Invigilator recruitment

If you are interested in becoming an invigilator at the University, find out what's involved and how to apply. 

The Examinations Office no longer requires schools to provide staff invigilators for exams.  If a member of staff wishes to invigilate their exam, they should contact the Examinations Office before the start of the exam period.

Procedure notes for invigilators are available in the Operational Guide for Invigilation (also available as a PDF download).


We recruit external people and PhD students* to work as invigilators.  Successful applicants will be hired as support invigilators.  The job description for support invigilators can be found here

To apply to become a support invigilator at the University of Leeds, please complete the online application form.

If you are a PhD student*, you will also be invited by email in mid-October each year.  

*Only students on research degree programmes can be employed as invigilators.  If you are a research degree student but are studying any taught modules, you are not eligible due to a conflict of interest.


Before you can be allocated any invigilator duties you will have to undertake some compulsory online training