Overview for Candidates

COVER is an independent agency for educators hoping to find suitable teaching jobs in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. As a qualified teacher looking for a career in pre-school, primary or secondary education, then COVER can help find the ideal local employment for you. While COVER is an independent agency our recruitment procedures are compliant with those of our regulatory body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Thus we fully conform to their professional Code of Practice and all relevant statutory guidance.  We offer teaching or teaching assistant jobs on a daily, short-term or long-term basis. Our experienced, professional consultants, all of whom are qualified teachers, understand the nature of supply.  They will not only help you to get the right sort of work, in the right location for you, but will support you while you are in post.

Register with COVER and you will be invited to an interview at our Bristol office although we service schools throughout the four unitary authorities of the West of England region: Bristol, South Glos, BANES and North Somerset.  At the interview you will be able to discuss your employment requirements and complete the essential paperwork to meet our high standards for safeguarding. We are usually able to accept a DBS certificate that has already been registered on the update service, however, if you require a new DBS, applications are processed through our office for just £44 – the fee charged by the DBS. We also provide advice on how to register your certificate on the update service.

COVER has an in-house payment system. All bookings are paid weekly through PAYE, directly to your bank /building society through BACS automated payment –system, ensuring you are paid on time and queries are dealt with quickly and personally.  

A Primary Teacher

“Just to say a big thank you for all the work this year. I have really enjoyed working with you. Particular thanks for all the booked work which has allowed me to manage home and family life as well as earn the money doing the job I enjoy!”