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Events and Sales Coordinator

Reference
1812295
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
London, GBR
Expiry Date
18/12/2018
Events and Sales Coordinator Description Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK’s leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. As a pioneering Higher Education Institution (HEI), we’re transforming industry today an...

Job Description

Events and Sales Coordinator

Description

Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK’s leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. As a pioneering Higher Education Institution (HEI), we’re transforming industry today and tomorrow, by designing and delivering education powered by industry experience.

At Pearson College London, industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future. Every university focuses on “employability” - what sets us apart is the level of industry engagement that we’re able to offer. Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; our industry partners deliver workshops for our students, they also design, develop and deliver our courses, offer our students internship opportunities, set them live briefs and attend their end of term showcases.

When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there’s a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.

About the team

This role sit within the External Relations Department at Pearson College London. Behind the scenes of the College, the Marketing, Recruitment and Communications Teams work hard to build our brand and engage with customers and stakeholders. We’re a driven, creative, supportive and fun group of people. We work across the marketing mix to produce materials, events, content and campaigns to engage with our target audiences. We’re data driven and put our customers at heart of our work. As a growing organisation, we work in a fast paced environment but one where we nurture talent, share ideas and work collaboratively. Company fit is important to us and we’re looking for candidates that are imaginative, brave and keen to learn.

About the Role

Escape Studios is a leading vfx, games and animation training academy based in Central London. We take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers. We’ve trained thousands of students that are now enjoying careers at the best studios around the world.

We’re looking for an Events and Sales Coordinator to manage the development and delivery of events for Escape Studios and to work in close collaboration with colleagues in Student Recruitment, Sales, Marketing, Student Experience and Alumni to ensure consistent, efficient and clear coordination across all events. A critical part of the role is also helping to manage customer data in our CRM system (Salesforce), full training will be given but we’re looking for someone who is comfortable using data and spreadsheets.

You’ll be part of the External Relations Department, our team is fast-paced but we also have a lot of fun. There are opportunities to take part in industry events so an interest in films, vfx, games or graphics would be an advantage.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on the coordination - design, development and delivery of the Open Days/Open Evenings for the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Short Courses at Escape Studios
  • Support the Undergraduate conversion team and student recruitment team with Taster Days, Industry events, Teacher and Advisor events where applicable
  • Answer incoming enquiries via email, phone and live chat. Outbound calling will occasionally be required
  • Diligently maintain the appropriate events pages on the website with the latest event details.
  • Send prompt confirmation emails to students booked to attend Postgraduate and Short Course Taster Days and Open days/Open Evenings
  • Carefully maintain customer records in our CRM system and pull reports for weekly sales meetings
  • Deliver brand building events, such as The Escape Studios Game Jam
  • Timely and accurate management of Escape Studios events payments and invoices
  • Build knowledge of the creative industries to help promote our products to potential students
  • Manage stock, materials and equipment for events
  • Evaluate events success by gathering feedback and preparing reports.

Why Pearson College London?

We’ve come a long way in a short space of time: We continually innovate and in the past year the College and our students have been nominated for several awards, including the CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2018, the Times Higher Education Awards 2017 for Business School of the Year and Outstanding University Entrepreneurship Award, the HEIST Awards 2017 for Best Marketing Team, Best Prospectus from a Specialist Institution and Best Website. Our Escape Studios undergraduate degrees team received a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) finalist certificate recognising our collaboration with industry to develop the programmes for the benefit of our students who are now benefiting from the ​innovative ​approach to course development.

Real world ready:We collaborate with industry, thought leaders and experts to anticipate industry needs. We create experiences that develop savvy, work-ready graduates, who are ready for the real-world - today and tomorrow.

Transformative:We’re transforming and disrupting HE and industry. We challenge the status-quo.

Team rules!Students, industry, colleagues, thought-leaders - collaboration, inclusion and transparency are crucial to success.

Engaged and curious:We are constantly engaged and curious about changing industries, and learning by doing.

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Qualifications

Competencies

Essential:

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Experience of handling data or using spreadsheets
  • Great communication skills to liaise with other departments
  • Comfortable with outbound calling and dealing with customer enquiries
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in your approach to work
  • Willingness to work some evenings/weekends throughout the year
  • Experience of using Salesforce or a CRM system
  • A desire to work in a sales environment
  • An understanding of the pipelines for VFX, Animation, Games and Motion Graphics.

Desirable:

  • Experience of using Salesforce or a CRM system
  • A desire to work in a sales environment

Education

Desirable:

  • Degree or equivalent

Previous Experience

Essential:

  • Experience of planning, logistics and coordination for multiple off site and on site events
  • Experience managing projects, delivered within budget and to tight deadlines

Desirable:

  • An interest in, or experience within VFX, Animation, Games or Motion Graphics

More great things about working here….

We’re part of Pearson Plc, the world's largest education company. Pearson has over 30,000 staff worldwide and this role is based in their offices in London.Pearson is committed to a world that’s always learning and to its talented team who makes it all possible.

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join you can expect:

  • a starting holiday of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down
  • an annual incentive plan based on company and individual performance
  • generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson
  • stock purchase options
  • health plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family and personal life including flexible working, dental plans, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans.

If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application. Find out more about how learning makes us, at www.pearson.com.

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Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Sales

Organization: CEO

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Dec 13, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1812295

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.