Exams & Cover Officer vacancy at The King's School

Salary: £19,739.78 - £21,739.58
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: J Parkin
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 04/01/2022 10:00
Email: recruitment@kings.patrust.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 06/01/2022
Start Date: 07/02/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 37.00
Contracted Weeks: 40.00
Department: Administration Team
Pay Grade: Grade 6 SCP 12-17

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0023


Required for February 2022


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 - 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas. 


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Exams and Cover Officer at The King’s School. This candidate will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of examinations organisation, entries and results arrangements at the school. They will be responsible for examination entries and liaising with key staff on the examination processes, including entries, exam board requirements and exam timetables. They will also be responsible for the day to day cover arrangements for unplanned absences in school.


This is a 37 hours per week, term time plus ten days, permanent contract, equating to 200 working days per year.


The school can offer:


  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:


·       has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils

·       will make a difference in changing children’s life chances

·       has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs

·       can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative

·       has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers


For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 601701 or via email at admin@kings.patrust.org.uk.


Completed application forms should be returned via the online Face-Ed applicant system no later than 10:00am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.


We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

File Attachments

File Name Description
S_Exams Officer JD & PS (2021_09_16 V1).pdf Exams and Cover Officer Job Description & Person Specification
PAT-Careers-Prospectus-v2.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent Grade C/4 or higher
Degree in a relevant subject Pass


5 or more GCSE's at Grade C/4 or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications)
Education to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
Personal Qualities
Respect confidentiality
Reliability, integrity and stamina
An excellent record of attendance and punctuality
Commitment to personal development and learning
Think clearly in emergency situations
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
Able to seek support, when required
Able to use initiative and develop creative and imaginative solutions to solve problems
Evidence of sound judgement skills
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with pupils, staff and other partners, including senior leaders
Able to accurately input and prepare statistical information in various formats as directed
Able to interpret information and data
Understanding of equal opportunities issues and the need to make reasonable adjustments, where required
Strong analytical, planning and organisation skills
Good working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice legislation
Work as an effective team member and apply directions/instructions
Ability to work consistently, prioritise and delegate appropriately, to handle pressure and to work to deadlines
Significant experience in an administrative role
Customer service experience; experience of dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
Experience of basic technology, PC, internet, MS Office packages
Experience of exam processes and procedures
Experience of managing a small team
Experience of working to regulatory frameworks
Experience of working to tight deadlines