Job Description

Are you a recent graduate looking for an opportunity to support the education of young people?  


Smile Education, Northwest is now recruiting for a full-time Graduate Cover Supervisor for a secondary school based in Oldham and the nearby areas in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Longsight, Westwood, Featherstall and Derker.


Year group allocation will depend on the applicant’s background and subject speciality.


We pride ourselves on being education specialists and work incredibly closely with our schools to ensure we find you the best possible roles in school that will compliment your style as a practitioner.  


About the school:
  • A school with a rich history and a warm, friendly community
  • Regularly provide learning opportunities outside the classroom to develop skills for future academic pursuits, for example, Geography field trips and practical investigations
  • Offer a wide range of topics across the curriculum, for example in Geography, it ranges from the study of ecosystems to global issues like urbanisation
  • Have an enriched choice of extra-curricular activities, for example, the National Schools Geology Challenge, and some geography-related clubs, such as Geo Club and Eco Club
  • Offer The BGS Employee Support Programme, which provides life management and personal support services to all school staff

What does the role involve?
  • Supporting with general cover
  • Responsible for carrying out pre-prepared and pre-planned exercises when teaching staff are on short-term absence
  • Supervising pupils and ensuring they are engaged in the classwork
  • Help pupils to become more independent in their learning and encourage pupils to interact.

What do you need?
  • An education degree
  • An enhanced DBS registered to the update service (If you do not hold this, we can arrange for you at a cost of £44, which is refundable once you have completed ten days in your new role.)
  • Able and willing to travel to the area
  • 2 education-based references
  • A passion for teaching / supporting.
  • Good approach to behaviour management
  • A determined, hard-working attitude

Immediate start available.

The school can offer you security with the role as it is a long-term position for at least 1 academic year.

Why work with Smile?
  • Have Been in the industry for over 10 years with a great market presence.
  • Your own personal consultant, contactable for any inquiries or support.
  • Offer you interview preparation as well as exclusive roles
  • Competitive rates of weekly pay
  • Regular opportunities to attend CPD sessions.
  • Becoming part of an Award-winning Education Recruitment agency
What are you waiting for?
Please contact for more information on the role or give Miranda a call on: 0161 8434 839.

Other locations:

We are currently recruiting for similar Cover Supervisor roles in other areas in the East Manchester, such as Rochdale, Bury, Tameside, Stockport and so on. If you are interested, please contact for more information on those roles.


We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.