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Cover Manager - Part-time

Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-4068-142S
  • Posted:30/06/2022
  • Pay:TSAT Pay Group 4 £23,817 - £28,723 FTE
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:17/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Cover Manager (Part Time)

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 4 £23,817 - £28,723 (Pro rata £8,368 - £10,091 for hours and weeks stated)

Start date: Asap

Contract: Part Time, Permanent, 14.8 hours a week, 2 days a week, Term Time + 5 days (39 weeks a year)

We are currently recruiting for a part time Cover Manager to join Holcombe Grammar School. Successful applicants will be responsible for the management of the schools cover on a daily basis. This includes the management of the school cover supervisors both permanent, relief and supply teachers. You will also support with data, assisting the Data Manager as required with inputting and collation of reports.  

This is a part time role working 2 days a week with a 7.30am start.


What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached JD

  • To organise and administer cover for absent teachers, which includes arranging cover from supply agencies, and ensure the school’s Senior Management Team are aware of teacher absences as soon as possible.
  • To pass cover lesson information to Cover Supervisor/Supply Teacher. 
  • To be responsible for the recruitment, induction, training, attendance and performance.
  • management of the Cover Supervisor(s), ensuring the relevant administration processes involved in these areas are completed to deadlines. 
  • To undertake the duties of a Cover Supervisor when required.
  • To accurately record and maintain attendance records for staff in order to provide data to assist with attendance monitoring. 
  • To monitor and report on use of Supply Cover Budget on a half termly basis. 
  • Good grammar and literacy skills acquired through experience.
  • Good numeracy skill and use of databases and excel.

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career.
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy.
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.
  • Free parking in our staff carpark.


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Wendy Tanner- w.tanner@tsatrust.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager. 

If you experience any difficulties applying though the portal, please feel free to complete an application using this link to make a Support Staff Application

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn.

After the school’s Good Ofsted judgement in April 2018, Holcombe Grammar School has continued to make rapid progress towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the Southeast.

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:Holcombe Grammar School, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB
  • Telephone: 01634 830083
  • Email: office@holcombegrammar.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).