Cover Supervisor, Newham

Closing date:

London Design & Engineering UTCNewham

Date posted:
Start date: November 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Pro-rata £20,472- £22,083, Actual £17,214 - £18,569
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

London Design & Engineering University Technical College (LDE UTC) is an oversubscribed technical skills provision that opened in 2016. In January of this year we moved into our brand-new purpose-built state of the art building which enjoys its inspirational dockside location on the Royal Docks. Our specialisms include engineering, civil engineering and computing / digital. Courses include, built environment for our budding architects, systems and control, engineering design and digital which contains virtual reality, augmented reality and computing. LDE UTC has been set up by Thames Water, Costain, Skanska, LEGO, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and our university partner the University East London to provide learners with the opportunity to progress onto University, higher degree apprenticeships or the workplace. Leaners look forward to a business like STEM rich curriculum, with access to the very best educational facilities and industry standard equipment in the world. We are able to offer this exciting curriculum from the age of 13 upwards by delivering GCSE’s, A Levels, technical level 3 courses and apprenticeships from level 2 to 8 (level 5 and above in partnership with our University partner UEL).

At LDE UTC staff welfare is at the heart of what we do and being a new and dynamic institution we have been able to introduce new initiatives that reduce stress for staff whilst improving the quality of teaching and learning. As part of this, we have reduced the frequency of DATA drops, introduced a staff wellbeing committee (SMILE), introduced fresh fruit Wednesdays and provide free milk, tea and coffee daily. From September 2019, we will implement a 4.5 day working week, creating 54% learner contact time and 46% of the working week (37 hours) for PPA and CPL. 10 of the 190 days for our learners are ‘flipped learning days’ allowing further time for CPL and PPA for teachers and we are also aspiring to achieve a 20% ratio for working from home for all of our staff. 

This is your chance to be a member of the LDE UTC team who are revolutionising technical education.

• Can you inspire young people to do their very best?

• Are you focused on making a difference to students’ lives by delivering exciting opportunities?

• Do you value making the learning relevant, working on real projects and developing employability skills in our future young professionals?

If so, apply to join us.

Core Purpose: 

We are seeking to employ a flexible and enthusiastic full time Cover Supervisor to provide cover for lessons when teachers are absent. 

This position is a non-teaching role and the appointee will be required to work term time only (plus 1 week to be made up during school holidays). 

Applications are encouraged from those wishing to gain experience in an educational context. Those with relevant experience or who are working in a similar role are encouraged to apply. 

If you are interested in pursuing a career in this vibrant, positive “can do” environment and feel that you have the enthusiasm and drive to make a real difference, then please apply for this truly rewarding opportunity, where together we can create the next generation of confident, independent, work-ready individuals.

Closing date: Monday 14th October 2019 @ 12pm

Interviews: To take place Thursday 17th October 2019

Job starts: November 2019 (after half term) or sooner.

Candidates are welcome to contact LDE UTC for an informal discussion with  Brooke Holdgate, HR Lead. You can contact Brooke on 0203 019 7315. Alternatively, you can contact Brooke on

For further information and application form please visit: 

All applications must be uploaded to the LDE UTC website here: 

Please note, CVs will not be accepted. 

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. LDE UTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

NOR: 550 growing to 750; Age range: 13+

More about London Design & Engineering UTC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Docklands Campus, University Way, East Ham, London, E16 2RD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 7714 255 193
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London Design and Engineering UTC (University Technical College) is a mixed, 14-19 secondary college with sixth form, situated in Docklands Campus, University Way, in London. The college opened in September 2016 and provides education for students of...