Job For Cover Supervisor

Job For Cover Supervisor

£110 – £135 Per Day
Full Time
Nantgarw, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Job Description

Job Title: Cover Supervisor 
Location: Treorchy
Pay Rate: £110 – £135 per day (Based on experience) 

About us: 
SET Recruitment is based in RCT and has quickly become one of the leading suppliers, seeing its market share significantly increase year on year through forging close relationships with its local schools, carefully nurturing the highest quality of candidates, and truly understanding the specific local requirements of both. We have a keen sense of our social responsibility and are always looking to support our schools and Welsh culture in every way we can. Please give us a call if you would like to find out more about the many exciting projects, we are currently engaged in.  

We are looking for numerous Cover Supervisors to fill ongoing requirements across the region. Requests come in all the time and need to be filled as quickly as possible to maintain the highest standards of education. Strong Cover Supervisors are in high demand and will often be block-booked to help cover absences across the school.  We are always looking to help our candidates to develop with plenty of free training opportunities to aid continual progression. 

What is cover supervision? 

Cover supervision is needed for a teacher’s short-term absence from the classroom where the absence was not known about in advance. Pupils in these classes will carry out a pre-prepared exercise under supervision; no active teaching takes place. The duties of a cover supervisor can be summarised as:  

  • Supervising the work that has been set on the lesson plan provided, using the necessary resources that have also been provided.  
  • Managing the behaviour of pupils in line with the school’s behaviour policy.  
  • Responding to any questions that pupils might have about the process.  
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies in line with school policy and procedures.  
  • Collecting any completed work at the end of the lesson and returning it to theteacher. 
  • Reporting back as appropriate on any issues that arose during the lesson.  


  • Candidates would have their own transport allowing them to get to multiple Secondary Schools easily and would be willing to pick up ASAP requests early in the morning to fill short notice absences with local schools. These opportunities will often turn into ongoing placements. SET Education has an excellent track record of assisting its workers into full time permanent positions after a period of supply if that is their objective.  
  • The Cover Supervisor will have excellent behaviour management skills perfectly adapted to the school’s own behaviour policies. A robust, outgoing, and friendly personality will allow them to take charge of difficult classes and defuse any potential disturbances before they escalate.  
  • You will need a good standard of written and spoken English and have capacity to develop curriculum knowledge. You must possess excellent communication skills and be computer literate. 
  • We will work around your availability and your own travel limits, but if you are looking to secure something long term, the willingness to work full time is a significant advantage.  
  • Being able to work the full school day of 8.30-15.30 is essential.  
  • Experience working as a Cover Supervisor in the UK is essential to go straight into the role. If you have a good level of experience working as a Teaching Assistant in the UK or other relevant experience, you may be suitable to attend one of our Cover Supervisor Training Days if this pathway is of interest to you. Please contact us for further information.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.  
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the learning and development of all students.  
  • Flexibility and adaptability, with the ability to respond positively to the changing needs of students and the school community.   
  • Although not essential, we are always looking for Welsh speaking staff in particular and can often offer enhanced rates for placements at Welsh Medium Schools. 

SET Recruitment serves as a provider to all 22 local authorities under the temporary workers and supply teachers’ framework in Wales. 

At SET Recruitment, we provide industry-leading contract rates, complimentary training, and a dedicated candidate care team to assist you at every stage. We also conduct enhanced DBS checks for added assurance. 

Feel free to reach out to us at 01443 230222, and any of our team members will be happy to assist with any enquiries. 

Choose excellence, choose SET Education Recruitment. 

**This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. If you are not on the DBS Update Service, SET Recruitment will process your first DBS for you, free of charge to allow you to join the update service yourself. Please also note that the final daily agreed rate of pay will depend upon relevant experience. ** 

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SET Recruitment

Carl Greatrex

01443 230 222

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