Graduate Assistant, Wimborne, Dorset

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Canford SchoolWimborne, Dorset

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package including free accommodation and meals
Contract term: Fixed Term

We wish to appoint, for September 2019, enthusiastic and committed university graduates to coach sport, help in boarding houses, to assist with the weekend activities programme, and to assist in an academic department appropriate to the strengths of the graduate. Applicants must have the ability to coach at least one sport from rowing, hockey, rugby, netball, lacrosse and cricket, along with the willingness to help in other sports. 

Reliable, punctual and motivated to deliver the highest standards in education, applicants will also be willing to be involved in boarding house duties. These positions are designed to allow graduates who might be considering a teaching career to experience life in a boarding school as fully as possible. A number of our previous graduates have gone on to complete teacher training courses. We are also happy to receive applications from those wishing to take a year out, but not necessarily considering teaching as a career.

Canford has one of the most beautiful settings of any school in the country and is a very enjoyable and exciting atmosphere in which to work. 

For further information, and to apply, please visit 

For queries, contact the HR Department on 01202 847590 or by email

Please apply as soon as possible – applications will be considered as they are received.

Canford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful job applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening.

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More about Canford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1202 841254
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Situated in 250 acres of landscaped grounds near Wimborne, Dorset, Canford is among the top co-educational boarding schools in the UK. The school is enjoying the highest school roll in its history, with 640 pupils aged 13-18 years, of whom 70% are b...