Exams Invigilators - Bristol & South Glos

Academy: CLF Central Team

Salary: £9.50 per hour + holiday pay

Start Date: As soon as possible

Appointment Type: Casual

Hours: Casual

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Exams Invigilators - Bristol & South Glos

We are looking for Exam Invigilators to join our supportive and friendly Exams Teams within Cabot Learning Federation. We are looking for professional, ambitious and caring people with a passion for transforming our students’ learning, and enabling a positive exams experience.  

As an Exams Invigilator you will assist the Exams Team in the efficient delivery of the regular internal and external exams held throughout the academic year, these usually fall within November, January and March. The Summer exams are held in May and June.  There are also mock exams for Years 9, 10 and 11 at different times throughout the year. You will ensure that the conduct of internal and external examinations takes place in accordance with Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations and Academy procedures.    

Exams Invigilators will ensure the candidates exam experience is a positive and supportive one; enabling that each candidate has an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. As this is a centrally appointed role you will be allocated a main Academy to work for but may be asked, if willing, to work across a variety of the local CLF academies at different times depending on academy needs.  

The working hours for this role can vary as exam environments are required to be set up before the beginning of the school day and on occasions can continue after the school day has finished. 

This role requires a strong sense of responsibility, good communication skills, punctuality and organisation, plus the ability to use your initiative, to remain calm and vigilant is a must.  Although you will receive training, you will find that common sense is key to this role, and you will quickly learn on the job. 

 Main roles will include: 

  • Assisting in the setting up of the examination room.  
  • Helping in the opening and distribution of question papers and other authorised materials to candidates.  
  • Supervising the orderly entry of students into the exam room and ensuring that they are correctly seated according to the seating plan.  
  • Dealing with late comers and candidates not on the candidate list.  
  • Starting examinations according to the regulations and ensuring that the examination regulations are observed throughout the exam.  
  • Maintaining active invigilation throughout the examination to ensure that no cheating occurs. 
  • Taking responsibility for a group of candidates when in the exam room.  
  • Ending exams in accordance with the regulations.  
  • Collecting exam scripts and arranging in candidate number order.  
  • Returning all exam scripts, unused papers, registers and other materials to the Exams Office immediately after the end of the exam.  
  • Maintaining security and confidentiality.  


Please download the full job description and person specification below.

Exams Invigilator - Job Description

Exams Invigilator - Person Specification

Cabot Learning Federation website


Your opportunity:

Not only will you be working within one of our fantastic academies, but you will be a part of a diverse Federation working alongside professional and inspirational people. The Cabot learning Federation are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for every young person we educate which you can be a part of. You will have access to our generous benefits package including excellent annual leave entitlement, access to our pension scheme and a number of other well-being benefits. You will be working within a large multi-academy trust which provides dedicated training programmes and the opportunity to gain experience within other departments and CLF functions.

Cabot Learning Federation Benefits:

As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to our pension scheme - Local Government Pension Scheme (if eligible)
  • Dedicated Training and Development programmes
  • Health and wellness sessions and discounts.
  • Secured discounts for staff at a number of gyms in the local area.
  • Flu Jabs
  • Annual CLF conferences which provides CPD opportunity
  • Comprehensive Induction process
  • Competitive salaries which are reviews annually
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for staff who work all year round

 Click here to access a full list of Cabot Learning Federation benefits.

About the Cabot Learning Federation

The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies, nine primary academies, an all through provision, a studio school, a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and three secondary phases. CLF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The trust is proud to serve a diverse student population and their communities. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. We are proud to be part of a vibrant community and celebrate the richness of cultures, faiths and backgrounds of our students. We aim to develop a curriculum that is responsive to our pupils needs and reflects their diverse interests and backgrounds.

The Academy 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, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. This role involves some work with students and provides regular access to children, therefore is in regulated activity.

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application.

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