Head of Boarding Job

Location UK, South East England, West Sussex
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £25,000 - £27,000 GPA
Job Number  102831
Created 04 August 2022


I am working with a school with a strong sense of family - they share experiences and

support each other. Their pupils learn to celebrate other pupils’ success as well

as their own and to be kind to those around them.

Boarding is at the heart of this schools' community, literally and metaphorically. The

boys’ and girls’ boarding houses are situated in the main building of the school, with

bright, airy dorms and common rooms in which to relax and socialise.

They require a new Head of Boarding to join them in September 2022 to take the lead in both the

operational and strategic direction of the boarding provision at the school.

The Role

● To develop and manage boarding staff (including residential

members of teaching staff and GAP students) to ensure that they

carry out their tasks effectively. Where appropriate, be involved with

the recruitment, training and support of these members of staff

● Be responsible for the organisation and development of the boarding

houses in both the day-to-day running and the long-term strategy

● Timely organisation of a full and varied set of evening activities

● Plan and manage the outstanding Weekend Activities Programme,

including the organisation of trips

● Oversee the organisation of the regular and traditional boarding

events throughout the school year and any other ad hoc events

● Oversee and ensure that the daily pupil registers and fire lists are

completed in an accurate and timely manner

● Work with the matrons to ensure that pupils’ clothes and personal

belongings are used appropriately and stored securely and tidily and

to ensure that pupils treat the belongings of others and the fabric and

furnishings of the boarding houses with respect

● Ensure that all travel arrangements for boarders to and from school

are in place

● Ensure that the boarding houses are kept to a good standard, are

welcoming/homely and all displays and notice boards are fresh,

appropriate and kept up-to-date


● Will be committed to safeguarding the physical, emotional and mental well-being

of young people

● Will understand the importance of developing appropriate working relationships

with young people

● Have the ability to both lead a team and work within one, develop strong positive


● Have a genuine interest in striving for excellence

● Will be ve a confident, effective communicator on all platforms (verbal, written) to all

levels of the school community including parents, staff and pupils

● Have excellent interpersonal skills

● Have appropriate self-confidence and inspire self-confidence in others, whilst

remaining considerate to the needs of others

● Display energy and imagination with a clear vision for the department

● Be able to inspire, challenge and motivate others

● Strong organisational, delegation and time management skills

● Calm, efficient and able to work under pressure with competing demands

● Have a full driver’s licence and the capability/willingness to drive a


*A full job description can be sent upon request* 

Hours: Agreed with in the contract but will need to be flexible depending on the needs of the Boarding House

Accommodation: Family Sized Accommodation Provided within the grounds

Pay: £25,000 - £27,000 GPA

Interviews: ASAP

Start: September 2022

Responsible consultant: Kelly B E-mail:  Kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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