Assistant Housemistress Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Location: Harrogate
  • Salary: £20,447 GPA
  • Job Ref: 114253
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Assistant Housemistress Job - September 2024

A am working with a family of leading independent schools who provide all-round, high quality academic education for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 11 for girls only between the ages of 11 and 18. The are recruiting for an assistant housemistress to join them from September 2024.

The role:

  • To be resident within the House at all times during term time (excluding off duty time) and to be responsible for the general welfare and personal development of all the boarders in the House, in accordance with School policies;

  • To provide the boarders with the best possible experience of a boarding education, providing a ‘home from home’ experience;

  • To build a strong, personal relationship with each of the boarders in your care, recognising their individual needs, and to support other members of the House team in meeting those needs;

  • To work closely with the relevant Head of School and Tutors, ensuring continuity of care for the boarders and to liaise effectively and promptly with parents and guardians;

  • To manage effectively and efficiently the staffing, organisation and resources of the House;

  • To oversee Health and Safety standards and requirements within the House

  • To ensure each boarder has a comfortable living environment, which might involve liaison over matters related to the general fabric of the House and putting in written requests when work/repairs are needed.

  • To implement and maintain the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools for welfare and pastoral care in the House

  • To ensure that appropriate care is given to boarders, being mindful of overseas pupils who are a long way from home; responding to the special needs of those from different cultural backgrounds; and ensuring that different cultures and backgrounds are recognised, respected and accepted.

  • To foster a culture of understanding where each young person in the House feels valued and supported.

  • To act, at all times, within the HLC Safeguarding Policy guidelines, ensuring the welfare of the child is paramount.

  • To share mealtimes with the Boarders and other members of staff in the dining room.

  • To check that the boarders are in the correct uniform for the School day, but also that they are appropriately dressed at other times.

*A full job description can be sent over upon request*

Hours: As required within the rota

Accommodation: Provided within the grounds

Salary: Circa £20,447 GPA (depending on experience)

Interviews: Soon

Start: September 2024

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (