Examination Invigilators

Sherborne Area School's Trust

Examination Invigilators

Start Date: February 2022

Closing Date: 9am Thursday 27 January 2022

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 31 January 2022

Remuneration: £9.81/hour

Contract: Casual

Contact Details: School Office on 01935 813122, website on www.sast.org.uk or e-mail Gryphon.HR@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

SAST is a strong and ambitious Trust of both primary and secondary schools with a national Teaching School seeking to ensure an excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset.

We are seeking to appoint reliable, flexible individuals to join our experienced Invigilation Team within the Trust. There are currently opportunities at The Gryphon School, Sherborne and King Arthur’s School, Wincanton however there may be instances where you are asked to assist at another school within the Trust. A comprehensive induction will be provided before commencing in role.

The successful candidates will be:

  • Caring and supportive
  • Have the ability to empathise with students
  • Able to use a range of strategies to deal with students under pressure and also individual behavioural needs
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Have the ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the challenges of this role

There is further information on the SAST website. We warmly encourage a visit to the Trust prior to application. Our Trust Exams Manager, Samantha Hole, is also available to have an informal discussion with interested applicants about the role. Please contact her on 01935 811067 or at samantha.hole@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Please read the job description and person specification found in the pack and then complete the online application form and provide a letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise; covering the questions below, returning to us by the closing date. Please also advise if you have a preference as to which school you would like to be based at.


Completed applications should be returned either by post, marked ‘Confidential’ to; Samantha Hole, SAST Exams Manager, The Gryphon School, Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4EQ or by email to: Gryphon.HR@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an

environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

SAST has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The Trust and our Schools follow the national and LA policies and procedures for child protection and security and the interview will include questions about safeguarding children. Current and/or previous employers will be contacted for references as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks if the applicant is short listed.

Safeguarding Responsibilities for this post

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role may include engagement in regulatory activity, such as caring for an injured/upset child. It may have regular contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and the post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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