An important part of the examination process, Exam Invigilators are employed to oversee assessments in schools, colleges and universities. The role is favoured by candidates who are searching for casual work and recruitment agencies will look to place these job seekers into the right vacancies.
Exam Invigilator jobs are most typically advertised between December and May - covering the two main exam seasons. As exams mainly take place in the Summer and Winter months, and usually for a few hours at a time, Education employment firms will frequently source candidates for temp and casual work. Rates of pay for this work will vary, however it will usually range between £8 and £11 per hour.
Candidates will be expected to support the Exam Officer or Head Invigilator in creating the right environment for academic examinations. This will include duties such as directing students to their seats, dealing with student queries and collecting papers. Although there are no entry requirements needed for the role, recruiters will look for trustworthy and flexible applicants with good communication skills. Employers may also favour those with prior experience in an Education job, but this is not essential.