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Resourcing Assistants (x4)

The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £13.38 per hour
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Discover the unique opportunity to work with our client at The Open University, a distinguished public Distance Learning and Research University. As one of the largest universities in the UK for undergraduate education, they are at the forefront of innovation and education excellence.

They are looking to recruit 4 temporary Resourcing Assistants to start as soon as possible; the end date will be 31/07/2024. These positions will be working full time and are paying £13.38ph. These roles will be hybrid working; however, you must be able to travel to Milton Keynes for initial training and approximately 3-4 times a month thereafter.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring high quality customer service to candidates and hiring managers.
  • Placing adverts and liaising with agencies as directed.
  • Receiving, acknowledging and recording applications.
  • Preparing shortlisting and interview packs using appropriate online systems.
  • Managing interview and assessment logistics including arranging dates with panel members, booking rooms, organising equipment.
  • Preparing interview schedules and invitations ensuring candidates are fully informed of what is required.
  • Administering the interview and assessment process e.g. meeting candidates, checking Right to Work documentation, overseeing selection tasks.
  • Carrying out all pre-employment checks and producing offer letters for successful candidates.
  • Liaising with candidates and hiring managers throughout the process updating on any delays and advising candidates of the outcome of their application at every stage.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working in a busy, customer focused, office environment.
  • Excellent IT skills to include the full range of Microsoft Office Packages including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and proven ability to learn new systems.
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Experience of recruitment administration (desirable).
  • Proven communication skills both written and oral.
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience of building good working relationships.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues as required.
  • Able to use initiative and take ownership of tasks seeing them through to successful conclusion.
  • Proven planning and organisational skills with the ability to work co-operatively and responsively in a variety of team settings.
  • A flexible approach to work.

The client promotes diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you feel this role is of interest, please apply online.


Manpower are working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary, contingent and permanent 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.

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.



Jo Priddey
I started working with the OU as temporary staff through Manpower during the pandemic. I thought the initial training was fantastic and felt well prepared to start working. When I was offered a permanent position it was great that the OU took my personal needs into consideration so that I am able to complete my degree and work 4 days a week.

Charles White
The recruitment process was smooth from start to finish. As an applicant, it was useful to have the selection process made clear to you from the outset. Communication from Manpower was, and remains, good. Excellent candidate care continues to be provided, they are both responsive and proactive.

So far the Open University has been the best job I have ever had, a very relaxed environment, everyone open to helping one another, no pressure and all trainers prioritise the quality of calls rather than the quantity.

Sarah George
Whilst working at the Open University, the support I have received has been outstanding; from colleagues at advisor level, to the senior management team, there is not a question or query that has not been resolved without a swift and appropriate response.

Thecla Chakunte
Working with the Open University has opened me to a lot. There are a lot of trainings to improve your skills and open you to other possibilities. There is room for growth. A lot of it. And did you know you can study for FREE as permanent staff? Wow! There are other juicy perks too.

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