Staff Tutor, Advanced Clinical Practice 

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£41,526 - £49,553 (AC3) and £52,560 - £59,135 (AC4)
Thursday, 17 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Staff Tutor, Advanced Clinical Practice 
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
£41,526 - £49,553 (AC3) and £52,560 - £59,135 (AC4)
Location: Milton Keynes 
Reference: 16633
Permanent - Part-Time and Full-Time roles available

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. 
Staff Tutors are key academic roles in providing high quality services to students, Associate Lecturers and employers. They play a vital role in the provision of The Open University’s supported open learning model of education; contribute to the production and presentation of modules and qualifications and engage in research and scholarship congruent with school and faculty strategic priorities. Staff Tutors also represent the Open University on national and local strategic groups, provide academic leadership and line manage Associate Lecturers, including Module and Practice Tutors.

We are seeking a Staff Tutor to support the promotion and delivery of our latest development for an MSc Advanced Clinical Practice to be offered both as a standard programme but also as a higher level apprenticeship.  You will need a good first degree (upper second or higher) and a Post-Graduate qualification in a subject area of relevance to Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). You must have an appropriate professional qualification and current registration with the relevant regulatory body. You will have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners; the ability to promote the School's modules, programmes and awards to individuals, employers and corporate customers; the skills required to develop and maintain local partnerships; good interpersonal, communication, team working and organisational skills and an understanding of current issues in education as it relates to Advanced Clinical Practice.

For more information about The Open University, the Faculty and the School, please refer to the following website:

When applying for this role please indicate if you are applying for the role on a full-time basis or if you are applying for a part-time role.  Job share opportunity may be considered for this role. Minimum of 0.5FTE as a job share. 

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.  

Closing Date:   12.00 noon on 6 November 2019

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

How to apply

Please submit a standard application form along with your CV and Covering Letter (Maximum of two sides of A4).  Your covering letter should indicate why you are interested in the post and how you believe your knowledge experience and skills meet the Person Specification.

Please use the essential and desirable items listed in the person specification as subtitles within your letter.  In writing your letter, examine carefully the description of the role and analyse how your skills, knowledge and experience match with the requirements set out in the person specification. Please pick out specific examples from your experience which clearly demonstrate that you have the particular knowledge and capabilities required in the person specification.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please email Sally Boyle, Head of School, School of HWSC, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) on

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check. 

Please submit your application to ensuring you quote the reference number 16633.  

Please note: If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions. 

An application form and Job Description are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Assistant by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community