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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Eton College has an exciting opportunity for three Graduate Teaching Assistants to join the College on a one year fixed term contract starting in September 2024. We are recruiting for a Graduate Teaching Assistant in each of the following departments – Science, Computer Science and Geography. Further information about each of these departments can be viewed in the attachment.

Eton College believes in providing an all-round education for our pupils, supporting them to thrive both inside and outside the classroom. We are looking for Graduate Teaching Assistants to share the breadth of their experience at university, combining up-to-date subject knowledge with significant experience and enthusiasm in other areas.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties


  • Observing the lessons of different colleagues in the department to gain an understanding of different styles of teaching;
  • Providing 1-1 or small group support sessions;
  • Providing cover for colleagues when required;
  • Invigilating internal examinations in the department (known at the College as Trials) and supporting with the marking of these examinations;
  • Participating in department meetings as appropriate, department society meetings, trips, INSET;
  • Carrying out administrative and other functions related to the smooth running of the department;
  • Seeking to develop your own professional practice, in conjunction with the Head of Department.


  • Taking responsibility for a team in a major sport (Football, Rugby, Hockey, Field Game, Cricket, Athletics, Tennis, Rowing) in each Half. This may include coaching/team coaching, providing supervision and guidance, refereeing, and accompanying away matches against other schools. Suitable training will be provided to enable you to do this;
  • Opportunity to contribute to other areas of the co-curriculum if desired;
  • Participating in socials and trips;
  • Actively contributing to the staff duty rota, by e.g.: exam invigilating, supervising meal times in our central dining facility Bekynton, and detention duty;
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the Lower Master’s Office and School Office Clerk during major events, including (but not limited to), the school’s two major open days, Parent-Teacher meetings, and supervision of transport during the start and end of school holidays;
  • Supporting the Partnerships team with various activities with our partnership institutions;
  • Contributing to the school’s wider social programme, including workshops, seminars, chapel services, competitions, trips, open days, and so on.


  • Under the direction of the House Master, performing the duties required by the role of Live In Resident Assistant. Suitable training will be provided to enable you to do this;
  • Be committed to the safeguarding of all young people;
  • Managing pupil behaviour to ensure a positive and safe learning environment;
  • Treating pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect and observing boundaries appropriate to a Graduate Assistant’s professional position.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A strong academic profile, with a good undergraduate degree in a related subject;
  • Prior experience of working or volunteering with children or young people would be desirable;
  • Prior experience of coaching or playing a major sport (as listed above) would be advantageous, however if you do not already have this experience, a willingness to learn how to coach a sports team is essential;
  • Prior experience of taking an active role participating in societies, clubs, teams etc. would be advantageous.
  • A strong interest in working with young people combined with a desire to be fully involved with the life of a busy boarding-school;
  • A willingness and enthusiasm for the co-curricular activities available at the school, and the ability to communicate your enthusiasm for those activities;
  • The demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people;
  • An understanding and appreciation of SEND requirements;
  • The ability to positively assert your influence and to maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils;
  • Flexibility combined with the ability to juggle a variety of tasks;
  • A collaborative nature, combined with the natural inclination to consider the perspectives and opinions of others and encourage people to share their views;
  • High levels of personal organisation and initiative, combined with the ability and to make things happen;
  • A proficient level of computer literacy;
  • A commitment to uphold the highest standards of pupil welfare and safeguarding procedures.


Offering a competitive salary of £22,500 per annum and accommodation, this is a 1 year fixed-term contract, starting in September 2024. 

Alongside this, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme, free or heavily discounted access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on so we can make adjustments accordingly. 


Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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