Job Description

Working hours: Full-time during the School’s term time

Start Date:  19 April 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Benefits: the option of free all-year-round accommodation on site is available with this position

Salary: £16,500 per annum, without accommodation, & £10,558 per annum with accommodation

Godstowe is one of the leading girls’ preparatory boarding schools in the U.K. with 440 pupils aged between 3 to 13. The girls and boys achieve outstanding results in their academic studies and all-round education.  Approximately 70 girls (aged between 7 and 13) are full boarders at the School, living in one of our three Boarding Houses on our 12-acre site on the northern outskirts of High Wycombe. Each House is led by a Houseparent or Housemistress and their Deputy, with other resident Assistants contributing to the care and well-being of the girls.

We require an enthusiastic and efficient Assistant to join us. This is a full-time role, with most weekend and evening work included in the weekly rota. Holidays are generous and as part of the remuneration, we offer free meals during term-time and the option of accommodation in the Boarding House. Salary is paid monthly.

The role presents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to immerse themselves in the environment of an outstanding educational institution – many of our previous Boarding Assistants have progressed their careers in education and boarding.

If you have a professional outlook and a can-do attitude coupled with a good sense of humour, as well as a caring and supportive personality, we would welcome your application.

Previous experience of having looked after children will be an advantage. Full training will be given in all aspects of the safeguarding of children, health & safety and our IT systems.

This post is restricted to female applicants, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact us at:


How to Apply:

Please download an Application Form at and, having read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, send the completed Application Form via email to:


Closing date: 8am, Wednesday, 22 March

Please note that the School reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to connect us at

Godstowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.