, working closely with our senior managers.

Science Subject Tutor: PGCE Wales

£40,792 - £48,677

11 July, 2019 - 12:00pm noon

We are currently recruiting for a Science Subject Tutor to support the PGCE Programme. The role holder will be the lead for the Science PGCE at the OU in Wales and will be responsible for student teaching and assessment. You will work closely with student teachers, School partners and others to ensure the quality and delivery of the programme pan-Wales via online distance education tuition.

Teaching with the OU 

Our tutor recruitment website provides you with all the information you need to find out about teaching roles and includes details of our current teaching vacancies and how to apply.

Tutor vacancies

Why working with us is a rewarding experience


The Open University is a progressive learning organisation driven by core values of openness and access to opportunity. The rewards and benefits we offer our staff reflect this.

  • We pay competitive salaries to enable us to recruit and retain high-calibre people.

  • To reward your hard work and for a great work life balance, we offer a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days for academic, in addition to all bank and other public holidays.

  • We live by the belief that earning while you learn should be accessible for all those who want to fulfil their potential, which is why we provide opportunities for staff to study whilst they work and we can cover your fees for courses with us. Our lively and dynamic team are constantly developing and so this is a fantastic development benefit.

  • Staff have the option of contributing to an attractive pension scheme called Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). 

Further information about the staff benefits are available here.

Where are we?

The Open University in Wales office is in the heart of Cardiff’s vibrant City Centre. We are located on Custom House Street, opposite John Lewis and the Marriot hotel. Being in the city centre means that we are very accessible as we are only a 5-minute walk away from Cardiff Central train station, and there are many bus routes in to Cardiff city centre that lead to our office.

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Did you know?

  • Our world-leading innovative research and development ranks in the top third of UK universities. It influences policy and practices from local to global levels.

  • Over 7000+ students across Wales are currently studying with The Open University.

  • We have award winning students - including John Spence who won the Adult Learner of the Year award 2018 and Charlotte Bailey was named the winner of the Rising Star award at the 2018  Womenspire awards.

  • We are partnered with the BBC and have co-produced many of the programmes that you watch on TV including, Civilisations, Hugh's Wild West and The Met: Policing London

  • Our leading academics worked on the prestigious BBC/ OU co-production Blue Planet II.



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