Examinations Officer

Examinations Officer

Circa £11,784 per annum (c.£26,000 per annum full time equivalent)

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

We are seeking to appoint a confident and capable Examinations Officer who will support the Examinations Manager in managing all aspects of public Examinations as well as lead on all internal examinations from Year 7 to Year 13 ensuring compliance with exam board regulations.

Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working in an educational setting and a good knowledge of the English public examinations system. You must be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, care and organisational skills and the ability to use your initiative to respond positively to complex situations. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently as well as part of the wider school community. The ability to meet deadlines whilst still maintaining a high level of accuracy is essential.

This post is part-time for 20 hours per week, term time plus 3 weeks. The hours will be annualised and spread across the academic year to ensure coverage for examination requirements.

In return, we can offer a friendly and supportive working environment, CPD opportunities available through our membership of the Harpur Trust, the option to be part of a private healthcare scheme, a generous pension scheme, free lunches (in term time) and free parking.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract employees that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Closing date: Friday 19 January 2024

Interview date: Friday 26 January 2024

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicants.

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service.  Please see the guide in the company news area.

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

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.

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