Examiner in Welsh Literature

31 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Welsh Literature Examiner Responsible needed for the International Baccalaureate®

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is currently seeking an experienced individual to take on the role of Examiner Responsible for its Welsh Literature course. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering challenging programmes for a worldwide community of schools. It is now represented in over 145 countries and in over 4,600 schools. The IB provides an international pre-university curriculum and an international university entry qualification, which gives access to higher education on a worldwide basis. You may be interested to visit the public website at for more details.

One of the characteristics of the IB's Diploma Programme is that students are required to study, as one of six subjects that constitute the diploma, one of three ‘Language A’ courses, each designed to develop high social, aesthetic and cultural literacy, as well as communication skills. The IB’s Language A: literature course is for students aged 16-18, and involves the study of both literature originally written in the language of the course, and works of other languages and cultures studied in translation. Emphasis of the course is directed towards developing an understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism and promoting the ability to form independent literary judgments.

Further information about the course is available at: programme/curriculum/language-and-literature/language-a-literature-slhl/

The duties of Examiner Responsible include the setting and marking of examinations and may involve occasional (paid) travel to the IB Global Centre, Cardiff, UK.

Outline information about this role, as well as the application form and recruitment policy can be found at:

Please note that this position is part-time, involves no relocation, and is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments. Examiners will be given clear instructions and be well supported throughout the process. We are seeking an experienced individual with the following background:

  • Native / fluent speakers of Welsh
  • Qualified to at least degree level in Welsh Literature or related subject
  • Teaching experience
  • Examining experience (desirable but not essential).

The IB is committed to offering the Language A: Literature course in diverse languages, and has so far provided examinations in over eighty different languages, through its policy of mother tongue entitlement, for its international candidature. We would be very keen to hear from all individuals with the above experience.

If you wish to apply, or would like further information, please contact the Examiner Training and Recruitment Department by e-mail (

Conflicts of interest Please review the conflicts of interest policy found here.

Recruitment policy Please review the recruitment policy for Examiners Responsible found here.

How to apply For further information and to apply, please visit:

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