Graduate Boarding Assistants – General, Sport/PE and Creative Arts (Residential, fixed term)

Closing Date: 22 April 2024 Telephone: 01865 759290
Salary: Circa £20k
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

We are seeking eight Graduate Boarding Assistants to support the Housemistress/master in the smooth running of the House and/or department linked to your area of expertise.  You will live and work at the School for the academic year September 2024 – July 2025.

Of the eight Graduate Boarding Assistants: five of the roles will be general roles based in the boarding houses, the other three Graduate Boarding Assistants will be based in either PE & Sport or Creative Arts department; they will also reside on site and provide some support to the boarding houses.

The jobs available are designed to give recent graduates an opportunity to gain experience of living and working in a boarding school environment, perhaps prior to embarking on a PGCE, or to taking up a full teaching position.

We are seeking confident, resilient, well-rounded personalities with good flexibility to be able to adapt to changing circumstances.

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres of playing fields and grounds. In an environment where individuals come first, Headington is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and an impressive range of sports, music and arts.

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website:  for a job specification and application form. Please send your completed application form and covering letter to

Please note that applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early depending on the volume of applications we receive. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Headington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Headington School is an equal opportunities employer.