Examinations Manager - Maternity Cover

Activate Learning
Oxford,United Kingdom
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
18 Sep 2023 17:23
02 Oct 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Examinations Manager - Maternity Cover

Who we are:

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.


About the role: Exams Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Exams Manager to join our Oxford team on a fixed term basis to cover maternity until June 2024.

As an Exams Manager, you will manage and lead the Examinations Officers and Exams Invigilators to support the smooth running of all examination processes at City of Oxford College and our Technology Campus in Blackbird Leys.

Our Examinations Team are responsible for all matters relating to the students' outcomes – obtaining information from Faculties, registration of students with awarding bodies, entering students for exams, running of the exams, processing of results and providing examination data as required. 

This is a full-time role, working 37 hours per week. Travel across our Oxford sites is a requirement for this role and hybrid working will be considered. Salary: £35,193 Per Annum


What do you need to be successful as an Exams Manager at Activate Learning?

This role could suit an experienced Examinations Officer or Examinations Coordinator looking for the next step in their career, or could be an excellent opportunity for a manager with experience in an educational environment looking for a new area of development.

You will have excellent organisational and IT skills, along with a high level of communication and customer service skills to enable you to communicate effectively with our customers. The ability to manage and lead a team will be core to the role.

About you:

  • Previous experience and confidence in using a large database
  • Strong IT skills and the ability to use all Microsoft programmes including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Management/supervisory experience within an educational environment is desirable
  • Experience of working in an examinations office and administering academic, vocational and professional qualifications is desirable

You will also have the ability to use your own initiative and be friendly and confident in dealing with day-to-day systems, procedures and students.


Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.


We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!