Prep School Gap Assistant, Hertfordshire

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Bishop's Stortford CollegeHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,785
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Appointment of a Prep School Gap Assistant: from September 2019

Are you looking for a full-time position as a Gap Assistant in a friendly and vibrant Independent School? 

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities. 

 At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.  

The Prep School 

The Bishop’s Stortford College Prep School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 – 13 (580 on roll). It is the preparatory school for Bishop’s Stortford College to which most of the Prep School pupils transfer at the end of Year 8. 

The Prep School is a wonderful place to teach and to learn. The pupils are super and the staff hard-working, committed and purposeful, but with a sense of humour which makes teaching here such fun. There is a buzz to the Prep School and visitors often comment on the positive, happy atmosphere they experience when they arrive.  Relationships between pupils and staff are key to generating and sustaining this and I hope you will want to become part of the team responsible for creating this environment.

Please visit the College website ( to view our last ISI Inspection Report and to get a flavour of all that goes on here.

The Post

The College seeks to appoint a Prep School Gap Year Assistant to work from September 2019 through July 2020.

Prep School Gap Year Assistants are responsible to the Head of Shell, although day to day tasks will be set by teaching staff, with whom Prep School Gap Year Assistants are expected to work closely. Prep School Gap Year Assistants will be responsible to the Boarding Housemaster regarding evening and boarding house duties.

Usual hours of work are in line with the school day, although additional time during the weeks before each term and half term commences may be required in order to prepare. Additional hours are also expected during term-time to meet peaks in workload.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 5pm.  

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website.

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 5pm to:

Bill Toleman c/o HR Office, Bishop’s Stortford College, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts  2PJ, or alternatively upload your documents below.

And if we still haven’t tempted you…

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the a Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite, and a free lunch during term time! Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’ 

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.

More about Bishop's Stortford College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1279 838575
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