Exams Assistant, Cambridgeshire

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Abbey College CambridgeCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,000 - £22,000 (pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description – Exams Assistant

Department:                 Academic

Responsible to:           Exams Officer

Salary:                               £16,000 - £22,000 (pro rata)

Hours:                                8.30 to 5.00 p.m. Monday – Friday, Term Time only

About the Alpha Plus Group

The Alpha Plus Group was founded in 1931 and currently comprises twenty independent schools and colleges. The schools and colleges within the group have developed a longstanding reputation for delivering premium quality education.

Abbey College Cambridge

Abbey College Cambridge was established in 1994 as a premier sixth form college specialising in providing high quality teaching. Our student body is made up of students from many countries who study A-levels, International Foundation, GCSE and pre-sessional English Language. Abbey College Cambridge staff are dedicated to providing top quality service.

The Exam Assistant’s role is to support the Exams Officer with all aspects of internal and external examinations testing. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Maintaining exam stationery stock

Updating invigilator instruction booklets

Collating and filing International Foundation Programme exam scripts

Booking IELTS exams as advised

Sending IELTS exam confirmations and instructions to students

Inputting IELTS results for tracking

Scanning and uploading IELTS certificates to SIMS records

Creating Academic Transcripts and Letters of Study.

Filing and sending out exam certificates

Assisting Exams Officer with:

Internal Testing

Creation of exam timetables

Room allocation

Creation of exam season on SIMS exams module

Creation of mark sheets for exam entry

Collation of staff availability

Creation of Invigilation schedule

Sending student timetables

Preparing exam rooms

Collection of exam scripts as evidence for SEN requirements

Public Examinations

Room allocation

Checking and countersigning exam papers

Invigilation schedule

Catering for exam supervision students

Person Specification

Qualifications and Personal Development


Educated to A-level standard or equivalent


Experience of working with school MIS

Experience of administering school examinations

Experience of creating and managing school timetables



Experience of educational administration


Experience of working with international students



Good communication, presentation, planning and organisational skills.

A proficiency in ICT

Personal Qualities


Commitment to on-going professional development

A high degree of personal accountability and the capacity to use judgement and initiative

Extremely well-organised

Willing to undertake other duties within the college and work as part of a bigger team.


An ability to relate to students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures


This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure

Closing date: Monday 20 May 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20 May 2019

Job location

More about Abbey College Cambridge
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 21 years
Address: Homerton Gardens, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8EB, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1223 578280
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Abbey College Cambridge is an independent 6th form college that offers a stimulating environment in which staff and students work together to achieve academic success.

There are almost 350 students at the college, most of whom are in the 6th form pre...