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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

Academic Services

Salary: £67,732 to £81,245 | Location: Various locations | Closing Date: 2021-03-22

Academic

Opportunity to work from home occasionally.Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (pro rata) | Location: Belfast | Closing Date: 2021-03-08

Full-time, Permanent

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £52,560 to £59,135 | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-03-19

Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-03-26

Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £41,526-£49,553 | Closing Date: 2021-03-09

Permanent, Full Time

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

Salary: AC3 (salary £41,526 - £49,553) | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-09

Fixed term contract to 31st December 2023, Full Time post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-15

Full time Permanent

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

Salary: AC3 £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-04-19

Research

Full time, 4 positions available for a fixed 42 months from 3rd May 2021

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: £33,797 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-08

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months, Full Time

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

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-22

Management & Professional

Full Time Permanent Post

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-25

Permanent, Full Time

Learner and Discovery Services

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-11

Full time, permanent

CIO Portfolio

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-22

Administrative and Support

Permanent

The Open University in Scotland

Salary: £13,890-£15,468 (part-time actual) | Location: Edinburgh | Closing Date: 2021-03-19

Permanent, Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: Grade 6: £27,511 to £32,817 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-16

2 x Fixed Term Positions for 6 months, 1 x Fixed Term Position until July 2021, 1 x Fixed Term Position for 2 years and 1 x Permanent Position, Full Time

Academic Services

Salary: Grade 5: £23,067 to £25,941 | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-15

Open University Worldwide (OUW)

Full Time post, Fixed Term Contract to end July 2022

Business Development Unit

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 plus exceptional benefits | Location: Cardiff | Closing Date: 2021-03-12

Open University Student Association (OUSA)

Part Time – 21 hours per week (actual salary for 21 hours £13,840 – £15,564)

Open University Students Association

Salary: £23,067 - £25,941, pro rata | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-08

Studentships

3 Year Studentships

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-31

3 Year Studentships

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

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per annum | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-31

3 Year Studentships available

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

Salary: Stipend £15,285 per year | Location: Milton Keynes | Closing Date: 2021-03-15

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