Residential/Non Residential Sports Graduate Assistant

Head Of Mill Hill School · Competitive · London
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The Graduate Assistant will gain valuable and varied experiences in a role that is a steppingstone into the teaching profession. As part of a nine-person team, they will support the smooth running of the boarding and Co-Curricular aspects of the school during evenings and weekends. The School would be especially interested in candidates with a sporting

(including Strength and Conditioning, and experience coaching one of our Core Sports; Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, and Rugby) background.

There are opportunities for this position to be Residential or Non-Residential

Closing date for applications:

9am on Thursday 25 March 2021

We have developed a unique portfolio of partnerships with professional clubs across many of our sports including; Saracens RFC, Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesex County Cricket Club and Hampstead and Westminster Hockey Club. Successful candidates have the opportunity to collaborate closely with our partner clubs and world-class coaches to develop their coaching pedigree.


We have designed the role to give successful applicants an all-encompassing experience of independent school life. The role is likely to suit recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in education, understanding that the role is fast-paced and time-consuming during School terms yet enormously rewarding for the right people. Working in areas of the School that befit each individual's experience, abilities and aspirations, the Graduate Assistants will be closely supervised by a senior member of staff within a formal structure of professional development, training and feedback that will enable them to prepare for their future careers in education or sport. In addition, the Graduate Assistants will attend regular in-service training alongside the teaching staff, covering all aspects of our work from the latest teaching and learning developments to important changes in legislation.

For an exceptional candidate, there may in due course be the opportunity to move into formal teacher training, supported by the School, if this aligns with a particular staffing requirement that the School has at the time.


To help you identify with the role we will be providing an opportunity to have an informal discussion with two of our existing Graduate Assistants currently specialising in Sport and Music. Applicants will have the chance to ask any relevant questions that will help support their application.

This will be taking place via Zoom on Friday 5th March 6pm. All applicants are invited and welcome to join the discussion group.

Meeting ID: 951 8048 9584 Passcode: 580185

Please see below for the key responsibilities and duties for all Graduate Assistants, along with a draft timetable to illustrate the weekly commitment. This list is not exhaustive but gives a flavour of the role:

General responsibilities and expectations:

  • Support the aims and objectives of the Mill Hill School Foundation.
  • Comply with the Mill Hill School Foundation Health and Safety Policy.
  • Promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils supported by you.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you came into contact.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among the pupils and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the School premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere in your care.
  • Lead a tutor group or be pupil pastoral mentor * Potentially complete a 5-day NPLQ course

Boarding responsibilities:

  • Support the Housemaster/mistress or Houseparent in the smooth running of all aspects of boarding life.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you came into contact.
  • Participate in, and run, activity sessions in the evening and weekend activity programme.

Contribution to Co-Curricular programme of the school:

  • Support the School's weekend programme across all 3 terms.
  • Fully support the Co-Curricular life of the School, which dovetails with the candidate's previous background. The role will focus in the Sport, PE, and Strength and Conditioning departments.
  • The Graduate Assistants will play a leading role in developing our 70+ Sports Scholars. Our six current Graduate Assistants mentor their 'own Sports Scholars' (usually totalling eight) to achieve their goals, whilst running more general group workshops for scholars of the lower year groups. They also support the Physical Education Department in delivering the curriculum, assisting in delivering practical and theoretical elements of Physical Education and covering lifeguarding duties within Physical Education lessons. A significant part of the Graduates' time is involved with them leading sports teams, leadership activities and clubs/ clinics across the full academic year. For successful candidates, they will have the opportunity to work alongside our existing Sports Performance Team which include GB Olympic Physiotherapist, Elite Level Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Performance Nutritionist and Performance Mental Skills Coach. The Sports Performance Team support

our impressive list of full-time coaches which include an England & Mavericks Netball Player, Saracens Premiership rugby player, Middlesex County Cricket Coach, Tottenham Hotspur Premiership Academy Coaches, Great Britain Men's Hockey Coach, Great Britain athlete and PGA Advanced Golf Pro.

Developmental opportunities &/responsibilities:

  • Act as a teaching assistant during some timetabled lessons.
  • Support colleagues in academic departments with routine administration.
  • Support the organisation and delivery of the School's Open Days.
  • Attend departmental meetings.
  • Be a staff presence on educational visits/other trips organised by the School, where appropriate

Other responsibilities:

  • Carry out the above duties and responsibilities and additional duties and responsibilities if so directed by the Head of Mill Hill School or her representative within the confines of the Mill Hill School Foundation.
  • Work in or for the School from Monday to Saturday during term-time.
  • Have a flexible approach to hours of duty.

Benefits of the role:

  • Salary likely to be in the region of 15,000 (Residential) & 20,000 (Non-Residential) dependent on experience and relevant qualifications.
  • On-site accommodation and bills inclusive (if residential).
  • Three hot meals a day (two on Sundays) provided free of charge.
  • Extensive training and professional development.
  • Opportunity to travel within a varied programme of educational visits and sports tours etc.
  • Membership of our excellent Staff Common Room, which organises a number of social functions through the year.
  • Free use of facilities on and off-site, including: sports hall; fitness suite, spin studio and swimming pool.
  • Access to the School's Medical Centre.
  • Free staff sports kit for those involved in leading sports teams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • To have graduated with a good honours degree by the time the post commences.
  • Awareness, understanding and, ideally, experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of children.
  • High personal and professional standards.
  • Positive working relationships with colleagues and the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Experience in the school's core sports (Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball, Cricket).
  • The ability to offer other activities outside the previously mentioned would be beneficial.
  • Excellent time management, IT and organisational skills.
  • Ability to take responsibility and to show initiative.
  • An interest in current developments in education.
  • Ability to convey infectious enthusiasm for a variety of areas of School life.
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Ability to manage practical sessions effectively and safely.
  • Motivation to work with children and young people.
  • Positive attitude to managing behaviour.

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