All Jobs Digital at the OU…

Is something in the air?

Currently advertised on the OU jobs website are the following:

  • Information Technology, Assistant Director IT Programmes
    What’s it worth? Senior Salary band 3 £79,171- £91,167
    This is a challenging time for the Higher Education sector which is seeing significant changes in state funding. The entry of more private providers has also increased the consumer power of fee-paying students, placing a premium on service delivery and cost efficiency.
    The University recently appointed its first Chief Information Officer and he is now building the Systems Futures programme and the IT executive team which will lead the work in delivering the systems to enable the University to achieve its ambitions. The OU is well placed to respond to these challenges and this team will play a crucial role in enabling the University to adapt and be successful in this changing environment.
    We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and value focused individual to join this team and support the development of robust, enterprise-scale IT Systems to lead the University into its next chapter.
    You will play a key role in the transformation of the OU’s systems and capability. You will achieve this by leading the Systems Futures programme which will establish the future organisational process and service needs and deliver the systems to meet them.
  • Information Technology, Assistant Director – IT Service Delivery
    What’s it worth? Senior Salary band 2 £69,574 – £81,570
    We are seeking a dynamic, tenacious and value & service focused individual to join this team and support the development and operational delivery of robust, enterprise-scale IT services to lead the University into its next chapter.
    You will play a key role in the transformation of the OU’s IT services and capability. You will achieve this by championing and leading the drive for service excellence and the introduction of world class methods and standards.
  • Assistant Director IT Development , Information Technology
    What’s it worth? £79,171- £91,167
    We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and value focused individual to join this team and support the development of robust, enterprise-scale IT Systems to lead the University into its next chapter.
    You will play a key role in the transformation of the OU’s systems and capability as well as providing effective business-as-usual delivery using a mix of bespoke software and package solutions. You will achieve this by establishing the IT Development Strategy and take advantage of industry best practice.
  • Media Project Manager, Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)
    What’s it worth? Temporary contract until 31 July 2011, £36,715 – £43,840
    Do you have an excellent record of managing media production and building successful relationships with clients? Would you enjoy leading a team of media specialists working on a portfolio of distance-teaching modules?
    As Media Project Manager, you will manage the development, production and maintenance of teaching materials across a range of media, from early planning through to the finished product. You will work closely with academic and media production staff on specifications, product development and delivery of module materials to quality, time and budget.
  • Research Assistant/Research Associate in Digital Scholarship, Institute of Education Technology
    What’s it worth? £27,319 – £35,646 p.a, Temporary until 31 July 2011, Part-time and job share applications considered
    We wish to develop work aimed at understanding the changes in communication and publication practices of academic researchers in higher education due to the impact of the information age. The impact consists of a changed landscape which offers researchers new ways of working and offers new kinds of academic output for educators to use in their teaching. The focus therefore is a programme of research to explore the ways that changes in technology are changing the discourse and practices of academic researchers, and the consequences that these changes have for professional practices of educators.
  • Two Research Fellowships in Technology Enhanced Learning, Institute of Educational Technology,
    What’s it worth? Temporary posts for 24 months, £36,715-£43,840 p.a.
    Research Fellowship in Technology Enhanced Learning (Educational Futures)
    Research Fellowship in Technology Enhanced Learning (Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Ambient Computing)
    Applications are sought for two independent researchers to conduct a programme of research linking the work of the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) to colleagues in the Centre for Education and Educational Technology. The general themes of the research would be ‘Educational Futures’ and ‘Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Ambient Computing’ and candidates would be expected to specify a 2 year programme of work. The proposal should demonstrate how this work be relevant to at least one of the Digital Scholarship, Next Generation Distance Learning or Learning in an Open World research programs running in IET. Researchers would be required to demonstrate a strong record of Publication and a track record of successful external funding bids.

Hmmm… where did it all go so wrong for me…?!;-)

PS what’s a finder’s fee on a a £90k job? If by chance you saw the ad here, go for the post as a result, and get it, you owe me a coffee. Every time I’m in MK… And I will maybe see if I can get promoted into HR…

PPS Oops – forgot this one… Make a difference, protect the vision – join the OU Council

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...