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Examinations Officer

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time, Term-time only (working for 40 weeks per year plus 6 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: 9am on Friday 30 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN

Phone: 01273 476231 ext 211
Email: personnel@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://www.priory.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.



Examinations Officer

Required to start as soon as possible

Priory is a very successful school with an excellent reputation. The school is consistently oversubscribed yet has a genuinely comprehensive intake. The Governors of this successful school seek to appoint an Examinations Officer who will be responsible for the administration and organisation of all aspects of external and internal examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the awarding bodies. This includes leading on all aspects of the examination process:

  • Logistical planning and management of examinations
  • Production and review of policy, guidance and procedures 
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Pastoral work with students and parents
  • Supporting SENCO with access arrangements and managing additional arrangements on exam   days in compliance with regulations
  • Recruitment, training, timetabling and management of invigilation team
  • Strong administrative and computing skills
  • Local and national networking
  • Willingness to deliver and participate in student, staff and parent information events
  • Ability to manage, influence and motivate staff (and staff training)
  • Ability to work independently and calmly under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills

It is essential that you can be flexible with start and finish times during the exam period.

The actual salary is £21,181 to £22,930 a year for working 37 hours a week term time only, plus inset days and 5 days in the holidays.  The salary grade is based on Single Status Grade 8, points 20 – 22, £24,011 to £25,993.

Full details of the post and an application form can be downloaded directly from our school website at www.priory.e-sussex.sch.uk under ‘staff vacancies’.  Please return application forms by email to personnel@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk or post to the Personnel Officer, Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Friday, 30 September 2022 at 9.00 a.m.

Please note that if you have not received a response within 3 weeks of the closing date then we regret that your application has not been successful. 

East Sussex County Council is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake, or currently hold, a DBS enhanced clearance for this authority.

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/49421/27272

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £24,011 - £25,933 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • Priory School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education