Modern Language Assistants – French, Italian and Spanish

Founded in 1818, Dollar Academy is the world’s oldest co-educational day and boarding school.  The Academy is situated in about 50 acres of grounds, amidst delightful scenery, in the small town of Dollar at the foot of the Ochil Hills.  Centrally located, Dollar is only 20 minutes’ drive from Stirling, 30 minutes from Perth and under an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The school is a 25-minute drive from the world-renowned Gleneagles resort and an hour from the famous beaches and golf courses of St Andrews.  With approximately 1300 pupils the school is renowned for its innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Continuous development of staff and facilities is also paramount at Dollar.

We are seeking French, Italian and Spanish speakers to join us as Modern Language Assistants.  These positions are crucial in supporting the linguistic development of our pupils and Assistants provide an insight into the culture of the country whose language they speak.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide intensive 1:1 speaking practice for pupils
  • Support pupils looking to make extra progress with out of class work
  • Help to plan activities and lessons
  • Provide adult tuition once per week
  • Provide support to our boarding house pupils and other occasional tasks around the school

Knowledge and Experience

  • Fluency in chosen language
  • Native speaker or equivalent proficiency
  • Reasonable knowledge of English

Salary and Accommodation

The salary for this post is £13,260 per annum.  Accommodation is provided in a fully furnished house close to the school which is shared with other Language Assistants.  All household bills and meals are also provided. A deduction of £480 per month is made to cover accommodation and food.


This is a part time, temporary term time only post. Language Assistants will provide 12 hours of conversation work per week with up to an additional 10 hours per month spent offering adult tuition and boarding house assistance.

Disclosure Scotland

All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. The successful candidate will be asked to make a formal application, the cost of which will be covered by the Academy.


The Academy’s Support Staff Application Form must be completed and is available to download by visiting our website. Completed application forms should be mailed to: The Human Resources Manager, Dollar Academy, Mylne Avenue, Dollar, FK14 7DU, Clackmannanshire OR emailed to