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International Examinations Officer

Job Title: Examinations Officer

Responsible to: Head of Department International Examinations

Main Purpose of Job is to ensure the arrangement and delivery of examinations to meet the needs of members outside of the United Kingdom

Areas of Responsibility

  • Organisation and planning of practical dance examinations, principally in your designated region / countries, ensuring that best use is made of resources, and to meet the identified needs of Members.
  • Co-ordinate and arrange travel and accommodation for examiners, working flexibly to meet their needs and those of the organisation / overall plan, and dealing with any necessary amendments, changes and complications as needed.
  • Ensure the timely and efficient administration of all paperwork relating to the examinations, in particular the despatch of all relevant paperwork etc to teachers and examiners in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Liaise with examiners and teachers as required, answering queries in a professional manner within agreed performance standards.
  • Liaise with the Finance officer and the finance team to ensure that all income and expenditure is processed efficiently.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of Department or Executive Management.

Person Specification 


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, with a demonstrable awareness and understanding of the potential impacts of language and cultural differences on working with others to deliver a good service
  • Fluency in another language (Italian) appropriate to the region for which they are responsible and an understanding of the cultural implications of this.
  • Proven ability to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and support a service, demonstrating flexible, efficient and accurate administrative and organisational skills even when under pressure.
  • Good analytical problem solving skills to support effective decision making, using own initiative in particular in resolving difficulties experienced by staff travelling world-wide
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including using databases and researching the Internet
  • May be required to travel to other countries on occasion, with notice
  • Attitude of personal responsibility and accountability and a flexible and ‘can-do’ attitude towards the workplace


  • experience of working within a dance, awarding body, or arts environment
  • experience of working for an examination board / awarding body


Salary upon request.

Applications CV and Covering letter to pa@istd.org. Interviews will be held 27th and 28th October.

Closing date 21st October



The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is the leading professional body for dance professionals across multiple genres. It forms a community of around 7,500 active members around the world as students, teachers and examiners.

ISTD Head Office provides a wide variety of services to members, including: the opportunity to gain qualifications, access to sources of information and advice, and the chance to network and meet like-minded people at events. We provide additional products and services such as training and publications for members and non-members.

We have around 42 staff, most of whom work at our offices at Imperial House in Paul Street, London. We also have an ISTD2 Dance Studio located in Old Street, which hosts examinations, workshops and other events and activities.

Other Conditions of Service

The ISTD is an equal opportunities employer. We operate a no smoking policy.