Student Success Progression Advisor in Pearson at Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Pearson

This listing is about Pearson in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Job Position: Student Success Progression Advisor

Division: Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS)

Why Pearson

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Why we need you

We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

Why University Partnerships

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an innovative new online learning service that Pearson has launched in the UK. Working in partnership with leading UK universities across the country, the POLs UK team provides online learning services including marketing, student recruitment, course content development, training and ongoing student support. As a start up hungry unit every member of our team responds positively to breaking new ground, and are willing to challenge current practice and to be challenged themselves.

Why Student Success

The team brief is to deliver best in class student support with the aim of achieving the highest levels of student satisfaction and enrolments from one module to the next. Our Student Success Information Advisors have the highly rewarding experience of becoming an extension of the university partnership they work with and being an expert in supporting students on the programmes they work with. The team is attractive to those people who want to work in a higher education environment, speak daily with students from around the globe, many with very interesting life stories and diverse backgrounds. Working closely with the team of Student Success Information Advisors, the Student Success Progression Advisors provide high-quality support to students from initial enrolment and throughout their study journey, as they progress towards successful completion of their chosen programme.

About The Job

Highly organised and self-motivated you will be someone who enjoys working with people in a customer service/account management capacity in a commercially focused environment. You will demonstrate a great customer service ethos, be an effective team player and be keen to achieve retention targets whilst delivering outstanding student support to your student base.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote continuous study to achieve graduation in a timely manner, identifying students at risk of failing to achieve their study goals and providing effective interventions
  • Consistently achieve personal annual and teaching period student re-enrolment targets while maintaining a commitment to the ideal student experience
  • Deliver high levels of proactive outbound communication to promote continuous study and progression to graduation. Key communication methods include phone, email and SMS
  • Identify barriers and risks to continuous study and recognise opportunities to increase student engagement, utilising online tools and signposting to support services to meet individual students’ requirements
  • Achieve high levels of student satisfaction and an on target, positive Net Promoter Score from your student base by balancing empathetic pastoral support and active promotion of progression
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with a student base, supporting early in their transition to online study and at set milestones throughout their study journey
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships throughout the Student Success team, sharing knowledge and experience to ensure a high standard of service is maintained
  • Help to develop effective processes to ensure a proactive approach to student support, progression and retention
  • Record data and student communication accurately to monitor student cases, progress and resolutions
  • Maintain detailed and accurate student records on our customised Salesforce CRM system
  • Act as an ambassador in representing the Student Success team on projects to evolve the team approach
  • Be a supremely positive advocate for change
  • Demonstrate our Company and POLS Values and act as a Brand Ambassador

Student Success Competences

  • Embraces development – Welcomes change, acts with agility, evolves best practice, and has continuous improvement embedded
  • Proactively coaches – Students regarding expectations and around barriers, mitigates risks for vulnerable students and encourages students to persist in pursuit of their study goals
  • Maintains relationships – Excellent communicator, builds and maintains professional relationships with students, Student Success colleagues and stakeholders
  • Persuasive and compelling – Enthuses about continuous study, upcoming modules and achieving study goals, and builds trusting relationships
  • Industrious and organised – Regularly achieves high outbound call levels per day, maintaining regular contact with the whole student base and effectively monitors student cases
  • Commercially focused – Accurately forecasts a student’s likelihood to study next module and delivers on the student enrolment and NPS targets, utilises expertise to proactively contact those at risk or unenrolled and successfully re-engage students in active study
  • Excels in service level provision – Ensures vulnerable students are directed to the right support, takes accountability to resolve lower level complaints confidently and escalates when necessary
  • Skillfully manages data – Maintains accurate and thorough student and module enrolment records, and logs all calls with relevant detail


What we are looking for in you


  • Experience in Customer Service and/or Account Management in B2C or B2B environments where retention is the key performance indicator
  • An effective team player who is keen to drive their own success and the success of the students
  • Experience building relationships with customers/students and internal stakeholders
  • Experience with customer/student centric processes and support levels
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and IT Systems
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with people from a diverse range of cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds
  • Ability to work flexibly on a shift pattern and some weekend cover


  • Proven experience achieving in a sales as a service role
  • Higher Education experience and/or Knowledge of the UK Higher Education sector
  • Experience in Salesforce CRM
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualifications

Your Reward & Benefits

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:

  • A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.
  • Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.
  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.
  • Stock/share purchase options.
  • Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.
  • Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.

If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:

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.

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Organization: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULLTIME

Req ID: 1360

Company: Pearson

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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