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Female Graduate Resident Assistant (Sport)

Taunton SchoolTaunton, Somerset

Taunton School is a large, exciting and diverse school, which aims to challenge, nurture and inspire young people to succeed in a global community.  The Taunton School family comprises five schools of which Taunton School (usually referred to as the Senior School) is the largest, with around 600 students from Years 9-13.  

We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate to join Taunton Senior School from September 2021.

This one-year residential post provides valuable support to our house, sports, classroom learning and administration staff as well as an exciting and ideal opportunity for a graduate considering a career in education in the UK or internationally to experience a year in the life of this energetic, forward looking and outstanding School.  

We are looking for a female candidate with a wide range of interests and specialisms in sport. It is an occupational requirement for the successful candidate to be female as they will be working in an all-girls boarding house.

In return for your commitment, we can offer you a memorable year working with lively and interesting students within a flourishing co-educational environment.  In addition, you will be provided with full board accommodation in a boarding house, or school accommodation, plus a salary, access to a gym and swimming pool on site, and opportunities for continuing professional development and training. You will be assigned a mentor for the year who will provide you advice on professional development and working with students both in the classroom and in the boarding house.

This fantastic experience provides a platform for various career progressions paths; many of our GRAs are accepted on to Teacher Training courses, and we have an excellent record in universities such as Exeter and Durham. 

Please see the attached brochure which will provide you with more information on each of the schools.

How to Apply

For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit

To apply, please complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, and send these and a covering letter to, summarising your skills and experience and how you feel you meet the requirements of the role. 

Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer, accredited with the Investors in People Gold Standard, and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.  Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 18th April 2021.

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