Required from: ASAP
About the Role
We are seeking reliable, flexible, enthusiastic and committed applicants to join our team in providing invigilation for both internal pre-public examinations (PPEs) and external examinations on a casual basis throughout the academic year.
Previous experience is not required as full training will be provided, however, experience in working with young people would be an advantage. The position requires someone who has availability during term time but who can also commit to a minimum of six sessions per week, in a combination of both morning and afternoon sessions, during the peak examination periods of May-June, Nov-Dec, Feb-Mar.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is a keen sense of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be a confident and reassuring presence to candidates in exam rooms, able to give and follow instructions, have basic IT skills and, most importantly, remain calm under pressure.
The role of the invigilator is to ensure that examinations are conducted according to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), Awarding Body and Lister Community School Regulations and Instructions in order to:
- ensure all candidates have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities;
- ensure the security of the examination before, during and after the examination;
- prevent possible candidate malpractice;
- prevent possible administrative failures.
About the School
Lister Community School is a large 11-16 Academy at the heart of its community, and is part of the Newham Community Learning Trust. Our vision is to provide a world class international education for young people in Newham. We firmly believe our young people have the right to the same quality of teaching and range of opportunities as at any school in the country, and our ethos is one of continuous improvement, with a focus on strong partnerships and staff development. Over the last ten years we have significantly raised academic standards and are now the school of choice for our local community.
In December 2018, Ofsted found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision’ since our previous inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.
At Lister Community School, we recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.
- Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close the advert early depending on the volume of applications we receive. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. We will only be contacting those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process. Please note we do not have parking facilities onsite.
- Lister Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment checks. Identity, Prohibition, Qualification, Barred List, Enhanced DBS, Section 128, Overseas, Right to work, Reference, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all applicable posts at the School.
- In accordance with paragraph 221 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022), Lister Community School will carry out an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If shortlisted for the role an appropriate online search will be undertaken on your name(s). Any information given will be treated as confidential and will only be used in relation to the post for which you have applied.