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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

Permanent, full time posts

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (Lecturer) £52,560 to £59,135 (Senior) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-18

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £36,914 to £59,135, depending on experience and appointment | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-01

Fixed Term from 1 Sept 2021 to 31st August 2024. Full Time or two part-time posts (each equivalent to 2 to 3 days per week with a range of working patterns available).

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 pro rata, per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-01

Fixed Term, Full Time Position for 30 months

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £36,914 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-02

Permanent, Full Time Position

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £36,914 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-02

Full Time – Permanent

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-21

Full Time – Fixed Term from 1 Sep 2021 until 31 Aug 2023

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-21

Flexible homeworking opportunity. 1.0 FTE fixed term for two years. A secondment of up to two years to the role will also be considered.

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41, 526 – £49, 553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-05-13

Terms: Permanent, Full Time post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Belfast | Closing Date: 2021-05-14

Management & Professional

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time. Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

MarComms

Salary: £33,797- £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-31

Full Time; Fixed Term Contract to 31 July 2022

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-05-13

Full Time, Fixed Term until 31 July 2022

Academic Services

Salary: £52,560 to £59,135 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-19

Permanent, Full time post

MarComms

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-01

Full Time, Permanent postion

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Nottingham | Closing Date: 2021-06-02

Both roles are Full-time, Permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-18

Full Time- Fixed Term Contract for 3 years.

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £33,797- £40,322 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-26

Terms: Permanent, Full Time Post

Institute of Educational Technology

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-17

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

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 (DOE) plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-26

x1 Full-time, permanent position and x1 Fixed-term Contract until 31 July 2022

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-06-02

Full Time, Fixed Term Position from 1st Sept 2021 - 31st Aug 2022

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-03

Permanent, Full Time Position

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-03

Full time, Permanent

Strategy Office

Salary: From £41,526 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-13

Permanent, Full Time. Whilst the role is contractually based in Milton Keynes, and the role-holder will need to be able to attend occasional meetings in Milton Keynes, there is considerable flexibility on location

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-21

Full time / Permanent

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-05-27

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months- Full Time. Based in Milton Keynes- Flexible and home working can be discussed

MarComms

Salary: £33,797-£40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-31

Full-time, Fixed-term Contract for 18 months

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-04

Permanent contract- 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours)- Would consider hours split across 3 or 4 working days per week.

University Secretary's Office

Salary: £67,732- £81,245 Pro Rata | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-25

Administrative and Support

Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2021

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: c£27,511 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-18

Permanent, Full Time post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £27,511- £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-27

Permanent Contract, Full Time

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

Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-06-03

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 - Part Time, 14.5 hours to be worked Wednesday & Thursdays

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £23,067- £25,941 pro-rata | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-05-25

Roles commence 14th June until 3rd October 2021

Academic Services

Salary: £10.46 per hour | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-05-21

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 January 2023

Academic Services

Salary: Grade 6: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-14

Studentships

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: Stipend: £15,544 (circa) per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-07-13

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

Salary: Stipend: £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-27

PhD Studentship

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: Stipend £17,000 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-05-13

RSS

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Contact us

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