Whether it's at home, in the classroom or in the workplace, learning is the key to improving our life chances. To this end, Pearson in the UK brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training and technology to make learning more engaging and effective.
We are the UK's largest awarding body. We offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.
At Pearson, the Global Leader in Education Services, 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 reexamining 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.
The General Qualifications Assessment team is responsible for the delivery of GCSEs and A levels as well as a range of other qualifications in the UK and internationally. We work with examiners to set examination papers, train and monitor examiners and then ensure qualifications are marked and awarded so that candidates everywhere get the right results.
The Subject Co-ordinator (SC) is responsible for the production of assessment-related content for a range of subjects in our General Qualifications portfolio.
Reporting to the relevant Assessment Content Operations Manager, the SC works as part of a team, where the collective aim is to deliver a professional and customer-focused service.
A day in the life of
The Subject Co-ordinator’s role is varied and changes throughout the year depending on the cycle of assessment delivery and production. SCs are responsible for the secure and accurate management of the content production for a series of question papers. SCs manage relationships with external assessment associates to produce high-quality assessments to strict deadlines. SCs will attend team meetings, manage the workload for their allocated qualifications and support their fellow SCs and their Assessment Content Operations Managers in their day-to-day work.
Other activities are:
-Working to deadlines on set activities throughout the year
-Ensuring timely escalations to management on adherence to the paper production processes, schedules or other issues
-Managing their own training and seeking advice and support from their manager
-Working collaboratively within own content team as well as across the wider Assessment team
The role is based in our High Holborn office. A typical working pattern is Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours a week. Weekend working is required at busy times throughout the year with time off in lieu available. We ask our SCs to be flexible and work across qualifications and the wider department as required.
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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Who we are looking for
The position would suit a highly motivated self starter who would like to pursue a career within a large dynamic organisation. It is a bonus but not essential to have a background or interest in the education sector.
The role will suit a proactive individual with excellent attention to detail as well as organisational skills. The post holder will need to be PC computer literate and able to work to tight deadlines with the ability to work under pressure and be flexible in their approach to problem-solving. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate at all levels are essential.
The role is based in our High Holborn office near to Covent Garden and Holborn or Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Job: Product Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2020
Job Unposting: Feb 24, 2020
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2001349
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.
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