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Test Centre Administrator - Durban in Durban North, South Africa

Test Centre Administrator - Durban


Pearson VUE ( is theglobal leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic,government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE providesa full suite of services from test development to data management, and deliversexams through the worlds most comprehensive and secure network of test centresin more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge ofmillions of individuals every year. Pearson VUE offers a great environmentto start or grow your career, we are now hiring for a Test CentreAdministrator to join our team based in Durban.

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

Pearsonis an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees orjob applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skillsand experience. We are also committed tobuilding an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouragingequality and diversity. The information youprovide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen bythose involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


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.

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 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 may 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

    This is a 6 month fixed term contract

    40 hours per week

    The office is open Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm. The centre may be open additional days/hours depending on demand

    Salary - R15,000 - R18,000 per month

Primary Location: ZA-ZA-Durban North

Work Locations: ZA-Umhlanga-1 Lunar Durban New Town Centre, 1 Durban North 4319

Job: Testing Center

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 13, 2017

Req ID: 1718128


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