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Gap Assistants

Brighton College
Brighton, East Sussex
£12,924 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Education, Support
Student, Work Experience
Contract Type
Fixed term
Full Time

Job Details

Brighton College Prep School is seeking two Gap Assistants to start in August 2023. This is a fixed-term role for one year, until 31 August 2024, with the possibility of extension for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities:

  • To assist in the games department, music department, or Pre-Prep, depending on the specific post, preparing equipment for lessons, supporting during lessons and on fixtures or in concerts and productions.
  • To help with clubs and activities at lunchtimes and after school.
  • To help with regular duties, supervising in the playgrounds and dining hall.
  • To help manage the lost property system in school.
  • To be responsible for tidying specific areas of the school.
  • To assist staff with display.
  • Any other reasonable management request to support the day-to-day running of the school. 

Safeguarding and responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils, and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact. 

Hours of work:

  • The post-holder will work 40 hours per week, 7.45am-4.45pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunchbreak, Monday to Friday inclusive.
  • Some flexibility with start and finish times will be required.
  • This role will work during term-time only (35 weeks per year). 


  • Annual leave entitlement is included in the salary for this role.
  • Holidays should be taken outside of the working weeks. 


  • Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available for eligible employees, which includes access to yoga and Pilates classes, the gym and swimming pool.
  • Healthy heart checks.
  • Meditation sessions.
  • Access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library. 


  • Complimentary lunch is provided during term-time.
  • Free tickets to the College’s music, dance and drama performances.
  • Job specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees.
  • Life Cover is provided whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period.
  • Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within 3 months of commencement of employment.
  • English language classes.
  • Perkbox: Employee* benefit and rewards platform which provides access to a wide range of discounts, employee benefits and wellbeing resources. *Eligible staff are those who are exclusively employed at Brighton College and on a permanent, contracted hours basis.


Brighton College is one of the UK’s leading schools and the oldest public school in Sussex.

The College was recently named ‘England's School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times. The award was given on the basis of our exceptional examination results as well as our fundamental emphasis on kindness and social engagement.

The Sunday Times also named Brighton College ‘England’s Independent School of the Year 2019’, the second time in a decade the school has won this accolade. The Week magazine named Brighton College ‘Most forward-thinking school in Britain’ for two years running in 2017 and 2018. Tatler magazine awarded Richard Cairns the title of ‘Head Master of the Year 2012-13’, and Brighton College was named UK ‘Independent School of the Year 2013- 14’ at the Independent Schools Awards. The last full ISI inspection in 2015 awarded the College the top grade in every category including ‘Exceptional’ for teaching and learning.

The Brighton College family of schools also includes Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School, St Christopher’s School and Handcross Park, educating a further 1,150 children aged 3 to 13. Overseas, the College has opened Brighton College Abu Dhabi, Brighton College Al Ain, Brighton College Dubai and Brighton College Bangkok, with Brighton College Singapore the most recent addition, having opened in September 2020.

There has also been major investment in new facilities over the last ten years. This has seen the construction of five major buildings on the main site, including the new £55m School of Science and Sport which opened in January 2020, which includes eighteen state-of-the-art laboratories alongside a new sports hall, 25-metre swimming pool, fitness centre and roof-top running track. Other recent additions include two new boarding houses, a state-of-the-art Music School and the Yeoh Building, a teaching building which includes 22 classrooms for maths, history, economics, politics and EAL, alongside an innovative Creative Learning Centre, opened in 2017.

Above all, Brighton is a very happy place where staff and pupils feel fulfilled and purposeful. We are proud to have taken a progressive stand on diversity, equality and inclusion and we are committed to furthering this agenda through our teaching, and all aspects of the life of the school. We are a member of the School Inclusion Alliance and an important aspect of our vision for education is to increase diversity among our teaching staff to enrich all aspects of the life of the College and provide diverse role models for all pupils. We pride ourselves on being a warm, inclusive and respectful community, where our staff are welcoming and positive and our pupils are intellectually curious and kind.

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01273 704386
Eastern Road
East Sussex

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