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Senior Manager, PGCE - Wales Cardiff £41,526 - £49,553 16511 Fixed Term Contract Open University

Senior Manager, PGCE - Wales

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

£41,526 - £449,553     

Reference:  16511

Based in Cardiff, Wales with travel around Wales and occasional trips to Milton Keynes

Full Time - 2 year temporary contract

The Welsh Government (WG) has procured from the Open University the provision of a school-based, university-partnered distance learning Post-Graduate Certification in Education that will incorporate current employment-based provision in Wales (the salaried route) and a new part-time route.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Manager to set up processes and support the new PGCE Programme.  

The role holder will be the senior administrative lead for the PGCE at the OU in Wales and will be responsible for service delivery and the support team. You will work closely with the PGCE Director and key stakeholders to ensure the service quality and delivery of the programme pan-Wales.   

You will be a highly organised and experienced senior manager with experience of programme inception and service delivery with the ability to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and a range of partners. You will be keen to participate actively in the transition of Wales to Curriculum 2022 and other initiatives in teaching via this innovative programme. The role will require some travel for work purposes throughout Wales, and occasional travel to Milton Keynes. You will be expected to live within reasonable commuting distance of The Open University in Wales offices in Cardiff.

You can submit your application in Welsh, and it will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

For full job and person specification please visit (http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/sites/www.open.ac.uk.about.employment/files/JD%20Senior%20Manager%20G8%20PGCE%20English%20Version.pdf

For any queries regarding the application process please email resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting reference number.


For more information regarding the programme please visit,


For more information of the OU in Wales, the Faculty and School please see links below,










How to apply


Please submit an application form along with your CV and cover letter, (3-4 sides of A4 maximum).  Please ensure your cover letter clearly addresses the essential and desirable criteria listed in the job description.

Please pick out specific examples from your experience which clearly demonstrate that you have the particular knowledge and capabilities required in the job and person specification.


Please submit your application to resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number 16511.


Closing date: Midday 20/9/19  

Interview Date: TBC


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


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.