Test Centre Administrator - Isle of Wight

Pearson UK
9.19 GBP Hourly
15 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

Test Centre Administrator - Isle of Wight


Pearson VUE () is the global leader in computer-based testing for informationtechnology, academic, government and professional testing programs around theworld. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development todata management, and delivers exams through the worlds most comprehensive andsecure network of test centres in more than 180 countries, where wevalidate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.Pearson VUE offers a great environment to start or grow yourcareer, we are now hiring for a Test Centre Administrator to join our teambased in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson,the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leadingbusinesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges(UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

We believe in equal opportunity andemploy people solely on the basis of their skills and abilities.


The appointed individual will beresponsible for the efficient delivery of tests to candidates. This is achievedby following procedures and guidelines provided by the company, whilst ensuringthe highest standards of customer service are maintained at all times. Theindividual will also be responsible for the continual enhancement of the brandimage.

Please note this is a Part Time position offering a minimumof 20 hours per month. This position is a permanent role but will notbecome a Full Time position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times.

  • Ensure candidates' needs are met with understanding and respect.

  • Understand the testing needs and procedures for every Pearson VUE client and have the capability to adjust approach accordingly.

  • Ensure all compliance standards relating to the test centre operation and Pearson VUE stringent security protocols are adhered to.

  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues and candidates.

  • Ensure the integrity and security of tests are maintained and that they are supervised to the required standard.

  • Comply with all incident reporting and escalation procedures.

  • Maintain own competencies in all of the systems and procedures - requesting training as necessary.

  • Comply with business needs on a day to day basis.

  • Ensure personal responsibility for understanding and delivery of testing following updates and changes to client requirements / testing, as they occur.

  • Assist and support business initiatives to maximise centre profitability.

  • Perform other administrative tasks as required. Perform daily test centre opening and closing procedures.

  • All employees have a responsibility to co-operate in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, and to take reasonable care of their own health and safety at work and that of all other staff that may be affected by their acts or omissions. Line managers have specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have general management responsibility.

  • All employees are also responsible for supporting and implementing the company's policies and procedures around the Health and Safety, Security, Quality and Business Continuity arrangements that apply in their role/work function. Full details of these policies and procedures are available on SharePoint

Key Activities

  • Ensure equipment is operational and test stations are in working order to deliver testing.

  • Review transmission and error logs in locally operating software to ensure correct functionality (including schedule download and results upload processes).

  • Periodic download and review of examinations and test centre schedules.

  • Review test schedule and ensure the preparation for candidates (including those with special needs) is made.

  • Process candidates' sign-in (including verification of candidate identity) according to Pearson VUE and client procedures.

  • Explain the test process to candidates and deal with other queries as required.

  • Print and provide post-test score reports to candidates as required.

  • Schedule appointments for possible call-in and/or walk-in candidates as required.

  • Liaise with Pearson VUE technical support staff to investigate and resolve technical issues.

  • Ensure all hours and leave are recorded and authorised within Company guidelines.

  • Help to ensure a clean, professional, quiet testing atmosphere in the centre.

  • Ensure all concerns are communicated to the Test Centre Manager in a timely manner.

  • Undertake all accreditations and skills checks as required by the business.

  • Support and deliver any events and alternative test delivery processes as defined, both in permanent and temporary locations.

  • Undertake reasonable additional duties to ensure the smooth running of the test centre.

Working Arrangements

  • You will be based in one of the Pearson VUE test centres.

  • Some local travel to other PPC's or temporary locations may be required.

  • A flexible approach to working is essential for this position as opening hours and days will vary according to the volume of tests booked.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience in a customer focused environment.

  • Good face-to-face communication skills.

  • Competent in the use of Windows based applications; including Web Mail, Excel, Word and Internet Explorer.

  • Ability to work independently and use initiative within organisational guidelines to meet objectives.

  • Ability to deal with conflict and work under pressure.

Desirable Experience &Qualifications

  • Experience in a testing environment.

Working Hours

  • Minimum of 20 hours per month

  • Full day and part day shifts will be required

  • The office is open Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 am - 4:15pm, every other Saturday 7:30am - 12:15pm. The office will be open one late evening every other Thursday 11:00am - 7:45pm.

    You will be required to work a variety of days and specific days cannot be specified. We will let you know your work pattern at least 2 to