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HEQ Project & Administrator Manager

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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HEQ Project & Administrator Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into lapto...

Job Description

HEQ Project & Administrator Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson Education Ltd is a leading UK awarding organisation offering a suite of academic and vocational qualifications in over 90 countries worldwide. We have built a reputation as a provider of modern education solutions that help learners from all walks of life to realise their full potential. We are driven by the desire to advance learning and change lives. Every day, all over the world, our qualifications help learning flourish. Wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

This post is within the Higher Education Qualifications Department - with a main focus of higher education qualification design, development and product management. This includes the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) and BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications; LCCI professional qualifications and online learning. The Higher Education Qualifications team is responsible for the strategic oversight of Higher National and LCCI qualifications, including quality assurance, academic development, academic support and subject matter expertise. Moving forward, our ambitions include qualifications which include access to higher education, and level 6 and 7 qualifications.

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.



The Project and Administration Manager will report to the Director, supporting the day to day operations of the Director and the department, and coordinating key work streams to ensure effective and efficient delivery.

You will be highly organised and able to manage your own time effectively.

Personal style and behaviours:

You will be creative, flexible and responsive; hard working, organised, enthusiastic and able to juggle multiple priorities. You will feel confident working alone as well as part of wider teams and be capable of learning quickly and tackling any challenge with energy and commitment. You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities

Managing the day to day operations of the department - including, as examples, staff induction, monitoring of annual leave, budget tracking, meeting schedules and diary management;

Ensuring the application of effective governance processes across all work streams;

Creating, maintaining and monitoring detailed project plans;

Facilitating the creation, maintenance and monitoring of detailed Risk and Issue logs;

Capturing and documenting existing and new business processes;

Creating and distributing appropriate progress reports to the team and wider Pearson Stakeholders;

Lead on the planning and administration of a number of meetings with both internal and external stakeholders;

Support the organisation of planning of events with both internal and external stakeholders;

Manage the Director’s diary;

Experience Essential:

Experience of working in a complex, matrix organization, and able to demonstrate the ability to effectively manage operations to ensure effective working.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Excellent working knowledge of applications such as Excel - Advanced, Word and Power Point;

Able to prioritise workload around a diverse range of products and services;

Enthusiastic and self-motivated, but also a team player;

Creative, strategic, and able to articulate ideas and strategies in a compelling way;

Flexible and willing to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-moving environment; with the ability to cope under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Personal Style and Behaviour - What we look for in Pearson people?

Drive student outcomes: We are committed to doing the right thing to achieve the best outcomes for our students. We put the impact on the student before other considerations;

Be clear, honest and supportive: We are clear, honest and supportive in how we work together.

We respect each other, but we don’t shy away from difficult conversations and we are comfortable giving and receiving direct and constructive feedback;

Be responsible and accountable: We demonstrate ownership and accountability for our actions;

We make timely and well informed decisions, and measure and learn from our performance

Behave as One Pearson: We embrace all opportunities to work together. We’re excited about the collective knowledge and expertise that we share and we work collaboratively with each other to improve people’s lives through learning.

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: General Business Operations

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 12, 2018

Job Unposting: Dec 26, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1814478

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.