Includes free accommodation at our York city centre campus, all meals and £650 per month

  • Do you have a good rapport with young people and can you act as a positive role model?
  • Are you able to work as an effective and flexible member of a lively team?
  • Are you self-motivated, proactive and able to take on responsibility?
  • Do you have sporting, artistic, academic or recreational strengths, passions and interests you could share with our students?
  • Are you maybe considering teaching or working with young people as a career, and want to test the waters?
  • Are you seeking opportunities for personal development?

Our well-established Resident Graduate programme attracts both those who are thinking about a future career in education or youth work, and those who are simply looking for a supportive, stimulating and purposeful year while they consider their next step, in whatever direction that is.

Bootham is not a typical independent school.  We’re not that big, we have a junior school and a senior school, and at the senior site about a quarter of our students are boarders.  Our ethos supports our young people to live adventurous lives that serve to create a better world.  We have a unique atmosphere of respectful informality, where students call staff by their first names, and all who work and learn here consider themselves part of one friendly body.

‘Res Grads’ live in our boarding houses and support the pastoral care and recreational activities of both day and boarding students aged from 11 to 18.  Bootham’s Quaker ethos underpins a ‘whole person’ education which aims to fully address the real needs of today’s young people.

Beyond boarding duties you will have opportunity to get involved in all aspects of school life, according to your particular interests.  We are keen to hear from grads who are interested in Sport and PE, in primary education, in music and art, in learning support and in languages.

If you have yet to decide your future direction, our Res Grad programme offers an enjoyable and satisfying year working in a team of other recent graduates in our unique and friendly community.

To apply for our Resident Graduate programme, see the job description and please use the school’s application form, attached.

If you’re free on Saturday 7th March from 10am to 12 why not join us for coffee and croissants at our Res Grad Open Morning,  Where you’ll meet our current team, tour the school, and have loads of opportunity to ask questions. Of course, you can apply without coming to the Open Morning and we know not everyone will be able to make it, but we’d love to see you if you’re free. 

To book a place please email Louise at

Closing date for applications is 10am Thursday 12th March and interviews will be held on Monday 23rd March 2020

Bootham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and other safeguarding procedures.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Jenny at