Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.
We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.
Why we need you
This is an exciting opportunity to take a central role in our innovative and expanding Online Programme Management division. We work with world-leading universities throughout the UK to take their qualifications online, enabling them to reach global audiences in the comfort of their own homes. Each university partner is supported by their own dedicated business unit, across research, marketing, recruitment, course design and student success services, to support our shared goals for high quality student experiences and outcomes.
We’re looking for a highly organised and motivated coordinator to act as a backbone for one of our dedicated units, ensuring that deadlines are met, actions are taken and our interactions with the partner are seamless, professional and efficient.
About the Job
Based out of Central London or Harlow, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Partnership through the preparation, organisation and management of all communication, engagement and documentation across the team. The role will also be responsible for supporting the team in meeting student enrolment and retention targets by reporting and monitoring student progress and return data and by following up with the partner university accordingly. This position will operate in a multi-stakeholder environment which will include members of the internal team as well as external university contacts. You’ll attend meetings with our partner university, taking notes and driving actions from executive level discussions, new qualification development conversations and operational performance reviews.
To navigate in this environment, we’ll be looking for a candidate that exercises skill and sensitivity when dealing with complex issues and multiple contacts. Through working with our internal team, you’ll also gain exposure to the various areas of our business. You should expect the role to be dynamic, requiring a degree of adaptability and an ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that will engage our audiences, and will help them to understand and retain the key messages.
This is a new position in the team established to support our exponential growth in activity over the past few years, so we’re looking for someone who is as creative as they are organised. You’ll be responsible for defining new procedures to monitor the results of assignments or projects; taking into consideration the characteristics of the work. You’ll also take the lead in identifying ways to improve our information flow and new opportunities for collaboration across the team.
This role will suit a strong and experienced coordinator, with 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role, prepared to tackle a varied workload. They will thrive on operating as part of a team to achieve success. They may, on occasion, be required to handle sensitive information of a confidential nature and will be expected to observe a high standard of professionalism and discretion.
Excellent organisational skills, clear note taking with a willingness to drive completion of actions, and a flexible working attitude are essential.
The successful candidate will possess excellent administrative skills, a high standard of customer service and be familiar with Microsoft Office and its supporting applications, in particular Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Primary Location: United Kingdom
Job: Project/Programme Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 2, 2018
Job Unposting: Aug 14, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1808076
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