June 3, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Snowfields Academy has an opportunity for an Exams and Local Compliance Officer to join our exams department in delivering the successful provision for exams across the whole school.
Actual salary £22,163 pa (£24,789 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
37.5 hours per week, Term Time plus two week inset
Closing Date
June 17, 2024


Please be aware that this role is based at the Cranbrook campus

Snowfields Academy has an opportunity for an Exams and Local Compliance Officer to join our exams department in delivering the successful provision for exams across the whole school. Our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate prior experience in the organisation and administration of both external and internal examinations including entry, delivery and analysis of data, and management of the invigilation team. This key position plays a pivotal role in the success of our students’ progress and is a busy and varied role.

The Exams Officer will liaise with school staff regarding entries will manage the daily running of the exams and must be comfortable in leading, guiding and directing staff and students in respect of the exams provision. It is highly desirable that applicants have experience and working knowledge in accordance with the examination regulations within schools or colleges, are proficient users of exam software and, perhaps, have further experience in admissions.

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to manage the effective and efficient administration of external examinations in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications regulations. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the academy including:

  • Entering pupils for public examinations using electronic data interchange where possible and ensuring a manual backup and liaising with Exams Managers/Officers at all Trust Schools to ensure entries are made and results are forwarded.
  • Production of timetable for students, staff and parents
  • Advise SLT of timetable classes so that appropriate supervision and rooms can be arranged.
  • Book external invigilators and create invigilation timetable.
  • Start and finish all exams both public and internal.

This is a permanent role offering an actual salary of £22,163 (£24,789 full time equivalent) based on 37.5 hours per week, Term Time plus two week inset.

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 in Bearsted as a new secondary provision for students with ASD and was recently rated outstanding by OFSTED. In September  2022 will opened an additional Campus at Cranbrook. When full we will offer 240 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13  in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering at Bearsted with a Cafe and Teaching kitchen and horticulture facilities at Bearsted and a working farm at Cranbrook. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.

At Snowfields Academy we:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3.
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential.
  • Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn.
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity.
  • Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals.
  • Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties.
  • Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do.
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.

Snowfields Academy Student & Staff Charter:

  • Work Hard
  • Be Kind
  • Communicate
  • Stay Safe
  • Be Happy

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1 April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and two special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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