Exams Officer (maternity cover), london

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Evelyn Grace Academylondon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,988– £30,597 depending on experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Job Description: Exams Officer

Reports to:  Assistant Principal

Start date:  As soon as possible 

Salary:  Band 7 £24,988– £30,597 depending on experience 

Hours of work:  36 hours per week all year round 

The Role 

As the Exams Officer, you will ensure the smooth running and integrity of all external and internal examinations across the school.

Key Responsibilities 

· With the support of the Senior Leadership Team, develop and run all exam related systems and procedures

· Manage the examinations budget

· Input and analyse data using relevant examinations software, such as the CMIS 

· Direct staff in the accurate registration and entry processes of examinations

· Provide training to a team of invigilators, ensuring that the Joint Council’s ‘Instructions for the Conduct of Examinations’ is adhered to at all times 

· Assist in the timetabling of exams

· Create and distribute examination, rooming and invigilation timetables to students and staff

· Liaise with the facilities team to ensure that the facilities for students undertaking examinations are of the highest possible standard

· Liaise with the awarding bodies to ensure that students receive any special consideration due to them together with allowances for prevailing circumstances 

· Manage the electronic download of examination results and the process of distribution to students

· Keep abreast of developments in education and the corresponding changes in qualifications and assessment


· Carry out other reasonable tasks as directed by the Senior Leadership Team

Person Specification: Exams Officer

Qualification Criteria 

· Right to work in UK

· Mathematics and English GCSE or equivalent at Grade C or above

· Relevant qualification in ICT or data management desirable


· Experience of working as an Examinations Officer, or in a similar role which required handling and manipulating large amounts of complex data

· Knowledge of relevant education policy and regulation on data and assessment

· High level of proficiency with Student Management Information Systems, ideally Bromcom

· High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office

· Strong administrative and organisational skills

· Excellent communication skills

· Experience supervising staff desirable

Personal Characteristics 

· Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student

· Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to every student, regardless of background

· Highly numerate and analytical 

· High standards and a keen eye for detail

· Sound judgment, especially relating to confidentiality and discretion

· Takes initiative and manages own time effectively

· Helpful, approachable and positive nature and ability to stay calm and diplomatic under pressure

· Keen to learn and further develop own skills 


· Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

· Willingness to undertake training

· This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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More about Evelyn Grace Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 255 Shakespeare Road, Brixton, London, SE24 0QN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7737 9520
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Evelyn Grace Academy opened in September 2008 for 180 year 7 students, and specialises in mathematics and sports.  

The academy’s passionate staff work extremely hard to help Evelyn Grace students to become leaders of tomorrow in every walk of l...