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Faculty Assistant (EDI and APS)

The Open University - Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £25,742 to £28,759
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 19th June 2024
Job Ref: 21679
 

Terms: Fulltime, Fixed Term Contract (up to 31/7/2025)

Closing Date: 19 June 2024 - 12:00 noon

Interview date: from 1 July 2024 

Change your career, change lives

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

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness; organised as three schools. We work proactively, taking an innovative approach to teaching and learning; develop collaborative and effective partnerships with employers and other institutions; and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.

The role

The Open University is recruiting a Faculty Assistant (EDI and APS).

This is an exciting opportunity to provide administrative and secretarial support for the Faculty’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Access, Participation & Success (APS) portfolio. Our work is designed to support the Faculty’s implementation of staff EDI initiatives and student APS initiatives. Our vision statement is that “authentic, sustainable structures of equity are rooted into who we are and what we do, enabling students and staff to thrive and achieve to the best of their abilities”. We are looking for a motivated, driven, organised, and passionate individual to help us achieve our vision.

Skills and experience

  • Good level of general education (GCSE/O’ level equivalent) to include English and Maths at grade C and above or equivalent.
  • Experience of working effectively and co-operatively in a team to achieve organisational goals.
  • Extensive experience of office administration including organising meetings, taking notes/minutes, planning and organising one’s own work.
  • Ability to use absolute discretion, initiative and personal judgement for dealing with sensitive and confidential matters and for problem solving.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Good written and oral communication skills including active listening skills and experience of using a variety of communication methods.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and deal with multiple tasks in parallel, switch between tasks, sometimes at short notice, and share knowledge appropriately.
  • Confident and highly proficient user of IT including use of Microsoft applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

More information can be provided via a link to the Job Description here.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Marion Child at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or resourcing-assistant@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 21679

What you get in return 

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 30 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the instructions on The OU Job’s page. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be received.

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