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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.   

Executive

Permanent, Full Time Post. Home working can be discussed but there will be an expectation to be in Milton Keynes fairly regularly.

Various units

Salary: £100,163- £113,673 plus benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-27

Academic

Permanent, Full Time Post

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary:  AC3 £41,526 to £ 49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-13

Fixed Term Contract (until September 2023), Part-time 0.5 FTE

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-16

Permanent, Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-13

3 Permament, Full time (37 hours per week) and for INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY 1 FTC (2 years) 18.5 hours per week

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-08-04

Full time Permanent

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

Salary: AC3 - £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-07-30

Fixed Term Contract (1 year), Full Time

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-16

Full time Permanent

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: AC3 - £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-04

Permanent, Full Time post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-07-28

Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2023, Full Time post

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Permanent. Full time (flexible working can be considered).

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 DOE | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-12

Permanent. Full time (conversations about part-time working are welcome)

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-20

Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £36,914 - £59,135 DOE | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-12

Permanent, full-time post

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Research

Fixed Term Contract 2 years, Full Time post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-17

Management & Professional

Full Time, Fixed term until 31 January 2023

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

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-07-30

Permanent, Full Time- Part Time hours will be considered for the right candidates. Home working can be discussed with regular travel to Milton Keynes.

Finance

Salary: £41,526- £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-18

Full-time, Fixed-term Contract until 31st July 2022

CIO Portfolio

Salary: Salary: £27,511 - £30,046 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Full Time, Fixed Term to 31 July 2022 (multiple posts available)

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-07-29

Permanent, Full Time

University Secretary's Office

Salary: £67,732 to 81,245 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Full-time, permanent - Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered

People Services

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Permanent, full time post

Strategy Office

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-04

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £67,732-£81,245 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-08-13

Full-time permanent post but part-time arrangements of at least 0.8FTE would be considered. Job share and flexible working patterns will also be considered.

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2022

People Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-08-05

Milton Keynes/Remote. Full-time, fixed-term contract until July 2022.

People Services

Salary: £78,540 to £92,054 | Closing Date: 2021-08-10

Full-time, permanent

People Services

Salary: £78,540 to £92,054 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-04

Fixed term contract until December 2024, 1 x Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: £41,526 to £49,533 | Location: Home Based | Closing Date: 2021-07-30

Permanent, Full Time. Home working can be discussed with regular travel to Milton Keynes.

Finance

Salary: £41,526- £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-13

Permanent, Full time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-12

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2022

Academic Services

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-17

Full-time, fixed-term contract for 12 months plus

People Services

Salary: £52,560 to £59,135 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-06

Fixed-term for 1 year, full time post - Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered

MarComms

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-12

Permanent, Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-04

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2022 (multiple posts available)

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-06

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Permanent, Full Time position

Academic Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-16

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-05

Administrative and Support

Permanent, 0.4 FTE

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797- £40,322 (pro-rata) | Location: Belfast | Closing Date: 2021-07-30

Permanent, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: £23,067-25,941 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Permanent, Full time (Job Share and Flexibility to part time hours of a minimum of 26 hours per week will be considered)

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

Salary: £27,511 to £30,046 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-16

Permanent, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-07-29

Fixed Term Contract until 31/7/23, Full Time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Permanent, Full Time Post

Access, Careers and Teaching Support

Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-13

Permanent, Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-04

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-11

Full-time, Fixed Term until 31 October 2022 (Maternity Cover)

People Services

Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-05

Technical

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £41,523 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-09

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Fixed term contract for 2 years, Full Time

Business Development Unit

Salary: £20,000 to £23,000 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-11

Open University Student Association (OUSA)

Based in Milton Keynes (working from home until at least October 2021)

Open University Students Association

Salary: £27,511 - £ 32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-06

Full-time, Fixed Term, initially 8 months but with possibility of extension.

Open University Students Association

Salary: £27,511 - £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Part-time (3 days per week), Permanent

Open University Students Association

Salary: £23,067 to £25,941 (pro-rata) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-08-02

Studentships

3 Year Studentship

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-21

3 Year Studentship

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

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-17

RSS

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You can find information here on Teaching with the OU.

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