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Examinations Officer - Full-time

Highsted Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4080-478S
  • Posted:28/09/2023
  • Pay:Highsted Academy Trust pay band 8
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Examinations Officer

37 hours a week, full time all year round.

 (Highsted Academy Trust pay band 8: £26,598 - £30,333)

A recruitment and retention allowance is available for an exceptional candidate.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Exams Officer to join this high achieving girls’ grammar school. 

Your main responsibility will be the management of all internal and external examinations, so it is important that you have previous school experience in this arena. In assessment periods, you will line manage a team of invigilators and provide training where necessary. As with any role pertaining to school examinations, you will have an eye for detail and the ability to work accurately. You will be able to demonstrate these skills through your knowledge of JCQ guidelines and up to date understanding of best practice.

SIMS experience essential but specific training will be given.  A first aid qualification is desirable and willingness to undergo first aid training.    Experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Further information and an application form are available from Karen Hugill at the school.  Closing date for applications: noon 20th October 2023.

Highsted Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Highsted Grammar School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Information about the school

Highsted Grammar School (approx 850 on roll, 154 in Sixth Form) is a high-performing girls school, where pastoral care and enrichment feature as highly as academic success. As one of just two Kent secondary schools recently featured in Her Majesty's Chief Inspectors list of outstanding schools, we are proud to play a leading role in the education of young people in our area. Our pupils are exceptional in every way – they are enthusiastic, personable, caring, and show considerable initiative – and we enjoy the strong support of parents. Likewise, the staff team – teaching, support and administrative – is talented, dedicated, hard-working and committed to the continuing success of the school. The governing body represents a group of capable, multi-skilled individuals, wholly supportive of the work we do. ‘Pupils and students flourish and succeed at Highsted Grammar.’ ‘Pupils are courteous, polite and welcoming – they are happy, safe and well cared for’. Ofsted 2023

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 429375


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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.