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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. Home-based will be considered with travel to Milton Keynes campus as required.

MarComms

Salary: £90,962- £104,409 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-27

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

Audit

Salary: £79,718- £93,435 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-29

Academic

Fixed Term Contract (3 years), Full Time

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-06

Full Time (37 hours), Permanent

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: AC4 £53,348 - £60,022 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-05

Research

Fixed term for 2 years, full-time. Job share and home working would be considered but must be willing to travel to Milton Keynes as required.

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

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-29

Management & Professional

12 month FTC, Full time

Business Development Unit

Salary: £60,000-£64,000 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-28

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2023

Academic Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-10-11

Fixed Term Contract (Until 31/7/23), Full Time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-24

2 full-time (37 hours per week) posts – one permanent and one 3-year fixed term contract.

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: GR7 £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Permanent, Full Time Milton Keynes- Home working can be discussed but there will be an expectation to be in

Finance

Salary: £34,303- £40,926 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-29

Fixed Term until 30 September 2022, Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-10-06

All 4 roles are full-time, permanent. Nationwide

People Services

Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 | Closing Date: 2021-09-22

Full-time, permanent

People Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-29

Full-time, permanent

People Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-04

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

Finance

Salary: £42,149- £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-29

Fixed Term Contracts, Full & Part Time. Milton Keynes. Homebased may be considered with travel to Milton Keynes campus as required

Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-22

Fixed Term Contract (up to 6/6/2022), Full Time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Permanent, Full Time post

Academic Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Full time, permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £42,149-£50,296 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Fixed Term Contract (18 months), Full Time

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-07

Full-time, permanent

People Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-29

Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2022, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Permanent, Full time

Estates

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-05

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2022

Academic Services

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

1 Year Fixed-Term Contracts x2

People Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-30

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-12

Fixed Term Contract (Until 31/7/23), Full Time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-30

Temporary to 9th December 2022 (Maternity Cover)

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £34,304-£40,927 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Full-time, Permanent

People Services

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-24

Full-time, Permanent

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £42,149 - £50,296 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-10-07

Permanent, Full Time post

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-09-24

Administrative and Support

Full-time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £23,487 to £26,341 + £9,628 shift allowance per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-06

Full-time, Permanent

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £23,487 to £26,341 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-09-23

Permanent, Full time

Estates

Salary: £20,600 to £22,847 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Permanent, Full time

Estates

Salary: £23,487 to £26,341 + £3,500 allowance per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Fixed Term Contract (up to 19/08/2022), Full Time

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Permanent, Full Time post

Research, Enterprise and Scholarship

Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-06

Temporary till 31st July 2022

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £23,487-£26,341 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Full Time – Permanent - various, flexible work patterns considered

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £20,600 to £22,847 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-09-30

Full time, permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £23,487-£26,341 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-10-02

Full Time, Permanent

The Open University in Wales

Salary: £23,487 - £26,341 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-09-30

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Full-time, permanent

Business Development Unit

Salary: £53,000 to £55,000 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-13

Open University Student Association (OUSA)

Full time, permanent position

Open University Students Association

Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 pa | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-10-04

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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