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Head of Examinations


£31,218 - £36,175 per annum




37 hours

Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

031 - 036

Responsible To

Vice Principal Student Services and Registry


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form


Post Ref: 6188. Full Time. 37 hours per week. Permanent. £31,218 – £36,175 per annum.

 Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days’ annual leave per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Head of Examinations who is passionate about excellence and wants to make a difference. Reporting to the Vice Principal Student Services and Registry, you will lead the development and operational delivery of a dynamic and responsive exams team for Education Partnership North East. You will work as part of an experienced, friendly and caring leadership team, and work closely with people from across Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Northumberland College as well as with relevant external stakeholders. Your ability to build and maintain productive relationships is essential.

You must be adept at developing and maintaining excellent working relationships at all levels built on professional expertise, credibility and trust, demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence, have a flexible mind-set and a data focused skillset. You should also be an excellent people manager able to motivate and lead teams to deliver and maintain high standards within the College as well as experience of training all staff on the procedural and operational requirements of exams including invigilation and the review of exam related policies and procedures.

You should have an excellent working knowledge of JCQ regulations, experience of both exams management and organising BTEC, GCSE and A Level results day. Attention to detail, the ability to prioritise work, an effective problem solver and enthusiasm are essential for this role. If you thrive in a face-paced environment where your job means you connect with a wide range of customers, this is absolutely the role for you.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

All applications must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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