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With its rich history, beautiful 200-acre wooded campus and reputation as the world leader in character education, Gordonstoun offers a truly distinctive educational experience. Students of diverse talents and abilities are welcomed and supported to achieve their full potential.

We're always looking for talented individuals to join the Gordonstoun team. Below is a list of all our current teaching and operational vacancies. Click on the individual job titles to learn more.

Gordonstoun International Summer School

There are two courses for the GISS Summer School in 2020 and applicants must be available for all the dates as follows;

Course I: *Wednesday 8 July 2020 to Monday 3 August 2020

Course II: *Wednesday 15 July 2020 to Monday 10 August 2020

* Staff are required to be here two days before the students arrive on the Friday of each course.

EAL (English as an Additional Language) Teacher for Gordonstoun International Summer School (GISS) Fixed Term Contract

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Teacher at a prestigious and well-established Summer School for children aged 8-16 from approximately 35 nationalities. Gordonstoun has a beautiful campus and staff can take full advantage of the lovely local area. Many of the existing staff return each year and enjoy the courses just as much as the students! ... More.....

English Literature & Creative Writing Teacher for GISS - Fixed Term Contract

The English department is a critical academic course for the Summer School with classes and activities timetabled into the evening and weekends. The age range of the students is 8-16, classes sizes are approximately 6-8 students and are streamed by ability. The Teacher will plan and manage high quality lessons ensuring students are kept engaged and motivated. Outside of the classroom activities, this role is also expected to participate in supporting and managing other activities which are part of the summer school, for example taking trips or supervising a recreational activity on site... More...

Further information regarding GISS is available here.

We offer a competitive salary with accommodation on site provided.

Closing date for receipt of applications for GISS is 1200hrs on Monday 24 February 2020.

Interviews will be held w/b 2 March 2020 (by Skype/Facetime)

Please complete the GISS application form for this post available here and email it to Duncan Andrews in GISS at Important Information: CVs will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

  • Curriculum Vacancies

Sports Coaches for Hockey/Netball - Fixed term from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021

The Sports Coaches will be fully involved in the coaching of netball and/or hockey at all levels in the senior and junior schools as experience and opportunity permits. We welcome applications at this level:

  • Hockey (UKCC Level 2 qualified with umpiring experience and qualification)
  • Netball (UKCC Level 2 qualified with umpiring experience and qualification)

Qualifications and experience in any other additional sport is an advantage due to changing sports dependent on given term. The post holder will also be involved in the PE classroom programme and sports administration. This post reports into the Sport & Activities Co-ordinator for all aspects of his/her work apart from pastoral and general duties. For suitable candidates, there is also an opportunity to be a Tutor working some evenings in a House (with additional pay).. More.....

Please complete an operational application form for this post.

Equality Act 2010 - Occupational Requirements with regard to Age for Sports Coaches. As our students are aged up to 18 years, the school has set an age requirement of 21 or over for all Sport Coach applicants.

Spanish Teacher - Fixed Term Contract from 14 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 . The closing date is 1700hrs on Sunday 9 February 2020

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed senior school Spanish Teacher on a fixed term contract to join the Modern Languages team. Operating within a well-resourced, cohesive and popular department, the post holder will be required to lead the Spanish section of the department and teach this popular subject through from Year 9 to A-Level...More

Teacher of Design Technology - The closing date is 1700hrs on Sunday 16 February 2020. Interviews will be held w/b 17 February 2020.

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Teacher of Design Technology to join this excellent department. The ability to teach DT from Year 7 to 13 is required and other subjects would be advantageous. You will be someone who will be able to enthuse students and promote the importance of Design Technology to the young people of Gordonstoun, in order to help them gain formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as 21st century international citizens... More

Examinations & Curricular Compliance Officer - Available from 1 March 2020. The closing date is 1700hrs on Thursday 13 February 2020. Interviews will be held w/b 17 February 2020.

The Examination & Curricular Compliance Officer (ECCO) will support student achievement at Gordonstoun by managing all examinations and assessments. They will work closely with Admissions, the Junior School and Senior School together with other relevant colleagues and external bodies to deliver exemplary standards of compliance and efficiency. Hours: Term Time “Plus” Monday to Friday 0830hrs to 1630hrs. A flexible approach is essential and hours of work may vary during the busy School examination season.... More

Please complete an operational application form for the ECCO post.

Operational Vacancies

Pastoral Assistant - Closing Date 1700hrs on Monday 17 February 2020. Interviews will be held w/b 24 February 2020.

We have a team of highly trained, key members of staff available for every child or young person at the School. Their primary commitment is to support the wellbeing of children or young people in their care, ensuring that each child thrives and is supported to fulfil his or her potential. This is a key role in the Pastoral team who all work together to ensure the best possible, coordinated pastoral care is provided to children and young people.

The postholder will be required to provide a comprehensive, confidential administrative support service to the Pastoral Department and to the International Coordinator in respect of Round Square International Conferences; Incoming and Outgoing Student Exchanges and Overseas Projects

The post holder should have excellent IT skills including proficiency in all MS Office applications, excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of strong working relationships with colleagues and external contacts. A positive and proactive attitude to manage a high volume of work is also essential as is being calm and flexible with a ‘can do’ approach.

The post is "term time plus" and part time (25 hours (paid) a week. There is some flexibility in the working pattern. Some evening and Saturday work may be required..More..

Transport Driver (rota) - Closing Date 1700hrs on Sunday 16 February 2020. Interviews will be held w/b 17 February 2020.

The postholder is required to carry out the safe transportation of students, staff and visitors on behalf of Gordonstoun School. This includes the daily collection and delivery service locally for support staff and transporting day students to and from the School. Cleaning, inspecting and routine maintenance of the School vehicle is also involved and record keeping.. More...

Seasonal Second Mate (Female) - Fixed Term Contract - 9 March 2020 to 16 October 2020. The closing date is 1700hrs on Sunday 9 February 2020.

In line with the occupational requirements of the Equality Act 2010, only female applicants over the age of 21 can apply for this role. The Seasonal Second Mate is a key member of the Sail Training team and plays an important role in the delivery of the Sail Training programme at Gordonstoun. Work is usually on board Ocean Spirit of Moray Gordonstoun’s 80 foot Sail Training ketch and employment is on a fixed term contract for the whole of Ocean Spirit’s sailing season. More

Junior School Assistant (Female) & Junior School Assistant (Male) These are fixed term contracts from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021. The closing date is 1700hrs on Thursday 13 February 2020. Interviews will be held w/b 17 February 2020.

We are looking for a one male and one female Junior School Assistant to play a key role in the care and welfare of the boarders and day pupils at the Junior School that is located in the splendid campus of Gordonstoun School. The postholders are likely to have some experience of working with children; be able to organise activities for them, using their initiative; show a high level of care for the children; be able to relate to them and uphold high expectations of the school’s values, behaviour and attitude. More

Please complete a teaching application form for Teacher vacancies and an operational teaching form for all other vacancies. GISS applicants must complete the specific GISS application form. Any CVs sent to us have to be accompanied by a fully completed application form.

For further information on any of our vacancies, please email or telephone 01343 837837