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Gap Assistant for Sept 2023

  • Wiltshire

  • Salisbury Cathedral School

  • Competitive salary and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Full-time


We are looking to appoint a number of Gap Assistants to join us from September 2023. Gap Assistants play a vital part in the running of our happy school, making this varied and busy role both challenging and fulfilling.


Are you interested in a varied and exciting role to develop a range of life skills?

Salisbury Cathedral School is located in one of Britain's most idyllic locations in the heart of the Salisbury Cathedral Close. Housed in the 13th century former Bishop's Palace, Salisbury Cathedral School is an independent boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 13.

Gap Assistants play a vital part in the running of this happy school, making this varied and busy role both challenging and fulfilling. Although Gap Assistants will require the flexibility to work across a range of departments, an interest in supporting the boarding house and sports department is vital.

Gap Assistants help in the running of the boarding house, assisting with wake up, breakfast and boarders' daily routine. Additionally, Gaps help with boarders' prep in the evenings and run games and activities for boarders during their free time. Gaps play a crucial part in creating a family atmosphere built on our strong pastoral ethos.

Central to the role is helping out in the games department by supporting fixtures and assisting in games lessons. Salisbury Cathedral School is the home of the Salisbury Cathedral Choristers, with music an intrinsic part of SCS; Gaps may be asked to assist with boarders' music practice as needed.

The Gaps live in their own self-contained five bedrooms flat within the Bishop's Palace, with kitchen, living room and bathroom of which they have use for their year they are with us. During term time the Gaps have access to free meals at breakfast, lunch and supper.

There is so much that makes being a Gap Assistant at Salisbury Cathedral School so rewarding. If you're interested in finding out more about being a Gap Assistant, then please email Doug Thring:; we very much look forward to hearing from you. For further details and an application form, please refer to our website We are taking applications now and at any time until Saturday 31st December 2022. We will be in touch with you following your application during January 2023.

Salisbury Cathedral School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff are trained in child protection and work within the staff code of conduct and whistle blowing policies. All candidates for posts will be asked to provide suitable references, undergo an enhanced DBS check and will be asked, at interview, questions about safeguarding children. The school may contact any of your previous employers.

Salisbury Cathedral School is an equal opportunities employer.

Further Information

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1 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EQ

  • 99 Day Boys (3-13)
  • 22 Boarding Boys (8-13)
  • 80 Day Girls (3-13)
  • 23 Boarding Girls (8-13)

01722 334700

Closing Date: 31 December 2022