Exams Assistant

Apply by:                   9am Monday 7th July 2022

Role commences:     1st September 2022

Salary: £14,471.96 - 15,056.73 per annum (actual gross salary) based on Grades 5

Contract: This is an annualised, term time only contract. The averaged working hours are 32.5 hours per week. Actual hours worked per week are variable according to seasonal demands. The total hours worked across a year are 1,235.

Responsible to: Exams Officer

Thank you for your interest in this exciting post. Application forms, other recruitment material and a copy of the school’s prospectus are available on the school website under the ‘Join Us’ tab.

We would welcome applications for a job share for this position and invite candidates interested in this possibility to complete an application indicating this when submitting.


Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is a multi-academy trust which comprises Didcot Girls’ School, St Birinus School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School. The two secondary schools also include Didcot Sixth Form, a mixed sixth form of some 350 boys and girls.

Didcot Girls’ School is an outstanding school, as confirmed by Ofsted (November 2015). The school has a commitment to the very highest standards and is an exciting and happy school where real attention is given to professional development and staff wellbeing. St Birinus School was judged to be a good school, once more, by Ofsted (February 2020) and is on its way to outstanding. The school has a strong sense of identity and a tangibly vibrant ethos. Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School joined RET in April 2019, creating the opportunity to build an exceptional, coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form. 

RET is committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

The RET Charter describes our vision for Ridgeway Education Trust and our commitment to the development and wellbeing of our staff team is illustrated in the RET Staff Charter. Further information about our Trust can be found on our website: https://www.ridgewayeducationtrust.co.uk


About the role

We are looking for an administrator to join our school Exams Team. The post holder must have strong administrative and organisational skills and to be able to work on his/her own initiative. The successful applicant will be someone who works well in a team, can prioritise and is able to work flexibly with colleagues. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will work closely with staff and students.

The successful applicant will be assist with all aspects of the organisation of examinations and will provide administrative assistance as required. The post holder will assist with handling exam papers and looking after students taking exams whilst ensuring compliance with the official regulations as set out by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). The role is supported by an experienced Exams Officer.

The post holder must also be flexible and willing to work variable hours according to the seasonal demands of the exam calendar.


A completed ‘DGS Support Staff Application Form’ (available on the Staff Vacancies page of the DGS website) should be submitted to Frances Adley, the Head’s PA, at: fadley@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk by 9am Monday 4th July 2022.

To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Catherine Lawrence, Exams Officer, at: clawrence@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk.

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and the school reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.


Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.
Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.
Ridgeway Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer


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