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  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2024

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Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£12.18 Hourly (£13.65 including holiday pay)

Examination Invigilator (Casual Claim) job summary

We are looking to recruit new Exam Invigilators to join our existing examinations team. You do not need to have previous experience in this role, however you should enjoy working with young people, have good organisational skills, be reliable, and demonstrate experience of working within a team. We are looking for colleagues who will be available for our Internal School Exams running 22nd February to 8th March , and 24th June to 5th July, and the Public Exam series 7th May to 26 June 2024. We are keen to retain you for future school years as we have exams running during approx. 14 weeks per academic year.

After your initial ½ day training in school, you will also be expected to attend 2-3 shorter training sessions throughout the school year and complete on-line training modules. Whilst all formal training sessions will be paid time, there is an expectation that you will do some background reading of JCQ regulations to support this training.

Exam Sessions throughout the year are of varying length depending on GCSE/GCE level and subject, but will be within the following core hours: Morning: 08:30 -12:30 and Afternoon: 12:30 -16:30. Hours will be worked on a casual basis during exam periods. Sessions during exam periods will be governed by the number of students and the overall Exam timetable. There will be morning and/or afternoon exams scheduled but not every session every day. Specific dates can be discussed during the interview, however we are generally looking for team members that can offer at least 1 session every day in an exam period.

We are looking for invigilators who will be comfortable working in both our larger exam rooms, and working in a smaller room environment, which may include scribing or reading for students with assigned Access Arrangements. We are also looking for invigilators with the flexibility to work in other exam centres within the Ridgeway Education Trust as needed.

The work involves a range of duties starting from ensuring exam materials are set up for a session, answering student queries, checking students are seated correctly, have not brought unauthorised materials into a room, walking around exam rooms during the session, and then through to collection and processing of final papers – all whilst maintaining formal exam conditions. When comfortable with the role, we may ask you to be more actively involved in exam announcements and leading an exam room. Security of exam papers and attention to JCQ Exam Regulations are paramount at all times.

The Exams Manager will manage the invigilators’ working hours to ensure that there are enough staff for each of the scheduled exams as required by the Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ).

Key personal attributes that we are looking for are:

  • A strong desire to help children succeed
  • Effective oral communication, numerical and written English skills
  • Punctual, flexible and reliable
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to staff and students
  • Have a sense of responsibility, balanced with a re-assuring presence
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to follow strict rules surrounding exams; (full training will be given)
  • Demonstrate common sense and fast thinking where required
  • Ability to use email, and
  • An understanding of examination processes and SEN would be advantageous

We are hugely proud of our school community. The ethos of an all boys’ school is literally written all over the walls of the school and we pride ourselves on creating a vibrant environment in which all boys thrive. Progress measures are very strong and our results are highly impressive within the context of boys’ achievement nationally.

St Birinus offers excellent career development opportunities and a highly supportive working environment. If you have the ability to inspire and motivate others, are driven towards the highest standards of Teaching and Learning and are unrelenting in your pursuit of all students having no barriers to what they can achieve, we should be delighted to receive your application.

St Birinus School is judged to be a securely Good school with students meeting the school’s high expectations (OFSTED Report February 2020). The OFSTED reports states …

“St Birinus School is a vibrant and inspiring place for pupils to learn. Pupils are very proud of their school. They feel it is a friendly and welcoming place where they really feel valued.”

St Birinus is in the top 5% of all schools nationally for boys’ progress which accurately reflects our aspirational expectations and ethos.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note that the school reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications, and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended.

Previous applicants need not apply

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

To view our Safeguarding policy, please visit our website: http://www.st-birinus-school.org.uk/1852/sbs-policies. Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, as applicable, to interview and online searches may be made for shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.

St Birinus School is a Family Friendly School, committed to supporting our staff so that they can carve out a professional and personal life that is fulfilling and balanced.

Our RET Staff Charter summarises the commitment we make to all staff who join and work at Ridgeway Education Trust.

We are committed to expressing our values of high quality learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day to day experience of staff and students throughout the school.

St Birinus School is an equal opportunities employer.

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

To view our Safeguarding policy, please visit our website: http://www.st-birinus-school.org.uk/1852/sbs-policies. Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, as applicable, to interview and online searches may be made for shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.

St Birinus School is a Family Friendly School, committed to supporting our staff so that they can carve out a professional and personal life that is fulfilling and balanced.

Our RET Staff Charter summarises the commitment we make to all staff who join and work at Ridgeway Education Trust.

We are committed to expressing our values of high quality learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day to day experience of staff and students throughout the school.

St Birinus School is an equal opportunities employer.


Commitment to safeguarding

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in its schools to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles require a Section 128 check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially according to the nature of role and information disclosed.

Our Safeguarding policy: http://www.st-birinus-school.org.uk/1852/sbs-policies. You will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, to interview.

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About St Birinus School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1040 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

All Boys' Comprehensive Secondary School, part of the Ridgeway Education Trust

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