​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cover & HR Administrator

Castleford Academy is an 11-19 over subscribed, successful mixed comprehensive of over 1,300 pupils offering a broad and balanced curriculum. We are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The Academy was inspected in September 2014 and was judged ‘Good.’

Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality teachers, supporting them to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development.

Cover & HR Administrator

To Start ASAP – Grade 6

Actual salary: £17,672 - £19,381

37 Hours per week TT plus 5 Insets


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated Cover & HR Administrator to join our HR and Administration Team. The Cover & HR Administrator will support the HR Manager and the Multi Academy Trust

For HR Administration you will:

    • Process all recruitment paperwork, undertaking all of the relevant pre-employment checks. 

    • Process all contracts of employment, ensuring all staff have an up to date contract. 

    • Maintain all filing systems, paper based and electronic. 

    • Ensure that all HR administrative duties, checks and documentation are completed to a high level of accuracy. 

    • Log and monitor sickness on SAM in accordance with the Academy’s Managing Attendance Policy. 

    • Provide Sickness Trigger Reports. 

    • Provide administrative support on confidential case work. 

    • Provide low level HR advice to the Trust. 

    • Process recruitment advertisements for Castleford Academy and the Academy Trust. 

    • Ensure all HR systems and kept up to date and maintained on a regular basis. 

    • Ensure all correspondence is dealt with promptly and professionally. 

    • Ensure all staff Job Descriptions and Employee Specifications are regularly reviewed and kept up to date. 

    • Attend staffing meetings as and when required. 

    • Maintain all employee data in SIM’s and support with the Academy Workforce Census. 

    • Maintain and update the Academy training and CPD log. 

    • Undertake annual Safeguarding checks for all staff. 

    • Deputise for the HR Manager to support with Fire Evacuation. 

    • Support with ITT administration.


For Cover you will :

  • Manage the staff cover system to ensure continuity of teaching and learning. 

  • Keep records on covers completed by individual staff to ensure that regulations are adhered to. 

  • Liaise with supply and recruitment agencies in engaging appropriately qualified supply staff to cover all absences. 

  • Organise the appropriate deployment of teachers, supply staff and cover supervisors to cover all absences and emergencies. 

  • Provide staff with cover details at the start of the day and when emergencies occur. 

  • Act as the main point of contact for any problems that may occur in relation to cover. 

  • Provide a daily cover sheet, updated as required, to relevant areas and members of staff. 

  • Monitor the effectiveness of supply staff as per Academy policies and procedures.


Castleford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.

Working Hours

Monday to Thursday – 7.45am until 3.45pm

Friday 7.45am until 3.15pm

If you are interested in this role now or in the future, please contact Mrs Kelly Baker, HR Manager to arrange a visit.  Application forms can be downloaded from our website. Completed applications should be addressed to Mr George Panayiotou, Headteacher at the school address or via email to recruitment@castlefordacademy.com.

Providing suitable interest, the closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at 12 noon with interviews taking place the following week. For further information on the school, the role and ‘how to apply’ please visit www.castlefordacademy.com


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