June 6, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking to recruit a Cover Supervisor who, in the absence of the class teacher can cover lessons across a wide range of subjects.
West Sussex Grade 5 - £24,294 - £24,702 - Actual starting salary (calculated pro rata): £17,835 per annum
Working Pattern
Part Time, Permanent
Closing Date
June 16, 2024


Working pattern: Monday - Friday, term time plus inset days (39 weeks)

Hours: 31.67 hours per week, Monday- Friday 0815-1515 

We are looking to recruit a Cover Supervisor who, in the absence of the class teacher can cover lessons across a wide range of subjects. This includes delivering lessons in accordance with the work set by the teacher/Subject Leader and also providing support for the SEN team.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a drive for excellence and a desire to deliver lessons of an outstanding quality
  • is highly organised, motivated and committed to the role
  • has experience working in teaching or in providing support in the classroom
  • is a team member who will collaborate with colleagues to ensure a high level of communication both internally and externally
  • is flexible to the changing demands of the role
  • is able to build positive working relationships with students
  • has enthusiasm, presence and authority who can deliver consistently

Please refer to the attached job description for full details.

It would be desirable if the candidate is willing to do the Three Day First Aid Course, which would allow them to cover the medical room when needed.

The Burgess Hill Academy 

At The Burgess Hill Academy, students are encouraged to dream big and strive for excellence with our motto, 'Believe in your best'. Our innovative approach to learning inspires a love for reading and provides high-quality pastoral care. We celebrate effort and achievement while promoting exemplary behaviour within the academy and the community.

Leadership opportunities thrive, and we embrace diversity while prioritising student wellbeing. Our commitment is to equip our 1100 students with the qualifications, enrichment experiences, and employability skills necessary for success beyond our walls. Join us in exploring our diverse range of extracurricular activities and opportunities for personal growth.

Visit us: Home - The Burgess Hill Academy

We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits. These include:

  • Automatic annual pay increments
  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression
  • A strong commitment to your health & wellbeing including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day 1, and Employee Assistance programme
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving
  • Take a closer look: Work With Us - Brighton Academies Trust

As the largest Multi-Academies Trust in Sussex, we are a close-knit family of schools committed to achieving ambitions, delivering excellence, and nurturing potential. Sponsored by the esteemed University of Brighton, we provide high-quality learning experiences for our pupils.

Our success is a result of the dedication and expertise of our staff and central teams, creating vibrant places of learning that ignite curiosity and foster a lifelong love of education. Together, we aim to inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best.

At the heart of everything we do are our pupils. We believe that learning should be exciting, engaging, and fun – an adventure where curiosity is celebrated, and creativity is encouraged. We strive to create an environment where each child feels inspired and supported, enabling them to discover their unique talents and interests.  Please visit: Home - Brighton Academies Trust

Find out more

For further information about this opportunity please download the attached job description and personal specification, and view our candidate pack here: Candidate Pack

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Matt Talbot, Cover Manager,

Key dates

Closing date: 16 June 2024

Interview date: week commencing 17 June 2024

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Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013, 2020 and 2023. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Further information is available here: Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975 - GOV.UK (

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

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