£10.30 plus £1.24 holiday pay
08 Mar 2020

Role & Department Overview

Lancaster University Examinations Office is currently recruiting examination invigilators for the Main Summer Exam period, which runs from late-April to mid-June 2020.  For this particular role, we are looking for lead invigilators to oversee adapted examinations located within a computer lab to accommodate students who require access to a computer.  The lead invigilator will be assisted by one or more other invigilators.

This position requires access to the LanSchool management software and is therefore suitable for Postgraduate Research (PGR) students only.  The position is NOT open to current Lancaster Undergraduate (UG) or Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students.

Exams occur over two sessions per day, Monday to Saturday.  The invigilation required for each session varies from one-and-a-half hours to five hours.  Invigilators are expected to collect exam materials from the Exams Office at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session or 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon session (examinations start at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively).  Applicants must be available for a minimum of two sessions per week.  Hours are variable and cannot be guaranteed above the minimum application requirement.

No prior experience is required, however returning applicants with previous invigilation experience will be prioritised.

Queries to be directed to Mark Hnatiw, Adapted Examinations Co-ordinator at m.hnatiw@lancaster.ac.uk

Job Description

  • Collection from the Exams Office of examination papers and any other material required to set up the exam.
  •  Preparing the exam venue by logging into the computers to be used and creating a Word file specific to the student using the computer.
  • Ensuring that set-up is completed to allow the examinations to start promptly.
  • Invigilate the examination, monitoring for irregularities.  The lead invigilator is expected to use LanSchool software to centrally monitor student computer use.
  • Ensuring that exam scripts are correctly printed and collated before a student leaves the venue at the end of their exam.
  • Delegate tasks to assistant invigilators as appropriate.
  • Apply examination policies and procedures in order to manage effectively each exam.
  • Dealing with problems and queries in accordance with set guidelines.
  • Ensuring the security of the exam material at all times.
Full instruction on all procedures relating to examinations taken on a computer will be given to the appointed applicants.


Person Specification

Candidates are required to have access to a University staff/teaching IT account to enable use of LanSchool software.

Applicants are expected to possess the following attributes:

  • Utmost reliability and punctuality.
  •  Ability to work to defined procedures.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  •  A sympathetic approach to dealing with issues in a sensitive yet firm manner.
  • Ability to maintain focus for a number of hours.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 
Under the terms of this work, we endeavor to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand.
Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. 

Help and advice on making applications can be found on the Lancaster University Careers pages. Visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers.