Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor

Required straight away
Full-time permanent vacancy
32.5 hours per week
39 weeks a year
Scale 4, Point 7-11
Actual Annual Pay £13,209 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated member of staff to join the Newton Abbot College’s dedicated team of Cover Supervisors.  The role has arisen as a result of the College’s ongoing success, a rise in student numbers and the partial re-deployment of one member of the team.  The successful applicant will provide continuity of student learning and progression through the supervision of whole classes during the short-term absences of teachers.  Additionally, when not providing cover, they will support the wider College in supporting student learning.  Experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about helping students to achieve their very best.
  • Be committed to the vision and values of the college.
  • Have experience of working with young people.
  • Be kind, patient and flexible in their approach and a strong communicator.
  • Be organised and proactive in their work and a collaborative and trustworthy team player.
  • Be a positive and professional role model, demonstrating high expectations at all times, to all staff and students.
  • Be an experienced, reflective and aware leader and manager who knows how to get the best from people.


Please see the job description and person specification for further details regarding this post.

Newton Abbot College is an over-subscribed secondary school with a growing Sixth Form that is situated in the heart of Newton Abbot, Devon.  Our mission is to support, challenge and inspire every individual to be better than they ever dreamt they could be. To achieve this staff and students share the same set of values and drivers that underpin an ethos of traditional values and incredibly high expectations and a culture of high-quality teaching supported by exceptional pastoral care. Staff wellbeing and professional development are always a priority and we work hard to look after our staff and provide them with opportunities to develop their practice and, if they wish, further their careers.  There is a very strong sense of community and team at Newton Abbot College; everybody looks out for one another and everybody is proud of their role as together we grow our college from strength to strength.

Newton Abbot College (“Good” OFSTED April 2019) is part of the Estuaries Multi Academy Trust. We have exceptional expectations of our students and staff, and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do.  Estuaries Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes, and improving the life chances of all pupils. We prioritise nurturing and developing the talent of our staff; our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme.   All Estuaries Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.

If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Newton Abbot College, then do get in touch.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 26th May 2022 at 09:00
Interview date: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Start date: ASAP

Completed applications should be sent via email to:

Should you have any questions relating to this vacancy please email Zahra Bhiwandiwalla, Assistant Headteacher on:

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, Estuaries Multi Academy Trust reserves the rights to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment.  If successful, you will undergo Disclosure and Barring Service and employment checks.


Cover Supervisor Job Description

Cover Supervisor Person Specification 

Application Form