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Pearson Senior Digitiser (12 month FTC) in Rotherham, United Kingdom

Senior Digitiser (12 month FTC)


About Pearson

We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 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. 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.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

Pearson is featured on The Forbes list of Best Employers and The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, and we are recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

About the Team

Pearson Schools are looking to offer assessments onscreen and to develop our assessment content using an item bank. As paper-based content has a considerable lead time a team will be required to digitise existing content ahead of the switch over to using banked items.

To maintain our high standard in providing assessment content, the GQ Content Team authors new material around 2 years ahead its use.  This lead times allows for thorough quality checking to take place ensuring high quality in our assessment material. 

Due to this lead time, when wishing to switch content to onscreen digital formats there will be 2 years worth of material that needs to be converted from paper-based delivery to digital.  

About the role

 This role will report into the Digitisation manager and is part of a team operating the digitisation process. The team will take quality assured paper-based assessments and either convert them directly, adapt the material for digital rendering or work directly with the Content Production Coordinators to request new digital material from authors. In addition to digitisation, the team also need to document digitisation rules and guidelines that will be shared with authors of any new content. The role will also be required to assist in the training and support of AAs when developing new content on an item bank.


Key accountabilities

  •  Identify mapping between paper and digital items

  • Build digital items using the authoring tool for inclusion in the item bank

  • Assist with the allocation of work to the digitisation team

  • Work to the digitisation schedule 

  • Manage handover and knowledge transfer from Assessment Design and the current digitisation team 

  • Maintain Digitisation guideline documents 

  • Work with technical teams to inform the development of the authoring tool, workflow process and item banking solution  

  • Work with Assessment Design on the development of new digital item types, proposing solutions as appropriate  

  • Building and maintaining relationships with SMEs/Senior Associate teams, at times being the lynchpin between the various teams

  • Providing advice and guidance to colleagues in the digital team so that principles are followed 

  • Providing advice, guidance, and delivery of training to authors and senior examiners 

  • Able to adapt and evolve the digitisation 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.



  • Understanding of Assessment and the qualifications we offer

  • Communicating with influence

  • Working with others to achieve goals

  • Delivering goals in a changing environment

  • Taking a proactive, creative and innovative approach to work

  • Maximising potential in self and others

  • Awareness of Pearson's business and general education issues

  • Intermediate IT literacy;

  • Educated to degree level / equivalent.

Knowledge and Skills

  • High level of verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to prioritise workload to meet the needs of the business and work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Well-developed organisation and finishing skills, including the ability to carry through instructions

  • Experience in delivery with high volume and complex issues

  • Experience of working in a constantly changing environment and ability to multitask

  • Experience of dealing with confidential Information.

Role location: This is currently a remote working position with ad-hoc requirement to work from a Pearson London or Hellaby office location due to business critical needs

Start date: This is a 12-month maternity cover role due to commence for a target start date of mid- Dec 2020 to Dec 2021.

To apply to the role, please submit an updated CV and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applications we will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews regularly, so we encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible.

Primary Location: United Kingdom

Other Locations GB-GB-London, GB-GB-Rotherham

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Product Management

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 20, 2020

Job Unposting: Dec 4, 2020

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2010212

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.