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House Mistress Job

Location UK, South East England, Berkshire
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £33,074 GPA
Job Number  90195
Created 01 December 2020


A prestigious independent boys' boarding school in the Home Counties is looking for a House Mistress/Matron for a January 2021 start.  With 40-45 boys in the house ranging from 13-18 role, it's a busy role but one which the right candidate will love and be passionate about.  The role is a live-in role and your flat is within the boarding house, so it is full on during term time.  You do have time off during the week though and of course there are the school holidays and exeats as well!

The role:

  • Providing the main pastoral and medical support to 40-45 boys aged between 13-18
  • Being the boys go-to person within the house and ensuring that they are happy and comfortable
  • Ensuring the house runs smoothly and working in conjunction with the House Master to make sure this is the case
  • Reporting any concerns to the relevant parties
  • Effectively communicating with the House Master and other senior members of staff, as well as the parents and the pupils
  • Carrying out drop-in sessions for the boys and being their listening ear
  • Dispensing medicines and performing basic First Aid
  • Managing the Assistant House Mistress, who is responsible for cleaning duties and admin duties within the house


  • Have a good listening ear and are both sympathetic and empathetic
  • Understand teenage boys, having had experience of working with this age group before
  • Are looking for a new challenge
  • Hold a First Aid qualification and have experience in dispensing medicines
  • Work well with others but also well on your own
  • Are an independent person with strong organisational capabilities

For a more detailed job description and information on the role, please get in contact

Start - January 2021

Salary - £33,074

Holiday - 5.6 weeks of the year

Days - 1 whole day off and 1 evening off per week

Responsible Consultant - Diana Cheal (

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