DofE Award/Expeditions Assistant, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Helen and St KatharineAbingdon, Oxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: Required from January 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

DofE Award/Expeditions Assistant

Required from January 2019

Fixed-term until August 2020 in the first instance


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and practical individual to assist with all aspects of the School’s Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, and other School expeditions and trips. The role is both administrative and practical, requiring the individual to attend and assist with residential and day trips in line with the School calendar. A high level of flexibility with regard to working hours is therefore necessary, as well as a keen interest in, and aptitude for outdoor activities of this nature.


The post-holder will be remunerated based on them working an average of three days per week, for 35 weeks per year. These hours will be worked largely during the school term-time to include some evening functions, with a number of Duke of Edinburgh expeditions taking place at weekends, and occasionally in the school holidays. In addition, ideally the post-holder will accompany a number of other school trips and residential trips; exact dates to be discussed at interview and agreed by negotiation on an annual basis. The School’s programme of expeditions and trips is planned well in advance, so the post-holder should have considerable notice of their expected date commitments.


For full job details and an application form, please visit our website at: 

www.shsk.org.uk >The School >Working at St Helen’s.


Closing date: Tuesday 27 November 2018 at noon 

Interviews: Friday 7 December 2018


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 9 - 18 years
Address: Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 520 173
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 Founded on Christian values, we enable every girl to discover and develop her own strengths. St Helen & St Katharine is a school where success is celebrated but not revered and our goal is to ensure that every girl achieves success as she d...