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Degree Apprenticeship - Disability Mentoring Program Coordinator

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 Closes: 29 Jul 2019
London Very competitive salary plus fully paid Chartered Management Degree and excellent benefits package
Permanent & Full-time pearson/20190712085640

Pearson is the world's learning company and we are passionate about improving peoples lives through learning. We offer educational products and services, assessment, and professional development for all stages of learning around the globe. 

We are currently looking for a degree apprentice to join our legal team as a a Disability Mentoring Program Coordinator. You’ll be paid an annual salary, gain or develop your work experience across a global project, study a BA (Hons) Business Management degree at Pearson Business School and have your tuition fees paid in full. 

Based in the Pearson legal function in the UK, the Program creates mentoring partnerships between Pearson employees, college students or recent graduates with disabilities, and external organisations in the United States of America. 

This really is a rare and exciting opportunity, read the full job description to find out more!


About Pearson

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented teams who make it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we’re always re-examining how people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

About the Mentoring Program: 

Based in the Pearson legal function in the UK, the Program creates mentoring partnerships between Pearson employees, college students or recent graduates with disabilities, and external organizations in the United States of America.  Everyone shares the program’s goal of facilitating the professional employment of talented and motivated young adults who can benefit from the career mentoring and support available from corporate employees. The Program further seeks to disseminate its unique and effective model to other corporations throughout the United States.

About the Apprenticeship:

Pearson are hiring a Disability Mentoring Program Coordinator to join our legal team. As a degree apprentice you’ll be paid an annual salary, gain 3 years professional experience, study a BA (Hons) Business Management degree at Pearson Business School and have your tuition fees paid in full. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to get into the world of work, earn money and gain a degree! 

Under the direction of the Program’s leadership, as the Coordinator for the Mentoring Program you will deliver services and materials that enable the Program’s leadership team to recruit, train and support mentoring partnerships, evaluate the program’s effectiveness, develop effective partnerships and engage in external dissemination activities.  You will work closely with the leadership team on strategy development and implementation and will be responsible for managing and implementing specific projects within the program design.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead on specific projects and participate in projects associated with the program
  • Support the leadership team in the implementation of the strategy 
  • Assist in the development of program dissemination materials
  • Develop and manage social media activities, including but not limited to a website, blog, and internal intranet (Neo) space
  • Provide the administration to support the Advisory Council Meetings
  • Organise travel and planning logistics for bi-annual Advisory Council Meetings
  • Administer and collect Program evaluation materials
  • Schedule mentor partnership review check-ins
  • Organise training webinars and provide technical support
  • Organise training materials
  • Draft recruitment materials for mentees and mentors
  • Maintain program participant database
  • Identify external resources for mentee recruitment
  • Identify US and UK based sources for mentor recruitment
  • Maintain annual timetable of all program activities and deliverables

What we are looking for in you

  • Superb organizational skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify areas of need
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Some experience of administration around managing and coordinating events and meetings
  • Working knowledge of database management, webinar technology, social media and website development
  • Genuine interest and passion for supporting career goals of aspiring professionals with disabilities
  • Aged 18 and over at the start of the programme; 
  • Eligible to study in the UK 

How to apply

Simply click on the link and apply via the Pearson job page. A CV and supporting cover letter explaining why you are right for the role is mandatory

More great things about working here.... 

  • help balance work, family and personal life
  • Health plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to 
  • Stock purchase options 
  • Generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson 
  • An annual incentive plan 
  • A starting holiday of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down 
  • Very competitive salary 
  • Tuition fees paid in full 

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