Salary: £55,000 - £70,000
Pearson College London (PCL) is a unique higher education institution. Based in the centre of London near Covent Garden, it is both supported by the global learning company, Pearson, and also a separate legal entity in its own right. It is a non-profit with its own independent governing body.
PCL is a boutique institution with 1200 students across two schools with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Escape Studios provides degrees visual FX, gaming and animation and its first cohort of graduates are already winning awards with their work. Pearson Business School provides degrees in business management, law, and finance and its employment outcomes for highly skilled roles are outstanding.
PCL is set within a professional learning environment, and its aim is to integrate demanding academic study with outstanding industry engagement. Authentic employer engagement is key part of its approach, and we are fortunate enough to work with a wide range of companies from FTSE 100 household names, to tiny start-ups selected by our students.
We want our students to benefit from both the academic world and the professional world. Therefore they have tutorials, seminars and lectures, but also many opportunities for experiential learning and direct engagement with industry. This is both within their modules and in our extra-curricula programme.
We are building a diverse and creative ecosystem of learning opportunities, which makes PCL an exciting, challenging and interesting place to be, whether as a student or a staff member.
Summary of role:
This senior position will be part of the senior executive team at the College and will play a crucial role in supporting the Principal and the rest of the senior executive team in the financial, operational and strategic management of Pearson College London (“PCL”). PCL is a not-for-profit higher education institution, registered with the OfS and with the ESFA. It is also a subsidiary of a FTSE listed company (Pearson PLC). PCL has its own independent governing body. This provides a unique and interesting financial management environment requiring an understanding of the financial needs for a UK higher education institution and an ability to interact effectively and appropriately with the wider company. The post-holder’s primary responsibility will be PCL’s financial management and reporting, and ensuring PCL fulfils the financial requirements set by its regulatory bodies. Producing regular financial reports for a range of stakeholders is a key element of the role. Reporting directly to the Principal, you the post-holder’s input and expertise will support the senior executive team in making short and long term business decisions, and strengthen the internal reporting and control infrastructure.
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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.
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Please note: The role will be based at our 190 High Holborn London office with some flexibility to work from home as discussed with line manager.
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Sep 2, 2020
Job Unposting: Sep 27, 2020
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2007969
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.