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Depute Director (Strategy, Planning and Resources)

The Open University - Open University in Scotland

Location: Edinburgh, Hybrid
Salary: From £74,351 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th February 2024
Closes: 20th March 2024
Job Ref: 21486
 

Full-time (37 hours/week)

Based in Edinburgh (hybrid working available with expectation of at least 2 days per week in Edinburgh office)

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The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible, supported distance learning combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The Role
The Depute Director (Strategy, Planning and Resources) is a key member of The Open University in Scotland’s senior management team leading on strategic planning and good governance of The Open University in Scotland.

You will be responsible for upholding the reputation of the University within Scotland through effective engagement with stakeholders and sound management of resources, with particular regard to providing assurance to Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council

You will be the key point of contact with other units across the University UK-wide in relation to planning, compliance and funding,

Skills and experience

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job-Related Information here.

How to apply
All applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page by clicking the “APPLY NOW” link and registering. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from The Open University in Scotland by emailing Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk, quoting the vacancy reference above.

To apply for this role please submit the following:

  • CV
  • A personal statement that clearly identifies how you meet the criteria in the person specification. Please ensure that you provide relevant examples as evidence to support your statements. The selection panel will consider how well the information you provide demonstrates that you meet the criteria identified in the person specification.

To ensure that your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: 21486, surname, first initial.

Remember to attach your CV and Personal statement as ONE DOCUMENT.

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You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal.

If you have any queries relating to the recruitment process, please email Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the vacancy reference number.

Closing date:  5pm, 20 March 2024
Interview date: 18 April 2024

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

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