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Examinations Officer Administration - Full-time

St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5461-192S
  • Posted:13/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:Autumn 2022
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


Kent Range 8 - £26,598 - £28,465 per annum (dependent on experience). Full Time Equivalent.

Full time position with 28 days holiday entitlement (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service).


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated individual as Examinations Officer to join our Support Staff team at St John’s.  We are looking for a candidate who can work flexibly and proactively within a very important role in school. 

The Examinations Officer role is to support an efficient and effective examinations process for the school.

With a strong school administrative background, the model candidate will ideally have previously carried out the work undertaken by an Examinations Assistant or is an Examinations Officer looking for their next challenge.

This rewarding post will contribute to the overall school plan and the successful candidate will be required to work alongside the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all school examinations are carried out in accordance with the appropriate regulations.

The Role:

* Ensuring the smooth running of examinations and exam related functions.

* To build and maintain the school examination timetable, ensuring all students and staff are aware of any updated information in a swift manner.

* Ensuring all correct exam entries are in place in advance of deadlines.

* Managing a team of invigilators during school wide examinations.

* Arranging external examinations and assessment for various vocational courses.

* Use of Course Data Manager software to cross-reference student courses and exam entries.

* A willingness to support with the access arrangements procedures for students as required.

The Ideal Candidate

* Experience of the Exams Officer role and/or exams administration.

* Strong communication skills both with adults and students.

* Possess the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy, integrity and confidentiality.

* Be highly organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload.

* Have genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.

Appropriate guidance will be provided for this role and a probationary period will apply.

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

Information about the school

St John’s is a successful co-ed Catholic school with over 1300 pupils including over 300 in the Sixth Form. We have a very strong Catholic ethos and pride ourselves in being a warm and welcoming community,something that was externally recognised in our recent Section 48 Inspection of January 2020, where we achieved ‘Outstanding Catholic School’ status. The school’s 2019 Progress 8 score of +0.40 was the fourth consecutive year the school achieved a positive score on this key performance measure, placing the school in the top 20% of all schools nationally, a wonderful reflection of the talented and dedicated students and staff we have at the school. Pupil achievements in 2020 and 2021, via the respective Centre Assessed and Teacher Assessed Grade processes, were equally impressive and, whilst official outcome figures for this year have yet to be published, our students performed exceptionally well once again in their summer examinations..

This is an excellent and exciting time to join the school and be part of an enthusiastic, forward thinking and supportive team. If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, go to our website www.stjohnscs.com and click on the Information tab to locate Job Vacancies. Kindly complete the Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Forms and email them to Mrs L O'Neill.

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS clearance. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This post will be subject to safer recruitment procedures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs L O'Neill
  • Address:St John's Catholic Comprehensive, Rochester Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JW
  • Telephone: 01474 534718
  • Email: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.