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Cover Coordinator & Administrator - Term Time

Chatham Grammar, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-5429-42S
  • Posted:16/05/2022
  • Pay:£18,748 - £21,212 (= to £22,570 - £25,5366 for F/T
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/05/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The University of Kent Academies Trust are seeking to recruit a hardworking individual for the role of Cover Coordinator & Administrator at Chatham Grammar. This role is 37 hours per week, term time only and is being offered on a permanent basis. Some flexibility in the working pattern is possible, however, the successful applicant must be available to start at 7.00am each day.


The Cover Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and allocating daily cover arrangements for planned and unplanned staff absence. The Cover Coordinator will build solid and long-lasting relationships with the other Trust Cover personnel and will create positive relationships with our preferred recruitment partners to ensure our academies are securing the best staff at preferred rates. You will work closely with the HR and Talent teams at the Trust regarding recruitment and will supply daily updates to assist those teams in managing absence and to support staff wellbeing. You will undertake a variety of administrative tasks at the academy, which will include Trips and Parent Pay administration. Previous experience in these areas will be beneficial however, full training will be given.


To be successful in this role you will need to be well organised, confident, resilient, proactive and will have excellent time management skills. For this front facing role, you will be a highly effective communicator, able to negotiate and will have the ability to offer support and empathy to your colleagues. You will demonstrate through your application and the selection process, your go-getting attitude, creativity, problem solving, and your solutions focused mindset.



Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use your application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.


We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age.


For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website: http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

Deadline for applications: 9.00am on 23 May 2022


The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Information about the school

The University of Kent Academies Trust, which we call UKAT is a multi-academy trust with a supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic and forward-thinking leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young women ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers. It benefits from being part of the University of Kent Academies Trust and has a current Ofsted rating of Good. Chatham Grammar is proud of its comprehensive website and would encourage applicants to visit for further information http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).