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Pearson Administrator in London, United Kingdom

Administrator - ( 2112916 )


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.

About the team

As part of a small team of administrators, you will support a busy Product Development division, within Pearson School Qualifications business unit. The products created by the division range from textbooks to interactive digital content and support UK schools, colleges and international schools across a wide range of subjects including Primary Maths and Literacy, Modern Foreign Languages, English, Maths and Science. The qualifications supported include GCSE and A Level Maths, Science and English, Humanities and international qualifications.

The department is split across a number of UK sites, and the administrator role is integral to ensuring effective communication across all teams. Adhering to Pearson’s current Covid-19 guiding principles, this role requires remote working, with limited access to office working and with the possibility for limited future travel.

About the role

The Administrator role is varied, and there is opportunity to make the role your own! It has responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the department, and supporting a range of different teams and functions. The role works closely with both internal teams and external suppliers.

A typical day

You could get involved in a wide range of administrative tasks, depending on the team you are working with:

  • Departmental communications distribution

  • Arranging department meetings

  • Creation/distribution of business reports

  • Support managers with new starter onboarding

  • Vendor onboarding and account set up

  • Market research survey creation

  • Manage incentives for market research

  • Process and archive/file management of author agreements

  • Process and troubleshooting contracts and purchase orders

  • Manage digital archiving submissions

  • Support on key business/change initiatives

  • Support on digital transformation as required, with tasks such as creating release notes, internal newsletters, organising programme folders and meeting coordination

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.



  • Previous administrative experience

  • An interest in educational publishing

What you will get from working for us

We are keen to offer learning and development to help you progress your career to the next level. Working for Pearson will open up a wide range of career progression routes, including into qualification development, assessment, operations, technology, procurement, supplier management, and more. You will also have an opportunity to lead on initiatives that input into Pearson’s digital transformation strategy. As a global education business with an outstanding reputation, a role within Pearson will provide you with the skills to progress your career to the next level and beyond.

Application details : To apply to the role, please submit an updated CV and cover letter. We will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews regularly, so we encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible.

Role location: This is a hybrid working position (mix of remote and onsite) with 25% travel.

Primary Location : GB-GB-London

Job : Office Support

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Entry Level

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Sep 15, 2021

Job Unposting : Sep 29, 2021

Schedule: : Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2112916