Graduate Assistant (Hockey)

  • Wiltshire

  • St Mary's Calne

  • c£16750 + accommodation and bills

  • Full-time | Fixed Term


Exciting opportunity for a Graduate, and keen athlete, with exceptional inter-personal skills, to join us as Graduate Assistant (Hockey).


St Mary’s Calne

St Mary’s Calne offers an academically enriching working environment within the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, with easy transport links to Bristol, Bath and London.

St Mary’s Calne is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC); it is a leader in the field of girls’ independent boarding education. It has around 365 girls aged 11-18, including 120+ girls in the Sixth Form. As well as innovative teaching, learning and scholarship, St Mary’s Calne offers outstanding pastoral care and a vibrant, warm community.


St Mary’s Calne believes in excellence in all respects. As a school community, we thrive amidst a culture of strong expectations and the education which we provide nurtures and develops the concept of high performance. The principal aim is to develop well-rounded pupils who are equipped to excel as adults.

Extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom are a vital and integral part of life for girls at St Mary’s Calne. These opportunities are woven into the timetable during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. We believe that both boarders and day girls benefit from all aspects of the strong boarding ethos of the school.


Sport plays a very important part of life at St Mary’s Calne and, in recent years, the school has enjoyed a strong and improving reputation for success. For September 2020 we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate, and keen athlete, to join us as Graduate Assistant (Hockey).

Attached to one of our Boarding Houses, the Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting the House team in all aspects of the girls’ welfare and pastoral life. You will share the administrative, supervisory and pastoral duties with the team, and will provide some evening and weekend duties, taking part in supervising and organising a range of trips and activities. You will have a confident, well-rounded personality, be flexible, sensible, energetic and a good communicator.

As Graduate Assistant (Hockey) you will report to the Director of Sport and be involved in the coaching and umpiring of Hockey across all age groups. You will be solely responsible for at least one team although there may be times when there is a requirement to be in charge of other teams on Saturday match afternoons. You will contribute to the PE Department carrying out some administrative functions and during the summer term, will be expected to help out with either Tennis, Athletics and/or Cricket.

St Mary’s Calne boasts excellent sporting facilities. We have seven hard tennis courts and netball courts, a full-size floodlit Astro which provides an additional twelve tennis courts in summer, and two lacrosse pitches. The Sports Centre provides a Sports Hall with four badminton courts/basketball or netball court, a dance studio, a fitness suite and a six-lane indoor swimming pool. Additional grass facilities are used locally, offsite.

What we want from you

• University Graduate in a related subject

• The ability to coach Hockey from Year 7 to Year 13 and the ability to umpire to a high level

• The ability to work as part of a team

• Excellent communication skills

• Motivation to work with young people and their parents/guardians

• Positive attitude and approach to change and development

• Willingness to participate in and expectation of contribution to the wider life of a boarding school and extra-curricular life

• The ability to coach a second sport (desirable)

• The ability to help with health-related fitness and strength conditioning (desirable)

What we offer

• Accommodation, with all bills paid

• Excellent and tailored CPD within the department and across the school

• Highly motivated girls

• Competitive salary and membership of a contributory pension scheme

• Discounted membership of the St Mary’s Calne Sports Centre

• Complimentary meals in the Dining Hall during term time

• Free on-site parking

How to Apply

For an Application Form: please visit Vacancies on our website

Telephone: 01249 857200 (Karen Turner)


Closing date: 9am, Monday 1st June 2020


Further Information

St Mary's Calne logo

St Mary's Calne

63 Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DF

  • 70 Day Girls (11-18)
  • 290 Boarding Girls (11-18)

01249 857200

Closing Date: 01 June 2020

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