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Cover Supervisor - Flexible

The Malling School, East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-5425-540S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:as and when suitable candidates apply


Cover Supervisor

Required ASAP


Kent Range 6 £23,801 - £25,262 FTE (£16,746.31 – £17,774.26 actual salary).

30 hours a week (8.30am – 3.30pm with 40-minute lunch break and 20-minute morning break unpaid), 39 weeks a year (term time only plus 5 training days).

At The Malling School, our core values are “Caring, Determined, and Reflective”, and we proudly hold the “Character Education Kitemark +.” We have been selected as a character education hub to support schools nationally. Our students achieved excellent results in the 2023 exams, ranking us amongst the best performing non-selective school in Kent.

An excellent opportunity has arisen at our school for a highly motivated, organised, and flexible individual to join our Cover team. The ideal candidate will be able to supervise whole classes during short term absence of teachers, ensuring learners continue to learn and make progress.

Essential requirements include:

  • Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics (GCSE level 4 or above or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working with children of secondary school age
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office packages to a proficient standard.
  • Ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
  • The ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations.


  • Knowledge of SIMS
  • Previous teaching experience

How to apply:

To apply, please visit the Kent Teach website and complete the application in full. We welcome all complete applications and will consider them upon receipt. The closing date for applications is 20th October and interviews will be arranged on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Closing date: 20th October 2023

Interviews: as and when suitable candidates apply

Safeguarding and Compliance

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Occupational Health check, two satisfactory references and an online check, and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check. Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and its amendments.

Applications will be considered upon receipt, and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received.  Therefore, early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Information about the school

A mixed 11-19 co-educational High School of 1000 pupils serving the historic market town of West Malling and surrounding villages. The school is set in pleasant rural surroundings and has its own lake and extensive grounds. It was completely re-built in September 2007 and therefore has outstanding facilities.

West Malling is close to the county town of Maidstone and has excellent rail links to London and Ashford International (for the Continent).

This is an exciting time to be joining the staff of The Malling School.

We are dedicated to providing a holistic education, nurturing the complete student. Our strong culture, robust behaviour systems, and Ofsted-rated "Good with Outstanding Features" environment provides a solid foundation for our students' success.

We provide a very supportive environment in which staff can further develop their skills and we ensure every new member of staff has access to a trained coach. With close teams of teachers and non-teachers working together we take a collaborative approach to school improvement and have a shared aim of providing the very best education for our pupils.

Visit our website at www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk for further information

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.