From Marlborough College Academic Review Summer 2021
‘Taking on the position of Deputy Head (Academic) in this most challenging of years has given me a privileged view of the extent to which the College’s ongoing academic success is owed to the combined efforts of a huge range of individuals; pupils, beaks and the support staff upon whom both groups rely every day. This hasn’t been truer than in the work of the Exams Office in these extraordinary times. Seeing their superhuman degree of organisation and flexibility, matched by the care they have taken for every Marlburian during assessments across this term, has made me mindful of just how fortunate we are to have such a professional and compassionate team managing this important aspect of our academic life.’
Deputy Head (Academic)
We are looking to recruit a number of Examination Supervisors to support the existing, experienced Examinations Team with the smooth running of exams next summer. The role will involve the preparation of exam rooms, supervising pupils during examinations, enforcing examination regulations and associated administrative tasks.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to handle situations in a calm and logical manner, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Experience of examination invigilation is preferred but not essential, as training will be given. Awareness of a busy school environment would be advantageous, together with an understanding of the formality and importance of examinations.
You will be required to work to an agreed timetable of set days and hours (working either full days and/or half days) during the very busy exam period in April, May and June. The hours are flexible and agreed in advance.
Full details of the role, including a job description and application form are available from
Closing date for returned applications is Friday, 7th January 2022
Interviews are expected to take place during January/February 2022
Marlborough College 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 post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the College is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”