SIMS Cover Manager

37 hours per week, term-time only (40 weeks). Working hours are Monday to Thursday 7.00am – 3.00pm and Friday 7.00am to 2.30pm. Grade D – Step 1 FTE £20,830, Actual Salary £18,274.32.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, adaptable and approachable SIMS Cover Manager to join our team in a large, popular and over-subscribed 11-16 school. This role is pivotal in the smooth running of the school day for both staff and students.

This role requires high standards of verbal and written communication as well as organisation, creativity and initiative. We need someone who has the capability to respond to fast paced deadlines whilst remaining, calm cool and collected. Experience of working with SIMS would be advantageous. A Person Specification and Job Description for this role are available to view on the links below.

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which includes Boorley Park Primary School, a further 7-form entry secondary school is planned to open September 2021. We have been judged by Ofsted as an “Outstanding” school for the past three inspections and we are determined to remain that way. Our staff form a collective team that make a difference to the lives of our students. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Closing Date: Midday Thursday 27th February 2020.

Please note, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications that meet the criteria, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Draft Job Description - SIMS Cover Manager
Person Specification SIMS Cover Manager
Support Application Form Sep 19
Support App Instructions Sept 19