Cover Manager

Barnet LA

Job Description

Position: Cover Manager/HR Administrator

Location: Barnet, London

Start Date: Immediate, for the full academic year

Are you an exceptional individual looking for an exciting opportunity in education administration? Join our outstanding secondary school in Barnet as a Cover Manager and HR Administrator. In this dynamic role, you’ll be at the heart of ensuring smooth daily operations by managing cover arrangements and assisting with HR administrative tasks.


Cover Coordination: Efficiently manage the school’s daily cover requirements, guaranteeing that classes run smoothly even in the absence of teachers.

Communication Pro: Act as the liaison between teaching staff, support staff, and supply agencies, ensuring that suitable cover is arranged and maintaining meticulous records throughout the process.

HR Support: Play a pivotal role in the recruitment and selection process for new staff members. This includes advertising vacancies, shortlisting candidates, and coordinating interviews.

Utilize Technology: Organize cover for absent teaching staff using SIMS/NOVA T. This includes authorizing agency invoices and managing online agency timesheets if needed.

Talent Sourcing: Maintain a comprehensive teaching supply list, actively seeking new staff to ensure a pool of high-quality substitutes is available when needed.

Proactive Absence Management: Monitor daily staff absences through various reporting systems, planning cover in advance to ensure seamless operations.

Calendar Management: Keep the School Outlook Calendar up to date with all relevant information.

Policy Compliance: Ensure all administrative activities adhere to school policies and procedures.


Prior experience in a similar role within a school setting is preferred but not mandatory.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective interaction with staff at all levels.

Proficiency in using computer software.

If you are ready to take on this exciting role and contribute to the success of our school, we invite you to submit your CV to or contact us at 020-8371-5905 for further information. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing this exciting opportunity with you.

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