Exams Invigilator
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Location: Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi/ Temporary contract/ Hourly paid/ Have the right to live and work in Malawi/ Criminal background checks are a must/ closing date: 20 September 2017, 23:59 UK Time


To ensure that any test administered by the British Council runs smoothly on the test day/s and that all assigned test day duties and standards are met. 


  • Report promptly to test venue at agreed time. In case of any delays or if unable to get to the test venue, inform the appropriate test day or British Council Examinations Services staff in a timely manner. 
  • Follow all relevant standards & procedures, based on training and reference materials provided by the British Council Examinations Services and the relevant Exam Boards. 
  • Enable good customer flow by giving candidates clear direction and answering their enquiries. 
  • Ensure that candidates follow the agreed exam procedures regarding the location and security of their belongings. 
  • Conduct candidate entry, exit, identity checks and Test Day Photography procedures according to exam requirements. Ensure special arrangements are provided as required. 
  • Be familiar with the emergency procedures for the test day venue. Invigilate examinations to the standard required by the British Council Examinations Service and the relevant Exams Boards. 
  • Actively monitor candidates during tests to make sure that there is no violation of test conditions. 
  • Support the supervisor to ensure that candidates have a positive and consistent test day experience and a positive image of the British Council. 
  • Ensure all material is accounted for and handed over securely to the supervisor. Complete and maintain accurate records of exam assignments. 
  • Complete all reports, logs and claims accurately as required by British Council Examinations Services. 
  • Follow all relevant guidelines and policies in the areas of: Data Protection, Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Diversity, and Anti-Fraud. 
  • Report any incidents, emergencies or breaches of security to the appropriate test day supervisor. 
  • Work with the test day supervisor to promote and ensure the wellbeing of candidates at all time. In case of emergencies, follow correct procedures. 
  • Additional duties in line with the role may be required.
  • Punctual and reliable
  • A good working knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Good attention to detail
  • Customer Service and people skills
  • Basic computing skills

Education: Diploma in any subject area

See below other Job advert documents
Role Profile.doc
BC Core skills.pdf
BC Behaviour.pdf

Closing Date: 20 September 2017, 23:59 UK Time

Equal opportunities & Diversity: we are committed to equality of opportunity and positive action to promote it. We believe that our Equal Opportunities Policy and a Diversity Strategy help to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff. 

Child Protection: The British Council believe that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.