Job Opportunities at Heritage


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team of invigilators in readiness for the IGCSE mock examinations in November/December 2019. The work involves invigilating mock examinations for two weeks in November and December 2019 and invigilating IGCSE examinations spread over April-June 2020. Hours are variable. Training will be provided and you will be paid for any invigilation work you do. Heritage School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description

Introduction to Heritage School

Please spend time familiarising yourself with the goals and values of Heritage School. We think this is an exciting school to be a part of and hope you will feel the same. Please read through the ‘About Heritage’ pages of our school website carefully, paying particular attention to ‘History of the School’, ‘Our Vision’, ‘Our Priorities’, and ‘Our Ethos’. We are looking for candidates who have a strong sympathy with what Heritage School is trying to achieve for its pupils.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone:

● with a high level of attention to detail,

● who remains calm under pressure,

● with the ability to thoroughly read, understand, and adhere to examination board regulations,

● with the capacity to maintain the integrity and security of the examination at all times,

● who has the ability to remain focused for long periods of time,

● with the ability to maintain confidentiality,

● with flexible hours,

● who is prepared to take part in appropriate training.

Job Description

Invigilators have a key role in upholding the integrity of the external examination process. The role of the invigilator is to ensure that the examinations are conducted following the JCQ and Cambridge International board regulations to: – ensure all candidates have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities; – ensure the security of the examination before, during and after the examinations; – prevent possible candidate malpractice; – prevent possible administrative failures.

Invigilating at Heritage entails setting up the room (desks/chairs) before examinations, starting the examination off, and then supervising the students throughout the examination to provide assistance within the regulations and to prevent malpractice. Invigilators also help with the take down of examination rooms after examinations.

For most examinations, there will be one invigilator in an examination room at a time (who cannot be a relative of a candidate in that room). Most examinations will take place in one room with no more than 18 students. There may also be several smaller examination rooms for students with special needs. The Examinations Officer will be available via mobile phone when needed.

Working Hours, Pay and Training

Invigilators will be needed for mock examinations and for the June examination season. The mocks occur at the end of the Autumn term (this academic year, 25th November – 6th December 2019), with an examination in the morning and another in the afternoon. The June series runs this academic year from 30th April to 12th June 2020, with some assistance needed in the weeks preceding. There are usually examinations each morning and afternoon. Invigilators’ work commences from 8:15am for morning examinations and continues until 4pm for some afternoon examinations. It is up to the individual invigilator how many examinations they wish to invigilate for.

Invigilators will receive £9.13 per hour wages with pro-rata holiday pay of £1.33 per hour paid alongside (based on a holiday allowance of 6.6 weeks per annum, or pro-rata). This means for each hour you work you will be paid £9.13 wages and a further £1.33 holiday pay. The rate of pay recognises that you may incur additional travel costs, as we are unable to provide car parking on site.

Training is encompassed within the job, and hours will be recorded for payment. This will involve a new invigilator training session in November, and refresher training in subsequent years.

How to Apply

Contact the Examinations Officer, Imogen Scott, on to request an application form. The completed form should be returned to by the closing date shown below.

Closing Date and Interviews

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th October 2019. Interviews will take place on the afternoons of Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October 2019.