Job vacancy – Exam Invigilator at David Nieper Academy

Posted by: Jacqueline Rodgers

Thu 18th January 2024

A vacancy for an Exam Invigilator has arisen at the David Nieper Academy in Alfreton.
Here are the details of the vacancy, and how to apply, from the academy:

Christopher Nieper Education Trust
Examination Invigilator
David Nieper Academy, Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA
Age Range – 11-18
Responsible to Examinations Officer
Hours: Flexible – as and when required
Salary: £11.50 per hour

The David Nieper Academy is a newly formed academy in Alfreton, Derbyshire. A brand-new school building opened in early 2017. A key aspect of our vision is our focus on applied learning within all subject areas and across all year groups. We are looking to rapidly build to our capacity of 850. This year we have seen an increase in student numbers within each year group and are oversubscribed in Year 7. We are looking to build on this year on year. This is an immensely exciting time to be joining the academy and being a key component in the development of the new academy.
The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an outstanding Examination Invigilator.
The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
It is an offence to apply for this role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
Please follow the below link to view the Christopher Nieper Education Trust Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy policies/
How to Apply
CV’s will not be accepted so please apply via our recruitment site, My New Term following this link;
Closing date for applications: 9.30am Monday 5th February 2024
If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that unfortunately, on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Statement of Purpose
• To invigilate a range of Internal and External examinations.
• To ensure the smooth running of off-site examinations if required.
• To follow examination regulations as specified by the Joint Council for Qualifications
• To work flexible hours between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. as appropriate for the
• Candidates are expected to have relevant Literacy and Numeracy qualifications to
perform this role.
Duties and Responsibilities
• To ensure that examinations are carried out formally and in accordance with regulations set by Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). (‘Instructions for the conduct in examinations’ booklet will be issued to all invigilators’).
• To arrive at school at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled examination start time.
• To collect examinations papers and materials as requested from the Examination
Officer to be taken to various examination rooms within the Academy.
• To ensure that the nominated examination room is set out suitably to receive the
expected number of examination candidates.
• To ensure that notices to candidates and any other regulations are suitably displayed
within and outside the examination room.
• To ensure seating plans and name cards are used for all examinations. These will be
prepared by the Examinations Officer or designated person prior to the examination.
• To ensure that students bring the correct equipment into the examination
• To ensure that only candidates officially entered for the examination are permitted
to sit the examination and that attendance registers are accurately and legibly
• To ensure that all candidates are supplied with the correct examination question
paper(s) and materials.
• To be familiar with awarding body and Academy regulations for the conduct of the
examination. (A copy is supplied within each examination room and discussed at
Induction training).
• To ensure that candidates always comply with any awarding body and Academy
regulations and to formally and promptly report any breach of those regulations to
the Examinations Officer.
• To maintain the security of examination papers and/or candidate scripts before,
between and following the examination.
• To deliver completed candidate scripts and exam materials to the Examinations
• To comply with all directions issued by the Examination Officer.

• Whilst invigilating, be vigilant but not intrusive.
• To quietly patrol between the desks, without disturbing students. (Soft shoes must
be worn).
• To play an active role within the examination team.
• To act in a professional manner at all times.
• To attend training sessions as required.
• Any other duties as may be reasonably allocated by the Headteacher or Examinations
Other Considerations
• Students are expected to enter the Hall/Examination room in silence and sit in silence. There must be no communication of any kind (e.g. talking, excessive looking around the room, whistling or tapping at any time during the examination).
• Students are continually reminded of the standards of behaviour expected of them. If any students do not conform to these standards, please refer to the Instructions
for the conduct in examinations’ booklet (ICE) and send for the Examinations Officer or a member of the Senior Leadership Team immediately.
Minor breaches of standards should be reported to the Examinations Officer and entered onto the Invigilator Log, which is available in each examination room.
• If a student finishes the examination early, they are expected to remain in the examination room until the end of the examination.
• Any concerns, please contact the Examinations Officer or a member of the Senior Leadership Team via the school office.
• The standard guidelines are 1 invigilator to 30 candidates (or 1 invigilator to 20 candidates for onscreen tests); the Exams Officer will endeavour to provide an additional invigilator/member of staff for support and in the case of emergencies.
• Free access to Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Free onsite Parking
• Generous discount at the David Nieper Ltd factory shop
• Ongoing training, support and mentoring will be provided
Person Specification
David Nieper Academy is looking to appoint personnel who would:
• be enthusiastic and committed to the Academy
• have the ability to adapt to change
• have the ability to work closely with a wide range of other professionals in a
supportive and constructive way
• be able to demonstrate a record of personal time management and possess the
management skills necessary to direct others
• operate calmly and effectively within an environment which makes variable demands

• at all times operate in a professional and tactful manner, ensuring that any security requirements as required by Child Protection and Data Protection are adhered to
• have the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently
• show initiative and self-motivation
• be aware of Health and Safety issues and implement these at all times
Experience Desirable
• Experience of working with young people, not necessarily in a school environment.
• Supervisory experience.
• Relevant Literacy and Numeracy qualifications.
• Experience of communicating with people at all levels and the ability to
communicate oral instructions clearly.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to give accurate attention to detail.
• Flexibility.
• Good preparation and organisational skills.
• Ability to work to deadlines.
• Professional appearance.
Training – Training in all aspects of invigilation will be given to the successful candidates.
Method of Application
1. Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted so please apply via our recruitment site, My New Term following this link; 72342
2. The statement in your application should focus on:
▪ Candidate’s previous experience which will help in successfully undertaking the role
▪ Personal skills to benefit the learning by students at the David Nieper Academy.
3. For any queries or if you would like to visit, please email Jacqui Rodgers
4. Completed application forms to be returned via email for the attention of Mrs Jacqueline Rodgers, to
5. The school operates a NO SMOKING policy on site.
6. Interviews – Candidates invited to interview will:
(a) Have the opportunity to tour the school
(b) Have a formal individual interview with the selection panel.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates that are offered a position within our Academy. If you are successful at the interview stage and you have accepted our offer of employment, then a DBS check will be started. If you subsequently withdraw from the position after accepting our employment offer, then you may be required to pay for the DBS check charge.
R. White – January 2024

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