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How would you like to help someone change their life? The Open University is the UK’s largest university. Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK.

Our vision is to work together to ensure that a growing number of learners in Wales recognise and enjoy the benefits of flexible and part-time distance learning with the Open University, making higher education open to all.

IT Facilitator
£24,285 -£27,131
Full Time & Permanent - Apprenticeship available
Closing Date: 3 February, 2023 - 12pm midday

We're looking for someone who can give excellent customer service to our staff, and act as a first point of contact. We'll need them to give first and second line IT support for staff in the office and working at home.

Manager, Student Engagement
£35,333 - £42,155
Full Time & Permanent
Closing Date: 2 February, 2023 - 12pm midday

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to work with our diverse students, staff and stakeholders. We’re appointing a Student Engagement Manager to help shape our learning and teaching communities in Wales, by developing communities of practice and promoting the flow of information internally. You’ll work closely with our students, the Students Association, Faculties, and the Student Recruitment and Support Team in Wales, as well as several networking and steering groups across the University.

Support Officer, PolicyWISE
£24,285 - £27,131
Full Time; Fixed Term Contract until July 2026
Closing Date: 26 January, 2023 - 12pm midday

You'll report to the Senior Business Manager and give project, communications and administrative support to the PolicyWISE team. You'll work in a multi-disciplined team and support them with things like producing communications, coordinating events, and managing digital platforms.

Teaching with The Open University

Our tutor recruitment website provides you with all the information you need to find out about teaching roles and includes details of our current teaching vacancies and how to apply.

Tutor vacancies

Why working with us is a rewarding experience


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.

  • We pay competitive salaries to enable us to recruit and retain high-calibre people.

  • To reward your hard work and for a great work life balance, we offer a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days for academic, in addition to all bank and other public holidays.

  • We live by the belief that earning while you learn should be accessible for all those who want to fulfil their potential, which is why we provide opportunities for staff to study whilst they work and we can cover your fees for courses with us. Our lively and dynamic team are constantly developing and so this is a fantastic development benefit.

  • Staff have the option of contributing to an attractive pension scheme called Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). 

Further information about the staff benefits are available here.

Where are we?

The Open University in Wales office is in the heart of Cardiff’s vibrant City Centre. We are located on Custom House Street, opposite John Lewis and the Marriot hotel. Being in the city centre means that we are very accessible as we are only a 5-minute walk away from Cardiff Central train station, and there are many bus routes in to Cardiff city centre that lead to our office.

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Did you know?

  • Our world-leading innovative research and development ranks in the top third of UK universities. It influences policy and practices from local to global levels.

  • Over 14,500 students across Wales are currently studying with The Open University.

  • We have award winning students - including John Spence who won the Adult Learner of the Year award 2018 and Charlotte Bailey was named the winner of the Rising Star award at the 2018  Womenspire awards.

  • We are partnered with the BBC and have co-produced many of the programmes that you watch on TV including, Civilisations, Hugh's Wild West and The Met: Policing London

  • Our leading academics worked on the prestigious BBC/ OU co-production Blue Planet II.

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