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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. To be considered you must complete an application form with CV's being a welcome addition.

Educational Guardian

Gordonstoun has more than 500 pupils, around a third of whom live overseas. Each of these has a UK-based Guardian, sometimes a family member and sometimes a formal Educational Guardian.

Educational Guardians provide a local home-from-home for our international boarders. They support students at school, attending concerts/events/matches much as a parent might, and provide occasional accommodation, for example at long weekends and half term.

This is an enjoyable way to make connections around the world, and many of our educational Guardians go on to make lifelong friendships with their students.

Educational Guardians are an important part of our pastoral care. They are fully supported and trained by the school. Gordonstoun pays its Educational Guardians an annual fee per child, and each night of accommodation is also paid at the rate of £70 when not in lessons, £50 per night when the student is in lessons.

An ‘Educational Guardian’ is not the same as a ‘Legal Guardian’ (for example, you will not be responsible for the student in the event of the parent’s death).

Educational Guardians must be at least twenty-five years of age. Find out more here...

Centre Manager - Chief Sailing Instructor (Permanent)

We are looking for an inspirational Chief Sailing Instructor to lead the sailing portion of our activities programme. Gordonstoun operates as a RYA recognised Sailing Centre from our sailing base at Hopeman Harbour, where we provide a range of sailing and power boating activities for our students from years 4 to 13. With a wide range of skill levels, our students will require coaching from beginner to advanced level using the RYA Dinghy Scheme as a framework for the sailing programme.

Gordonstoun encourages all staff to engage in our wonderfully broad programme, and we are seeking someone who is keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether in the classroom, in the mountains or in the middle of the Moray Firth. Find out more here...

Domestic/Laundry Assistant (Permanent / Part-Time)

The Domestic Services department is fundamental to the smooth running of Gordonstoun School. With more than 50 buildings, a dozen of which provide sleeping accommodation, the estate is huge. The team comprises of more than 20 staff who provide efficient cleaning and laundry to over 600 students and staff.

Working at Gordonstoun comes with many benefits, including a sense of corporate citizenship, where you become part of the family. We offer a range of free accredited training courses to support staff and help them in their chosen profession, or to diversify into other roles.

There is a generous pension scheme and other staff support benefits.

We have our own fleet of Minibuses which allows us to offer subsidised transport from Hopeman, Burghead and Lossiemouth.

The award-winning chefs at our Refectory offer a diverse range of foods cooked on site and you will be entitled to free staff meals whilst on shift. You will be enrolled onto the PVG scheme, and have access to both a staff discount and a cycle to work scheme.

The closing date is: 23 May 2022

Find out more here...

Sports Coach (Fixed-Term / Full Time)

We are looking for a talented Sports Coach who is also keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether on the sports fields, in the mountains, in the middle of the Moray Firth or in our state-of-the-art Sports Centre

You will be a creative and inspiring sports coach who is passionate about working with students who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. You will be fully involved in the Sports department, providing specialist coaching for students so they can flourish in our board curriculum.

Gordonstoun is striving to build a team that is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from marginalised and under-represented groups.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is: 30 May 2022 at 9am.

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Teacher of French & Spanish (Permanent / Full-Time or Part-Time)

Due to growing pupil numbers, Gordonstoun is seeking to recruit additional teachers for the 2022-23 academic year. We are looking for an inspiring classroom practitioner who is keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether in the classroom, in the mountains or in the middle of the Moray Firth.

You will be a creative and inspiring French and Spanish teacher who is passionate about working with students who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. You will have experience of teaching French or Spanish to GCSE and A-Level standard. The post requires the teaching of junior and senior school students.

All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment. The post is suitable for an ambitious NQT or Probationers or a more experienced teacher. This is a part time position, but full time will be considered if appropriate.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 9am.

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Teacher of Geography (Permanent / Full-Time)

Due to growing pupil numbers, Gordonstoun is seeking to recruit additional teachers for the 2022-23 academic year. We are looking for an inspirational Geography teacher to join this thriving department. You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who is passionate about working with students who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. Making the most of the local environment to bring the subject alive is essential.

Gordonstoun encourages all staff to engage in our wonderfully broad programme, and we are seeking someone who is keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether in the classroom, in the mountains or in the middle of the Moray Firth.

All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment. The post is suitable for an ambitious NQT or Probationer, or a more experienced teacher.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 9am.

Applications for a Spring or Summer term start are welcome.

Find out more here...

Teacher of Chemistry (Permanent / Full-Time)

Due to growing pupil numbers, Gordonstoun is seeking to recruit additional teachers for the 2022-23 academic year. We are looking for an inspiring classroom practitioner who is keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether in the classroom, in the mountains or in the middle of the Moray Firth.

You will be a creative and inspiring chemistry teacher who is passionate about working with students who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. You will have experience of teaching chemistry to GCSE and A-Level standard.

All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment. The post is suitable for an ambitious NQT or Probationer, or a more experienced teacher.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 9am.

Applications for a Summer or Autumn term start are welcome.

Find out more here...

Shift Matron (Permanent / Full-Time)

We are seeking to appoint a Matron for a Boarding House to be responsible for the smooth running of the House including the pastoral care, well-being and supervision of students. This will include supporting their studies and activities, dealing with travel, record-keeping, administration and ensuring student safety.

Applicants will need excellent communication and caring skills with enthusiasm and good flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. Calmness, a great sense of responsibility and commitment are also key to the role. Experience in a similar setting is an advantage as is an SVQ 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent), and a first aid qualification.

The Matron is a key member of the Pastoral Team in a Boarding House. As such, the Matron has an important role to play in the care, welfare and happiness of the students in the House.

The Matron is directly responsible in the first instance to the HP (House Parent), or the AHP (Assistant House Parent), when the latter deputises for the HP, and through them to the Assistant Head Boarding and eventually to the Deputy Head Pastoral.

The post-holder will be full-time, “term time plus”, Monday - Saturday, normally working shifts between 0700hrs to 1830hrs. Due to the nature of the role, Matrons are expected to be flexible, as and when it is necessary, to ensure that the required level of service and care is in place.

Essential requirements include:

· Registration with SSSC or NMC or other professional body recognised by SSSC.

· Achieved SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or working towards qualification.

· Experience of working with children/adolescents.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

Closing date: 23 May 2022

Find out more here...

Gordonstoun is striving to build a team that is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from marginalised and under-represented groups. For further information on any of our vacancies, please email recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or telephone 01343 837837. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk.