St Andrew’s School, Turi – Graduate Assistant (Senior School).

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St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 620 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 250 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 370 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is fully coeducational and the great majority 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’.

St Andrew’s School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All successful job applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check with relevant authorities from the country of current employment. We seek to appoint professionals of the highest standard for the various vacancies that do come up every so often.

Graduate Assistant, Senior School (Closing date: 28th March 2022) – Click here to apply

The Role

St Andrew’s Senior School is seeking to appoint Graduate Assistants who will assist the house parents in providing pastoral care within the boarding house teams and act as a model in all areas to pupils within the boarding house.

Reporting to the House parent in the respective boarding house, the Graduate Assistant key areas of responsibility will be:-


  • Promote the welfare of the students and to support the School in safeguarding the students through relevant policies and procedures.
  • Be part of the Boarding House team, involved in decision-making on the activities initiatives, routines & pastoral arrangements.


  • Assist in the running of Academic clubs and maintain & update certain departmental and general school notice boards.
  • Liaise with the Deputy Head Pastoral and Assistant Head Pastoral in matters related to tutoring of groups of pupils and cover for academic lessons.

Sports and Co-Curricular

  • Assist in instructing, teaching and coaching student games during P.E. lessons, practice and competition
  • Must have experience and understanding of any of the following sports; Hockey, Basketball, Football, Rugby, Netball, Cricket and Swimming.
  • It would be an added advantage for the candidate to also have skills and experience in Adventure and Creative Arts (Drama, Design and Technology, Art and Music)

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s, Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience. We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.   There are some things that are essential to working with us. The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos. They will have to have a degree in education or related field.

Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first-class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient.

Experience of working in a School environment, or in boarding, would be desirable, but not essential. Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our children.

Terms and Conditions


There is a generous overall remuneration package as detailed below

Salary: The successful applicant will be placed on a reasonable wage salary.

Accommodation: suitable rent free accommodation within the boarding house will be provided as a taxable benefit. 

Medical care: a comprehensive medical insurance scheme will be provided for the successful candidate. 

Meals: these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit.

Facilities: extensive sports facilities are open to use by staff and their families

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.

How To Apply

Applications are encouraged as early as possible.  Please complete the School Application Forms.    

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a brief covering letter and a CV by Monday 28th March, 2022 at the latest.

Interviews will be held at the school on Thursday 31st March 2022.





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