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Pearson Invigilator - Abingdon (zero-hour contract) in Abingdon, United Kingdom

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.


Responsible for invigilating English, Mathematics and ICT Functional Skills assessments for the Army’s Pearson TQ Apprentices under instruction at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon. This role also involves invigilating online mock assessments and BKSB initial and diagnostic assessments.


Pearson TQ is a provider of outsourced training services to the UK Ministry of Defence, other public sector organisations and private companies both in the UK and overseas. Due to business growth and development, we are recruiting an Invigilator to support Functional Skills delivery as part of the Army Apprenticeship contracts with the MoD.

Key Responsibilities

  • To maintain direct control and supervision of all learners undergoing assessments/exams.

  • Conduct initial and diagnostic assessments with learners

  • Set up online mock assessments, invigilate and print results

  • Prepare and administer Functional Skills English, Mathematics and ICT assessments

  • Maintain accurate records of examinations undertaken, including seating plans, supervision reports and attendance registers with accuracy

  • Submit completed examination paperwork within a timely manner

  • Ensure the JCQ Instructions for Conducting Examinations (ICE) are adhered to

  • Maintain accurate daily records of learner’s attendance and achievements and report any absences

  • Undertake appropriate staff development activities that support personal development, ensuring your own practice conforms with standards

Key Performance Indicators

  • Ensuring all Functional Skills examinations and administration requirements of the contract are fulfilled

  • Maintaining accurate records for student examinations and other administrative requirements

This is a zero-hours vacancy.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


  • Excellent organisational, administration and relationship management skills

  • Knowledge of the Functional Skills framework

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Ability to promote learning and opportunity for all

  • Ability to be flexible over hours of attendance, including evenings

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic team-worker


  • Functional Skills, Key Skills or Skills for Life qualifications

  • Knowledge of Apprenticeships and Apprenticeship delivery

  • Experience of invigilating examinations/assessments

  • Experience of working in education or with the military

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Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: PART_TIME

Req ID: 4759