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Pearson ELL HR Advisor & Operations- Hybrid in London, United Kingdom

Job mission

Work closely with each HRBP for ELL, business and other functional teams to ensure the success of all HR projects through the execution of people strategies and initiatives, by ensuring best-in-class implementation & coordination of key HR activities.

Job description

*Responsible to support the deployment, tracking and reporting of talent projects (L&D, performance, engagement, culture, DE&I, communication, and employee relations).

*Act as the point of contact to implement compensation, rewards and benefits, new initiatives, annual cycle, and improvement process as BAU.

*Act as employee relations SME across ELL with expertise in UK labour legislation. Manages employee relations issues, coaching and advising C-suite/managers on dismissal, disciplinary, performance management and redundancies.

*Lead the global ELL division functional onboarding & offboarding strategy and execution according to regional needs while being aligned with Country Care as accountable for the operationalisation of the process. Manage onboarding, induction and offboarding of all ELL employees, setting expectations, brand alignment and smooth transitions.

*Partner with peers to leverage knowledge and standards to promote consistent, quality deliverables across all projects. Create and update reports, decks and presentations needed to give visibility of the process.

*Partner with peers to mine talent data in a meaningful way that feeds the HR strategy with key metrics to assess the return of investment of initiatives, while being the champion for employee experience and connecting data to the continuous improvement of this metric. Helps conduct retrospectives to outline lessons learned.

*Supports the creation and development of engaging and interactive learning materials, including infographics, video tutorials, animated documentation, and other multimedia content, as well as events coordination to deliver the projects under their remit.

Projects in-scope

Leading: ELL onboarding & offboarding, and employee relations projects/needs.

Executing & supporting: Employee development agenda, Leadership development agenda, transformation agenda, DE&I agenda, high performance culture agenda, change management agenda.


-Knowledge of UK legislation

-Knowledge with annual HR cycle (compensation and talent management) and employee relations

-Experience Project Management is ideal but not required (e.g. product management, reporting tool, KPIs, agile methodology)

Work set-up: Hybrid (2-3x a week onsite)

*We can still accommodate candidates outside London if they are qualified for the position (Remote)

Your rewards & benefits

We know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families, too.

Please see our attractive UK benefits here: Pearson Jobs - Benefits

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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

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To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13114