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  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£13.30 Hourly

Exams Invigilator job summary

Responsible to: Exams Officer

Hourly rate of pay: £13.30

Hours of work: By negotiation during the main exam seasons (January, May, June) with additional dates in September, November and at other times.


The role of the invigilator may vary slightly in different situations, but in general has three overlapping elements:

a)  Paperwork: giving out and collecting test papers, completing registers and other forms

b)  Implementing rules, and preventing malpractice

c)  Dealing with people: supporting candidates (ages approx. 15 - 19 yrs) and providing for their needs, as well as ensuring good behaviour; liaising with other centre staff; working with an invigilation team

Main duties

To conduct examinations in accordance with JCQ, Awarding Body and Matthew Arnold School’s instructions. Training will be provided.

This includes attending to arrangements before start, during the exam, and after the exam finishes.


To undertake, where required and where able, other duties requested by the exams officer, for example:

  • Supervision of clash candidates between exam periods

  • Providing support for candidates with access arrangements e.g. as a reader, scribe (full training will be provided)

  • Exams-related administrative tasks

The main exam seasons at Matthew Arnold School are January (for mocks) and May & June (for final exams). However, we also run other exams and formal tests requiring invigilation during other months. We also require invigilators to attend training and briefing sessions.

Matthew Arnold School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for successful applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1314 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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