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    • moneypooh
    • By moneypooh 28th Mar 08, 5:34 PM
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    school exam invigilator anyone??
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    • 28th Mar 08, 5:34 PM
    school exam invigilator anyone?? 28th Mar 08 at 5:34 PM
    I have recently signed up with my local secondary school to help with exam invigilation. The hours are flexible and obviously within school hours so perfect if you have school age children and can give some time during the day. I will be doing this for the SATs, GCSE and A level exams and will be paid!!! It is a good rate and well above the minimum wage.I guess this could be different for each local authority or may be standard.
    There is training so no experience necessary. A CRB check will be done and then you give your availability during the exam timetable.
    It's a great way to get some money prior to the summer holidays.


    sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere.
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    • samtastic7
    • By samtastic7 28th Mar 08, 5:36 PM
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    • 28th Mar 08, 5:36 PM
    how do you apply? do you contact the local school
    • moneypooh
    • By moneypooh 28th Mar 08, 7:16 PM
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    • 28th Mar 08, 7:16 PM
    The school actually asked in the newsletter at Christmas, I have a child at the school so picked it up that way. Saying that, I was told you DON'T have to have a child at the school to qualify.
    I would phone schools in your area and speak to the examination co-ordinator, they should be able to let you know where assistance is needed.
    Even with advertising within the school newsletter our school is still short of people, it seems that people just don't want to do it, thinking it's the school's responsibility. However you need lots of hands to get papers out and watch/help 100's of students all sitting exams at the same time.

    I'll be covering 9-10am and 1-2.30pm exams - so I'll even get a good break between them.
    • Encantador
    • By Encantador 30th Mar 08, 12:16 AM
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    • 30th Mar 08, 12:16 AM
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    • 30th Mar 08, 12:16 AM
    Colleges need them too.
  • RachyClaire
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    • 30th Mar 08, 11:29 AM
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    • 30th Mar 08, 11:29 AM
    Try looking at your local council's website, I saw some on the Derbyshire one the other day
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    • 30th Mar 08, 1:55 PM
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    • 30th Mar 08, 1:55 PM
    Worcestershire County Council are advertising a position at the moment for a school in Bromsgove. Look at the jobs on www.worcestershire.gov.uk
    • PattyD
    • By PattyD 30th Mar 08, 2:57 PM
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    • 30th Mar 08, 2:57 PM
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    • 30th Mar 08, 2:57 PM
    I have been an Exam Invigilator at my daughter's grammar school for about 18 months now. I also applied after seeing the vacancies in the newsletter. I usually get a timetable of exams and tell them what days/hours I am available. I can choose to do a minimum of 2 hours or I have been known to cover 8 hours of exams each day. My school has about 30-40 invigilators on their books and they try and give everyone their fair share. Last tax year I worked about 150 hours. It can be very monotonous because you usually have to stand in a hall and observe the students continually. There are many rules and regulations you have to adhere to. You cannot read or do anything else while supervising the exams. Sometimes it can be just you and one student or you could be with about 6 others covering up to 300 students.

    However I would recommend it especially if you are male as they are usually short of male invigilators as they sometimes have to rely on ex-staff members of the school.

    Good luck for anyone wishing to go for it. May/June will be the busiest time for exams.
    • moneypooh
    • By moneypooh 6th Apr 08, 3:44 PM
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    I have now started and going well.

    If you do have some time during school hours it's well worth a look.
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    • 7th Apr 08, 4:56 PM
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    • 7th Apr 08, 4:56 PM
    I'm doing this - my CRB check has arrived (free CRB check of course!) plus I do my training in a week or so. £10 per hour. Saw it on my local school's website.
    • faye1978
    • By faye1978 8th Apr 08, 7:07 AM
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    umm, that really does help the children, any parent that does that is very stupid. would you take the bribe ???
    think i would report the parents personnally
    Originally posted by samtastic7
    Umm! Think they were joking hun!!!
    • moneypooh
    • By moneypooh 8th Apr 08, 8:57 AM
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    I was in an A level Law paper mock not so long ago, I couldn't help any stupid kids on that paper!!
    • sparklymessygirl
    • By sparklymessygirl 17th Apr 08, 5:49 PM
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    I have heard that Nottingham Trent University are currently recruiting invigilators

    You would need to email regexaminations@ntu.ac.uk for an application form

    Sparkly
    Last edited by sparklymessygirl; 17-04-2008 at 5:54 PM.
  • Piggles12345
    College and schools would probably be the best bet.

    Universities (particularly research-focused ones) usually employ PhD students to invigilate exams and they offer PhD students around £30-£40 per hour for doing so, hence PhD students rarely pass up the opportunity and so universities rarely need external invilators!!
  • Piggles12345
    ** invigilators (sorry about the spelling)
    • Fiverqueen
    • By Fiverqueen 23rd Apr 08, 12:16 PM
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    Invigilation jobs still out there
    I called in at my son's school yesterday to drop off his lunch ( :rolleyes: ) and asked on the off-chance if they had any non-teaching posts available... a few minutes later I was offered the post of invigilator! It's definitely worth a phone call to your local schools... the worst they can do is say no!

    ...and at £7 per hour it's better pay than Tescos!!
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    • Teresa60
    • By Teresa60 24th Apr 08, 3:55 PM
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    Well after reading this thread I emailed my sons secondary school, just enquiring about exam invigilators and a lady phoned me today and I am going along to meet her tomorrow. She said they are short of people. She asked if I had any experience, I said no, but she said its mostly common sense. They need people for Year 10 exams next week and then SATS in May so I suggest anyone just email or phone your local secondary school or college.
    • Teresa60
    • By Teresa60 25th Apr 08, 12:37 PM
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    Well I went along to the school this morning and I got the job. I start on Wednesday. It is very flexible, I just let them know when I am available and you are put on a rota. They pay £7.02 per hour which I think is great for quite an easy job. Get a move on anyone that wants to do it, because exams are taking place from now until the end of June.
    • Savannah02K
    • By Savannah02K 25th Apr 08, 1:11 PM
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    Worth contacting your local university as they run exams throughout the year, not just in the summer. Also contact the local medical school to see if they need 'patients' for the courses they run on teaching medics communication skills. St Johns Ambulance also pay for 'casualties' when they're running first aid at work courses.
  • afk25
    I work for a University and invigilate most years. The money is usually better than schools, I think its nearly £10 an hour. I would contact the larger departments though as they tend to struggle getting the cover for exams than the smaller ones. Also be aware that unless you work there they may be other criteria involved in getting on the books as they tend to ask people they know...
    • Teresa60
    • By Teresa60 30th Apr 08, 4:07 PM
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    Well I did my first spot of invigilating today, well it was training really, just watching what the other invigilators did. I got £7 an hour and it lasted two hours. I wont lie, it was a boring job, but someones got to do it!!
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