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Job Ref No. ECC8824736-139S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £14,671 to £16,198
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday, 13 July, 2022 Shortlisting Starts:  06/07/2022

Job Description

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Assistant Exams Officer

Required as soon as possible

£14,671 to £16,198 actual salary (Point 12 to 17 Essex Scale 6)

Working hours: 8.00 am - 1.30 pm daily

Term time plus 1 week (GCSE Results Week)

We are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic administrator to work alongside our Exams Officer to assist with the administration of internal and public examinations, and support in maintaining exam processes in line with JCQ regulations.

Applicants will need to be methodical, efficient, flexible and have excellent attention to detail. The successful candidate will have experience of working within a busy office environment, preferably within a school or college environment.

The successful candidate will also be expected to deputise for the Exams Officer in their absence.

Training will be provided as necessary.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

· Working accurately and confidentially, meeting stringent deadlines

· ability to assist in leading a team of invigilators

· good communication skills both oral and written and experience of liaising with a variety of stakeholders

· an ability to work calmly under pressure

· a good standard of education (grade C/4 or equivalent in Maths & English at GSCE level)

Some flexibility around working hours maybe required during busy exam seasons.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

This is an exciting time to join Southchurch High School. We are an expanding, oversubscribed secondary School.

Please note the School can only consider completed School Application Forms and not CVs alone.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday, 4 July, 2022 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Wednesday, 6 July, 2022.

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 13 July, 2022.

Please visit our website for an Applicant Information Pack and to download an Application Form. Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail with your contact details. Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and operate safer recruitment practices we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. You will be asked to provide documentation, if shortlisted for interview, as proof of your identity and qualifications. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Right to Work, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period. If you have recently lived in a country other than the United Kingdom, clearance from this country will also be requested and a certified translation may be required.

Information about the School

Southchurch High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are fortunate to be housed in a spacious, modern building, one wing of which has been recently refurbished. We have recently moved into our new 4 court Sports Hall. These developments have helped to give the School a very positive future.

Southchurch High School is situated near one of Southend's many attractive Victorian conservation areas. The area benefits from being very close to the lively Southend town centre as well as a short walk from the attractive Cliff Gardens and the seafront.

Southend also benefits from superb transport links, the School is a short walk from Southend East train station on the Fenchurch Street line and Southend Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line, is just a short bus ride from the School. Both rail lines are less than an hour away into London. Southend also benefits from excellent road links and the rapidly developing London Southend Airport which flies to a growing number of destinations throughout Europe.

Southend is a lively thriving town with seven miles of seafront (with a number of Blue Flag beaches), the world's longest pleasure pier (1.25 miles in length!), a busy shopping centre, many diverse places to eat and drink, a world class diving and swimming centre and plenty of cultural offerings including two theatres and a number of museums and galleries.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Tracy Smith
Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4XA
Telephone: 01702 900777

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