Background to the Post
Warwickshire College Group runs traditionally A Levels and GCSEs in the summer. Increasingly, the college is also running exams throughout the year, many of which are online. We are therefore looking to expand our team of invigilators and are looking for individuals who are also prepared to work as scribes or readers for individuals.
Why Work With Us?
Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.
We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.
We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.
WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Collect examination papers from the Examinations Office and take directly to the room where the examination is to be held.
2. Ensure the examination room is set up correctly. Invigilators must ensure candidates can see the clock and whiteboard at all times during the examination.
3. Record candidate attendance and complete a seating plan (both documents are provided).
4. Direct candidates on the timing and procedure of the examination.
5. For online exams, to ensure that the students can log-on to the secure site correctly and at that examining body procedures are followed at all times.
6. Ensure the examination is started and closed at the correct time.
7. Supervise candidates throughout the examination.
8. Collect all the exam papers at the end of the examination and return them to the Examinations Office or alternative venue as specified.
9. Ensure that an Examination Officer (or his/her nominee), signs for receipt of all documents relating to the exam.
10. Act as a scribe or a reader for students when required.
11. Invigilators may be required to act as a ‘floater’ where they will support a number of exams running simultaneously. The floater moves from room to room, providing support where required.
- Working knowledge of information technology such as e-mail, the internet and other software applications.
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Experience of using Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Ability to drive and access to a car as travel between the sites will be required
- Either GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics or Level 2 equivalent/higher qualification
- Relevant experience, such as invigilating in a school or FE institution or similar.
- Previous work experience which requires being well organised and methodical.
Essential Skills and Knowledge:
- The ability to work effectively with members of a team.
- The ability to work unsupervised.
- To remain calm and be sympathetic to student’s needs especially at times when they may be anxious regarding the examinations.
- The ability to be assertive when necessary.
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
- Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.
For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below.
Warwickshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.