Media and Admin Assistant

  • Job Reference: 21485
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2024
  • Employer: Open University Students' Association
  • Website:
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,742 to £28,759
  • Sector: Administration, Campaigns, Marketing & Communications, Student Opportunities, Venues & Events
  • Job Type: Part time
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

Contract: Part Time – 22.5 hours per week. Fixed term cover contract for 12 months

Salary: £25,742- £28,759 pro rata

Location: Based in Milton Keynes. Hybrid working.

The Organisation

The Open University Students Association serves the interests of around 170,000 part-time and distance-learning students spread across the UK, continental Europe and beyond. Our role is to represent and support the interests of this vast and diverse community of students. The OU Students Association is an independent registered charity, governed by elected student leaders. Our team of vibrant, friendly and dedicated professional staff provide the vital support needed to deliver our ambitious strategy.

The Job 

The post holder will be part of a small, hard-working team providing high quality communications to the wider staff team and the Association’s volunteers. The role will involve scheduling social posts on the organisation’s various social media accounts and posting news stories as needed. No coding experience is required for this. You will also help facilitate the team’s shared communications planning tool, as well as the team’s shared mailbox. 

The Person 

We are looking for someone with excellent administrative skills and a strong interest in communications. You should have experience of working in a busy team and building professional and friendly working relationships, as you’ll be working with both staff and student volunteers.

How to apply

Please send a CV and answers to the following three questions to

Maximum combined word count for all three answers is one thousand words.


  • 1-What experience do you have of managing a shared email inbox or carrying out an equivalent administrative task which involved prioritisation and liaising with various stakeholders? How did you ensure an effective system was in place for managing this task?

  • 2-What experience do you have of publishing written content or images online (via a website or social media)? What skills could you bring to this task?

  • 3-Please describe a time when you’ve needed to be diplomatic when dealing with either a member of the public, customer or colleague in writing. If you do not have this experience, what do you think are important considerations when dealing with enquiries from members of the public online?


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.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March, 9am