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Cover Lead - Term Time Only

Job Category: Other
Job Title: Cover Lead
Job Reference: MH
Job Location: Tunbridge Wells
Job Salary: £23,378 per year pro-rata
Job Type: Permanent


This is a permanent, full-time role working 37 hours per week Monday - Friday but Term Time Only

Based in Tunbridge Wells working in an educational setting.


  • Managing and organising cover for absent staff both teaching and non-teaching.
  • Supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers.
  • The line management of all cover supervisors including their induction, training and appraisal.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people with regard to the area child protection procedures.

Core Responsibilities:

  • To cover classes and act as Cover Supervisor when required.
  • To receive calls and emails from staff regarding their absence.
  • To organise daily cover for absent staff using the diary which details planned absences, meetings, school trips and training, plus unplanned absences.
  • To make full use of the school calendar and ensure that all future events that require cover/timetable changes/room changes are identified, prioritised and planned for accordingly.
  • To allocate cover effectively and efficiently to enable the school to operate with minimum disruption to the students.
  • To inform relevant staff of any changes to the cover list.
  • To produce a daily teaching cover timetable and individual timetables for supply teachers as necessary.
  • To inform teaching staff of their cover responsibilities each day.
  • Throughout the day, deal with any changes regarding cover arrangements and deal with any issues arising.
  • To manage and administer the cover e-mail account for the delivery of cover work and advice from absent staff.


  • Previous Cover / TA experience is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Be a confident user of Outlook, Excel and Word. SIMS experience is highly desirable although training can be provided. Typing Speed 50wpm.
  • Exposure to Mitel telephone system would be beneficial but not essential.
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