Job of the Week: Exam Invigilators wanted by Strode College in Street

  Posted: 19.11.21 at 11:12 by Tim Lethaby

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If you have a methodical and organised work ethic, then these roles with Strode College in Street could be perfect for you.

The college is looking to recruit Exam Invigilators to carry out invigilation of paper based examinations in accordance with current National and College Examination regulations in a professional but empathetic way.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Conduct the invigilation of examinations as directed by the Examinations Officer. You will either be part of an invigilation team, led by the Senior Invigilator, for examinations taking place in the College Sports Hall, or you will be invigilating individuals or small groups on your own.

2. Ensure a calm environment to give the candidates the best possible opportunity to be successful in their exams.

3. Direct and instruct students at the start and end of each exam, this includes reading out a standard opening statement to ensure that students are aware of the regulations.

4. Ensure that the examination room is set up correctly and that the conduct of the exam takes place within the guidelines set down by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). (relevant documents and training will be supplied)

5. The exams office must be informed of any planned non-availability during the main summer exam series so that the College can ensure adequate cover. Your availability for the whole of the main May-June examination series will be requested at least three months in advance. Confirmation of invigilation allocations will be made two to three weeks before the start of the examination series.

6. Invigilation of on-demand exams taking place though-out the academic year will be offered on an adhoc basis.

7. To comply with the requirements of the Data Protection legislation (GDPR) i.e. it is the responsibility of individual staff members to protect data and to take all reasonable steps to ensure all data is kept securely.

8. To comply with the College’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and Prevent. Compulsory training will be supplied.

9. To attend all Exam Invigilation training sessions. Initial training will be provided on appointment and there is a mandatory requirement to attend Invigilator refresher training on an annual basis.

10. Undertake any other suitable training as deemed necessary by the college.

Personal Specification:

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:


GCSE Maths and English Language to grade C or higher

Special aptitudes/skills:

A logical, methodical and organised work ethic.
Confident delivery to another person at the appropriate level for the receiver.
Committed to achieving good quality work and agreed performance standards.
High degree of accuracy in all areas of work.

Personal Qualities:

* An awareness of the importance of complete confidentiality
* Ability to stay calm in a crisis.
* Ability to stay focused during long periods of inactivity.
* Ability to recognise problems and deal with difficulties quickly, quietly and effectively.
* Initiative and energy to work to a high standard under pressure.
* Flexibility, self-confidence and enthusiasm.
* Good availability during busy exam times.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Hours depend on the number of examinations taking place. The main examinations take place in May & June when most availability is required. There are other smaller exam sessions throughout the year.

2. The hourly rate is £8.91 per hour.

3. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information about the Disclosure scheme can be found by contacting the information line on 03000 200 190

4. Salary is paid monthly directly into a bank or building society account.

5. All staff are required to undertake 4 mandatory training units. The training sessions are Safeguarding Children, Health and Safety, Disability Discrimination Act and Equal Opportunities.

As an equal opportunities employer, Strode College particularly welcomes applications from those who are disabled or members of ethnic minorities since these groups are at present under-represented on the Strode staff.

Completed application forms should be returned to Carol Corbett, HR Officer, Strode College, [email protected]

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