Lead Cover Supervisor

Location: Woodkirk Academy
Hours: 32.5 hours per week (term time only)
Salary: £22221 to £23598
Category: Maternity cover Support staff
Closing Date: 30 March 2023 at 9.00 am

Maternity Cover for 1 year commencing September 2023

Term time only – 32.5 hours per week

Grade SO1 – Scale Point 23 – 25

Actual Salary £22,221 to £23,598

 Closing date 9am Thursday 30 March 2023

Interviews will be held after the school Easter holidays which end 16 April 2023

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join Woodkirk Academy as a Lead Cover Supervisor for the school. This varied role is a superb opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience in a school environment, possibly as part of their career development.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities and an ability to communicate effectively with students. Experience of working in an education or school environment is essential.

The postholder will work 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday – 08:30 to 15:30, Term Time Only.

Who are we looking for?

In this role you will be managing and coordinating the cover room in terms of resources and procedures, ensure that all short term cover teachers/supervisors are clear about the Woodkirk Academy expectations for cover and behaviour of staff and students and provide classroom cover in the absence of teaching staff.

Experience of using Microsoft Office packages, TEAMs and SIMs will be desirable. The post offers challenge, reward and development for the right candidate.

In return for joining us as our Lead Cover Supervisor we can offer:

  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
  • Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health Cash Plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – this can include telephone GP appointments, physiotherapy, counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Free Parking on site
  • A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

Woodkirk Academy is a high performing, successful, well established, fully comprehensive, co-educational 11-18 maintained Academy and a founding member of Leodis Academies Trust.  We have a proud record in academic, intellectual, social and sporting, musical, dramatic and community developments. Our latest Ofsted report noted a ‘passion and commitment to continuous improvement’ and that ‘leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils.’

Leodis Academies Trust and our individual Academies are committed to ‘Forging Young Futures’. To do this, each Academy has its own ethos and identity, and has the freedom to develop individually as well as working collaboratively to secure high quality outcomes for all its young people. By providing an extensive curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom, we cater for the wide range of talent and ability that our students have to offer. We work tirelessly to improve the life chances of all our young people and support them to make a positive contribution to their community.

Woodkirk enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices are well regarded. We take pride in looking after staff and supporting everyone in their roles in order to deliver excellent education to our students.

Application packs can be downloaded above or obtained from the school by telephone on 0113 8873600 or by email recruitment@leodis.org.uk.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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