Graduate Assistant for Boarding, High Wycombe

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Godstowe SchoolHigh Wycombe

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Start date: From September 2018 and January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Godstowe School has a community of over 100 boarders from the UK and other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school. 

We are seeking well-qualified and enthusiastic graduates to join our staff as Boarding House Assistants starting in September 2018 and January 2019. 

The roles are likely to suit those seeking experience of working with children prior to pursuing a professional career in boarding, teaching or any aspect of education. You will have a strong empathy with children and young teenagers and you can help to build a strong sense of community within which every pupil supports each other to live happy, confident and successful lives. You will be able to demonstrate your talents in a new role that is as diverse and challenging as it is rewarding.

As well as excellent communication skills you should bring strong administrative abilities and a well organised approach. A friendly, nurturing and sympathetic attitude is also important. High levels of energy and stamina are needed to make the most of this post.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • A good general level of education
  • Knowledge of the statement of national minimum standards for boarding schools (NMS)
  • A positive and sympathetic approach to children
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be based in the boarding house. Single accommodation within the boarding house will be provided all year round together with all meals during term-time. 

To apply for the position, please visit our website and read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found under The School \ Job Opportunities. You should then complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green. Applications can be submitted either via email to the H.R. and Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR.

Closing date for applications is 25 May with interviews likely to be held during week of 4 June 2018.


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More about Godstowe School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 529273
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