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Graduate Assistant

SHIPLAKE COLLEGE

Shiplake, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire

Published
17-06-2019
Contact
SHIPLAKE COLLEGE
Practical information
Published:
17-06-2019
Expires:
15-07-2019
Job id:
LJA-74125953
Job type:
Full-time
Graduate
Job sector:
Education & Childcare



Graduate Assistant

Starting September 2019 - one year contract

Gap year opportunity - Lower School

Accommodation may be provided on site

Shiplake College is a dynamic and forward-looking school, rated Excellent in all ISI

inspection categories, with an inclusive environment that aims to bring out the best in

all students.

This is a superb opportunity for a recent university graduate who is looking to gain

experience within a school environment. The successful candidate will be based in the

Lower School, working with and supporting boys in Years 7 and 8. Responsibilities

would include integrating on a professional level with the boys during breaks, lessons,

co-curricular activities and supervised prep. You will be a confident role model for

them, with a strong sense of right and wrong and demonstrate a good work ethic. For

those candidates considering a career in teaching, we will provide support, mentoring

and teaching experience ahead of applying for your PGCE.

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to become involved with the

busy and varied co-curricular programme available to students. Shiplake has its own

salary scale. Accommodation may be provided onsite.

Closing Date: Monday 24 June 2019 at 10.00am

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 24 June

Informal pre-application discussions and visits to the College are welcome.

Please contact Moya Flynn on 07739 345171 or 01189 405218.

A job/person specification and an application form can be obtained from:

www.shiplake.org.uk/vacancies

Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shiplake College is an equal opportunities employer.



Post Title
              Graduate Assistant Lower School

Reporting To          Head of Lower School

Hours                      Full-time term time only

Role Profile

The main purpose of the role to be a confident role model, to demonstrate a clear sense of right and wrong and make promote a good work ethic, for the boys in years 7 and 8.  The successful candidate will integrate and build professional relationships with the boys during breaks, lessons, co-curricular activities and supervised prep. 

 

 

For those candidates considering a career in teaching, we will provide support, mentoring

and teaching experience ahead of applying for your PGCE

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support individuals and groups of boys in all aspects of school life including academic lessons, sport and co-curricular activities

  • Liaise closely with the Head of Lower school and Matron on day to day issues

  • Set clear expectations of standards of behaviour in keeping with the ethos of the House

  • Encourage the boys to interact with each other and engage in teacher led activities

  • Demonstrate tolerance and acceptance of differences among the boys

  • Assist in the supervision of boys during break times

  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to the Housemaster regarding the achievements and behaviour of the pupils

  • Encourage the boys to step outside their comfort zone and grow as individuals

  • Help create a purposeful and supportive learning environment

  • Provide administrative support to the house team and lower school teachers

  • Accompany the boys on day and residential trips as required

 

Skills and Attributes Required

  • A genuine interest in working with young people to make a difference to their lives

  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to a strict deadline

  • Ability to build strong relationships built on trust with pupils

  • Good working knowledge of IT

  • Proven ability to use initiative, think on your feet, and be flexible where needed

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well with students, colleagues, parents and senior management

 

Any other duties as reasonably required by your Head of Department or member of the Senior Management Team

Outline Salary and Conditions

  • A competitive salary will be offered in accordance with experience and qualifications. Shiplake College has its own salary structure

  • A contributory pension scheme is available

  • Accommodation may be available on site

  • Hours will be by agreement with successful candidate

  • Free lunch and supper if you are scheduled to work at meal times during term time

  • Free use of gym and open air swimming pool (summer season only)

  • Shiplake complies with standard employment legislation with regard to retirement

 

Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shiplake College is an equal opportunities employer.


Person Specification

Graduate Assistant Lower School

 

Essential

Desirable

Educational Attainment

 

Graduate all subjects considered

 

 

Yes

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

Experience of working with young people

 

Ability to motivate and inspire pupils

 

Coaching qualification

 

Safeguarding awareness/qualification

 

First aid qualification

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Skills and Abilities

 

Highly effective communicator

 

Good organisational skills

 

Confident role model

 

Ability to define clear boundaries for behaviour

 

Good time management

 

Ability to keep clear and accurate records

 

Ability to work under pressure often to tight deadlines

 

Proven ability to think on your feet, adaptable and flexible

 

Computer literate

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Personal Qualities and Interests

 

Excellent interpersonal skills

 

Sense of humour

 

Enthusiasm

 

Ability to inspire pupils

 

Reliable

 

Honest and integrity

 

Self-reliance and self-motivation

 

Positive approach

 

Empathy

 

Ability to drive a minibus

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

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SHIPLAKE COLLEGE
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Published:
17-06-2019
Expires:
15-07-2019
Job id:
LJA-74125953
Job type:
Full-time
Graduate
Job sector:
Education & Childcare
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