Junior School Assistant

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides a challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.

Junior School Assistant

Fixed Contract - 25 August 2021 to 5 July 2022


Situated on the beautiful Moray Coast in the North of Scotland, Gordonstoun is widely recognised as the world leader in character education. We have a co-educational community of over 500 students aged from 5-18, who are predominantly full boarding and are drawn from over 40 countries; the Junior School encompasses the children up to the age of 13.

The Postholder

We are looking for an inspiring individual who is keen to play an active role in boarding school life, whether assisting children in the classroom, on the games’ fields, during our expeditions in the mountains and the Moray Firth, or in one of our incredible drama productions.

You will be a calm and caring person, well organised and passionate about working with children who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. There is a real ‘joie de vivre’ in the Junior School and if you see yourself as part of that, we would love to hear from you.

Essential requirements

  • Experience of working with school age students aged 5-13 and engaging them.
  • Strong Highers or A Levels
  • Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and meet all conditions connected with this.

Gordonstoun is striving to build a team that is truly inclusive, and we very much welcome applications from marginalised and under-represented groups. If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

Further details of the essential and desirable requirements can be found in the Person Specification and Job Description

Occupational Requirements in respect of Age:

As our students are aged up to 18 years, the School has set an age requirement for applicants for certain posts, where stated, to be aged over 21 years. This is in line with the occupational requirements of the Equality Act 2020.


The salary will be at an appropriate point on the Gordonstoun salary scale.

These notes are for general information only and the appointment will be subject to signature of formal conditions of employment. Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the school’s application form along with a letter of application, addressed to the Head of Junior School, outlining why they feel they are a suitable candidate for this post. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk or by post to Recruitment, Gordonstoun, Elgin, Moray, IV30 5RF.

The closing date for applications is 1700hrs on 17 May 2021

Click here to download an Application Form