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Gap Year Assistant for Games

Devonshire House Preparatory SchoolHampstead

Gap Year Assistant for Games, starting from January 2022.

This is a full-time position from January 2022 - July 2022 - a great opportunity for a new graduate. 

An ability to teach or coach school sports would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic co-educational School Department in a thriving co-educational preparatory school in Hampstead. 

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Closing date for completed applications; Thursday 9th December 2021

with interviews taking place on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December 2021


Gap Assistants work under the direction of the Deputy Head and Head of Games, but a degree of initiative, flexibility and self-motivation is expected. The School day is from 8.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. Duties include supporting the Games Department and Junior School and Early Years Deputy Heads.


• To be familiar with and to follow guidelines as set out in the school staff policy documents, with particular reference to Health and Safety. 

• To promote a good standard of pastoral care. 

• To share in the pastoral duties on rota basis, e.g. break and lunchtime duties. 

• To foster and maintain good working relationships, acting as a courteous, friendly and business-like member of the school team and working in a co-operative, diplomatic and flexible manner. 

• To maintain good practice in terms of staff attendance, discipline and professional attitude in the school. 

• To keep the Class teacher, Head, and Deputy Heads informed of any relevant matters concerning pupils or staff. 

• To work with the administrative staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the school on a day-to-day basis and on special occasions. 

• To undertake such additional duties as might be reasonably requested by the Headmistress or other authorised person. 

• Elements of this job description may be re-negotiated periodically.

Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview. 

The interview process will involve: 

• Assisting at an off-site Games lesson, observed by the Head of PE & Games. 

• A tour of the School 

• An interview with the Headmistress and Deputy Head 

Devonshire House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer. 

If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries. 

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