Pearson Administrator (UK Schools Publishing) in London, United Kingdom

Administrator (UK Schools Publishing)

Description

About the team

As part of a small team of administrators, you will support a busy publishing department (called ‘Learning Services’) within the Pearson UK Schools division. The products created by the Learning Services division ranges from textbooks to interactive digital content and support UK schools, colleges and international schools across a wide range of subjects including primary literacy, modern foreign languages, maths, science, and vocational subjects, such as BTEC Health & Social Care.

The department is split across two sites in London and Oxford. Travel between the two sites is not required, but it is essential that effective communication skills are used to ensure the department is supported on both sites. We regularly use Google Hangouts to conduct remote meetings as a way to keep in touch across sites.

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 the content teams (editors and publishers) and external suppliers (providing editorial, design and digital services).

A typical day

You could get involved in almost anything but to give you an idea, here are a list of typical tasks that you would do in this role;

  • Departmental comms distribution

  • Ordering equipment for staff

  • Booking meeting rooms for the team

  • Arranging department meetings

  • Distribution of weekly publishing date reports

  • Assisting with travel bookings

  • Monitoring stationary stocks and ordering new

  • Liaising with facilities

  • Support managers with new starter onboarding

  • Support Product Managers with data entry & ISBN generation

  • Support PAs with awayday organisation

  • Support all on understanding process for booking travel & hotels

  • Support Product Managers with incentives for market research

  • Support delivery team with ‘Hackathon’ event organisation

  • Archive/file management of author agreements

  • Process author agreements

  • Archive contracts (FWO) for freelance project managers

Career development

We are keen to offer you learning and development to help you progress your career to the next level. We offer all our team members mentoring and relevant training in systems and processes.

Working for Pearson could open up a wide range of career progression routes, including into qualification development, assessment, operations, technology, procurement, and more. 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.

Qualifications

Who we're looking for

Do you enjoy working with teams? Are you highly organised? Are you comfortable with prioritising your workload? Are you proactive and solution focused? Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, you will excel in this role if you enjoy working with people and using your people skills to support the work of teams. We are looking for demonstrable experience of taking the initiative and not just waiting for work to come to you. You will have prior experience as a team administrator/co-ordinator and are keen to progress to a role within the education space that will give you the opportunity to grow and progress within your career.

We don't need you to have worked in publishing or education, but an interest in this area would be desirable.

Requirements

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent written language skills

High level of attention to detail

Organised with the ability to prioritise and manage own workload

Good planning skills

A flexible approach to work and ability to use own initiative as well as work as

part of a team

Ability to work well under pressure and achieve strict deadlines

Competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint (and ideally; Google Drive, VMR, Oracle)

A willingness to learn, use and become proficient in new systems and

databases

Professionalism and discretion when dealing with confidential information

An understanding, or willingness to learn about, the schools and colleagues

educational market within the UK

Closing date for applications: 20th Oct

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

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

Job: Office Support

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 9, 2017

Req ID: 1715331