Pearson Project Manager in London, United Kingdom

Project Manager

Description

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.

Purpose:

Supporting the management of programmes and key activities for the development and implementation of English and School’s Scales and Frameworks to facilitate consistent and timely delivery of all development and implementation projects, and to support effective collaboration between teams within Pedagogy and Improvement. This role reports to the Manager, Scales and Framework Programme Delivery.

Key Accountabilities:

Maintaining systems and processes for:

  • Monitoring and tracking progress of all frameworks and scales development projects.

  • Monitoring and tracking progress of implementation projects, including the overall annual implementation plan and resource allocation, implementation processes, timely escalation of risks and issues to the Programme Manager.

  • Filing and archiving (using version control) all documents, tools and resources (WIP and final) for easy access and use by all team members. Ensuring processes are documented, and latest versions are used. Maintain quality management system.

  • Communicate best practices with the team around use of systems and processes, ensuring they are adhered to.

Edit, proofread and customise required documentation and reports, and prepare for final publication, for:

  • Development of scales and frameworks

  • Implementation tools and resources

  • Specific product and geography-related implementation projects

Lead on implementing data-collection processes for Framework and scales development:

  • Prepare content for data collection using the appropriate formatting

  • Ensure the quality control processes in place for rating and product alignment are adhered to by vendors, that all data received is complete and accurate

  • Collate data and clean it for psychometric analysis, following agreed formatting. Put quality checks in place to ensure the accuracy and fidelity of the data when it is handed over.

  • Review the outcomes of each cycle and put in place measures that will add quality or improve efficiency of future cycles

Organise the Technical Advisory Groups, and Expert Panel meetings:

  • Organising logistics and admin

  • Organising the agenda and related documents

  • Finalising minutes and circulating. Monitoring and following up on action points.

Manage and maintain effective relationships with external freelancers and consultants contracted to work on scales, frameworks and implementation projects. e.g. LoAs, invoicing, etc.

Support the Programme Manager with other project-related co-ordination as required. Work closely and collaboratively with the Pedagogy and Improvement managers and directors, and other stakeholders in the wider business.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree-level

  • Teaching experience and/or foundation-level knowledge of education, pedagogy and testing an advantage.

  • Excellent communication skills: ability to work effectively with colleagues of different cultures and across multiple location and time zones.

  • Previous experience in using virtual project management, collaboration and reporting tools and document management systems .

  • Foundation qualification and/or experience of working with Project Management methodologies such as Prince2 or Agile an advantage.

  • Organised, efficient and able to maintain systems and processes.

  • Strong/advanced skills with Microsoft and/or Google Office Suite e.g Word, Google sheets, Google Forms, Powerpoint etc., and especially Excel spreadsheets, e.g. pivot tables.

  • Experience with data capturing and database management.

  • Eye for detail: able to proofread and check accuracy/consistency of documents.

  • Initiative and proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

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Primary Location: GB-GB-London

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

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 13, 2017