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Exam Invigilation: Invigilator (3332-23)

Exams & Awards

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £12.08 per hour
Closing Date:  Saturday 30 September 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  U2411223AJ

Start Date: January 2024

Hours: Ad-hoc during exam periods 

Primary Location (Regularly): Highfield Campus, including Avenue and Boldrewood 

Secondary Locations (Rarely): National Oceanographic Centre (NOCS) / Princess Anne’s, Winchester or Southampton General Hospitals and Winchester School of Art (WSA) 

Department: Student and Education Services, Exams and Awards Team 

Salary: Paid at £12.08 per hour as casual rising to £15.32 per hour as team leader 

Would you like to work as an examinations invigilator for the University of Southampton during the 2023/2024 academic year? Exams are run in January, May/June and August. 

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic, and motivated people who want a flexible job that can fit around other commitments.   

Salary will be £12.08 per hour.  This rises to £15.32 per hour if you have the aptitude to become an invigilator team leader. 

Invigilators must be reliable, professional and in general good health. They need to have a clear voice and must be able to relay procedures and regulations calmly to students, in a firm but kindly way. Full training will be given prior to work being undertaken. 

We see the invigilators role as 50-50 balancing the requirements of academic integrity and supporting student welfare. We expect candidates to show respect to all students and staff and to follow policy and procedures to deliver in their role. 

You must be fully committed to the role and complete all the online training modules before you can invigilate. You will then be supported in your role with your exams induction, team leader guidance and collegiate support. You can choose which days/times and locations you are available to work by means of an availability rota form. 

If you think this is the job for you, please submit an application form no later than Saturday 30 September 2023

Interviews / Recruitment Selection Activities are expected to be held November 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed)

We regret that we cannot accept applications from active students on Taught Programmes. 

Please note that we cannot accept Certificate of Sponsorship for this assignment.

Shifts could be

All day 8.00 am to 6.00pm with a lunch break  
AM 8.00am to 12.30pm/1.30pm   
PM 1.00pm to 5.30pm/6.30pm 

Application Procedure 
You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 238059 3031 or email Please quote reference U2411223AJ on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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