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General vacancies

vacancies photoWe have vacancies available for a wide range of roles within the University including support, executive positions, and research jobs among many other types of roles.  For information on how to apply, please see how do I apply for a general vacancy at the University.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Our current employment opportunities are listed below:


The Open University remains open, operating and recruiting.  We're working hard to ensure that our vacancies pages are up to date.

It's possible there could be some disruption to the application and recruitment processes during this time but our team is still working hard to bring you the best possible service and we are available should you require any assistance.  

Following the move to many more people working from home, organisations and internet service providers have increased their on-line security and we recommend that candidates check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folder as emails sent from our application system may be diverted to these.

The University is carefully monitoring guidance issued by the UK Government regarding COVID-19 and the latest information for our students, can be found here: https://help.open.ac.uk/coronavirus-covid19

Many activities are however now being only conducted remotely, including interviews.  We use TEAMS for remote interviews and will provide guidance for candidates not familiar with using TEAMS. We will also seek alternatives where TEAMS isn’t possible.   

Academic

Fixed Term Contract until 31/08/2022, Full time (Part-time will also be considered)

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £34,304 - £40,972 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-06

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, Full Time

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £42,149 - £50,296 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-12-07

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months, Full Time. Home-based will be considered with travel to Milton Keynes campus as required

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £42,149 - £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-07

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for 3 years

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-16

Permanent, Full Time post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Belfast | Closing Date: 2021-12-06

Permanent, Full Time

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-06

Management & Professional

Permanent, Full Time post - Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered

Strategy Office

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-10

Full-time, Fixed Term Contracts until July and October 2022

Academic Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-04

Permanent, Full Time post

Business Development Unit

Salary: £45k to £55k | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-07

Full time FTC for 6 months

MarComms

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-13

Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2022, Full Time post

Business Development Unit

Salary: £42,149 - £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, Full Time. Home working can be discussed but there will be an expectation to be in Milton Keynes on a regular basis.

Finance

Salary: £34,303- £40,926 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-06

Permanent, Part-time 22 hours per week

Academic Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Dublin | Closing Date: 2022-01-04

Fixed Term Contract until 23rd January 2023, Full Time. Home working can be discussed but there will be an expectation to be in Milton Keynes on a regular basis.

Finance

Salary: £34,303- £40,926 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Fixed Term to end of July 2023/ Full Time

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-12-13

Fixed Term Contract (up to 31/7/2023), Full Time (37 hours per week) - 2 posts available

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-07

Permanent, Full Time. Home-based will be considered with travel to Milton Keynes campus as required.

MarComms

Salary: £68,748- £82,464 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-07

Permanent, Full Time post

MarComms

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Closing Date: 2021-12-10

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2023

MarComms

Salary: £53,348 - £60,022 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-08

Administrative and Support

Full-time, maternity leave cover to 31 July 2022. Conversations around flexible working are welcome

Academic Services

Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-07

Permanent, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: £20,600 to £22,847 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-10

Full-time, fixed-term contract for 12 months; Flexible office/home working options will be considered.

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £23,487 - £26,431 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-12-10

6x Full Time Permanent posts; 1x Full Time Fixed Term Contract until 31/7/22; 1x Full Time Fixed Term Contract until 31/7/23

Academic Services

Salary: £20,600 to £22,847 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-16

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Permanent, Full Time post

Business Development Unit

Salary: £33,000 to £40,000 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-04

Mulberry Bear Day Nursery and Pre-School

Full-time 40 hours per week

Mulberry Bear Day Nursery and Pre-School

Salary: Discussed at interview | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-12-17

Studentships

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-11

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: Stipend: £15,609 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-03-04

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-11

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: Stipend: £15,609 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-02-18

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-11

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: Stipend: £15,609 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-02-16

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-11

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: Stipend: £15,609 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-21

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Salary: Stipend: £15,609 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2022-01-07

Access, Open and Cross-Curriculum Innovation (teaching)

Advertised locations; Ireland

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Dublin | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; Ireland

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Belfast | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (teaching)

Advertised locations; London, Yorkshire, North, Wales, Scotland

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Faculty of Business and Law (teaching)

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East England, Yorkshire, North West, North, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

July to June, October to September, February to January, May to April

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-13

October to June, January to September, May to January, August to April

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-06-23

October to June, January to September, May to January, August to April

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-13

October to June, January to September, May to January, August to April

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-13

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

February to January (First presentation February 2022)

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-06-23

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (teaching)

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, North, Wales, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations; South, East of England

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-10

Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (teaching)

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2022-01-06

Advertised locations: London, East of England, South East, Ireland

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: South, South West, East Midlands

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, West Midlands, East of England, Wales, South East, North

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: East Midlands, North

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: Wales

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: Wales

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: Wales

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: Wales

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: South, South West

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: Wales

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: North

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: Wales

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: South, South West

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: South, South West, North

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

Advertised locations: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East

Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors

Salary: £34,304 Pro Rata | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-12-09

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If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact: Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk.

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,
MK7 6AA

Resourcing-Hub-Feedback@open.ac.uk