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  • Job start date

    2 April 2024

  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,192.00 - £31,684.00 Annually (FTE)

Cover Manager job summary

We are seeking a highly organised and experienced Cover Manager for Chiltern Hills Academy . The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the supply needs of the school and will also undertake cover supervision duties. This is a permanent position.

Salary: BP scale 5 (£29,192–£31,684), 39 weeks per year, 32.5 hours per week

Line of responsibility the cover manager will be directly responsible to the Assistant Vice Principal

Job purpose:

The cover manager is responsible for:

Managing and organising cover for absent staff, both teaching and non-teaching.

organising and providing induction and support for supply staff both teaching and non-teaching.

Ensuring that safeguarding requirements and other relevant regulations are in place and adhered to including the completion and recording of necessary checks.

Managing and monitoring relevant budgets.

The line management of all cover supervisors including their induction, training, and appraisal

Contributing to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

Maintain accurate records related to the SCR, systematically checking all documents are uploaded.

Duties and responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities are indicated below. Other duties of an appropriate level and nature may also be required, as directed by the Principal. Conditions of employment

The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the written statement of conditions of employment (the contract of employment).

required to support and encourage the school’s ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures as agreed by the governing body.

uphold the school's policy in respect of child protection and safeguarding matters.

shall be subject to all relevant statutory and institutional requirements.

may be required to perform any other reasonable tasks after consultation.

This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so constructed.

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subject to modification at any time after consultation with the post holder.

All staff are required to participate in the school’s appraisal scheme. Job specification Operational

manage the staff cover system to ensure continuity in teaching and learning.

keep records on covers completed by individual staff to ensure that regulations are adhered to.

liaise with supply and recruitment agencies in engaging appropriately qualified supply staff to cover absences and temporary vacancies.

organise the appropriate deployment of teachers, supply staff and cover supervisors to cover absences and emergencies.

provide staff with cover details at the start of the day and when emergencies occur.

act as the main point of contact for any problems that may occur in relation to cover.

organise and provide cover work and materials including registers and resources.

provide a daily cover sheet, updated as required, to relevant areas and members of staff.

monitor the effectiveness of supply staff as per school policies and procedures, informing her/his line manager of any concerns.

advise her/his line manager, the senior leadership team and the governing body on matters relating to cover arrangements.


establish and maintain good relationships with all staff, students, visitors, suppliers and agencies.

identify the training needs of cover supervisors and organise appropriate development opportunities in liaison with her/his line manager.

complete cover supervisors’ appraisals and the setting of appropriate targets.

maintain attendance and training records for cover supervisors.

be involved in the recruitment of cover supervisors when required.

ensure that all administrative duties, checks and documentation are completed to the required level of accuracy including returns and reports.

process, input and extract information and statistics from school’s database system/s as required and prepare reports for her/his line manager, the principal and the governing body

manage, monitor and review relevant budgets ensuring best value principals are followed where possible.

ensure that financial procedures and activities are carried out in accordance with school policies and procedures, for example, authorising payment of supply staff invoices.


S/he shall attend school events as required.

participate in school emergencies as required, including locating students and staff, contacting emergency services and completing necessary documentation.

attend relevant meetings and training sessions.

undertake first aid training and responsibilities as required.

keep up to date with associated developments and changes in requirements and regulations, and communicate appropriate information to colleagues.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Chiltern Hills Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1107 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Chiltern Hills Academy is a Church of England, co-educational secondary school in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. There are circa 1025 students on the school roll, approximately 100 of whom study in the sixth form. Chiltern Hills Academy converted to academy status in 2011 and is jointly sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford and Buckinghamshire County Council.

We are situated in the market town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire in the Chiltern Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated close to the M40 and the M25, Chesham is on the end of Metropolitan line of the London Underground and is 28 miles north-west of London. There is ample parking on-site. Renting here is cheaper than in central London and if you enjoy travelling, it takes about 40 minutes by car to Heathrow.

The Elgiva Theatre, Lowndes Park and an open-air heated swimming pool are just some of the many public amenities available in the town. Chesham is renowned for its community spirit and there are many recreational and community groups catering for the diverse and active population.

Chiltern Hills Academy aims to provide an environment that excites, motivates and challenges students, encouraging lifelong learning and an interest in the world around them. The secondary school is founded on Christian values and principles, with an ethos that promotes personal responsibility, self-respect, respect for the beliefs and views of others, self-confidence and a commitment to success and achievement.


Kevin Patrick

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