Resident Graduate Assistant (Lacrosse)

Fixed Term
31 Jan
£18,500.00 per annum

Exciting opportunity for a talented graduate to join our pastoral team as a resident Graduate Assistant, supporting a boarding house and majoring in the provision of Lacrosse throughout the school.

St Mary’s Calne

St Mary’s Calne offers an academically enriching working environment within the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, with easy transport links to Bristol, Bath and London

St Mary’s Calne is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC); it is a leader in the field of girls’ independent boarding education. It has around 360 girls aged 11-18, including 120+ girls in the Sixth Form. As well as innovative teaching, learning and scholarship, St Mary’s Calne offers outstanding pastoral care and a vibrant, warm community.


St Mary’s Calne believes in excellence in all respects. As a school community, we thrive amidst a culture of strong expectations and the education which we provide nurtures and develops the concept of high performance. The principal aim is to develop well-rounded pupils who are equipped to excel as adults.

Extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom are a vital and integral part of life for girls at St Mary’s Calne. These opportunities are woven into the timetable during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. We believe that both boarders and day girls benefit from all aspects of the strong boarding ethos of the school.


We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated graduate with excellent communication skills, to undertake a significant number of boarding duties and support the PE Department in the provision of Lacrosse throughout the school. St Mary’s is regularly in the top 16 schools at all age ranges at the National Schools’ Lacrosse Championships.

The position would suit an enthusiastic, committed and forward looking graduate who would be keen to contribute to all aspects of life in a boarding school and who might, in the longer term, be considering a career in teaching.

This is a residential post. Accommodation (including bills) and meals during term time are provided

What we want from you

  • An ability to coach Lacrosse from Year 7 to Year 13.
  • An empathetic, enthusiastic and well-presented person, capable of inspiring confidence in pupils, parents and staff.
  • Ability to: work flexibly to fulfil the requirements of the post; prioritise; work calmly under pressure and respond positively to changing demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with very good written and spoken English.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills; competency in the use of ICT for administration and teaching purposes.
  • An understanding of the expectations, ethos and aims of a full boarding school.
  • Committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people.

What we offer

  • Excellent and tailored CPD within the department and across the school.
  • Highly motivated pupils with lessons taught in small groups.
  • Competitive salary and membership of the Staff Pension Scheme.
  • Discounted membership of the St Mary’s Calne Sports Club.
  • Fee remission for daughters educated at St Mary’s Calne and for sons and daughters. educated at St Margaret’s Preparatory School.
  • Complimentary meals in the Dining Hall during term time.
  • Free on-site parking.

How to Apply

For an Application Form please visit Vacancies on our website

Telephone: 01249 857200 (Karen Turner)


Closing date: 31st January 2022 (Applications will be reviewed on receipt and an appointment may be made prior to the closing date.)

St Mary's Calne is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18.

  • Wiltshire
  • Fixed Term
  • 31 January 2022
  • £18,500.00 per annum
    Includes accommodation, bills and meals during term time.


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St Mary's Calne

63 Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DF

01249 857200

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