Cover Manager - Small Heath - Birmingham - Immediate Start

21000.00 GBP Annual
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Cover Manager - Small Heath - Birmingham - Immediate Start

School Cover Manager job vacancy in Small Heath,

Academics are supporting a School in the Small Heath area with their recruitment of a new Cover Manager. They are looking for someone on an interim basis while they find someone permanent, but the job could go permanent if the interim person fits in well.

The purpose of this job would be to manage covering absence (planned and unforseen) using onsite cover teachers and external agencies. In order to do this, you would need to be able to pick up messages and call agencies from 7am, and be in school from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

The job would be starting ASAP, and the main responsibilities are -

- Organising cover for absent teaching staff using SIMS/NOVA T, including engaging external supply staff when necessary to ensure sufficient classroom staffing. This will include authorising agency invoices and completing electronic agency timesheets if necessary and or signing teaching supply forms.

- Monitoring the report systems for absences of teaching staff (i.e. phone line and absence request forms) on a daily basis and the diary of events, planning cover in advance, wherever possible, to ensure sufficient cover is enlisted.

- Taking a primary role in the recording and notifications of records regarding absence and cover. Recording all absence on the SIMS and producing reports on absence for school management and governance as well as for the local authority.

- Co-ordinating the return to work meeting forms between staff and managers.

Our ideal candidate would -

- Have experience working in schools in a teaching or support capacity.

- Be knowledgeable with regard to HR issues that can arise from staff absences.

- Have good knowledge and understanding of relevant ICT packages, including the school's specialist software/equipment/resources.

- Be able to work constructively as part of a team and to understand school roles and responsibilities and own position within them.

If you think that this could be your next position, or you were interested in applying, please contact on or via email