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Exam Officer

August is a nerve wracking time for thousands of young people sweating on exam results.

Whether it's GCSEs, A-levels, or any other qualifications, waiting for the outcome of years of hard work can be a really stressful time for everyone involved. 

But have you ever thought about those behind the scenes, making sure everything runs smoothly during the exam time itself?

Operating mainly in January, May and June, the role of an examination officer might be perfect for you if you're looking for a job for a few months a year, esepcialy one which fits in with school hours. 

But don’t be fooled. You may remember the examiners walking the room in silence while you scribbled desperately for hours on end. But the job is not about daydreaming your way through two hours.

Examples of job tasks include:

1. Putting up signs in the hall and vicinity.

2. Collecting exam papers.

3. Distributing them on the students desks.

4. Making sure appropriate equipment is available for students.

5. At the end of the exam, collecting the papers to be sorted into an agreed order.

6. You also escort students to the toilet in exams and have to wait for them and escort them back.

There is no time for officiators to be reading books or aimlessly daydreaming.

You are expected to walk up and down the isles and stand at the edges of the hall. You are there to ensure things run smoothly but also to ensure there is no cheating.

You will also need to be CRB checked before you are allowed to work in a school. 

If you are interested in this kind of position then speak to your local schools or council.

Good luck!