Sessional Exam Invigilator, Croydon

Closing date:

Harris Academy PurleyCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £10.00 per hour
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require a number of additional invigilators at Harris Academy Purley.

Your opportunity

Your role will be:

  • To ensure a calm environment, giving candidates confidence in the process
  • To make sure the right candidates are in the right places
  • To give out vital information such as start and finish times
  • To ensure candidates have all the materials and information needed for each exam
  • To manage student behaviour and requests throughout the exam
  • To ensure that the exam is conducted in strict accordance with JCQ guidelines, and that any suspected malpractice is logged with the examinations officer.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Purley, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. You will need:

  • Access to email account for purpose of arranging invigilation schedules with Exams Officer
  • A positive interest in young people and their education
  • To be reliable, punctual and flexible
  • To demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail
  • To be a confident communicator
  • To be firm but fair
  • To be comfortable under pressure
  • To have a level of physical fitness appropriate to carry out the job description, as exam papers can be heavy in bulk, and there is a lot of walking involved

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Academy Purley

Harris Academy Purley is an oversubscribed 11-19 co-educational academy with currently 1050 students on roll, situated on the Croydon/Surrey border. We are judged Outstanding by Ofsted, and benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in a purpose-buit building. 

We are a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat on another with care and respect, combining traditional values of discipline and good manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. The academy’s leadership team and staff share an expectation that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves his or her “personal best”. With an emphasis on Enterprise, the academy strives each and every day to create a culture and ethos which promotes curiosity, initiative and leadership in all our young people.

Why work at Harris Academy Purley?

“This is an outstanding academy. High quality teaching promotes learning and enjoyment for all students.” – Ofsted 

The opportunity to be part of an oversubscribed, 'Outstanding'-rated academy

A superb, modern working environment with state-of-the-art facilities

A happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect

Generous Harris benefits and rewards package

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.

We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future.

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



More about Harris Academy Purley
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86811141
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Harris Academy Purley is a co-educational 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students which opened in September 2009, with a £20 million new building opening in September 2012. Harris Purley offers specialisms in Enterprise and Sport using its extensive playing...