Junior School Assistant

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides a challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.

Junior School Assistant

Fixed Term Contract 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 with accommodation provided


Gordonstoun Junior School is located in the splendid campus of Gordonstoun, in the North of Scotland. The Junior School has a roll of approximately 110 pupils, up to 61 of which are boarders. It is a Co-educational school, with an almost even number of boys and girls. The children are from many parts of the world as well as from local villages and towns. The School has a wide and varied timetable and enjoys the use of the superb modern facilities, taking part in concerts and other, sport, outdoor learning and other activities.

The Postholder

The Junior School Assistant would play a key role in the care and welfare of the boarders and day pupils at Aberlour House. The post holder is likely to have some experience of working with children and be able to organise activities for them, using their initiative. The post holder would 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. The position would particularly suit someone applying for a teaching degree or PGDE course and who is looking for experience. The ability to coach sports such as rugby, hockey, tennis, athletics, swimming would be an advantage. Applicants need to be over the age of 21.

The Junior School Assistant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and meet all conditions connected with this.

Further details of the essential and desirable requirements can be found in the Person Specification

Occupational Requirements in respect of Age:

As our students are aged up to 18 years, the School has set an age requirement for applicants for certain posts, where stated, to be aged over 21 years. This is in line with the occupational requirements of the Equality Act 2020.


The salary will be at an appropriate point on the Gordonstoun salary scale.

These notes are for general information only and the appointment will be subject to signature of formal conditions of employment. Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the school’s application form along with a letter of application, addressed to the Headmaster, outlining why they feel they are a suitable candidate for this post. A Welcome letter regarding the post is here. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or by post to Recruitment, Gordonstoun, Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RF.

The closing date for applications is 1700hrs on Sunday 15 March 2020

For further information regarding these posts, please email recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or telephone 01343 837837.

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