Examinations Assistant

Birmingham City Council
Holte School, Wheeler Street, Birmingham, B19 2EP
£20,812 to £22,777 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review.
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

Job Details

Hours per week: Casual, term time only

Contract type: Casual

Holte School

Wheeler Street


B19 2EP

Telephone number: 0121 566 4370

Email address: hr@holte.bham.sch.uk

Required January 2024

We are looking to extend our team of examination invigilators, and this is an ideal

opportunity for anyone who is seeking flexible working hours and is available to start January 2024.

The main examination season is May to July, however there will also be mock examinations held between November and March and there may be work at other times throughout the year. Therefore, these positions are seasonal with no guaranteed hours, which means working on a casual, zero-hours contract and being paid hourly for those times worked.

Duties include preparing rooms, distribution of scripts and supervision of students whilst adhering to formal examination conditions in a calm and confident manner. The ideal candidates will need to be well organised, with excellent communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team.

We are ideally looking for experienced candidates although full training will be provided for this role. We are keen to appoint as soon as possible and are particularly looking for anyone who may be interested and available for the forthcoming examination season.

We offer:

• a supportive community and governing board

• a talented staff team who welcome new challenges and are committed to supporting and developing colleagues

• enthusiastic students who are keen to learn

• quality continuous professional development

• opportunities to work in collaboration with partner schools, where available

Holte School is an oversubscribed, diverse, multi-racial, 11-18 community school and are one of only 8 schools across the country to be recognised as a ‘National IQM Inclusion Champion’ school. The school is on a shared site with both a primary and a special school, with plans to develop our sixth form facilities. The school's ethos emphasises high quality teaching to achieve excellence and enable our students to maximise their potential. We have the highest expectations around behaviour and standards, and this is achieved through working alongside passionate and dedicated colleagues who share this vision.

Our young people are proud of the school and their community and have high aspirations that we see reflected in their conduct and engagement. We also actively promote staff wellbeing, supporting colleagues in what is a challenging yet rewarding profession. We are awaiting the publication of our recent Ofsted Inspection, which we believe recognises the

many strengths of our school.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing date: 4 December 2023, 10:00am

For further details and an application form, please download information from our website

vacancies page. A completed non-teaching application form, recruitment monitoring form and supporting statement should be returned to: hr@holte.bham.sch.uk

We hope you will take the opportunity to arrange an informal visit, as we believe that by doing so, you will discover what a great place this is to work and be inspired to join our hard-working students and supportive and ambitious team. Please arrange an appointment by contacting Cherise Hogan, HR Assistant, on 0121 566 4370.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.


BCC is a Living Wage employer


Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.


An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.



Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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