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Exam Invigilators

St Peter's Catholic School
Guildford, Surrey
Contract Type
£12.70 per hour, including holiday pay
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
11th March 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1406255


Salary: Surrey Pay Scale PS1/2 (£11.05) £12.70 per hour (inc 15% holiday Pay)

Hours: Casual as and when required

*Invigilators are paid for the number of invigilation hours worked and we ask that you are available for a minimum of five sessions a week, during exam times.

St Peter's is a renowned successful school and sixth form in Guildford.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint enthusiastic and reliable individuals to increase our team of Exam Invigilators, supervising students taking exams. To start as soon as possible.

About St Peter’s

St Peter’s Catholic School, part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust, is an extremely successful school and sixth form set in attractive grounds on the outskirts of Guildford, with onsite parking. Standards are high and academic progress excellent, with very good facilities and resources. Community is a key aspect of our ethos; relationships between students and staff are excellent.

About the role

We are recruiting to increase our team of Exam Invigilators to supervise students taking external and internal exams. Exams run in December, January and April with the main external exam season running from May to July. Morning sessions start at 8.30am, generally finishing around 11.30am, afternoon sessions start at 12.30pm, usually finishing by 3.10pm. Exact dates would be confirmed well in advance, with the possibility of additional sessions being offered later as unexpected situations arise.

As well as ensuring exam board regulations are adhered to throughout the exam process and that the examinations run smoothly, Exam Invigilators will also assist with setting up the exams hall, distributing and collecting exam papers and ensuring students are seated according to seating plans.

Although most of our students will sit exams in our dedicated exams hall, our Exams Invigilators may also need to give additional support to those students sitting exams individually by becoming a reader and/or scribe.

What we can offer you

  • A friendly, supportive environment where best practise is shared to ensure high quality invigilating.
  • No previous experience is required; new invigilators will be fully trained, mostly by shadowing experienced invigilators during our mock weeks.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Free onsite parking

About You

Successful candidates will be good communicators, educated to at least GCSE level in English and Maths. You will be a reliable, punctual individual who will be empathetic towards our students. You must be able to follow instructions, have clear spoken English, and be able to stand/walk about for up to 3 hours. Often unexpected situations arise during exams so a flexible approach, thinking about what needs doing and being able to switch priorities, is important. A committed approach to your allocated dates is vital.

You must be willing to undergo the necessary training to also become a reader and/or scribe on a one to one basis. This training will make the role more varied as well as increase the number of hours we are able to offer you over each season.


Unsure? Why not visit the school for a tour and let us answer any questions you may have.

As we are unable to offer a sponsorship, we can only accept applications from candidates that already have the right to work in the UK.

If you are interested in the position, but would like further information before applying or a tour of the school, please contact Michelle Gallagher, HR Manager. 

Our roles can receive high volumes of applicants and we may need to occasionally close a vacancy before the published closing date of the advert. Interviews will be arranged as suitable applications are received. We don’t want you to miss out, so recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

For more information about the school and the position, please visit the school website St Peter's Catholic School - Vacancies


Safeguarding Statement:

This School 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. The Successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
St Peter's Catholic School

St Peter's Catholic School

Part of Xavier Catholic Education Trust

Xavier Catholic Education Trust