Cover Manager

Support Staff Salary:       Grade 6 (SCP 14-20)

Salary:                                 £ 19,721pa  Actual salary based on working 39 weeks per year

Hours:                              37 hrs per week/ term time + 1 week

(7.30am start time to meet the needs of the school)  

The Governors of this Catholic high school are looking to appoint a hardworking, enthusiastic and reliable individual to lead/manage our existing team of cover supervisors, who play a pivotal supporting role in raising standards of achievement in or out of the classroom.  The Cover Manager will work with the Senior Assistant Headteacher: Business, Finance & Resources to manage an efficient & effective cover system within school. The post holder will be responsible for arranging daily cover, administering cover requirements and contacting supply agencies to identify and book supply staff as required. In addition, the postholder will also make a positive contribution to pupils' learning by providing classroom supervision and delivering prepared lessons, across all subjects and year groups, during the short-term absence of teaching staff.


The successful candidate will lead a team of cover supervisors and be a role model within our school community with excellent communications skills, flexibility in your approach and the ability to relate well with all stakeholders.  The aptitude to work in a composed and authoritative manner, to ensure stability and continuity for students will be an important element of this role. Previous experience of working with young people between the ages of 11-16 would be a distinct advantage along with the ability and skills to instil high expectations whilst promoting a calm and orderly classroom environment.



Important Dates

Closing date:      9.00am, Monday 12th September 2022

Date of Interview:  Wednesday 21th September 2022

Supporting Documents

Information for Applicants 


We hope that after considering the post details and School information available on the website that you choose to apply for the post as you believe you can contribute positively to the department, the ethos of the school and to ensure that our students make the progress we expect.

To be considered for any post advertised you must ensure that every section of the application & supplementary forms are completed in full. Applicants are advised to read through the CES Guidance Application Forms – Notes to Applicants to assist with this process. This can be found in the Documents and Guidance section below along with the appropriate application forms and supplementary documents. 

Following clarification on the GDPR, elements of the application process have been reviewed and updated to ensure that only information required at the application stage of the process is requested as part of your application. This includes the need for applicants to give their consent for school to request appropriate references at the application stage.  References will however only be requested for those individuals shortlisted for interview. It may also be necessary to ask for additional information once the shortlisting process has been completed and applicants selected for interview will be provided with details at that time.

Completed applications and associated documents should be submitted electronically to  stating clearly the post title and be addressed for the attention of Mr A Dawson, Headteacher

If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Tricia Foster, Human Resources Manager at school.  We look forward to receiving your completed application form.

Application Forms and Additional Documentation

Equal opportunities

St Mary’s is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.