Job Description

Ardingly College is seeking four highly motivated people to join the School for one year, from September 2023 or January 2024, working for one year until August 2024 or December 2024.  We would also welcome applications from those seeking work for one term only from September to December 2023. The role involves undertaking general duties in all parts of the College but predominantly in the Prep (Nursery – Year 6) and Lower School (Years 7 and 8) and particularly in assisting with the sports and boarding provision.

Our Gap Assistants are highly regarded and appreciated, members of staff. In this role, you will play an integral part of bringing life experience for our pupils to learn and benefit from, and to broaden their horizons. In return we offer you a supportive and enjoyable working environment, and the opportunity to gain great work and life experiences.

Hours of Work: Full time, for 36 weeks per year (term time plus two additional weeks), flexibility will be required including evening and weekend work. There is a requirement to work two additional weeks for Ardingly College Holiday Club. One week during October half term and one during the Easter holidays.

Salary: £10,868.70 (split equally over 12 months), inclusive of 4.1 weeks paid holiday.

Accommodation: Full accommodation will be available. There will be new accommodation for the Gap Assistants located in one of the Senior School Day houses with its own separate entrance, bathroom facilities and kitchenette.

To view the full job description please see the documents attached at the top of the page. To apply please click the green ‘apply’ button in the top right-hand corner. If you require further information please contact the HR team on 01444 893192 or email

A completed application should be submitted by the closing date of Monday 06 February 2023, although applications may be considered upon receipt.

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2 -18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

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