Examination Invigilator

Hampton School London United Kingdom Support
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Hampton School is one of the country’s leading, most successful and best-resourced independent schools and has been helping boys to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations for over 460 years.

We are a lively, friendly and caring School community, in which innovative teaching is underpinned by strong shared values and complemented by outstanding pastoral care. We aspire to enable our boys not only to make sense of the world but also to want to go out and improve it. Hamptonians are expected to aspire to personal best while supporting those around them with kindness and respect.

The School’s examination results and university entrance record consistently rank among the best achieved anywhere. Nearly all Hampton leavers go on to undergraduate courses at Russell Group or equivalent universities. Between 20 and 30 Hamptonians are offered places at Oxford and Cambridge annually and a good number move on to global top-10 universities; we also support pupils who wish to study at US and Canadian universities, some of whom achieve academic and/or sporting scholarships.

Our alumni network is extremely strong and former pupils remain very interested in their School, in no small part due to the exceptionally warm and mutually respectful relationships enjoyed between Hampton staff and their pupils.

Situated on a green field site in a leafy suburb of South West London, we are fortunate to have over 27 acres of playing fields within our spacious grounds and a generous investment programme ensures that pupils and staff benefit from first-class facilities across all areas of School life. These include a state-of-the-art sports ground, a large Sports Hall and The Hammond Theatre, along with an excellent library and specialist facilities for Art, Music, Science, Technology, IT and Languages and our recently opened Sixth Form Study and Careers Centre. The Millennium Boat House, shared with our neighbouring girls’ school, Lady Eleanor Holles, enjoys a prime location on the nearby River Thames and provides the focal point for our renowned Boat Club.

The School was judged to be excellent (the highest possible recognition) across all categories by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in May 2023. Inspectors found that Hamptonians’ achievements are exceptional across academic and co-curricular areas of School life and concluded that ‘outstanding analytical and thinking skills’ lead to academic achievements ‘far and above national and worldwide averages’. The ISI team also highlighted Hamptonians’ excellent personal development and concluded that ‘Pupils are open-minded and tolerant and have a clear sense of justice, successfully fulfilling the school’s aims for them to make sense of the world, to want to make a difference for good, and to aspire to personal best while supporting those around them with kindness and respect’. A copy of the full ISI report can found on the School website and a summary booklet of the inspection team’s key findings is linked here.



Examination Invigilators play an important role in the effective running and delivery of examinations. The role will primarily involve the supervision of candidates for public Examinations taking place in May and June each year and internal examinations throughout the year.

The role of Invigilator is to assist with the conduct and supervision of the School’s public examinations to ensure that they are carried out in accordance with the JCQ, Cambridge International and awarding body statutory rules and regulations.

Examination Invigilators will be required to undertake various duties associated with all the different types of examinations the school runs at all levels of qualifications and of varying durations. This will primarily involve supervision of candidates for GCE, Pre-U, GCSE and IGCSE public Examinations taking place May and June each year, University Admission Tests in October/November and internal examinations (mocks) January and June; and may also include assisting the school’s admission team during the year with entrance exams.



Main Responsibilities

  • Be part of a team of invigilators in a large venue, with one or more Lead Invigilators in charge of up to 320 candidates. Supervision ratio of 1:30/1:20 candidates
  • Support a Lead Invigilator in a separate room for students requiring specific support in the form of an access arrangement
  • Support word processing examinations in a dedicated computer room
  • Provide 1:1 invigilation for a candidate requiring individual supervision
  • Invigilation of candidate requiring a scribe or reader or other specific arrangements to assist candidates with SEN.
  • Arrive promptly, up to 1 hour before the start of an examination session
  • Be fully conversant with the JCQ, Cambridge International and independent Awarding Body rules and regulations and the procedures as documented in the Examinations Invigilator Handbook
  • Have read all examination policies and procedures
  • Maintain a calm and reassuring presence and be empathetic to the needs of the students
  • Take instruction from the Examinations officer and/or Lead Invigilator as to the duties allocated to you during the examination session
  • Notify the Lead Invigilator if a candidate raises a concern or problem regarding the examination paper or if you have any concerns over candidate behaviour, malpractice or any other issue
  • Provide a written report in the event of an incident and attend regular update/examination meetings during the academic year
  • Be prepared to work at very short notice to cover an absence or to meet operational needs
  • Read and understand the School’s Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education policy
  • Be familiar with the School’s fire evacuation and lockdown procedures
  • To act as Fire Marshal and First Aider as required. Training will be provided.
  • Any other reasonable tasks required by The Headmaster and/or Bursar in association with the above role.



The successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Be able to follow instructions and be consistent in approach to invigilation
  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and punctual with the ability to work as part of team or independently, as required
  • Ability to work under pressure, remain calm and be empathetic to a candidates’ needs whilst remaining compliant to regulations
  • A sense of responsibility, the ability to pay attention to detail and remain vigilant for long periods of time
  • A willingness to undertake additional tasks, as required
  • Confidence and willingness to ask questions
  • Eager to learn, complete and actively engage in training sessions provided, and attend INSET as necessary
  • Demonstrate discretion and compliance with the provisions of data protection law and the School’s own privacy policies treating all exam materials and candidate information as confidential, using such information in an appropriate manner and at all times
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the principles of equality and diversity
  • An understanding of the need for confidentiality and Data protection in line with GDPR
  • IT skills (e.g. use of Microsoft Office software) will be an advantage but are not essential


Other information

Equal Opportunities

It is the policy of Hampton School to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals and to prohibit discrimination in employment on any basis protected by applicable law, including but not limited to race, colour, religious creed, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition or disability. Hampton School promotes equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment through positive employment policies and practices.

If any special requirements are required to attend an interview, please inform the School.

Offers of employment will be made on merit and suitability of qualifications and experience, in pursuit of our policy of equal opportunities.


The post holder's responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School s/he must report any concerns to the School's Safeguarding Designated Persons or to the Headmaster.

The School reserves the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process. Further details of the School are available on the website.

Please note all appointments are subject to the Hampton School Trust Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedure.

The School is legally required to carry out a number of pre-appointment checks which are detailed in the School's Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedure. The information you are being asked to provide in this form is required so that the School can comply with those legal obligations should your application be successful. Please note that in order to be considered for a position at the School, you must complete this application form. A curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of a completed application form.

Hampton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment.