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Examinations Invigilator

Job Reference schooltalent/TP/114/661

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Casual Contract
£11.79 per hour
Working Hours:
varied depending on examination timetables
Exam Support
Region / Division:
Northgate High School
Job Role:
Operational/Professional Services

Package Description

Being an employee of Northgate High School allows you access to an Employee Benefits scheme saving you money on many High Street brands, a cycle-to-work scheme, use of the sports facilities, library, and free parking. Hot meals are available on-site during term time. We also offer entry into a competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to work as part of the Examination Team to ensure the correct running of external examinations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Examinations Office at least 30 minutes before the examination is due to start and collect the regulations, necessary papers and candidate name cards. 
  • Preparing the examination room, including laying out the candidate name cards according to the Examination Officers guidance. 
  • Supervising areas in close proximity to the examination room(s) and admitting the candidates into the room in a quiet orderly way. 
  • Registering the candidates present in the room and following up any absence. 
  • Conducting the examination in accordance with Joint Council requirements.  Being constantly vigilant when the examination is running (do not undertake any other task as this would be a distraction). 
  • Assisting with the collection of examination papers and the clearance of the room at the end of the examination, including the dismissal of students in a quiet orderly way. 
  • Assisting with the supervision of students between examinations or preparing for oral examinations

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have:-

  • Knowledge or experience of interaction with children/students 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently 
  • Ability to take the initiative 
  • Recognised competence in literacy and numeracy

About the school/organisation

Northgate High School is an 11-18 school situated on the edge of Ipswich. Our school  is an impressive site, with purpose-built centres maintained and equipped to the highest standards, including recent investment in technology.

We embrace three core values of Respect, Determination and Teamwork. These values are fundamental to the calm and positive learning environment that we strive to achieve at all levels across the school.

Following Ofsted’s 2019 inspection under the new framework, we remain a ‘Good’ school.  Ofsted noted that “pupils enjoy coming to this school” and that “the Sixth form is a vibrant learning community, where every student is valued as an individual.

The ethos at Northgate is underpinned by our genuine desire to support the wellbeing of every student and staff member ensuring that they can realise their full potential. We value our staff highly and, if you join us, you will be working in a school that is committed to staff wellbeing, offers a first class professional development programme carefully linked to the School Improvement Plan and Performance Management Objectives. This means that our CPD programme strengthens the link between personal autonomy and our aims as a school. We maintain positive links with other local schools and universities.

Along with the extensive CPD programme  we offer a competitive pension scheme and benefit package which is available to all staff.

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