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Work in Education, Liverpool

  • Location: Liverpool
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £60 - £75 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Secondary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions Education are proud to support a diverse portfolio of schools across Liverpool and the Wirral. We appreciate the word ‘differentiation’ and use this to help carefully match our teachers, cover supervisors and teaching assistants with the schools and the students to which they engage with.

For those considering a career in teaching, this is an excellent opportunity to gain real-life, practical classroom experience; enhancing your chances of securing a PGCE placement.

For those who are looking for flexible work on your schedule this is also a great way to find work to suit you.

What will I have to do?

Our Merseyside secondary schools require cover supervisors to help step in and cover classes in the absence of the class teacher across key stages three, four and five. Due to the nature of the work, it is important you can engage students, have a sense of humour as well as a strong classroom presence, with excellent classroom and strong behaviour management skills.


What qualifications or experience do I need?

This position of cover supervisor would suit someone who enjoys varying challenges across a wide range of settings and from varying demographic areas. The position would suit the following:

  • graduates considering a career within education (with prior experience of working with children)
  • retired teachers
  • sports coaches
  • members of the emergency services i.e. police, fire and ambulance
  • those with experience in security
  • those with management experience
  • care support staff
  • youth workers and the probation service
  • teaching assistants.
  • those previous management experience

What do New Directions Education provide me with?

  • a dedicated, recruitment consultant who will advise and support you through each process
  • a range of day to day, short and long term as well as permanent roles
  • flexible part or full-time work to fit around your existing study, lifestyle and existing commitments
  • excellent and competitive daily (£60 – £75), weekly (£300 – £375)
  • free training relevant to the role and portable across all areas
  • refer a colleague or friend bonus of £200 (uncapped)
  • paid via PAYE and not an umbrella company (proportion of your salary)
  • DBS at a cost of £44 (no administration fees)
  • regular employment opportunities.

If this or a similar role interests you, please get in touch for more information and to arrange a simple and pain free registration process.

Job Specification

Working as a Cover Supervisor can be a very rewarding but very demanding role. Schools may wish to employ staff for cover supervision but on occasions where they are not needed for cover, they might also be released to provide additional support to Teachers in classrooms, or to carry out administrative tasks.

Ideally, candidates will be required to:

  • Develop curricular knowledge in line with the school requirements
  • Apply the school’s behaviour management policy and report any difficulties to the class Teacher/senior leadership team
  • Set homework in line with the classroom Teacher requirements
  • Provide homework under the guidance of the class Teacher
  • Administer class tests if requested
  • Supervise the work of the Teaching Assistant, providing support if required
  • Abide by and work towards all policies within the school, eg – behaviour management, health and safety, equal opportunities
  • Carry out pre-prepared exercises in the short term absence of the class Teacher
  • Ensure students remain on task through classroom management
  • You will not be required to plan lessons, but will have the opportunity to lead the class
  • Assisting students where required and ensuring lessons are delivered
  • Collect completed work and pass to the class teacher.

 

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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