Association of British Orchestras

Resident Graduate Assistant

The Purcell School £12,500 Closing date 05 June 2022
This is an exceptional opportunity for a recent graduate of any discipline to gain valuable experience supporting and looking after some of the country’s most gifted young musicians. The role would be the perfect first job for a graduate considering a career in teaching, pastoral care or working with young people in any other context. Extensive training will be given in all aspects of the safeguarding young people, induction to boarding and mental health first aid. We would welcome applicants from any background (especially music and performance related disciplines) and will facilitate opportunities to gain experience working in a relevant curriculum area, if this is desired. For example, recent music RGAs have joined ensembles and choirs, assisted music teachers, and even led major performances and projects in their spare time; sports graduates have led a full and varied range of recreational sports activities.

We want our boarders to feel that they enjoy living here and strive to provide outstanding pastoral care and support. Each of our four boarding houses is supervised by at least two resident staff, with other staff involved in a non-residential capacity. The successful candidate will support Houseparent(s) with the day-to-day care of boarders, overnight cover, and will respond positively to the needs and interests of our students. He/she will play a significant part in ensuring that our young musicians are safe, happy and healthy and will be able to lead and facilitate a range of recreational activities for boarders.

If you are caring, people-focussed, enjoy the company of young people and think you would enjoy a busy residential lifestyle, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Contact details
The Purcell School
Aldenham Road
WD23 2TS

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.