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  • Ref no: OPE00022
  • Published: 25/2/2020
  • Closes: 9/3/2020
  • Location: 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh , EH3 7QJ
  • Salary: £27,511 - £32,817 pa pro rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.2 hours per week

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Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Change your career, change lives

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

The Practice Based Learning Assistant is a member of the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC) in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS) at the Open University. They are part of a larger regional team of academic, academic-related staff, administrative and student services colleagues involved in delivering health and social care qualifications and professional programmes. 

​The professional programme which this vacancy will align to is Social Work.

The successful candidate​ will have strongly developed technological, administrative and organisational skills, with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and demonstrable experience relevant to the role. You will be highly motivated, able to demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication, team working and a commitment to collaborative working across organisational boundaries. You will need to be flexible, adaptable and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What you get in return

On top of a competitive salary and pension scheme, we offer many staff benefits, including generous leave allowance, flexible working, fee waiver for all OU courses and qualifications, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and secure bike parking, free on-site parking and many different sports and leisure clubs offering discounts and other benefits.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.


Closing date: 12 noon on 9th March 2020.

Interview date: 27th March 2020

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.