01763 242344


Vacancies:  Self-employed Peripatetic Teachers. 

If you are interested in joining the peripatetic music team as cello  strings teacher at Bassingbourn Village College, please contact Mr N Cowlan on ncowlan@bassingbournvc.org


If you are interested in applying for one of our vacancies, visits to the school are warmly encouraged; please call the school office to arrange. If a visit is not possible then a telephone conversation with the Headteacher or one of our Deputy Principals is welcomed.     For more information on working at Bassingbourn Village College and what the local surroundings have to offer, please take some time to read our Application Pack Information :  Working at Bassingbourn Village College


Application forms :  Application forms should be completed and returned to the College with a covering letter.

We do not accept CVs.

Teaching staff:           (word version): Teacher application form          (PDF version)  Teacher application form

Non-teaching staff (including exam invigilators)          (word version)  Support Staff application form    (PDF version)  Support Staff application form

Disclosure of criminal record declaration form.pdf                  Disclosure of criminal record declaration form Word version


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Looking for some part-time, casual work term time only?

Job Title: Examination Invigilator

Job Description

The primary roles of an invigilator are twofold; to ensure that examinations are conducted according to the regulations and to ensure that all candidates have the opportunity to perform in the examination to the best of their ability.


Purpose: To assist the Examinations Officer & Chief Invigilator in the smooth running of all examinations
Accountable to: Examinations Officer
Responsible for: Supervising students before, during and after examinations.

Acting as a reader/scribe for students with these arrangements

Working with: Examinations Officer, Chief Invigilator, other invigilators,  Heads of department, other staff as appropriate
Working time: During exam periods – Mainly the May/June period but at other times as they occur throughout the school year.

Morning exams start at 9am and afternoon exams usually start at 1.40pm – invigilators are expected to be on duty up to 30 minutes before each exam.

Pay scale National Living Wage
Disclosure level Enhanced
Qualifications and personal skills
  • No formal qualifications or experience necessary; training will be given.
  • Vigilance, calmness and firmness are more important than formal qualifications
  • You will work as part of a team so need to be adaptable within the working environment


Key Tasks Organisation & Administration

  • to issue papers and necessary equipment to students
  • to maintain a discrete but effective and vigilant presence during the examination enabling students to perform to the best of their ability
  • to support students who may need to take rest breaks during the exam
  • to invigilate small groups where some students may have readers or scribes
  • to support students as a reader or scribe
  • to support the examination officer/chief invigilator in checking papers before despatch
  • to ensure the exam hall is cleared of all materials relating to the finished paper and then help set up for the next exam

Professional Development

  • to attend training meetings before examination periods and as necessary for refreshers
  • to attend de-briefing sessions at the end of each exam period to maintain good practice


  • to be aware of and comply with policies relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. Also to be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all



This job description maybe reviewed from time to time.  Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task will not necessarily be identified and a full explanation will be given at the New Invigilators training session.

To apply, please complete a support staff application and send with a covering letter by post to Mrs S Smith at the College or by email to ssmith@bassingbournvc.org.  CVs will not be accepted.  If you require further information about this position, please contact the Exams Officer, Sue Jenkins on 01763 242344 or by email sjenkins@bassingbournvc.org

Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

01763 242344