Pearson Personal Assistant to VP Schools in Melbourne, Australia

Personal Assistant to VP Schools


It's no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia's educational landscape is transforming. It's no longer just about providing access, but also ensuring progress.

As the world's leading learning company, we're meeting this challenge with Australia's most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

Based in stunning, heritage-listed offices in Melbourne's Docklands, you have everything at your door step, not to mention the easy 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

We are looking for a highly organised, efficient and commercially driven administrator or Personal Assistant to provide general administrative assistance and support to the Vice-President Schools.

This role will primarily support the Vice President Schools but will also work closely with other senior managers within Pearson.


  • Support to the VP, including diary and email management

  • Internal and External Stakeholder Management

  • Travel management (domestic and international)

  • Event and Presentation Management

  • Meeting management, including minute taking

  • Support of the project management office

  • Creating Internal communications and blogs; a good understanding of Social Media is required

  • Collating and compiling information and documents


  • Experience in providing administration support to executive or senior management level.

  • Qualifications in business administration or a related discipline is desirable

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills as well as the ability to multi-task.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • A strong sense of urgency in undertaking execution of tasks, and an impressive ability to think ahead and be proactive and show initiative.

  • Creative thinking- ability to design creative solutions for internal or external events, presentations, meetings.

  • Outstanding communication skills including verbal, written, presentations, and active listening

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; particularly Excel and Power Point and ideally a knowledge of Google suite of applications

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click 'Apply Now' to create your application online.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Victoria-Melbourne-Goods Shed South 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Office Support

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 18, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808861

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled