Teaching Opportunities, 2021 Practical Engineering Activities

Open University
The current daily rate of pay is £138.90
Closing date
1 Mar 2021

Job Details

Unit :  Academic Services
Salary :  The current daily rate of pay is £138.90 (see below) *
Location :  Home Based
Please quote reference :  Online Residential School Tutor
*The current daily rate of pay is £138.90 (including holiday pay), 6 days pay per school
Closing Date :  1 March, 2021 - 17:00

We are now recruiting for teaching posts for our remote Practical Engineering Activities which will temporarily replace engineering residential schools in 2021. Students will work on experiments at home and be supported by tutors online, both synchronously and asynchronously, through the Open University’s VLE.
The activities will be held from Saturday 19th June to Friday 30th July 2021 and we are seeking tutors who will be able to teach and support students in one of two roles.

  • Activity tutors will be appointed for a specific week to tutor a specific activity over that week.
  • Group tutors will be appointed for six consecutive weeks to offer pastoral support for students and tutor the team project.

The job description available with this advertisement gives details of academic and personal requirements for these roles. Your application will be assessed against the person specification.

You can access information about the post, how to complete the application form and descriptions of the activities on our website by clicking here

For the dates for each of the activities for both T176 and T276, please click here

The Open University is only able to accept applications from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI.

The closing date for applications 5.00pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

Feedback on your application form, if unsuccessful, can be provided on request.

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed.


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Around 1,200 full-time academics work at the Milton Keynes campus, along with some 250 of our 1,400 full-time and part-time postgraduate research students.

The University has invested significantly in its infrastructure for research, increasing laboratory space at Milton Keynes headquarters by nearly 50 per cent in the last seven years. Our newest facility is the Jennie Lee Building, which houses dedicated laboratories for pervasive computing and deployment of ambient and ubiquitous technologies.

Our students and academics are supported by around 4,000 administrative, technical, secretarial and student services staff.

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