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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.

Current vacancies

Science Curriculum Tutor, PGCE – Wales

£41,526 - £49,553
1 November, 2019 - 12:00pm midday

*Please note this role is being re-advertised with revised criteria.

We are currently recruiting for a Science Curriculum Tutor to support the PGCE Programme. You will be an inspiring online distance education teacher with extensive experience of teacher education.

You will hold QTS and have in-depth knowledge and experience of Science teaching. You will be aware of and keen to participate actively in the transition of Wales to Curriculum 2022 and other initiatives in teaching. Ideally you will also be research active or will have the potential to become so via an EdD.

Primary Curriculum Tutor, PGCE – Wales (Fixed Term)

£41,526 - £49,553
15 November, 2019 - 12:00pm midday

3 year fixed term contract.

We are currently recruiting for a Primary Curriculum Tutor to support the PGCE Programme. The role holder will be the lead Curriculum Tutor for Primary PGCE at the OU in Wales and will be responsible for student teaching and assessment.

You will have extensive experience of Primary teaching and will hold QTS. You will have strong knowledge of teacher education. You will be aware of and keen to participate actively in the transition of Wales to Curriculum 2022 and other initiatives in teaching. Ideally you will also be research active or will have the potential to become so via an EdD.

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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