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Pearson Executive Assistant in Greater London, United Kingdom

Executive Assistant - ( 2109636 )

Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Executive Assistant - (1718752)

Description

Learner at the heart

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Why we need you

We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

About The Role

The post‐holder will provide full executive support to three members of the BTEC and Apprenticeships Senior Management Team and support their wider teams with other administrative activity.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assisting with preparation for, and follow up actions from, Divisional and Team level meetings. This includes scheduling and planning time for meeting preparation, drafting and coordination of papers, scheduling meetings, monitoring and undertaking follow up actions.

  • Managing Team meetings, creating agendas, taking minutes and actions as well as following upon actions and ensuring meetings are run in an efficient manner.

  • Managing complex business diaries including organisation of national and international itineraries, acting quickly to short notice changes, rescheduling and cancellation of appointments with tact.

  • Coordinate and plan trips, including arranging appropriate travel, visas, agendas and necessary contacts, country information, and other necessary preparations.

  • Project management support as required, including and formulation of Business unit goals and Road Maps.

  • Management and organisation of celebratory events as well as other ad hoc events. Ensuring that feedback from attendees is sought and incorporated into future events.

  • Co‐ordinating communications to the Business units to ensure the maximisation of staff engagement, including working with Corporate Communications and other key stakeholders.

  • Managing the successful on‐time publication of newsletters, blog posts and emails on behalf of the SMT members

  • Working closely and effectively with external stakeholders, Board Members, including Ofqual and other professional bodies where required.

  • Managing the inbox and timeliness of response to external queries and communications for the SMT members.

  • Forming productive working relationships with members of the Executive Team including their assistants, assisting with queries, problems and ensuring swift resolution.

  • Organising and over‐seeing office moves and other ad hoc business unit administration

  • Ensuring the efficient running of the SMT member's office, including managing team leave requests, expense claims, budgetary information, requisitions.

  • Working closely with Talent Acquisition in the co‐ordination of recruitment activities on behalf of the SMT members.

  • The contract end date is Sept 2, 2022.

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. 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.

Qualifications

About You

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be able to deliver first class customer service and work effectively as part of a team

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

  • Be highly organised and have the ability to prioritise your own workload

Academic requirements:

  • Eligible to work and study in the UK

  • A passion for business and customer service

  • Minimum grade C in five subjects including English and Maths at GCSE level (or equivalent)

Primary Location: UK

Job: Office Support

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Shift: Day Job

Posting Date: July 26 2021

Job Unposting: August 6 2021

Employee Referral Bonus

Pound Sterling (GBP)

Primary Location : GB-Greater London

Job : Office Support

Organization : Core

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Aug 2, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2109636

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