Staff Vacancies

One thing that any visitor soon picks up when walking around the St. James’ School campus is what a happy learning environment it is. We are lucky to have many teachers with years of experience, and we are equally fortunate to be able to attract young teachers who often add new ideas to the highly successful practices we have established in the classroom. Both are more than welcome at St. James’.

Our teachers are well qualified in their specific subjects and are also enthusiastic about teaching. St. James’ teachers are encouraged to explore modern methodology and to adopt it when appropriate.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, all successful applicants (whether on a permanent or temporary, part-time or full-time or voluntary basis) will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


We are seeking to appoint a one year Gap Assistant to reside in one of our Boarding Houses and work under the direction of the Director of Boarding. 

As a Gap assistant you will be provided with the tools to develop your skills and experiences within a boarding house and gain knowledge of working within an Independent School environment. You will also have the opportunity to explore the United Kingdom and Europe during the school holidays.

As a Gap Assistant you will be provided with free accommodation and meals during term time. Gap Assistants are required to:-

Support teaching staff with the day to day running of the Preparatory Department or Senior Department (dependent upon preference)

Attend excursions and boarding trips on weekends

Assist with sporting activities throughout the school

Assist with performances from the Music and Drama Department

Fulfill administrative duties as directed by the Director of Boarding

Work alongside dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable staff

Live on site and assist the houseparents with boarding duties and duties during the boarders free time.

To become a Gap Assistant you must meet the following criteria:-

Be aged 21 years or over

Be educated to degree level 

Be able to provide St. James’ with at least two references, one of which from your university.

Self fund flights to the UK

Obtain the correct VISA requirements for entry into the UK

Be able to provide St. James’ with a police check from your home country

Have some experience with working with children or young people (although this is not essential)

Be able to provide all necessary documents for St. James’ to carry out a DBS check upon your arrival.

To apply please click on the link and complete the application form below and email it to


St. James’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applications will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We currently have no other vacancies available. If you would like to send in your CV as an expression of interest please email the Headmaster’s PA: