St Andrew's Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading International schools in East Africa. Numbering approximately 570 students, it has two semi-autonomous schools; a Preparatory School of 240 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of 330 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is coeducational and the great majority of pupils are boarders. The School has an overtly Christian foundation and sees its overall aim as encouraging young men and women to "live and lead with integrity".
The Graduate Assistant is key in supporting academic, pastoral and co-curricular work of the the Senior School. Reporting to the House Parent, the Graduate Assistant is a member of the School's Pastoral team and acts as a moral and spiritual mentor within the School. The role is suited to a young graduate with a strong academic ability coupled with strong pastoral intuition and ability to work alongside teenagers as well as ability to support, promote and uphold the Christian ethos of the School.
In return, the School will offer the successful applicant an exciting and dynamic working environment, mentoring and leadership development, happy and enthusiastic pupils who enjoy learning, suitable accommodation onsite, and a strong sense of community living.
It is essential that the applicant is a practising Christian.
St Andrew's Senior School is seeking to appoint a Graduate Assistant who will assist the house parents in providing Pastoral care within the boarding house teams and act as a model in all areas to students within the boarding house. Reporting to the House Parent in the respective boarding house, the Graduate Assistant key areas of responsibility will be:-
Sports and Co-Curricular
Creative Arts (Design and Technology, Art and Music)
The role of Graduate Assistant - DT (GDT) is to work alongside the existing team of Design and Technology staff, assisting them in the delivery and development of this highly successful and popular subject. In particular, the GDT will teach some small classes directly and contribute to supporting the ambition in design, creativity and engineering of students throughout our age range (14 -18 years). This support will occur in timetabled lessons, small group design tutorials and working with students preparing for public examinations during the timetabled school day. We would also expect our GDT to plan an important role in the DT Department's co-curricular activities - such as our CAD Club and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Club.
Other duties will include the following:-
A knowledge of engineering drawing, drafting, sketching and manufacturing techniques will be advantageous, but a willingness to learn and a commitment to professional development are also of great importance. Candidates who can prove their engagement with more complex design and engineering principles and manufacturing technology are desirable. Our GDT will have the opportunity to continue to develop their own work, and will have full access to our facilities and workshops in order to do that. The successful candidate will therefore be someone with a strong interest in design education, who is committed to developing an independent and experimental mind-set amongst our students, as well as fostering and iterative approach to design thinking. This is an outstanding opportunity to work within the context of a leading international boarding school in Kenya offering the British curriculum, with sharp and creative students in a highly stimulating setting.
Terms and Conditions
There is a modest overall remuneration package as detailed below.
Hours of Work and Holiday Entitlement
The role is full-time and includes working in the evening and at weekends as required. The successful applicant will be expected to take a full and active part in the boarding life of the School. S/He will also be expected to work during some of the holidays.
St Andrew's School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew's School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines and will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.
Applications are encouraged as early as possible.
Please complete and attach the School's Application Form.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with a brief covering letter and a CV at the later but not later than Monday 26th September, 2022
Closing Date for applications: Monday 26th September, 2022.
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