Exams Officer job summary
Start Date: September 2022
Location: Okehampton College
Salary details: £24,432 (FTE)
Job term: Full Time, Permanent
Work Pattern: 35 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (1400 hours to be worked flexibly during term time plus 4 days during August to coincide with A-Level and GCSE results)
Closing date: Friday 8 July 2022
Summary of Role:
The Exams Officer will work alongside key staff in school (and alongside Exams Officers in other DMAT schools) to set the highest standards of administrative efficiency in support of students and families in what can understandably be a stressful period of some students’ academic career.
The Exams Officer will demonstrate the drive and initiative to work in an independent and flexible manner where management of workload and personal organisation will be vital skills.
A good working knowledge of how to deal with more complex and challenging situations will be necessary.
The Exams Officer will thus:
Be responsible for managing the effective and efficient administration of external examinations in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations (on behalf of the JCQ member awarding bodies) and/or awarding body rules for exams administration in a consistent and secure fashion, thereby helping to maintain the integrity of the assessment process.
Be responsible for managing the effective and efficient administration of internal examinations and tests.
Support the Head of centre in ensuring that the centre is compliant with JCQ regulations and awarding body requirements in order to ensure the security and integrity of the examinations/assessments at all times.
Act on behalf of, and be the main point of contact for, the centre in matters relating to the general administration of awarding body examinations and assessments.
Closely liaise with key stakeholders (external and internal) to ensure exams administration processes are strictly followed and key deadlines met.
Ensure examinations are conducted in accordance with the regulations.
Through taking an ethical approach and working proactively to avoid malpractice among students and staff, support the Head of centre in taking all reasonable steps to prevent the occurrence of any malpractice / maladministration before, during the course of and after examinations have taken place.
We are delighted to be part of Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust which came into effect on 1st January 2018. Our Trust consists of a total of 3 secondary schools and 14 primary schools and provides further opportunity for sharing good practice and resources and for staff development.
All schools in The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).
For further information and to apply for this post please visit the vacancies page on our Trust website https://www.dartmoormat.org.uk/
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About Okehampton College
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1417 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
The College is set in the most beautiful surroundings: a large park, ringed by rising woodland and Dartmoor, bordered by the Okement River on one side and rolling farmland on the other.
The buildings are a mixture of Victorian Grammar School, modern three storey central block and mid 20th century blocks. There is a recently built theatre with specialist music and practice rooms. A modern Technology and ICT building offers high class teaching and learning accommodation.
The extensive playing fields are complemented by a large all weather-pitch with flood lighting, a Sports Hall and a gym. All of this has been added to by the building of a new Sports Centre.
Principal | Craig Griffiths