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Exam Invigilator

Post Reference: 2120

Academy: Leeds East Academy

Job Title: Exam Invigilator

Grade: B3 – £12.59 per hour

Hours: Casual work (term time only) The main exam seasons starts in May and continues throughout May, June, and July.

Accountable to: Exam Officer

Leeds East Academy is an over-subscribed 11-16 academy that has recently achieved the title of UK Parliament School of the Year. We are a vibrant, diverse and welcoming academy community who are committed to securing our highly ambitious vision of ‘Everyone Exceptional’ for every single member of our wonderful school. Over the last three years the school has been on a rapid journey of transformation which has resulted in significant improvements in attendance, progress, and behaviour. We received a ‘good’ judgement in our 2019 Ofsted inspection and every member of our community is determined to convert this to outstanding and beyond at our next inspection.

We are proud to be an academy who forms part of the High-Performance Learner international community and our vision of ‘Everyone Exceptional’ is underpinned by the principles of High-Performance Learner. The principles simply foster the belief that every child can and will perform highly and are able to excel both academically and personally within the right climate and culture. We have worked closely with our academy community to develop a culture and climate in which both staff and students can flourish.

Our academy is committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.


To invigilate internal and external examinations for students, ensuring that all regulatory requirements and school policy and procedures for the conduct of examinations are strictly adhered to and met at all times.

The main exam seasons starts in May and continues throughout May, June, and July.

There may be additional times during the year for mock exams during December and March. Start times will usually be set at either 8.00am or 12.30pm, but invigilators should be aware that finishing times may vary due to unexpected circumstances and should be flexible in their approach.


Duties and Responsibilities:

To support the Examinations Team with the day-to-day operation of examination venues.

  • To assist with setting up examination venues by laying out stationery, equipment, and examination

  • To assist with the preparation of script envelopes

  • To ensure the papers are in accordance with the outlined procedures

  • To assist candidates prior to the start of examinations by directing them to their seats and advising them about possessions permitted in examination venues

  • To ensure that candidates do not talk once inside the examination venue

  • To check attendance during examinations

  • To collect and collate scripts at the end of the examination in accordance with JCQ procedures

  • To supervise candidates leaving examination venues, and ensuring that candidates leave venues in an orderly and quiet manner

  • To undertake any other reasonable request relevant to grade/salary as may be determined by the line manager and/or the Principal 


Part of White Rose Academies Trust - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of World Class.

We are securing our vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.

The trust currently employs over 500 members of staff and is responsible for educating and developing almost 4,000 students between the ages of 3 to 16. The trust consists of three secondary schools - Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy, and also welcomed its first primary school Alder Tree Primary Academy on 1st December 2020.

We believe the trust is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented teams in the country.


Closing Date:            Ongoing, applicants will be contacted for an interview upon receipt of application

Shortlisting:                Upon receipt of application

Interview Date:          Applicants will be contacted for an interview upon receipt of application

Start Date:                  As soon as possible; upon completion of pre-employment checks.


For more information, please visit our website at

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.



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