Cover Manager and Student Services Receptionist

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading, Reading

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £16,983,.26

Job summary

Closing date: 9am 28 February 2020
Hours: 37 hours per week, 5 days a week, term time only, plus 5 INSET days, starting at 7.15am – 3.15pm
Salary: Grade 4, SP7 (actual from £16,983.26)

We are now looking for a Cover Manager and Student Services Receptionist at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading. Our school is an ambitious, over-subscribed 11-16 secondary school in an urban context which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff as it is our high-quality education. Our school benefits from excellent, modern facilities and teaching spaces and we are very proud of our vibrant, diverse and engaging students who work hard and have high aspirations.
Day to day responsibilities for this post will include:
• Managing the daily cover requirements of the school
• Monitor staff absence
• Manage the student services reception, including assistance with First Aid
• Provide admin and cover support to the various school admin teams.

The successful applicant will be energetic and enthusiastic and enjoy working with 11-16-year olds. Whilst experience is not necessary, you must have a good standard of literacy, be adaptable and willing to be involved in all aspects of school life, have a calm manner and good sense of humour and be able to work as part of team. You will enjoy nurturing young people to grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

The school is a part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust which offers a range of career opportunities in our vibrant and successful schools. We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff to middle and senior leadership posts and our can offer Specialist Leader of Education and school improvement opportunities to the right candidates

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed so that you can meet us and see our facilities and how we work. Please email with your interest to visit.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

Essential educational requirements

Maths and English GCSE.

Essential qualifications

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent desirable but not essential

Essential skills and experience

First Aid qualification, or prepared to train
Knowledge of SIMS packages or willingness to learn
Excellent Microsoft office skills - Word, Excel, Outlook
Confidentiality, reliability, tact, diplomacy, sensitivity and resilience
Excellent organisational and communication skills – able to prioritise workload
Ability to identify customers’ needs quickly and deal with queries
Able to work independently but also as part of a team
Flexible approach to working and a commitment to on-going personal development
Excellent people management and communication skills
Tact, diplomacy and sensitivity
Ability to work to tight deadlines
A sense of responsibility
Calm under pressure, proactive, adaptable and energetic

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 891 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Maiden Erlegh School in Reading website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

School location

81 Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5SL