Exams and Cover Officer

Ref: P407

Required as soon as possible

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 to join Carleton High School. The post holder will lead and manage all aspects of examinations organisation, entries and results arrangements at the school. They will be responsible for ensuring the school fulfils its duties under exam board regulations, and liaise with subject leaders to ensure an effective and efficient exam management system. They will also be responsible for day to day cover arrangements for unplanned absences.

This vacancy is a permanent, 37 hours per week, term time plus 5 days role, equating to 195 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 leadersWe 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

You can access the Trust’s Strategic Plan 2020-22 here: https://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/PAT-Strategic-Plan-LR.pdf

Completed application forms should be returned by email to recruitment@patrust.org.uk no later than 10:00am on Monday 28th September 2020.


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. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

Salary: Grade 6, SCP 12 - 17 (£22,183 - £24,012 per annum full time, pro rata to £19,229.27 - £21,229.95 per annum actual salary)
Role Level: Non-Teaching and Support
Location: Carleton High School
Closing Date: Monday 28th September 10AM
Interview Date: W/C 28th September 2020
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Specification: Download
Letter from the CEO: Download
Application Form: Download