Examination Invigilator

Contract TypeZERO HOURS
Salary£11.87 per hour
Start DateMay 2023
Closing Date5 February 2023
We are looking to appoint examination invigilators to join the team, working flexible hours during the school’s examination periods.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the UK’s leading vocational and academic schools, situated in glorious countryside just half an hour from London. Working with 360 boarding and day pupils, aged 7 to 19, you will join a dedicated and supportive staff team within a school that offers the advantage of small classes with talented and committed students and strong public examination results.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free school lunches during term time, free onsite parking and enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.

About the role

Normal working hours will vary between 8am and 5pm, during examination periods. It may be necessary to work out of normal working hours for some examinations. Hours are recorded with a timesheet.

Main Duties

  • Assisting with setting-up examination venues by laying out stationery, equipment and examination papers in accordance with strict JCQ and CIE procedures
  • Assisting candidates prior to the start of the examinations by directing them to their seats and advising them about possessions permitted in examination venues
  • Ensuring that candidates do not talk once inside examination venues
  • Invigilating during examinations, dealing with queries raised by candidates and dealing with examination irregularities in accordance with strict procedures
  • Checking attendance during examinations
  • Recording details of late arrivals and early leavers and collecting scripts from early leavers
  • Ensuring the students do not leave an examination venue until instructed to do so at the end
  • Escorting candidates from venues during the examinations as required, and supervising candidates whilst outside examination venues
  • Collecting and collating scripts at the end of the examination in accordance with strict procedures
  • Supervising candidates leaving examination venues, ensuring that candidates do not remove equipment or stationery from the venue without authorisation and ensuring that candidates leave venues in an orderly and quiet manner
  • To refer to the Examinations Officer immediately if suspected malpractice is taking place and obtain a statement from the student at the end of the exam
  • Make sure that answer booklets have been completed correctly and to ensure question numbers have been entered in the appropriate box on the front of the answer booklets
  • To collect examination scripts by candidate number order. All scripts must be collected before students leave the examination room
  • Supervise students where they have clashes until the start of the next exams according to JCQ guidelines
  • Collect and tidy all paperwork and equipment when the room has been cleared.
  • Uphold the School’s safeguarding policies and processes

Person Specification


  • Effective oral/written communication and numeracy skills
  • The ability to work in a team and individually
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and be able to relate well to school staff and candidates of all abilities
  • Whilst not disrupting the candidates it is important to be vigilant
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Excellent record of attendance and punctuality
  • Show a clear commitment to implementing whole school/staff policies relating to the safeguarding of children


  • Experience of working in a secondary school environment
  • An understanding of the exam processes


Step 1. Complete Application Form

Download Application Form

Step 2. Apply via email

If you would like to apply for this role, please email us the Application Form along with a cover letter.


Tring Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration form relating to any criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. For information on how we will use your personal information during the recruitment process, please see the Staff Privacy Notice.