Digitisation Lead - 12 month FTC

Full Time | London, ENGLAND | 2 months

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Digitisation Lead - 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.

About the role

This role will manage the team operating the digitisation process, the team will take quality assured material from paper-based assessments and either convert them directly, adapt the material for digital or work directly with the Content Production Coordinators to request new 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.

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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Establish and update digitisation plans according to delivery schedules.

  • Manage the digitisation schedule.

  • Assign work to the digitisation team.

  • 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

  • Manage communications of digitisation progress for Pearson Schools UK.

  • Create and maintain MIS to cover the digitisation process.

  • 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 and guidance to authors and senior examiners

  • Able to adapt and evolve the digitisation process

  • Manage the preparation of support materials for centres/users

  • Make strategic use of management information (MI) and reporting, providing visibility, driving improvement, and building confidence and trust in Assessment

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.



  • Leading a team

  • 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 (MS Office/Google);

  • 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 application

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