Graduate Cover Supervisors

Posted 3 days ago by Schools Mutual Services

Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
£70 - £90/day pension and health care

Graduate Cover Supervisor, Gateshead:

To keep up with the ongoing demand, Schools Mutual Services are looking to appoint Cover Supervisors to work in our partnered secondary school in Gateshead (with the potential for work around other areas in the North East).

The Role:

Cover Supervisors are used in secondary schools to provide cover for a class when a teacher is unavailable. They are employed on a flexible and day-to-day basis to ensure that a teacher can have time away from the classroom to carry out other duties (planning, assessment, or training days). They may also cover lessons for teachers who are away from school due to sickness or for other absences.

If you are looking to get into teaching and you wish to build on your current experience of working with young people in a secondary school setting, becoming a Cover Supervisor is a great and ideal opportunity to utilise your communication and behaviour management skills.

Essential Requirements:

You must be educated to Level 4 or above and have experience working with children. Experience such as working as a teaching assistant, sports coaching/ youth work and teaching abroad, adults or tutoring will be considered. But, all qualifications and experience will be considered as well as graduates with experience of working with young people.

You must be able to adapt to different routines daily (you must be able to get to the partnered school for 8.45am any time you are needed)  and you should be flexible with work hours 8.30am-3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Furthermore, it is essential that you hold a current update registered DBS (or be willing to undertake a DBS application) and are able to supply suitable references and hold the right to work within the UK

Who we are:

Schools Mutual Services are a not-for-profit recruitment service set up specifically for the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust. Formed in 2020, we work side by side with the Trust's HR department to recruit permanent and temporary staff for positions within.

Benefits of working for Schools Mutual Services:

We view our candidates as valued education professionals, so when working in conjunction with us you will receive benefits such as: industry leading rates of pay with direct contracts through the Trust; consistent permanent employment opportunities through our schools and a guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria). Furthermore, there is inclusive training given by schools to help with professional development and alignment with current curriculum; you will also have access to a HR consultant who will provide ongoing support.


Schools Mutual Services are registered with APSCo who are the leading education safeguarding compliance body. Upon registration, a thorough interview procedure takes place where you are expected to give accurate information and explain any gaps of employment. For safeguarding procedures, we required your references to be satisfactory and for DBS purposes, any convictions declared.

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