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Exams Officer

The English College DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

Previous applicants need not apply.

The English College, Dubai, seeks a positive, reflective and diligent Exams Officer for immediate start. The successful candidate will have a growth mindset, a can-do attitude and high expectations of all staff and students. They will have strong ICT skills and will be committed to providing a high standard of accuracy in their work. They will be open and willing to learn; they will be expected to engage in professional learning with the mindset that everyone can always improve.  The successful candidate will work closely with the data manager, with each having a good understanding of the other’s role so that during peak times, work can be rationalised across the two roles. With a logical and highly organised approach, the exams officer will work with leaders and managers to specify and develop systems that underpin everything we do.

The successful exams officer will be responsible for the day to day running of exams, including mock exams. They will ensure that exams policies in place appropriately reflect and are fully compliant with requirements as set out by JCQ and examination boards. The successful candidate will be responsible for the recruitment and training of invigilators and ensure that all exams are administered to the highest standard. They will work closely with the Inclusion Manager to ensure that all students have the access arrangements they need and will ensure that all applications for special consideration are made. 

Applicants will need to be sympathetic with the ethos and values of The English College. We are looking for a highly committed team player with the drive, energy and passion to develop this forward-looking school. Safeguarding is a priority for us; all of our staff must be committed to the safeguarding of all of our students. 

The English College is an established, independent, and co-educational British curriculum all-through school (EYFS through to Year 13). We are well-resourced with great facilities - we opened a brand new Secondary Building in August 2020 with 2 drama studios, a fitness suite, sports hall, specialised art and music rooms and science labs. We have a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission. Our students are motivated, committed and love learning. Our staff are passionate and outstanding teaching professionals, and we are committed to providing excellent and ongoing CPD opportunities. Our parents are supportive and involved in the learning, attainment and progress of their children. 

The English College is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach. 

Successful applicants will: 

  • Be honest, transparent and have integrity.  
  • Have experience of working as an exams officer, a data officer or in an equivalent role.  
  • Have experience of administering examinations.  
  • Have an understanding of KHDA requirements.  
  • Be able to provide a UK enhanced DBS or equivalent police check. 
  • Be professional in appearance and conduct.

Our remuneration package includes: 

  • Tax free salary, dependent upon experience 
  • Tuition fee discount 
  • Medical insurance 
  • Visa costs 
  • End of service gratuity in line with UAE Labour Law

Application Process:

Please apply by completing the online application form. Closing date for applications is Monday 13th December. Early applications are strongly encouraged (we reserve the right to appoint early). 

Interviews will be held with the Principal and Head of Secondary  as soon as applications are received.

The English College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (ICPC or equivalent). 

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