Brand Executive

The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£35,333 - £42,155 plus exceptional benefits
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Brand Executive

Marketing and Communications

£35,333 - £42,155 plus exceptional benefits

Milton Keynes

Please quote reference: 20293

12-month Fixed Term Contract, Full Time (37 hours), Flexible working patterns will be considered.

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

This is an exciting time to join the OU Brand Team in a busy and creative Marketing and Communications Unit, as it begins delivery of the ambitious new brand strategy to elevate the brand externally and internally.  The Brand Team is tasked with leading the strategic and creative development of The Open University brand and this role will put you at the heart of the OU brand and shaping of its future.

This is a varied role and will include aspects of brand guidelines, toolkits, asset development, brand design, governance, and implementation as well as stakeholder engagement, agency management and acting as a brand champion.

Skills and experience

  • Are you an experienced brand professional with creative flair and an understanding of brand application across a range of channels? Are you confident in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure brand governance and act as a champion for the brand? Do you have the ability to work proactively with stakeholders to identify their needs and ensure brand tools are created to support them? Do you have a proven track record in briefing creative agencies and designers and managing them to deliver outstanding results?

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email or contact Nida Atif at

Closing date: 10 October 2022 Midday.

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.


Founded in 1969, The Open University was one of the world’s first successful distance-learning universities. Today the University is one of the largest in Europe with over 200,000 students worldwide. The sheer scale of the organisation is considerable, with around 500 courses offered across a wide range of subjects leading to 200 different qualifications.

It is essential The Open University continues to become less dependent on UK government funding. Competition for students, staff and funding is intense and global, and students’ expectations have risen sharply as learners increasingly view themselves as ‘consumers’ of education. To address these market factors, The Open University has developed ambitious plans to grow the number of students and associated revenues from students overseas through its commercial entity, Open University Worldwide (OUW).

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