We are seeking a confident, mature and personable female, ideally a graduate (or a mature post-A Level student) to work as a Boarding and Games Assistant alongside our Boarding Houseparents, supporting them in providing for the pastoral wellbeing and safety of boarding pupils, with particular responsibilities for the female boarders. The Boarding and Games Assistant will also actively participate in day to day life of the school, working closely with the Sports Department, supporting lessons, activities and matches.

This is a term-time only, live-in post and is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is considering a career in education to join one of the most successful and forward-looking independent preparatory schools in the South West, awarded Excellent in all categories in a recent ISI Inspection (March 2020). The School sits on a beautiful rural site in East Devon surrounded by fields. The boarding dormitories enjoy unrivalled views over farmland down to the River Exe.

The appointment will be a fixed-term contract for the remainder of the academic year 2021-22 (until Friday 8 July 2022).

The successful candidate will work 40 hours per week during term-time only:
18:00 to 21:30 Monday to Friday (Boarding House)
07:00 to 08:30 Tuesday to Friday (Boarding House)
07:00 to 09:30 Saturday (Boarding House)
14 hours spread through the week in support of the Games Department and undertaking other general school duties

The Boarding and Games Assistant will be on call overnight in the Boarding House on Monday to Friday nights. Saturday from 09:30 until Monday midday will be free from duty and you do not need to reside on site during these times.

We offer a competitive salary of £14,256 alongside free accommodation and meals in the Boarding House during the week in term-time. There is also a bonus for completing the full contract successfully and this would be payable with the final salary at the end of July.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Further information about the school, a job description and an application form can be found by clicking on the circles at the bottom of the page.

** Please note that applications will only be accepted on the School’s own application form. We are unable to consider CVs **

Please send in the attached application form to recruitment@stpetersprepschool.co.uk.

Applications will be reviewed when they are received and we reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

St Peter’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff to share this commitment.

Starting Date: Flexible (as soon as possible)

Hours: 40 hours per week during term-time only.

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