Maiden Erlegh School

Cover Manager and Student Services Receptionist, Reading

Location: Reading RG6 7HS

Salary: Grade 4, SP7 (actual from £16,983.26 per annum)

Working Pattern: Full time • Permanent • Required as soon as possible

Closing date: 28 February 2020


37 hours per week, five days a week, term time only plus five INSET days, starting at 7.15am – 3.15pm

We are now looking for a Cover Manager and Student Services Receptionist at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading. Our school is an ambitious, over-subscribed 11 – 16 secondary school in an urban context which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff as it is our high-quality education. Our school benefits from excellent, modern facilities and teaching spaces and we are very proud of our vibrant, diverse and engaging students who work hard and have high aspirations.

Day-to-day responsibilities for this post will include:
•Managing the daily cover requirements of the school.
•Monitoring staff absence.
•Managing the student services reception, including assistance with First Aid.
•Providing admin and cover support to the various school admin teams.

The successful applicant will be energetic and enthusiastic and enjoy working with 11 – 16-year olds. Whilst experience is not necessary, you must have a good standard of literacy, be adaptable and willing to be involved in all aspects of school life, have a calm manner and good sense of humour and be able to work as part of team. You will enjoy nurturing young people to grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

The school is a part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust which offers a range of career opportunities in our vibrant and successful schools. We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer Specialist Leader of Education and school improvement opportunities to the right candidates.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed so that you can meet us and see our facilities and how we work. Please email with your interest to visit.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 28 February 2020.

Interviews: Shortly after.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

Maiden Erlegh School
Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire RG6 7HS
Tel: 0118 926 2467 • Fax: 0118 926 6111
Headteacher: Miss Mary Davies, Executive Headteacher