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Cover Manager/Supervisor

The King John SchoolEssex

Cover Manager/Supervisor

Required with immediate effect

Scale 6, Point Range 12-17 (dependent on experience)

37 hours per week

Monday to Thursday, 7.45am to 3.45pm Friday 7.45am – 3.15pm (term time only)

(Actual salary £18,422 - £20,339 per annum)

Do you have good organisational and communication skills? Do you have the ability to effectively time manage? Are you able to work as part of team? If so, this position could be for you.

As Cover Manager you will be responsible arranging internal cover when needed and for maintaining relationships with external agencies to ensure staff are covered as and when required. You will also be required to manage a team of Cover Supervisors. As Cover Supervisor you will also be required to supervise whole classes across all key stages and subjects undertaking pre-set work during the absence of teachers.

The role also involves supervising students in 1:1 and small group intervention situations when not used in the capacity of a cover supervisor; supervising school clubs, students working in the Curriculum Plus Centre, and occasional invigilation. 


To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on, completed applications should be submitted to CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application.

Closing Date: 31 January 2021

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 42 6707.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it is with regret that we cannot respond to every application, if you do not hear from the HR Department within two weeks of the deadline, please assume that on this occasion your application has unfortunately not been successful.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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