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Senior Exam Invigilator

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
    Exam Invigilator
  • Salary:
    £10.08 + £1.22 holiday pay, £11.30 per hour in total
  • Date Posted:
    08 Feb 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    17 Mar 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
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Job Description

The Student Registry are currently recruiting a number of Senior Invigilators to support the Examinations Team for the extremely busy 2019 assessment period that runs from April - June.

Job Title:   Senior Exam Invigilator
Pay Rate:   £10.08 + £1.22 holiday pay, £11.30 per hour in total
Working Pattern:   Flexible, part-time up to full-time hours depending on availability
Interview to be Held:   Week commencing 1st April 2019

This is an important position and Senior Invigilators will be expected to quickly develop a comprehensive understanding of Lancaster University’s examination guidelines and procedures. Supported by a team of Assistant Invigilators, you will help to deliver a professional and consistent service that provides the right examination environment for our students.

The work will be varied with hours split into two daily sessions (Monday to Friday with a number of Saturdays during the main examination period). Towards the end of the season, hours may be reduced.

Examinations take place across Lancaster’s Bailrigg campus and you may be required to travel quickly between venues to ensure that examination schedules are adhered to.

Full and part time applicants welcomed.

Previous experience within an educational establishment or as an Invigilator is desirable.

As part of the recruitment process, all shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview, and if successful at this stage, to attend a mandatory training session and complete an online assessment prior to commencing work.

This position is not open to current Lancaster Undergraduate (UG) or Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students.

 Main Duties:

  • Collection of exam materials from the Student Registry
  • Preparation and set up of exam venues.
  • Processing completed exams for returning to the Registry.
  • Liaising with colleagues across the University.
  • Dealing with problems and queries in accordance with set guidelines.
  • Apply examination policies and procedures in order to effectively manage each exam.
  • Supporting the Exams Team to uphold the exam code of practice.
  • Ensuring that students adhere to the University's Examination Code of Conduct at all times.
  • You will ensure that Assistant Invigilators working with you are fully briefed and delegate tasks accordingly.

Person Specification:

  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn quickly and be able to work to defined procedures without deviation.
  • Able to remain calm in an at times pressured environment.
  • A sympathetic approach to dealing with issues in a sensitive yet firm manner.
  • Utmost reliability and punctuality.
  • Excellent command of the English Language (spoken and read).
  • Flexible approach to work.

The pay rate for the academic year is £11.30 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay). Invigilators are appointed on temporary contracts with no guarantee of hours.

Enquiries about the role can be made to Steve Mack 01524 594864

Training and the completion of an online assessment will be compulsory for both new applicants and returning invigilators.

Key Information:

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Under the terms of this work, we endeavour 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.