Exam Invigilator (Casual Claim)

We are looking to recruit new Exam Invigilators to join our existing Examinations Team.  You do not need to have previous experience in this role, however you should enjoy working with young people, have good organisational skills, be reliable, and demonstrate experience of working within a team. 

We are looking for colleagues who will be available for our Internal School Exams 28th February to 18th March, 3rd to 16th May, and the Public Exam series 16th May to late June 2022.  We are keen to retain you for future school years as we have exams running during approximately 13 weeks per academic year.

After your initial ½ day training in school, you will also be expected to attend 2-3 shorter training sessions throughout the school year and complete on-line training modules.  Whilst all formal training sessions will be paid time, there is an expectation that you will do some background reading of JCQ regulations to support this training.

Exam Sessions throughout the year are of varying length depending on GCSE/GCE level and subject but will be within the following core hours:

Morning:      08:30-12:30
Afternoon:   12:30-16:30

Hours will be worked on a casual basis during exam periods.  Sessions during exam periods will be governed by the number of students and the overall Exam timetable. There will be morning and/or afternoon exams scheduled but not every session every day.   Specific dates can be discussed during the interview, however we are generally looking for team members that can offer at least 4-5 sessions per week in an exam period. 

We are looking for invigilators who will be comfortable working in both our larger exam rooms, and working in a smaller room environment, which may include scribing or reading for students with assigned Access Arrangements.  We are also looking for invigilators with the flexibility to work in other exam centres within the Ridgeway Education Trust, as needed.

The work involves a range of duties starting from ensuring exam materials are set up for a session, answering student queries, checking students are seated correctly, have not brought unauthorised materials into a room, walking around exam rooms during the session, and then through to collection and processing of final papers – all whilst maintaining formal exam conditions.  When comfortable with the role, we may ask you to be more actively involved in exam announcements and leading an exam room.  Security of exam papers and attention to JCQ Exam Regulations are paramount at all times.

The Exams Manager will manage the invigilators’ working hours to ensure that there are enough staff for each of the scheduled exams as required by the Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ).


Key personal attributes that we are looking for are:

  • Effective oral communication, numerical and written English skills;
  • Punctual, flexible and reliable;
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to staff and students;
  • Have a sense of responsibility, balanced with a re-assuring presence
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Ability to follow strict rules surrounding exams; (full training will be given)
  • Demonstrate common sense and fast thinking where required;
  • An understanding of examination processes and SEN would be advantageous.


Rate of Pay:        £11.22 per hour (including holiday pay)


For further details, please contact Ms Caroline Fitzgerald, our Exams Manager:

Tel:                 01235 814444          
Email:             vacancy@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk           
Website           www.st-birinus-school.org.uk

To apply for the role please complete the SBS Support Staff Application Form.


We will be looking to interview candidates as soon as possible.



St Birinus School is a Family Friendly School, committed to supporting our staff so that they can carve out a professional and personal life that is fulfilling and balanced.  

Our RET Staff Charter summarises the commitment we make to all staff who join and work at Ridgeway Education Trust.

We are committed to expressing our values of high quality learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day to day experience of staff and students throughout the school. 

St Birinus School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Recruitment to all posts is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed. Additional standard pre-employment checks will also be undertaken.

St Birinus School is an equal opportunities employer.


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