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Exams Invigilator

Harris Westminster Sixth FormWestminster

We are looking for invigilators to join us at HWSF for exams in January-February and May-July 2022. The prime role of invigilators will be to supervise the conduct of students in examinations. This will involve supervising students in the examination room under the direction of the Lead Invigilator responsible for that exam; invigilators are line managed by the Examinations Officer.

About Us

Harris Westminster Sixth Form combines the energy of brilliant young people from across London’s diverse neighbourhoods, the strength of Westminster School in teaching academically able students, and the Harris Federation’s experience and expertise in running outstanding maintained sector schools. This sixth form is a unique collaboration between two champions of UK Education; the Harris Federation and Westminster School. It is over-subscribed, academically selective and has incredible diversity in its student cohort with no ethnic group exceeding 20% and 40% of students having received Pupil Premium. 70% of HWSF students go on to study at Russell Group universities and we have one of the largest Oxbridge cohorts of any school (state or private). 25 students from the 2019 cohort gained places and 45 have offers to join them in 2020. We are looking for outstanding individuals to join this exciting, scholarly, and vibrant community.

Academy Ethos

Ambition. Perseverance. Legacy. Kindness. Scholarship.

Harris Westminster students expect great things of themselves; they aim high and meet their targets, gaining places on the most competitive university course and apprenticeships, and from those courses into elite careers. They work hard to reach their ambitions and learn that setbacks are reasons to review strategy and try again rather than give up. They aim to make their mark on the world for the long term and learn that they can have a positive and lasting impact. Students from different backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles work together and listen to each other to understand more deeply how these differences affect our experiences, to overcome prejudices and create a more equal society. During their time at the school they develop a love of learning and acquire the habits of enquiry, knowledge acquisition, and scholarship.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Assisting with distribution of examination materials prior to candidates entering the examination room and the collecting and checking of scripts after the exam; ensuring that candidates enter and leave the exam room appropriately.
  • Assisting the Chief Invigilator / Exams Officer in ensuring that the examination is completed within the regulations and that the conduct of students conforms to expectations
  • Starting and finishing exams according to JCQ and exam board specifications
  • To report and record any relevant incidents or issues.
  • Under the direction of Examination Officer (or delegated individual), such other tasks that may be required to further the efficient running of the Sixth Form, commensurate with the level of the post holder

Please see the job pack for further details

Qualifications & Experience

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at C or above (or equivalent)
  • Previous invigilation experience (although not essential)
  • General clerical/administrative experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation and time keeping skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

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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