Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU | Tel: 01202 692132 | Email: pgsoffice@poolegrammar.com
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Invigilators Required

We are looking for new recruits to join our committed team of invigilators.

The main examination season is throughout May and June each year with a shorter season in January when Year 11 students sit their trial GCSE exams.

Work will be offered on a “casual” basis and can be a combination of a morning, an afternoon session, or when really busy both sessions.

  • Morning session usually starts at 8.00 am through to 12.00pm.
  • Afternoon session starts at 12.30 pm through to 4.00pm

However please note that sometimes due to examination clashes, student requirements, exams will finish beyond these times.

No formal qualifications are required as full training will be given. However, a good standard of general education and prior knowledge of secondary schools and examination procedures would be useful.

Starting salary will be paid at £8.74 per hour.  An additional holiday allowance is paid for each hour worked.

To Apply:

Application forms must be completed. These can be found on the website and can be emailed to shepherdk@poolegrammar.com

For an informal discussion please contact Miss D Jones, Exams Officer, at exams@poolegrammar.com or phone 01202 692132.

Poole Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS application.  Poole Grammar School also promotes equal opportunities for its workforce.

Invigilator role

The key role is to uphold the integrity of the examination process ensuring that all examinations are conducted in accordance with JCQ and the awarding body regulations. They do this by providing support to the school examination officers by the distribution and collection of examination papers within the examination rooms, provide clear and concise communication and undertake active supervision throughout the duration of the examinations.

Invigilator duties

  • Review the examination room to ensure set up is correct and in adherence to examination board regulations
  • Opening and distributing the examinations papers and other authorised materials to candidates
  • Dealing with or escalating queries in relation to insufficient papers
  • Distributing additional paper / equipment as required
  • Ensuring candidates arrive and settle into the examination room in an appropriate manner
  • Ensure all candidates have correct paper
  • Ensuring all candidates are aware of the examination conditions and take appropriate action to ensure these are adhered to i.e. retrieving mobile phones
  • Clearly communicate the commencement of the examination and record the exact start time of the examination
  • Actively supervise the candidates in a quiet and unobtrusive manner
  • Respond to candidates queries in adherence to the examinations regulations
  • Arrange for appropriate supervision for candidates who need to leave the room without compromising the overall examination room supervision requirements
  • Ensure the correct and accurate time keeping is maintained
  • Communicate clearly to the candidates that the examination has finished
  • Ensure all examinations conditions are maintained until all candidates have exited the examination room
  • Ensure all scripts are collected in candidate order and validate there are no missing scripts
  • Ensure all scripts are never left unattended and are safely delivered to the examinations officer
  • Comply with all decisions, policies and standing orders of the school; comply with any relevant statutory requirements, including Equal Opportunities legislation, the Health and Safety at Work Act and the General Data Protection Regulations
  • Maintain good working relationships with other school staff, and co-operate with reasonable changes to daily work routines to assist with the smooth operation of the school.

Personal attributes

  • Attention to detail
  • Observant / Vigilant
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible approach to work


An understanding of secondary schools and examinations procedures is preferable.

October 2018