Pearson Employee Communications Manager, Core Markets in London, United Kingdom

Employee Communications Manager, Core Markets


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

Summary of role

This role sits within the Employee Communications team, whose mission isto inform, engage, inspire and empower Pearson employees all around the world.Part of the wider global Corporate Affairs team, you will be at the heart ofbuilding the Pearson culture and embedding our values, working closely with HRcolleagues and the senior leadership team to act on feedback from our employeesurveys.

In this role, you will deliver consistent, high quality communicationsacross a variety of channels and internal audiences, specifically for our Coremarket employees.

The role will allow you to really stretch and build your skills. It willbest suit someone with an in-depth experience of internal communications rolesand with a solid working understanding of change management principles. Digitalcreative skills (e.g. video editing and production, or Adobe CS experience) aredesirable, but training may be available. Strong creative and organisationalskills are essential.


Working closely with another Employee Communications Manager, under theleadership of the Director of Employee Communications for Finance, Legal andCore markets, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and delivering employee communications strategy for Core markets

  • Creating and delivering communication plans for large complex projects and activities

  • Creating content including presentations, simple videos, news updates, blog posts and templates, working in partnership with colleagues across the business, and sometimes with external agencies

  • Planning and delivering large employee events, such as annual Town Halls, webcasts and leadership engagement activities

  • Owning and maintaining key spaces and groups within the Pearson social intranet system (Neo).

  • Advising members of the Core leadership teams about using internal digital channels such as Neo.

  • Ensuring that employee communications for the Core markets are clear, engaging and consistent


Qualifications and experience:

  • Proven track record of delivering complex communications and/or change programs to support engagement and change within a global business environment.

  • Excellent collaboration and project management skills

  • Familiarity with working with HR, Communications and business teams to deliver communications and change plans

  • Very strong written and verbal communications and influencing skills

  • Excellent project management, planning and collaboration skills, as well as ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Expertise in creating creative, digital content a strong advantage.


  • Image editing and video production

  • Project management skills

  • A working knowledge of HTML, CSS and content management systems

  • Global perspective/ experience of working with multiple cultures, different countries

  • Engaging with the global employee communications network to support cascade of global messages.

  • Working with the global employee communications network to develop and deliver campaigns and projects.

  • Defining and sharing best practice in internal communications; guiding employees on how best to communicate locally and providing tools and frameworks to support this.

  • Measuring the effectiveness of employee communications activity.


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

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

Job: Communication

Organization: Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 28, 2016