Cover Supervisor – Uppingham Careers

Cover Supervisor

Job details

Contract hours: Part time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £15,000 pa
Closing date: 9 June 2023, 12:00 am


Uppingham School is seeking an experienced Cover Supervisor who can provide supervision of classes when teachers are absent, ensuring that work set by the teacher is completed by the pupils.

Some cover lessons will be scheduled in advance, to cover planned absence (for example when a teacher is away on a course or taking a School trip).  Other cover will be required at shorter notice, for example in the event of illness.

The Cover Supervisor’s daily schedule will be organised in liaison with the Deputy Head Academic’s PA. If there are periods in the day when no cover is required, the Cover Supervisor will undertake a range of other support tasks to assist Heads of Departments, the Deputy Head Academic’s PA, the Common Room Secretary, the Exams Officer, the Deputy Head Academic or other colleagues.

This position is term-time only.  The basic working hours are:

  • Monday 30am – 4.30pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
  • Tuesday 30am – 4.30pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
  • Wednesday 30am – 4.30pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
  • Thursday 30am – 4.30pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
  • Friday 30am – 1.05pm

The ideal candidate will require previous experience of working with 13-18 year old children, with an interest in education and teaching and a willingness to work flexibly to perform a range of tasks.

In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfield platform
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual influenza jabs
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer
  • Recognised as a ‘Mindful’ employer

The closing date for applications is 9th June 2023.

Interviews will take place on 19th June 2023.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

Cover Supervisor – Candidate Information Pack

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Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.