Job details

Job Salary
FTE £30,000 per annum pro rota - Actual Salary is £25,886.54
Sheffield Springs Academy
Job Reference
Hours per week
37.5 Hours Per Week over 39 Weeks Per Year - Term Time
Contract Type
Closing date

We are seeking to appoint a diligent and proactive individual for the position of Cover Manager at Sheffield Springs Academy.

The successful post holder will manage cover for day to day, short-term and long-term absences for teaching and support staff to minimise disruption to the effective running of the academy.  This role is key in supporting the day-to-day running of the academy.  It is important for you to be confident in the use of IT and in using a variety of software packages and Arbor (Management Information System).  Training will be provided.

You will be working with an established team to deliver a comprehensive, professional and customer-focused service. Excellent interpersonal and organisation skills are essential. The successful candidate will ideally be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Confidence in using appropriate IT packages is essential, alongside the ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Please note the working hours for the role is 07:10 – 15:10 Monday to Friday. There can be a business need to complete work after 15:10 during term time.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ academy.  The academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools and academies.  Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 school.  As part of United Learning our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’ and we continuously strive to ensure that students and staff have every opportunity to succeed, with their potential developed to the utmost.  Our school has motivated, ambitious students with a high percentage of our students going on to attend Russell group universities.

United Learning is one of the largest and most successful Trusts in the country who offers unrivalled Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, including opportunities for nationwide networking.

The city of Sheffield itself is a vibrant place to live and work with two universities and a range of entertainment opportunities alongside the access to the beautiful Peak District within a 20 minute commute.  Quality of life is routinely ranked highly and it is one of the greenest cities in Europe: Welcome to Sheffield

We are looking for someone who is:
•    Reliable, highly motivated and self-driven.
•    Experienced with an excellent knowledge and understanding of cover.
•    Keen on attention to detail, has high standards and takes pride in their work.
•    A team player with strong communication skills.

We will offer you:
•    Highly competitive salary.
•    Excellent facilities and resources.
•    Access to an outstanding professional development programme.
•    Polite, respectful and dedicated students who want to learn and fulfil their potential.
•    A respectful working environment.
•    Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
•    A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
•    Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in other schools within the Yorkshire cluster and across United Learning.
•    Excellent employee benefits which include a highly sought-after pension scheme with high employer contributions. 
•    Access to training through the Apprenticeship Levy.
•    Perk box benefits platform.
•    We are open to requests for flexible or part-time working; and we encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

If you possess these qualities and share the academy’s vision, then we will be delighted to hear from you.  Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details.

to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button on our website using the following link to our vacancies page: Sheffield Springs Academy Vacancies and complete our online application form.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.  

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.