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Examinations Invigilator

Job Description


Experience is not required, as training will be provided, although applicants will be asked to declare if they have invigilated previously elsewhere.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be flexible

  • have effective communication skills

  • be calm, confident and a reassuring presence to candidates in exam rooms

Main duties

To conduct examinations in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), awarding body and Chilwell School's instructions.

To play a “key role in upholding the integrity of the external examination/assessment process” [JCQ ICE 6]

**Please note that the role of Examinations Invigilator is ad hoc**

Duties and responsibilities

Before exams

  • To report to the exams officer 30 minutes prior to each exam session

  • To keep exam papers and materials secure before, during and after exams

  • To ensure exam rooms are set out to standard

  • To admit candidates into exam rooms

  • To identify, seat, and instruct candidates in the conduct of their exams

  • To distribute the correct exam papers and materials to candidates

  • To deal with candidate queries

During exams

  • To supervise candidates at all times and be vigilant throughout exams

  • To keep disruption to a minimum

  • To deal with emergencies or irregularities effectively

  • To record/report any disruption or irregularities

  • To complete attendance registers

  • To deal with candidate queries

After exams

  • To collect exam scripts

  • To dismiss candidates from the exam room

  • To “check that the names on the scripts match exactly the details on the attendance register” [JCQ ICE 6]

  • To securely return all exam scripts and exam materials to the exams officer


  • To attend training, refresher or review sessions as required

  • To undertake, where required and where able, other duties requested by the exams officer, for example

  • Supervision of clash candidates between exam sessions

  • Facilitating access arrangements for candidates, for example as a reader, scribe etc. (full training will be provided)

  • Exams-related administrative tasks

To apply

Please use the Support Staff Application Form, available here:

Unfortunately we do not accept C.V's.

The application form must be completed in full and returned to the Headteacher’s PA, Ms M Brown.

All successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Employment records, references and qualifications will be verified.

Application deadline: 08/01/2021

Expected start date: 01/02/2021

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: £10.36 per hour