Job Description

Thornton College is looking to appoint a Graduate Boarding Assistant from January 2024, to support boarding students in our Boarding House. Our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a variety of tasks in both boarding and in school. Areas of interest and for professional development will be confirmed at Interview.
Single accommodation, with bathroom facilities, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation and food are included during term time. The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, covering in day school, organising and running activities and attending outings. The Boarding Team have a termly rota which allows for daily and weekly time off.

Salary: Gross Annual Salary- Actual £20,362 FTE £25,211. Accommodation, food and utilities included during term time(please do let us know on your application form if you require accommodation full-time). A clean driving licence and three years’ driving experience is desirable (but not essential). No pets allowed.

Closing Date for Applications: 13th October 2023
Interviews Week Commencing: w/c 16th October 2023

To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email –

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.
Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE.