Deputy Housemistress Role in Berkshire

Location South East England
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  44851
Created 15 June 2017


Deputy Housemistress Role, Berkshire, Start date September


The Role

Deputy Housemistresses support all aspects of the House and give assistance to the Housemistress/Master in the professional leadership and management of their House to secure a high quality of pastoral care, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all pupils.

The primary role of the Deputy Housemistress is to get to know the girls and build a relationship of trust with them. She will be expected to be ready to give support and advice whilst taking a leading role in disciplinary matters within the house when required to do so. In addition she will be responsible for the smooth running of the domestic side of the House. There may be opportunities for Deputy Housemistresses to be involved in other areas of the School depending on experience and interests, however, all Deputy Housemistresses will be expected to take on a tutoring role.



· To share in all aspects of school life, not simply those relating to the House.

· To secure high standards of pastoral care in all areas.

· To ensure that practices improve the quality of care provided, meet the needs and aspirations of all pupils, and raise standards of achievement.

· To evaluate the effectiveness of the pastoral care, education and progress of pupils.

· To understand how the pastoral care contributes to school priorities and to the overall education and achievement of our pupils.




· Take responsibility for the House in the absence of the Housemistress.

· Assist the Housemistress in being responsible for the safety, welfare and pastoral care of the girls in her House.

· Spend time with the girls that are resident in the House, organising activities and games.

· Assist in the smooth running of the House and liaise closely with the Housemistress

· Be resident in the House, including at least 2 days before beginning of term and 2 days after the end of term.

· Be on duty in the House whenever girls are present, except in off-duty periods.

· Act as a Tutor to a group of girls.

· Supervise prep and assist with weekend activities.




Essential requirements

· Show a real interest in pastoral care and be prepared to undertake additional training for CPD

· Evidence of leadership roles

· Ability to show an empathetic approach

· Able to define appropriate boundaries

· Good and demonstrable organisational skills including time management

· Responsible attitude to work

· Effective communication skills

· Willingness to contribute to wider school

· Excellent communication skills with pupils, parents and staff

· Excellent practical skills

· Must be prepared to attend internal and external training days

· Able to work in an enthusiastic manner bringing new ideas and suggestions

· Act as role model

· Stamina and determination

· Flexibility


Desirable requirements

· Experience in a similar role

· A First Aid qualification

· The ability to teach or to offer experience in other aspects of the school



Accommodation within the boarding House will be provided and is available for use during the holiday times. No charge is made for the accommodation or food during the school term. The size of the accommodation will vary according to the boarding house.



A competitive starting salary will be offered in accordance with experience and qualifications. This salary will be reviewed annually.

The Deputy Housemistress will be off duty every second weekend and 3 evenings in the week. The school is closed for half-term each term.


Job number: 44851

Consultant: Kaisha Hastu

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