Administrative Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Deadline: 24 Jan 2020

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 role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable individual to join the AL Services Team in Manchester to provide vital administrative support to ALs and Faculty staff in STEMA working towards tuition delivery.

Associate Lecturers (ALs) are key to the teaching and support of our students. This is an interesting and challenging time for the University as we respond to major changes and continue to provide excellent service to ALs and faculty staff in their support of students.

Skills and Experience:

You will have general administrative experience as well as first-rate written and communication skills.  Excellent organisational and IT skills are also important to this role as is a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

How to apply

We are piloting an automated application system (ATS), which will be used more widely imminently. All applications will now be completed online and there will be no need for you to complete an additional hard-copy of the application for employment form.

Please submit an electronic application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV and a Personal Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, giving specific examples of where your skills and experiences meet the required competencies for the role.


Please add your Personal Statement above your CV and attach them as ONE DOCUMENT. Please then upload your CV/Personal Statement document in the CV/Resume field of the electronic form.
​To ensure your file is uploaded correctly on our system, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: 16934, Surname, First Initial
Please note that applications submitted without the Personal Statement will not be considered.

To apply for the role, please click on the link below:

Apply Now

Closing date: Midday on Friday 24th January 2020.

Interview date: week commencing Monday 3rd February 2020.

The panel members are TBC

If you would like to discuss this role please contact [email protected] 

Please note: If you have not heard from the Resourcing Hub within two weeks 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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