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Exam Invigilators

Mascalls AcademyKent

About the role: We are looking to appoint suitably experienced Exam Invigilators to join us from November 2021 for the exams taking place throughout the academic year. The ideal candidates will be punctual and well organised, excellent communicators, have experience of supervising students and be flexible with their availability. Whilst experience is preferred, full training will be provided for the successful candidate. Whilst the role is ad-hoc, hours will be agreed with the successful candidates in advance and there will be an opportunity to work regularly during the academy’s usual examination periods.

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Please note that the Exam Invigilator role is offering £9.55 per hour and previous experience is desirable for this post. 


What we expect from you: The main purpose of this role is to supervise examinations and to ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions.  ​​​​​​​


Typical duties include the following;

  • To ensure a calm environment to give the candidates the best possible exam experience.
  • To set up the examination rooms as determined by the Cover and Exams Manager.
  • To be aware of any needs that candidates may have during an examination.
  • To ensure that no inappropriate/not allowed items are brought into an examination room.
  • To ensure that candidates follow regulations of an exam room and to be vigilant at all times.
  • Ensure all candidates are aware of the information and of any notice that may affect them.
  • To ensure all candidates are seated according to the seating plan provided.
  • To ensure all candidates receive appropriate exam question papers and answer papers.
  • To record attendance on the appropriate attendance register.
  • To ensure that there is no talking or disruption for the candidates once an exam has begun.
  • To ensure answer scripts are collected, sorted into candidate number order and supervised as required, passing them safely to the Cover and Exams Manager for dispatch.
  • To maintain security and confidentiality at all times.
  • To highlight any concerns or issues to the Cover and Exams Manager.
  • To assist in other activities as may reasonably be requested by the Centre from time to time.


Working at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.


Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our recent OFSTED inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.  


Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and our leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our buildings, facilities and green open spaces make our academy modern, light and airy giving it a vibrant and special character.


We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you’ll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you. We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity. We aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 32 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 


As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.


Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.


All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


Recruitment and hiring during Covid-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary.  If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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