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Gap Assistant

Gap Assistant

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and reliable Gap Assistant with a ‘can do’ attitude to assist with a range of duties and activities across the School including: assisting teachers in classes, games sessions, exam invigilation, school trips, temporary class cover and other duties in-line with the post-holder’s skills and experience such as supporting the School’s Music, CCF,  Art, Sport, STEAM or Drama initiatives. This is an exciting time to join John Lyon as it has just moved towards its first coeducational intake in September 2021 and from being a senior school to an all through 2 ½ -18 school with nursery, thanks to a 2020 coming together with Quainton Hall School in central Harrow.

The successful candidate will need strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to liaise with a wide range of other staff across the school, given the diverse nature of the role. They will also need to be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team, and have a willingness to work flexibly with both duties and hours in order to meet the requirements of the School.

Salary: circa £16,000 p.a. FTE (pro-rata c£13,000)

Hours: 40 hours per week x 38 weeks per annum (term time only plus 4 weeks)

Contract: One-year fixed-term contract

Please note that we are not able to provide accommodation.

The School’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • Fees remission for children of staff
  • Use of the School’s Sports Centre (including swimming pool) at designated times
  • Discount membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commitment to professional development

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application forms at the bottom of the page.


Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.support@johnlyon.org

Please be aware that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12:00pm on Friday 24th June 2022.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and pupils. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable, and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our pupils and staff.