Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
Point X15 National Minimum Wage
Work will be seasonal. Hours will be agreed on a termly basis as required.
31st Jan 2024
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation seeks Exam Invigilators to provide support in conducting external examinations for pupils, ensuring that all JCQ regulatory requirements for the conduct of examinations are strictly adhered to.
- To assist with setting up examination venues by laying out stationery, equipment and examination papers in accordance with the outlined procedures.
- To assist candidates prior to the start of examinations by directing them to their seats and informing them of the examination regulations.
- To ensure that candidates do not talk once inside the examination venue.
- To ensure that candidates take into the examination room only those materials which are expressly permitted.
- To check attendance during examinations and complete attendance registers.
- To start and finish examinations at the appointed time
- Invigilating during examinations: dealing with queries raised by candidates and dealing with examination irregularities in accordance with the examination regulations.
- To inform the Exams Officer immediately of any exam irregularities as defined by JCQ regulations.
- Supervising candidates leaving examination venues in an orderly and quiet manner, ensuring that candidates do not remove equipment or stationery from the venue.
- Collecting and collating scripts at the end of the examination in accordance with examination regulations.
- Attend staff meetings as appropriate
- Attend Inset training events as appropriate
- To act as a reader and/or scribe in GCSE examinations where necessary
- Work in such a way as to promote the ethos and vision of the school.
- Comply with all foundation policies relating to:
- Health and Safety
- Equal Opportunities
- Confidentiality and data protection.
- To complete any other tasks commensurate with the post as requested by the Exams Officer, Chief Operating Officer, or the Headmaster.
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Keep calm under pressure and during unexpected circumstances
- Able to act on own initiative
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the team
- Experience of working in an educational setting (desirable)
Supporting documentsApplication Form
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
Learning has been part of the life of Durham for a thousand years. The Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation was formed in 2021 as a result of the merger between Durham School and The Chorister School. Both schools have been at the heart of the city’s education for most of that time; founded in the early fifteenth century as schools for “grammar and song” by Bishop Thomas Langley, Durham School was again refounded by Henry VIII in 1541. In a somewhat odd local tradition the Cathedral is often know as Abbey, expecially by Dunelmians and Old Dunelmians.
Durham School moved from its mediaeval home on Palace Green to its current location in 1844; although the city centre is only ﬁve minutes’ walk away, the School has a peaceful, rural atmosphere.
Today, the Foundation educates around 720 pupils. The Chorister School is our prep school, and is for girls and boys aged 3-11.
Durham School is our senior school, and is for girls and boys aged 11-18. Boarding is available to pupils aged 8 and up, and 20% of our pupils board. Just over a third of our pupils are girls.
Our vibrant and successful Sixth Form prepares pupils for the next stage of their journey. Within a community shaped by moral integrity and kindness, we cultivate ambition and responsibility, giving all Dunelmians the foundations to be happy and make a positive mark in the world.
By embracing this ethos, our pupils not only learn to pass their examinations today, but also receive an education that
gives them confidence for life and respect for all.
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation has a long and ancient history. The secret to our longevity is our passionate teachers,
who, using innovative approaches and new technologies, seek to kindle the intellectual curiosity of our pupils, preparing them to answer the questions of tomorrow.
Applying by post
Please complete the application form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any further information, please email email@example.com or contact us on 0191 7319270.
The closing date for applications: 9 am on Thursday 9th March 2023.
Interviews to take place on: Thursday 16th & Friday 17th March 2023.