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Cover Manager - Full-time

Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-4068-194S
  • Posted:27/02/2024
  • Pay:£24,408 - £28,338 for 37 hours and 39 weeks
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:10/03/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Holcombe Grammar School are seeking a proactive, organised Cover Manager to be responsible for the management of the schools cover on a daily basis, encompassing the management of our team of cover supervisors both permanent and relief, and supply teachers.

The successful candidate will organise and administer cover for absent teachers, liaising with supply agencies as necessary.  The Cover Manager will ensure the Senior Management Team are made aware of teacher absences, maintaining attendance records for staff. They will also monitor and report on use of the Supply Cover Budget on a regular basis.

The Cover Manager will also be responsible for the recruitment, induction, training, attendance and performance of the Cover Supervisor Team, and will undertake the duties of a Cover Supervisor when required.


What our Trust will offer you: 

  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities across the Trust, wherever you are in your career.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of Brixham College and Plympton Academy.
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations, eye care vouchers.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Free parking in our staff car park.
  • Refer a Friend scheme, where you will be financially compensated for referring friends to the Trust.
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.


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.

For an informal chat about this position please contact Donna Read via email at (Donna.Read@holcombegrammar.tsat.uk).


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. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk.


Information about the school

Holcombe Grammar School delivers an inspiring curriculum…appropriately adapted to the needs, abilities and interests of all pupils. A range of extra-curricular activities further promotes personal development and welfare– Ofsted 2018

Holcombe Grammar School is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and growing mixed Sixth Form. At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

Every individual at Holcombe Grammar School is encouraged to achieve their personal best and there is an emphasis on celebrating student progress as well as outright attainment. At the heart of the school is our MET agenda – Mastery, Endeavour, Thinking. By using the ‘Thinking’ skills that are developed from Year 7, and through constant ‘Endeavour’, our students go on to develop ‘Mastery’ of their studies. Whilst many students go on to achieve places at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities, we celebrate the achievements of all students. The vast majority of our students go on to top universities at the end of the Sixth Form

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Pocock
  • Address:Holcombe Grammar School, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB
  • Telephone: 01634 830083
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.