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Two colleagues in conversation The Open University is a special institution. Created fifty years ago with a mission to make higher education available to everyone, from all kinds of backgrounds, that commitment to equality and social justice continues to inspire everything we do today.

The Open University is Scotland’s national widening access university, ensuring that people in every community in Scotland – regardless of age, work, family commitments, disability, income, location or previous qualifications – can achieve their educational potential.

We work together to give our students the greatest chance of success, whatever that might look like for them, and to make sure their experience studying with us is everything they need it to be.

Why should you want to work at the OU? Because you’ll be joining an organisation that enables you to help change peoples’ lives, improving not just students’ circumstances but those of their family and their community. You’ll be joining an organisation that supports its staff to do the best they can to support our students. Yes, we offer good holidays and benefits, but most of all we offer the chance to make a difference.

Susan Stewart
Director, OU in Scotland

Current vacancies

Management, professional, admin and support jobs at the OU in Scotland

Depute Director (Communications and Marketing)

Salary: £67,732 - £81,245
The Open University in Scotland
Based in Edinburgh (Flexible Office/home working options will be considered)
Please quote reference – 18564
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 13th August 2021


Working with us is a rewarding experience

What our staff say:

Senior Advisor Paula

I'm relatively new to the OU but I've felt welcomed and supported from the start, and now I'm helping our students to achieve.

Senior Advisor
Partnerships Manager Steve

This is the UK's largest and most inclusive university, and everyone here is committed to delivering the best service for students in Scotland."

Partnerships Manager


The Open University is a progressive learning organisation driven by core values of openness and access to opportunity. The rewards and benefits we offer our staff reflect this. Find out more.

Other opportunities within the OU: 

Did you know:

 20,000+ OU students in Scotland
Stat graphic - 477 Associate Lecturers working across Scotland and 160 staff based at our Scotland office

Find out more about us.

Where are we?

Open University in Scotland officeThe Open University in Scotland office is located in Drumsheugh Gardens in Edinburgh city centre, close to all amenities.

It is within walking distance of the two main railway stations, Haymarket and Waverley.

The office is close to the 'West End' stop for Edinburgh trams and is just a few minutes' walk from Princes Street with its multiple bus routes. (Office building is currently closed to the public). 



General enquiries

Email Scotland
Call 0131 226 3851

Study enquiries

Prospective students:
visit new student enquiries


Current OU students: log in to StudentHome for your personalised contact details.

Careers and Employability Services

Are you an OU student or graduate? The OU’s Careers and Employability Services can provide advice and guidance to help you to use your unique skills and experience to get you noticed by employers.