Business Services Co-ordinator

The Open University

Unit : 
Salary : 
£25,742 to £28,759
Location : 
Milton Keynes
Please quote reference : 
Full time, Permanent
Closing Date : 
13 September, 2023 – 12:00

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

Estates is responsible for the management and development of University premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional Centres. We are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated Business Services Co-ordinator who will relish the opportunity to support a busy Business Services Team.

As a Business Service Co-ordinator, you will provide a first-class administrative support service for the Estates Team, including coordinating several technical training courses. As a Business Service Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for all Estates travel functions across the Unit and will require a good understanding of procurement processes required including raising an order and receipting of goods/services.

Skills and experience

  • Do you have previous experience of working in a busy office support environment?   
  • Do you possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral?
  • Are you a confident user of MS Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel?

If you can answer “Yes” to these questions, then we would love to hear from you.

More information can be provided via a link to the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Lauren Denton at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or [email protected] quoting the reference VRF 21133.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 30 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the instructions on The OU Job’s page. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be received.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

To apply for this role please submit the following as one document;

  • 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.

Please save your document with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, forename.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application. Please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be redirected to our application page.


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You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal .

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  • Terms and Conditions – Support Staff (Word document)

Posting Date : 
30 August, 2023 – 09:15

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