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Exam Invigilator (Relief)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Examination invigilators are an integral part of the exams team. The role of the examination invigilator is to ensure that examinations are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements.

The invigilator is the person in the examination room responsible for conducting a particular examination session in the presence of the candidates. Invigilators have a key role in upholding the integrity of the external examination/assessment process.

Main Responsibility

Before exams

  • Report to and be briefed by the exams officer prior to each exam session
  • Keep confidential exam question papers and materials secure before, during and after exams
  • Ensure exam rooms are set up according to the requirements
  • Admit candidates into exam rooms under formal exam conditions
  • Identify candidates and seat candidates according to the required arrangements
  • Distribute the correct question papers and exam materials to candidates
  • Instruct candidates in the conduct of their exams
  • Deal with candidate questions
  • Start exams

During exams

  • Supervise and observe candidates at all times and be vigilant throughout exams
  • Keep disruption in exam rooms to a minimum
  • Deal with emergencies or irregularities effectively
  • Record/report any incidents, disruption or irregularities
  • Complete attendance registers
  • Deal with candidate questions according to the regulations

After exams

  • Instruct candidates in finishing their exams and collect exam scripts and exam materials
  • Dismiss candidates from the exam room
  • Check candidates’ names on scripts, match the details on the attendance register
  • Securely return all exam scripts and exam materials to the exams officer

Other tasks

  • Undertake training, update and review sessions as required
  • (prior to invigilating any exam in a new academic year) Undertake relevant online invigilator training and assessment for that academic year
  • Undertake, where required and where able, other duties requested by the exams officer, for example:
    • centre supervision of exam timetable clash candidates between exam sessions
    • facilitating access arrangements for candidates, for example as a reader, scribe etc. (full training will be provided)
    • other exams-related administrative tasks including maintaining question paper security by supporting the ‘second pair of eyes check’

The Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will:

  • attainment of GCSE qualifications or equivalent (level 2 standard of education) in English
  • be reliable, flexible and readily available during main exam periods
  • have effective communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • work well as part of a team
  • be confident and a reassuring presence to candidates in exam rooms
  • be able to give instructions and manage situations involving different groups of people
  • have basic IT skills (familiar with use of email, mobile phone messaging etc.)

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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