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Examinations officer

Related job titles include examination invigilator, examinations manager and examination secretary / administrator.

With equality of opportunity at its core, the role of the examinations officer requires strong organisational, administrative skills as well as making qualified judgements under strict conditions. Below are some of the activities that an examination officer can be involved in;

  • Liaising with heads of department, invigilators and teachers
  • Issuing rules of conduct to all students and staff
  • Issuing students with their entry slips and making any necessary corrections.
  • Drawing up examination timetables
  • Prepare, organise and supervise these examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by all the examination boards.
  • Supplying all the necessary stationery and materials related to the smooth running of the examination system.
  • Dealing with certification issues
  • Attending result days, distributing documentation to staff and dealing with queries, where appropriate, from students, staff and parents.
  • Checking statistical data
  • Checking all examination fees and charges from each examination board.

The key responsibility of an examinations officer is for the administration, organisation and smooth running of public examinations.

For more information and a video about the role of an examinations officer click here

If you would like to see how you could develop within this role click here and select your area of work

Useful links for exam officers and related staff

"Exam Officers' Association"  A non profit making organisation dedicated to the work and development of examination staff.


QCDA maintains and develops the national curriculum and associated assessments, tests and examinations; and accredits and monitors qualifications in colleges and at work.


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