Assistant Housemistress Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: January 2024
  • Location: Faringdon
  • Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 112757
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Assistant Housemistress Job

I am working with a school that is an exceptionally happy and nurturing place to be, where opportunities abound for children to discover and develop their talents.  Staff are focussed on giving every child the levels of challenge and support they need to flourish, thus ensuring that their educational journey is the best that it can be. They expect our pupils to succeed but want them to do so whilst developing a love of learning, an inquisitive nature, and a willingness to tackle whatever obstacles lie before them.

They are looking for a residential Assistant Housemistress to join their team from January 2024.

The Role:

To work as part of the Boarding Community and is purely pastoral, underpinning the provision of outstanding welfare support for pupils in the Boarding House. You will Supporting the Houseparents in a busy flexi/weekly Preparatory Boarding House.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the administration of the boarding house which will include; organisation of dormitories, dining room arrangements, prep arrangements, after prep activities and boarding registers.

  • To be the first point of contact for boarders to contact overnight.

  • To participate in supporting boarders learning.

  • To assist with the organisation and care of boarders and for the arrangements for the day pupils who flexi board.

  • To attend all meals with the boarders, ensure boarders and staff sit together and promote good table manners and healthy food choices.

  • To liaise with the nurses and to ensure that boarders’ medical requirements are properly catered for.

  • To liaise with the matrons to ensure that ’boarders’ clothes and personal belongings are stored securely and tidily.

  • To work closely with the operational management team to ensure that the House catering, cleaning and laundry teams maintain standards, in accordance with School policy and operating specifications.

  • To be responsible on duty nights for locking up the Manor House, closing windows and ensuring that lights and other appliances are turned off.

  • To record all pastoral matters relating to boarding on iSAMS.

  • To ensure that the individual circumstances, needs, strengths and weaknesses of each boarder are identified and known by staff as needed. To provide information to and communicate with boarders’ tutors where appropriate.


  • Will have a good standard of education.

  • Will ideally be First Aid Training

  • Will promote positive behaviour at all times with consistency and consideration for the development stage of the child and school policies.

  • Have a good understanding of the principles of boarding.

  • Will have proven pastoral experience with knowledge of the needs of young children.

  • Will be friendly and approachable with a can-do mind-set.

  • Have tact, sensitivity and the ability to handle confidential material.

Accommodation: Accommodation suitable for 1 or 2 people is provided within the grounds

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 GPA (depending on experience)

Hours: As agreed within the rota, 48 hours off in any given week

Interviews: ASAP 

Start: January 2024

Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley (

Vacancy Number: 112757