Exams and Cover Manager

ACADEMY: Manor Drive Secondary Academy

ROLE: Examinations and Cover Manager 

START DATE: January 2025

SALARY: Grade 9 Point 24 

Actual Salary: £29,005

HOURS: 37 hours per week 

Term time plus 2 weeks (5 Training Days, 

5 days summer examination results) 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 24 June 2024

Manor Drive Secondary Academy is a brand new, over-subscribed school in the north of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The school is very much the centre of the local community and is situated amongst a thriving new housing estate. We welcomed the first cohort of 120 Year 7 students in September 2022. Manor Drive is an ideal place to enhance your career, in a small team with high expectations. Whilst being an innovative and dynamic Academy, we have traditional values and high standards both for our students and staff. Staff are extremely supportive with ambitions of exceptional outcomes for all. 

We are seeking to appoint an Examinations and Cover Manager who will be responsible for the administration and organisational arrangements for all external and internal exams at our Academy. In addition, the role includes management of effective cover arrangements when teaching staff are absent. The role is varied and the ability to prioritise and organise large events is essential. 

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with:

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Knowledge of Bromcom (or other similar MIS)
  • Previous experience of examinations administration in a secondary school
  • A clear understanding of school policies and procedures
  • Excellent ICT skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Highly effective organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to relate well to adults and young people.


  • The rare and exciting opportunity to work in a growing school
  • Strong focus on student and staff wellbeing 
  • Free staff parking
  • Use of staff room space
  • Staff wellbeing hub
  • Staff gym 

Full details and how to apply can be found coin the application pack below. We welcome questions from prospective applicants, please contact, Penny Noble by email: pnoble@manordrivesecondary.org.uk We reserve the right to close the job advert early should we receive a high number of applications.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 24 June 2024

Manor Drive Secondary Academy is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments involve regulated activity and are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, Barred Check List and two successful references. Online searches are carried out on all shortlisted candidates.