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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

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Full-time equivalent salary

£26,469.00 - £28,890.00 Annually (Actual) Grade 9 - Term time + 2 weeks (39 weeks per year) - Full time (37 hours per week)

Examinations Officer job summary

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of an exceptional growing comprehensive school. As a member of The Swan’s team, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up.

About our school

The Swan School is Oxford's newest state secondary school and is growing rapidly since it opened in 2019. It provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. You will be joining a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, who work together to provide the best education for our students.

About this role 

You will be working closely with our Data Manager and Senior Leaders to ensure that all examinations (internal and external) are managed and administered effectively to support the main aims and priorities of the school. You will also assist in producing and checking data reports for SLT, Faculty Leaders and House Leaders for whole-school data tracking and informing interventions for students.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in setting up the examinations process in a new school. As a new school, next year will be the first in which large groups of students will be taking external examinations. The school has already been set up as an examination centre and this year we had small groups of students sit their A-levels and home-language GCSEs here. However, there is a real opportunity to build on this foundation and implement your ideas about how to make this part of the school as effective as possible.

You will be working for 39 weeks of the year - ie term time plus 2 weeks in the summer holiday, particularly around GCSE results day and the end of the summer holidays. This is ideally a full time role (37 hours per week), though part time applications would be considered for the right candidate.

Why work at the Swan

  1. -  Annual pay increases for support staff (in line with grade boundaries)
  2. - A Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (LGPS) with favourable terms for all employees
  3. - Moving from the public sector? Those without a break in service can be reassured that RLT will recognise their continuous service
  4. - Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace
  5. - Enhanced sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave, and parental leave
  6. - Cycle to work scheme
  7. - Funded eye test and glasses for DSE users (subject to T/Cs)

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and we reserve the right to withdraw the advert before the closing date if suitable candidates have been found. Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 9th October.

We would strongly advise interested candidates to visit or speak to us on the phone to find out more about the role prior to making an application. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this post, please contact us via headteacher@theswanschool.org.uk or on 01865 416070. In your supporting statement for this role, can you please specify your skills and relevant experience for this role.


The River Learning Trust and The Swan School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.  

  • For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link 
  • The Swan School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here 

The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. Registered Office: c/o Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT

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About The Swan School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
667 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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