Graduate Sports Assistant Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Location: Crewkerne
  • Salary: £13,000 - £15,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115950
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Residential Graduate Assistants (Sport)

I am working with a prep school of around 200 students aged 3-13. This school has won multiple awards in recent years including Pre-Prep of the year and the Supporting Junior Boarders award.

They are seeking two engaging and passionate Graduate Residential Assistants with the energy and enthusiasm to bring about excellent progress and enjoyment to the pupils at the school. Both roles are live-in residential positions, with evening and weekend duties in the boarding houses being off-set by time off during the week. The roles are available from September 2024 to July 2025 and a three-bedroomed communal ‘Grads’ flat is provided. 

The role:

  • Support the Head of Boarding and Assistant Houseparents in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and fostering a happy community spirit, especially for children newly arrived at the School
  • Help children learn the routines of the boarding houses and assist with any problems
  • Uphold the rules of the boarding houses and pass on breaches of the rules to the Head of Boarding or the Deputy Head (as appropriate);
  • Participate in the evening duty rota under the direction of the senior member of staff on duty. Duties will include providing evening activities and helping with bedtimes;
  • Participate in the weekend duty rota under the direction of the Head of Boarding;
  • Actively engage with children and play a full part in ensuring their needs are met, at any point when on duty in boarding hours.

Specific responsibilities (Sport):

  • Assist and coach teams as directed by the Director of Sport, including planning training sessions as appropriate to the range of ability within the squad in question, and preparing the equipment and resources for the training session;
  • In liaison with the Director of Sport, carry out team selection and post team lists for each upcoming fixture in accordance with the Games Department Handbook;
  • Take teams to matches and be responsible for the team’s behaviour, conduct and manner of play, and thus the School’s reputation;
  • Confidently umpire or referee matches of rugby, hockey, football, netball, cricket and rounders when required, ensuring sound knowledge of the rules prior to the event;


  • Must be an enthusiastic and capable sports person with a good level of coaching experience in a variety of sports
  • Have the ability to carry out instructions reliably and efficiently, along with a cheerful, willing and flexible disposition, is a must.

*a full job description can be provided upon request*

Accommodation: Free accommodation is provided within the grounds and all meals whilst on duty

Salary: £13,000 - £15,000 GPA

Interviews: ASAP

Start: September 2024

Vacancy Number: 115950

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (