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Type of Position:Cover Supervisor
Salary:£21,074-£23,111 (VTG8, SP22-25) per annum, pro rata (actual salary £18,025-£19,767 per annum) + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package
Start Date:September 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 9:00. Interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2019


Full-time (37 hours per week) term time only to start in September 2019.  

£21,074-£23,111 (VTG8, SP22-25) per annum, pro rata (actual salary £18,025-£19,767 per annum)   + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package

Merchants’ Academy is an all age Academy based in Withywood, Bristol with students from Nursery through to Sixth Form.  Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust which is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers together with the University of Bristol.  The Trust comprises Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school with 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.

The Academy provides an exceptional environment for students and staff.  At secondary the stunning buildings and excellent resourcing provides a high quality learning environment.

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to cover lessons during the short term absence of the normal teacher who will have set suitable work for the duration. The role of the Cover Supervisor is to supervise the class whilst they complete tasks set by the teacher. This requires no marking or planning but does require active supervision and delivery of the information provided by the teacher or Head of Department.

The successful candidate will:

• Be educated to a high standard with a minimum GCSE grade C in English and mathematics (or equivalent qualifications) or NVQ Level 2 (or by test).

• Recent experience of working in a school in a similar role.

• Ability to communicate and relate to staff, students and parents alike

• Ability to effectively use ICT to support learning, or to undertake training to do so.

• Understanding of behaviour management strategies.


In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.


Closing date: Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 9:00. Interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2019. 


Please note due to the volume of applications we receive it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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Cover Supervisor Job Description 23rd May 2019 Download
Cover Supervisor Person Specification 23rd May 2019 Download

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