7.2 Practical steps to help you – vacancies and how to apply

Tutoring vacancies at The Open University are advertised both internally and externally. Our external vacancy page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] offers you the opportunity to filter on the faculty and the type of role. For Computing and Communications vacancies please select “Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology” and click on the Apply button.

As part of our union-agreed recruitment processes, vacancies are usually advertised internally first and then externally if necessary. There are four advertising rounds in advance of each module start and modules may be advertised in some or all of these rounds. This means that the vacancy site is updated on a regular basis.

Recruitment windows

For modules starting in October 2021, the recruitment closing dates are:

  • 29 April 2021

  • 27 May 2021

  • 24 June 2021

  • 22 July 2021

  • 26 August 2021

If there is more than one module that you are interested in applying for, please do apply for more than one. Different modules have different average weekly hours and different salary bands, and you can see module-specific information for each vacancy before deciding on applying.

This will change in the future as The Open University is in the process of implementing a new AL contract, where tutors will be offered a permanent fractional contract of employment rather than being employed on one specific module.

7.3 Submitting an application