Resident Graduate Assistant

The Purcell School are seeking a Resident Graduate Assistant to join them from September 2023. 

Resident Graduate Assistant

Please see - website for full job pack and application form - please complete the application form and provide a supporting statement (please do not send CVs).

This is an exceptional opportunity for a recent graduate of any discipline to gain valuable experience supporting and looking after some of the country's most gifted young musicians.

This role would be the perfect first job for a graduate considering a career in teaching, pastoral care or working with young people in any other context. Extensive training will be given in all aspects of safeguarding. as well as around boarding and mental health first aid.

They welcome applicants from any background (especially music and performance related disciplines) and will facilitate opportunities to gain experience working in a relevant curriculum area, if this is desired. For example, recent music RGAs have joined ensembles and choirs, assisted music teachers and have even led major performances and projects in their spare time; sports graduates have made a led a full and varied range of recreational sports activities.

They want our boarders to enjoy living here and we strive to provide outstanding pastoral care and support. Each of our four boarding houses is supervised by at least two resident staff, with other staff involved in a non-residential capacity.

The successful candidate will support House-parents with the day-to-day care of our boarders, overnight cover, and will respond positively to the needs and interests of our students. He/she will play a significant part in ensuring that our young musicians are safe, happy and healthy and will be able to lead and facilitate a range of recreational activities for boarders.

If you are caring, people-focused, enjoy the company of young people and think you would enjoy a busy residential lifestyle, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Header Image Credit: The Purcell School


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