Part-Time Invigilator, Portsmouth

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The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouth

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Start date: 4 May 2020 ( plus training day on 18 March 2020)
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Hourly rate £12.27 including holiday pay
Contract term: Temporary

Vacancies have arisen for part-time Invigilators at The Portsmouth Grammar School.   

Examinations take place from Monday 4th May 2020 to Wednesday 24th June 2020 and the length of sessions can vary.  Morning sessions start at 8.30 am and can finish anytime between 11 am and 1 pm.  Afternoon sessions start at 1.30 pm and can finish anytime between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm.  Half Term dates are Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 2020 and there are no exams during this period.

It is a requirement of employment that invigilators must be available for a meeting/training session before the start of exams on Wednesday 18th March 2020.  At this meeting there will be safeguarding training, word processing training and invigilation training.  

The hourly rate is £12.27, which includes holiday pay (the basic rate is £10.80 per hour, plus £1.47 holiday pay, giving a total hourly rate of £12.27). Invigilators are paid on a claims basis. You will be paid through the school’s payroll for the full period of each examination, including any extra time granted to individual candidates, plus an allowance of 30 minutes’ administrative time to enable each exam to be started and finished smoothly. 

Your hours will be determined by the school’s Head of Examinations. The school makes no specific guarantee of any work and invigilator requirements for each exam will not be known until after Easter. 

Invigilators should be available for at least 3 days each week during May and June. We can offer some flexibility however for holiday or family commitments for a block of time during the exam period. Please indicate your availability in your application.

PGS is committed to safeguarding children and all successful applicants will be subject to an  Enhanced DBS check. Please note we also ask all our invigilators to register with the DBS online update service and we reimburse the annual fee. This is to enable the school to complete online update service checks for invigilators who become part of our team of regular invigilators, returning to PGS to invigilate at other times in the school calendar or each summer to support the main examination periods of May and June.

Further information is available on the website at under the ‘About Us’ section and any queries regarding the vacancy should be emailed to 

Please note the school is closed for the Christmas period from Friday 20th December 2019 and reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2020. 

An electronic application would be preferable, submitted to All applicants should complete a support staff application form, with a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter addressed to the Head, Dr Anne Cotton. Postal applications should be addressed to The Head, The Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LN. Please include email addresses whenever available. All applications should be accompanied by the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of two referees.

Candidates are also welcome to apply through the TES website using the application form linked to the PGS advert. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon, Tuesday 21st January 2020 and early applications are encouraged.  Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29th January and Wednesday 5th February 2020. 

More about The Portsmouth Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 239 236 0036
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The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective independent school for students aged 2-18, situated in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.  Portsmouth Grammar is organised into a pre-school, junior school and senior school. Despite b...