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Exams Officer

Penryn CollegePenryn

We are looking to appoint a full-time, highly motivated professional who will enjoy working in a school environment to help students get the most from their time at school and to prepare them for what lies ahead.

The role includes; organising and managing all aspects of external and internal examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the awarding bodies and Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), taking the lead role in the administration of exam data/entry collection and analysis and to manage, train and organise staff to ensure Access Arrangement students have their needs met during exams. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children in an exam administration role as well as experience of working in an administrative environment using ICT databases and data analysis so excellent knowledge and skill of Excel is essential. You will need to be a strong leader who is motivated, well organised and able to demonstrate an excellent attention to detail. Most important is a passion for student’s education to ensure they get the best support with exams throughout their time at secondary school. Previous experience working in a school or education environment is desirable but not essential.

The hours average 37 hours per week, term-time only plus inset days and an additional 12 days to be worked during the year. Normal working hours being Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm with half an hour for lunch each day however we are willing to be flexible with the working patterns.  This would be discussed further at interview.

There is a need to be able to work the hours flexibly to suit the needs of the school during the exam seasons and to work the day before and the day of GCSE exam results in August. 


The school offers 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), rising by one day a year up to a maximum of 28 days holiday after five years, a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the on-site gym and sports facilities outside of school times.

About the College

Penryn College is a lively thriving college with an excellent reputation who cater for boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years with a current number on roll of  over 1150 and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students.

Our modern school building, has a great range of resources, including an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch, our own climbing wall and iPad’s for all students and staff.

Our College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for sporting activities, performances and fund raising activities. Our unique relationship with surrounding primary schools - known as the "Penryn Partnership" - helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment. 

How to apply

Further details and an application pack can be found on the school website at www.penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk/the-school/vacancies/   

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies we are unable to process applications through CV, only applications made on a fully completed Penryn College application form will be considered.

Closing date: Monday 27th September at 9am

Interview: W/c 4th October 2021

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