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Gap Student: Sport Coaching and Boarding

  • Kent

  • King's School Canterbury

  • Salary £13728.75 per annum (current 2022/2023 rate) plus holiday pay

  • Gap Year


We have vacancies for well-qualified and enthusiastic graduates or GAP students to join our staff as Assistant Tutors (Games and Boarding responsibilities).


37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

£19,091 per annum for hours and weeks worked plus 16.5% holiday pay*


September 2023-August 2024

We have several vacancies for well-qualified and enthusiastic Graduates or GAP students to join our school as Assistant Tutors (Games, Boarding, Lesson support) for the whole academic year starting in September 2023.

The Junior King’s School is a co-educational Day and Boarding School for pupils between the ages of 3-13. We offer a superb educational, boarding, extra-curricular and sporting programme for our pupils.

This role will involve:

  • supporting children in class;
  • responsibility for your own sporting team;
  • assisting with boarding duties and other tasks.

The role is likely to suit Graduates/ GAP students seeking experience of working with children and a view of potentially embarking on a career in teaching.

We are looking for candidates who will be able to assist with the coaching of either boys’ sport (football, rugby, hockey & cricket), girls’ sport (hockey, netball, tennis & cricket) or assist with the coaching of rowing. In addition there is an expectation that you will provide support in a combination of English, Maths, Science and Humanities lessons.

Accommodation and meals at school are provided.

Salary £13,728.75 per annum (current 2022- 23 rate) plus 16.5% holiday pay. – Live in

Salary £15,860.25 per annum (current 2022- 23 rate) plus 16.5% holiday pay. – Live out

Applications should be submitted online via the school’s website at In the first instance, please contact Rob Stonier (Deputy Head-Academic) on 01227 714009 for an informal conversation. Early applications are advised.

The Junior King’s School 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The School will also carry out an online search of shortlisted candidates to carry out its duty of safeguarding and safer recruitment. The search is not part of the shortlisting process itself.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Gym membership

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: VAC00079

Expected start date: 01/09/2023

Further Information

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25 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2ES


01227 595501

Closing Date: 31 May 2023