Downe House School
graduate job
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Graduate Boarding Assistant

Job description

Are you interested in developing your career working with children in an education or boarding setting?

This varied and interesting role would suit a graduate who would like to develop their career in education or working with children. You will be working as a member of the House Team providing support to the girls (years 7 and 8) at key times during the day, evenings and weekends. Duties will include helping with morning and bedtime routines, organising activities for the girls, tutoring, assisting with administration and helping with the general running of the boarding house.

As a traditional girls’ boarding school with a modern twist, we offer an enriching, caring and creative environment, where every girl is challenged and supported in equal measure. You will be encouraged to get involved in all aspects of school life, and will also be given wider responsibilities in other departments in the School. The position offers excellent training and development, and is the perfect launch pad for developing your career working with young people, whether as a teacher or in another capacity.

In return, we offer an excellent working environment, a one-bedroom studio flat (inclusive of all bills), meals on duty, and a salary of £18,000. This post is offered on two-year fixed term contract September 2023 to July 2025.

Two-year residential post - Lower School Boarding near Newbury, Berkshire

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


Free accommodation plus meals on duty

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

If you have any queries and would like to contact us, please email

For further details and to apply, please click Apply where more details about the role and the School can be found.

Applications close at noon on the closing date.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be appointed before the closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS) and satisfactory references. Downe House is an equal opportunities employer.

At Downe House, we promote equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective, and we actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 March 2023

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Closing date:  31 March 2023

Expires5 days

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