Graduate Cover Supervisor

Oldham, Greater Manchester
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2024
  1. Cover Supervisor, General Studies
£90 - £120 per day
  1. Long-term

Graduate Cover Supervisor

Oldham, Greater Manchester
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Tradewind are recruiting! Are you a graduate looking for work in Oldham? Are you considering a career in teaching and looking to gain practical classroom experience?

I am currently recruiting for enthusiastic and articulate graduates for full time temporary work as cover supervisors in an Ofsted Good secondary academy in north Oldham.

The role is to start immediately on a full-time temporary basis.

The Role

Graduate Cover Supervisor

Working hours are 8.20am to 3.20pm

The role will include:

  • Taking the lead in the absence of the teacher
  • Sole responsibility for teaching and learning
  • Delivering pre-planned lessons
  • Using provided resources to encourage learning
  • Managing the behaviour within the classroom
  • Developing independent study skills and peer learning
  • Pastoral and learning support
  • Managing handover back to the teacher
  • A degree in science, humanities, English or sports would be beneficial.

The School

Successful 11-16 academy on the Oldham /Rochdale border

Good Ofsted 2020

State of the art facilities for teaching and learning.

"Pupils behave well and try hard in class. They listen to teachers and others, ask questions and contribute their own idea. Pupils benefit from the high expectations of the new headteacher, trust leaders and others. These leaders work with purpose and pace, to secure pupils' bright futures".

Supportive Cover Manager who will maximise your specific talents and skills

A supportive positive working environment for trainee teachers and cover supervisors

We welcome applications from graduates with experience of:

  • Working in schools or colleges
  • Sports coaching
  • Youth work - especially experience at MAHDLO
  • Drama Workshop / drama school/ theatre in education/ Art workshop
  • Teaching children or leading children's clubs in community groups or places of worship such as teaching in a Mosque
  • Breakfast clubs/ After school club
  • Summer Camps/ PGL
  • Scouts/Guides/Brownies/Cubs
  • Outdoor activities instructor / Duke of Edinburgh/ orienteering with young people

The Benefits:

Full time temporary work

Competitive pay rates

No planning or marking responsibilities

No taking work home

Often leads to permanent employment or training placements to begin a PGCE or similar teaching qualification

To join us and be successful in this graduate cover supervisor role, you will need to:

  • a minimum of six week's experience in the last 3 years of working with groups of children or teenagers
  • A referee Tradewind can contact to take a detailed reference to account for this experience
  • This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
  • Provide a CV with a full employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK
  • Bachelor's degree or similar equivalent qualification
  • Able to get to Oldham by 8.30 with 30 minutes notice.

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent.

Access to over 2,500 free training courses, thanks to our new partnership with The National College which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency.

A generous referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a reward.

Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success.

Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement.

A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability.

Our payroll team are onsite in London. Not offshore, not through a third party. We don't leave candidate service or pay to chance.

Holiday pay - You choose if you want to be paid inclusive of holiday pay or bank this to claim in the school holidays.

Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants.

To be considered for this Oldham cover supervisor position, or to hear more about other roles for graduates in schools in Oldham call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

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