Graduate Intern - Academic

Closing date
Vacancy department
Co-Curricular
Vacancy type
Full Time

Could this be your dream job?

Graduating in 2019 but not quite ready for the daily grind? Want a rewarding, enjoyable year in a beautiful environment, an hour from London and the coast?

Benenden, one of the country’s leading boarding schools, is seeking to recruit a number of paid academic graduate interns in the following areas:

  • Maths/Physics  
  • Economics/Politics
  • Humanities – covering at least two of History, History of Art, Geography, Philosophy and Religion
  • Science
  • Drama and Performing Arts  

You will be a dynamic, creative and conscientious graduate with strong subject expertise who can contribute to and support the teaching and enrichment in one of these subject areas, as well as make a significant contribution to either the co-curricular or boarding life of the school.

We will pay a salary of £14,000, subsidised accommodation will be available in exchange for additional boarding duties on site or local to the school, and we will support you with a structured, nurturing training programme that will be a springboard for your future career.

Benenden has a gym, swimming pool, extensive grounds in the heart of the English countryside, and meals are provided free to staff whilst on duty. Each year there are school trips across the world which are free to supervising staff. The students are motivated, well-behaved, eager to learn and have fun and the school is their much-loved second home. The staff are dedicated, highly qualified professionals who truly love what they do and provide a warm and collegiate atmosphere in which to live and work.

Benenden School was founded in 1923 and is situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA (recruitment@benenden.school) by 9:00am on 25 February.


Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.