Exams Officer

Recruiter
PORTLAND PLACE SCHOOL
Location
London
Salary
25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + depending upon qualifications and experience
Posted
08 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Jul 2017
Category
Education
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Aim of the post:

To oversee all examinations processes and develop related systems and processes, to ensure school compliance with examination access arrangements.

External and internal examination entries - in conjunction with the SIMS Data Manager;

  • To oversee accurate, complete and timely entries
  • To oversee the production of schedules, including staffing and rooming and to ensure that this information is disseminated clearly to the staff body
  • To arrange MidYIS, Yellis and ALIS testing and oversee the manipulation of data and production of reports for the Director of Studies

Access Arrangements

  • To work with SENco and drive meetings to ensure completion of all access arrangements
  • To assist with drafting and proofing of all related parental correspondence
  • To maintain all official SEN access arrangement records in line with the regulations of the awarding bodies

Running of public examinations

  • To ensure the smooth running of all public examinations in accordance with the regulations of the awarding bodies
  • To draw up the examination and invigilation timetable and to resolve clashes
  • To manage the work and responsibilities of all teaching, administrative and agency staff involved in the examinations
  • To brief and train invigilators
  • To be responsible for the checking, sorting and secure storage of materials
  • To be responsible for collection, processing and collection of results and certificates
  • To facilitate inspections during the examinations period

Budgeting

  • To be responsible for working within the examinations budget, which consists of entries, training and invigilation staff
  • To notify the Bursar of any required variations in the budget for financial planning

General responsibilities;

  • To assist with the lunch time rota for Reception duties outside of the examinations periods
  • To ensure that the Headmaster and staff are aware of major changes to regulations and procedures
  • To proactively identify areas for improvement in all current systems
  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings and ongoing professional development

This list of duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and there will be other duties and requirements associated with the role.

Essential:

  • Educated at least to A-level standard and evidence of relevant and up to date continuing professional development
  • Proven track record of managing and running examinations
  • Experience with managing colleagues
  • Excellent IT and written skills
  • Will establish excellent relationships with parents, colleagues and pupils

Desirable:

  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Experience of SIMS school database

An enhanced DBS check will be made with the Disclosure and Barring Service on the successful candidate before the appointment is confirmed.