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Graduate Resident Assistant

The Stephen Perse FoundationCambridge, Cambridgeshire

We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

I am immensely excited to have been appointed as the Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation and am really looking forward to leading the Foundation in the years ahead. I am excited because all of the evidence I have seen tells me that the Foundation is superbly well placed, both to meet the challenges, and to seize the opportunities, presented by its future as a leader in modern independent education.

Any school, indeed any group of schools, is only as strong as its people. The Stephen Perse Foundation boasts exceptional people across all of its schools and nurseries, and invests in their recruitment, development and empowerment to ensure its pupils benefit from excellent role modelling, outstanding support and exceptional teaching. As incoming Principal, I realise the central importance of continuing this investment.

At the Stephen Perse Foundation, all are united in embracing the modern world and in seeking to help our pupils to find and take their place in it, as confident, socially responsible adults. We seek to attract people who are inspired by this challenge, people who share the Foundation’s values, people who are passionate about our collective vision of developing the change makers of the future.

Richard Girvan


Location: SPF Boarding, Cambridge City sites

Role Description:

This role will provide the opportunity to develop first-hand and practical experience of working in a school and to determine whether teaching might be the right career for you.  You will benefit from direct involvement with very experienced and senior staff, and will gain invaluable experience.

You will contribute to the academic life of the college, providing support to students in and out of class and possibly teaching some lessons, as appropriate to your skills and to the college’s needs, all with the support and guidance of experienced staff.

You will support wider aspects of boarding. You will be expected to be resident overnight throughout term time, playing a full and supportive role both in activities and in formal duties.

You will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of activities, trips and events within and outside the College, during term time and some holiday periods, ensuring the wide engagement of students.

Hours of work:

Your normal working hours are 40 hours per week and will be flexible. They will include work within the college timetable hours, Monday to Friday, as well as evenings and weekends to suit the activities/boarding programme.

You will work during college terms, which includes any early start to the Autumn Term and the three working days prior to the return and after the departure of students, and for up to four weeks during the college holidays, but will have the remainder of the college holidays free.

Application process

Please apply directly through our online recruitment portal by clicking the Apply button below.

We are unable to accept CVs as a method of application.

The Stephen Perse Foundation 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.

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