Graduate Resident Assistant
graduate scheme

Graduate Resident Assistant

Worksop College and Ranby House
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
20 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Our Graduate Assistant Programme commenced in 2012 and we are proud to say that year on year the programme has gone from strength to strength as it continues to evolve.

These roles are offered annually on a fixed term basis to recent university graduates. The purpose of our programme is to encourage the pursuit of further academic qualification and to provide experience for talented individuals in an academic environment. These positions are intended to suit individuals with an interest in pursuing a career in education. This year we would love to hear from recent graduates with specialisms in art, science, music, and strength and conditioning though other disciplines will be considered and also graduates interested in joining our prep axhool.

The programme is designed to give our Resident Graduate Assistants an all-encompassing experience of school life working and living in an independent school. You will live on site at your chosen School either at the College where the pupils are aged 11 to 18 or at our preparatory school with the younger children aged three to 11.

The College and the preparatory school require consistently high delivery from our graduates on the programme, the experience will be hugely varied and the opportunity for future Teaching opportunities will differ due to legislation surrounding our early year’s pupils but both are exciting opportunities for the right people.

Each year we look for enthusiastic and talented recent graduates who are excited about providing an inspirational education and supporting our teaching staff in delivering this. Your involvement in the wider aspects of the boarding and school community is essential.

The programme starts each year with three compulsory orientation days which take place in June each year. The main induction will take place prior to the new School Term at the end of August 2018.

The post will allow time for personal study, but is intended to suit someone with an interest in pursuing a career in education.

This is a fantastic opportunity to observe teaching and to become part of a prestigious, high achieving school. It is an ideal opportunity to assess whether a career in teaching is right for you.

Exceptional candidates may subsequently be offered support to qualify as a teacher where we have a need in their subject specialism.

What we give in return

  • On site free accommodation
  • Free laundry service
  • Use of our facilities (including a gym, swimming pool, tennis courts)
  • All meals are provided during term-time
  • An annual allowance, paid monthly, September 2018 to June 2019.

If you are excited about the prospect of joining our school either at Worksop College or at the preparatory school then please follow the application process.

Start date: Autumn 2018.

Company information

Set in their own grounds of a combined 360 acres, the School boasts first class facilities including a chapel, l ibrary and music and sports facilities.

Worksop College grounds are adjacent to Clumber Park and include an 18-hole golf course, an indoor swimming pool, a sports hall, tennis courts, netball courts, an Astroturf hockey pitch, an athletics track, four cricket pitches, six rugby pitches and two football pitches. The school has a strong Christian ethos, but welcomes pupils from all faiths or those who have no faith at all.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Worksop College and Ranby House Preparatory School forms part of the Woodard Family of Schools.

Founded in 1847, Woodard Schools form the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales.

They offer the highest standards of academic education coupled with a supportive and nurturing environment where every individual is encouraged and valued.

Person requirements

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

All applicants must complete an application form which is available on our website along with a completed staff suitability declaration form and a covering letter. Under the Schools safer recruitment policy, we are not able to accept CV’s and incomplete application forms will not be considered. Please refer to the job description for the role to help you complete your application form. Please also send us a covering letter detailing what you feel you can bring to the role if you are successful.

All shortlisted candidates will be reference checked prior to their interview and if successful will have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check to ensure that they are cleared to work within a school.

Full details of the process for the interviews will be sent out prior to interviews taking place.

Closing date: 13/03/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 13/03/2018

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