Graduate Boarding Assistant, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Headington SchoolOxford, Oxfordshire
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Graduate Boarding Assistant, Full Time, Fixed Term (residential)

Start date: Sept 2018 Salary: Competitive

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres on the outskirts of Oxford. The School is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, pastoral support and an impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities.

The boarding community plays a key role in school life. We have c205 boarders: these are a mix of full, weekly, half weekly and occasional boarders in five separate houses. We are seeking Graduate Boarding Assistants to support the Housemistress/master in the smooth running of the House. You will live and work at the School for the academic year September 2018 – July 2019.

The jobs are designed to give recent graduates an opportunity to gain experience of living and working in a boarding school environment, perhaps prior to embarking on a PGCE, or to taking up a full teaching position. 

We are seeking confident, resilient, well-rounded personalities with good flexibility to be able to adapt to changing circumstances to fulfil the role which will comprise primarily of house duties, administration, and boarding activities. The majority of these duties take place before and after the academic school day (9.00 am-4.00 pm) and at weekends. During curriculum time there may be the opportunity to assist with sport, music, other duties and any aspects of the school life in which the individual has a particular interest or expertise, this will be at the discretion of the Head of Boarding. 

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website: for a job specification and application form.

Please send your completed application form and covering letter to

Closing Date for applications: 5 February 2018 

 Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Headington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Headington School is an equal opportunities employer. 

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