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Curriculum Manager

The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £17.57 per hour
Closing date
15 Jan 2021

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Our client, The Open University is a public distance learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

The staff are committed to putting their students first and to supporting them to realise their potential. Study with the OU is more than just education - it is life changing learning, do you want to be part of this team? They are looking to recruit a Curriculum Manager to work within the STEM department, starting asap for 11 weeks, working full time and paying £17.57ph. This role will work from home initially and equipment will be supplied.

The role

Curriculum Managers provide project management and administrative support in module production and presentation across the STEM curriculum and to curriculum related projects. They are the primary interface between module teams/curriculum related project teams and the production and administrative areas of the University and help to ensure that modules and projects meet agreed quality standards.


The person appointed to this post will undertake duties to include:

  • Providing overall project management of module/curriculum materials development within the Faculty up to handover to the OU materials production unit, Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI), or to a production unit within the Faculty, with the responsibility to ensure that the project is proceeding to schedule, specification and within the allocated resources;
  • In partnership with the Module Team/Project Chair, arrange and support module/project team meetings (both face to face and on-line), writing agendas, notes, reports and papers for such meetings, and following up on module team decisions;
  • Manage the presentation and production of new or annually updated teaching/learning materials/activities and ICT components;
  • Monitor and manage the module/project budget, advise module/project teams of expenditure and exercise authority to sign off expenditure against agreed budget heads.
  • That major university databases and systems, such as PLANET, are kept up to date in respect of module-related data;
  • That all information required at the module specification approval stage is provided using the costing and modelling tools;
  • Negotiate production and presentation schedules and monitor these schedules on the various electronic systems operating within the University, with the appropriate staff in the Faculty and LTI;
  • Act as the main administrative link between module/project teams and other areas of the University and outside organisations

If this is the ideal role for you, please apply online or call Sophie Holmes or Angela Hoxley on 01908 246715 to discuss further and to receive the full job spec.


TAPFIN, part of ManpowerGroup, are now working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary and contingent requirements across their various locations.

How would you like to help someone change their life?

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. Our research underpins the teaching we deliver to some 200,000 students as the UK’s largest university. Nearly three quarters (72%) of Open University research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK, with nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as regional offices in England and our head office in Milton Keynes.
All of our roles play a key part in our students' journey.  The Open University helps anyone in the UK better themselves, whatever their age, background or circumstances. Dip into our series of Open Diaries and discover what it’s like for our students to take that life-changing step that you could be a part of. 

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