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Exam Invigilator

Harris Girls' Academy East DulwichSouthwark

Support our students! We are looking to hire casual Examinations Invigilators for various exam periods to help to supervise the conduct of students in examinations at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. Hours of work will be as notified in advance by the Examinations Officer.

About Us

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich is an outstanding place-for students and staff alike. We pride ourselves on helping our students to be incredibly successful and we are as driven to support our staff, with an excellent CPD programme and development opportunities for all staff at the academy. We encourage our students and staff to live our core values of character, courage and conscience in our community and beyond. We have an excellent staff who are highly motivated, committed and happy. 

Why work at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich? 

HGAED is a great place to work. At a time when there is so much attention, deservedly so, on teacher wellbeing and workloads, we are committed to ensuring our staff have work-life balance by reducing unnecessary admin work and meetings. We dedicate time and resources to staff wellbeing and development, ranging from NPQSL qualifications to meditation and teacher hacks such as whole class feedback to reduce workload. We are looking for staff who share our commitment to developing themselves personally as well as professionally, who are open to feedback and development and share our vision for our whole community. We believe very strongly that education can be transformative for all. We’d love you to be part of the transformation of our students’ lives.

The staff here at HGAED are supportive, ambitious for our students, and happy. Our Head of Art, Clare, writes ‘The students are astute, funny and thirsty for life. They are invigorating and I really love teaching them. They keep me on my toes. But what I most appreciate working here is that we work in a climate where all ideas are encouraged, no matter how impossible they may seem, and I have seen some fantastic dreams come into being, the art gallery, the debate cake sessions and the research centre all starting to gain momentum. Not many schools would take such risks and I truly value being listened to and challenged to go beyond what I think I can do. This school is not for the faint hearted but it's also the place to be if you are up for being innovative and thinking beyond the classroom walls.’ 

We welcome visits to the Academy and we’d be delighted to show you around and answer any questions you might have. Please do contact us on 0207 732 2276 or on info@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk to arrange a visit and an informal chat. 

Main Areas of Responsibility

To support the Exams Officer with the day-to-day operation of examination venues. Activities may include:

  • Assisting with setting-up examination venues by laying out stationery, equipment and examination papers in accordance with strict procedures.
  • Assisting candidates prior to the start of examinations by directing them to their seats and advising them about possessions permitted in examination venues.
  • Ensuring that candidates do not talk once inside examination venues.
  • Invigilating during examinations, dealing with queries raised by candidates and dealing with examination irregularities in accordance with strict procedures.
  • Checking attendance during examinations.
  • Recording details of late arrivals.
  • Escorting candidates from venues during the examinations as required, and supervising candidates whilst outside examination venues.
  • Collecting and collating scripts at the end of the examination in accordance with strict procedures.
  • Assisting with the preparation of script envelopes.
  • Supervising candidates leaving examination venues, ensuring that candidates do not remove equipment or stationery from the venue without authorisation and ensuring that candidates leave venues in an orderly and quiet manner.

To assist Examinations Office staff with other examination processes. Activities may include:

  • Assisting with the packing of examination papers, stationery and equipment prior to the examinations and the delivery to and from venues as appropriate.
  • Assisting with the preparation of seating plans.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Access to email account for purpose of arranging invigilation schedules with Exams Officer
  • Positive interest in young people and their education
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Flexible
  • Accurate, attention to detail
  • Confident communicator
  • Firm but fair
  • Comfortable under pressure
  • Physical fitness appropriate to tasks required (exam papers can be heavy in bulk, and there is a lot of walking involved)

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Rewards & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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