Invigilator recruitment

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

For the 2021/2022 academic year, there is an expectation that most assessments will be online, but during some of the assessment periods there may be some assessments which will need to be held on-campus.  

The Assessment & Progress Team no longer requires schools to provide staff invigilators for assessments.  If a member of staff wishes to invigilate their assessment, they should contact the Assessment & Progress Team before the start of the assessment 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 usually 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