Required as soon as possible

Casual contract (based around examination seasons)

We have a strong team of invigilators who are experienced in examination invigilation, reading and scribing.  We want to expand this team and develop more invigilators who are able to read and scribe in exams to support students who have special access arrangements as well as general invigilation.  Invigilators at Balshaw’s are remunerated at a generous rate which is highly competitive.

What is the role?

Exam invigilation involves helping setting up the venue prior to the start of the exam and then ensuring that the exam takes place in accordance with exam board regulations.  Exam lengths do vary however typically an exam may last approximately 1.5 hours and setting up prior to the exam lasts 30 minutes.  School will pay for the time that an invigilator is actively involved in setting up the venue and the length of exam invigilation. We also pay for attendance at the training sessions. The invigilation team also meet on a regular basis with Julie Thompson, our Exams Officer and Data Manager to keep their professional development up to date as well as to catch up socially.  Exam invigilators have a very important role within the school, especially so for students who need someone to read the paper on their behalf or transcribe their spoken answers to paper.  For this reason good spoken and written English are essential for invigilators used as scribes.


When will I be employed?

The job is seasonal with exams held before Christmas and during the GCSE season itself (mainly May and June).  Scribes are used with special access students throughout the year, so for scribes opportunities for work will be a lot more frequent.  Invigilators must be reliable and will need to commit to the dates and times that they are available to ensure the smooth running of exams. While we know that people will not be available for all exams we do need people who will make a regular commitment.


Who would this role suit?

A number of our invigilators are people who have taken early retirement or who are simply looking for an additional income.  Some are parents or grandparents of students in the school.  The key characteristics are reliability, good written and spoken English and a strong commitment to invigilate multiple exams during exam seasons.


Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Salary: £9.60 per hour

Closing Date: 1 November 2021, 10.00am

Other Information

Please apply on the Lancashire County Council application form. Completed forms should also be accompanied by a letter of application which should be no more than one side of A4. In the letter you should indicate the reasons for your interest in the post, together with a brief outline of how your previous training and/or experience has prepared you for this position.

Applications should be marked for the attention of Mr S Haycocks, Headteacher and emailed to by 10am on Monday 1st November, 2021.


Please ensure you quote the vacancy applied for in the subject line.  Applications sent to other email addresses will not be accepted.


Due to limited resources it is not our policy to write to the unsuccessful candidates so please assume your application has been unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date.  Thank you for your interest.


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