Dormitory Master / Mistress Job in Windsor

Location United Kingdom
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  46461
Created 22 November 2017



The Role


The Dormitory Master/ Mistress is responsible for the provision of a boarding environment which is nurturing, efficient and enjoyable. Each member of the boarding team must strive to ensure that the highest ideals and values are maintained in the Jesuit tradition and that the Boarding House operates as a community which extends from their family.

Key function area responsibilities:

The Junior (Morse) Dormitory Master/Mistress is responsible to the Deputy Headmaster for the general well-being and pastoral care of the junior boarders. The Dormitory Master/Mistress will take responsibility for the boys in the dormitory between 4 and 5 nights a week (this includes ‘sleeping in’ the Dormitory) and monitoring the room during these evenings.


  • To attend all Boarding Team meetings

  • To meet regularly with the Deputy Headmaster and provide him with a termly report for parents on boarders

  • To arrange and encourage boarders’ involvement in extracurricular activities

  • To hold a suitable minibus driving qualification (or be willing to undertake training – which will be provided)

  • Effective record keeping and procedures relating to compliance

  • To take responsibility for exeat arrangements/ accommodation/ travel for all junior boarders

  • To support induction of new staff to the department

  • To promote boarding at marketing opportunities (i.e. Open Mornings)

  • To meet prospective parents

  • In conjunction with cleaning staff, ensuring the tidiness of Morse Dormitory

  • To ensure regular communication with parents of junior boarders

  • To manage information relating to junior boarders and maintaining a close link with their teachers

  • To adhere to the Boarding Handbook and the School Handbook

  • To follow all the School’s Health and Safety Policies and procedures and in particular ensuring the safety of junior boarders during the night.

  • To undertake any tasks reasonably required by the Headmaster or any others acting on his behalf

  • To be a proactive member in the boarding team, including reviews of the Department and support the regular reviewing of the Boarding Department.


Duties and responsibilities in relation to boarders:

  • To take supper and breakfast with the boarders

  • To attend to any needs of junior boarders at night

  • To ensure an effective hygiene regime is followed by all junior boarders

  • To prepare boarders for school trips (e.g. currency and miscellaneous items)

  • To prepare boarders for visits to senior schools (mentally and practically)

  • To promote a climate where boarding school personnel and students share mutual respect, care trust and concern

  • To assist with the planning and staffing of weekend activities and participating on Sundays.

  • To preparing boarders for Guest Rooms (exeats) and the end of half and full terms.

Duties and responsibilities in relation to the School:

  • To maintain and develop the Jesuit ethos and characteristics of education through the boarding environment

  • To encourage prayer life and liturgical celebration within the boarding community with particular reference to daily and weekly Mass and the praying of the Rosary in the months of May and October.

  • To comply with School policies including H&S Policy, safe work procedures, Child Protection Policy and reasonable instructions to promote a safe culture.


Working hours:

Will be as follows (at times when boarders are resident):

Sunday - 10 a.m. to Monday 10 a.m.

Then four nights (Monday evening to Thursday morning) or 5 nights (Monday evening to Friday morning), to be agreed with the successful candidate.

During the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the Morse Dormitory Master/Mistress should be in their room within the dormitory, unless attending to a boarder’s needs.



£18,000 to £22,000 gross per annum


Job number: 46461

Consultant: Kaisha Hastu

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