Graduate Assistant Job

Location UK, South East England, Berkshire
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £11,503GPA
Job Number  102260
Created 20 June 2022


We are working with one of the country’s leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged

11 to 18 years. They an inspirational day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18 set in 35 acres in

the heart of Berkshire with easy access to London. Founded in 1894, the school is steeped in

history and tradition and is known for its pioneering education that prepares girls for the challenges

of the modern world. The school is part of the United Westminster Grey Coat Foundation that was

founded in 1699 in Westminster as the Grey Coat Hospital.

They are recruiting for Graduate Assistants to work within the boarding environment to get to

know the girls and build up a relationship of trust with them. Candidates will be expected to be ready to

give support to the House staff team. In addition they will have other responsibilities in school

depending on her areas of expertise and interests.

This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone with right to work in the UK to experience the life of a boarding school for an academic school year. 

The benefits of this role include:

  • Free year round accommodation
  • Free meals provided

The Role:

• Assist the House Parent/s in being responsible for the safety, welfare and pastoral care of the

girls in his/her House

• Spend time with the girls resident in the House, organising activities and games

• Assist in the smooth running of the House and liaise closely with the House Parent/s and

his/her team

• Be resident in the House and possibly including 2 days before beginning of term and 2 days

after the end of term

• Accompany girls on outings as directed by the Graduate Assistant Co-ordinator

• Assist with weekend activities as directed by Weekend Activities Co-ordinator • Participate in Saturday Morning programme as required • Assisting with Lifeguarding swimming sessions

• Assist with providing academic support in house and if possible in academic lessons

• Assist the PE department by contributing to practical sessions, as required • Supervise in the Library and IT rooms as directed by the Graduate Assistant Co-ordinator

• Academic support as required in the Lower School

You (ideally) have:

Qualifications Degree qualification or equivalent

First Aid training

Driving licence

Experience Previous experience of

working with children

Skills Good and demonstrable organisational skills

Excellent communication skills with pupils,

parents and staff

Able to prioritise and manage time effectively

Responsible attitude to work

Ability to show an empathetic approach

Able to define appropriate boundaries and act as

a role model

Able to keep clear records

Attention to detail

Mindful of the need to behave appropriately and

professionally at all times with pupils, their

parents and peers

Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided and is available for use during the holiday times. No charge is

made for the accommodation or food during the school term.


Term time only role

Working 5 days out of 7 (including weekends)

Exact hours to be confirmed within the contract

Salary £11,503 per annum.

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

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