Role: Graduate Residential Assistant

We urgently require a Graduate Residential Assistant to Coach teams as directed by the Director of Sport, including planning training sessions as appropriate to the range of ability within the squad in question, and preparing the equipment and resources for the training session;

In liaison with the Director of Sport, carry out team selection and post team lists for each upcoming fixture in accordance with the Games Department Handbook;

Lead teams to matches and be responsible for the team’s behaviour, conduct and manner of play, and thus the School’s reputation;

Confidently umpire or referee matches of rugby/hockey/football and cricket (male Grads), or hockey/netball/football and rounders (female Grads) when required, ensuring sound knowledge of the rules prior to the event;

In keeping with the department’s ethos, promote a life-long love of sport whilst encouraging all pupils to achieve their potential;

Help pupils to change safely and quickly, promoting a clean and healthy environment in the changing rooms;

Aid staff in P.E. lessons as directed by the P.E. teacher, including lifeguarding for the swimming pool and supporting pupils in gymnastics.

Support the boarding Houseparents in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and fostering a happy community spirit, especially for children newly arrived at the School;

Help children learn the routines of the boarding houses and assist with any problems. Any concerns about the well-being of children must be brought to the attention of the Head of Boarding or the Pastoral Deputy Head (as appropriate). Concerns of a safeguarding nature should be brought to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or, in their absence, the Assistant Safeguarding Lead;

Uphold the rules of the boarding houses and pass on breaches of the rules to the Head of Boarding or the Pastoral Deputy Head (as appropriate);

Participate in the evening duty rota under the direction of the senior member of staff on duty. Duties will include helping with bedtimes;

Participate in the weekend duty rota under the direction of the Head of Boarding (or Assistant Houseparent in the case of Activity Weekends). Duties will include hosting activities on Boarding Activity weekends;

Must actively engage with children and play a full part in ensuring their needs are met, at any point when on duty in boarding hours.

Perrott Hill was founded in 1946. It is registered as an Educational Trust with a Board of Governors, and currently has 184 pupils on roll, 38 of which are in the Pre-Prep Department.

Perrott Hill is a co-educational, day and boarding Preparatory School situated in beautiful rural surroundings four miles from Crewkerne, on the Somerset/Dorset border. The original 19th Century house is Grade II Listed and forms the centre of the school. The whole school site extends to 28 acres and lies within the North Perrott Conservation Area. In the grounds there are woods, gardens, six acres of playing fields, an all-weather playing surface and an outdoor swimming pool.

Closing date: 30th November

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