Housemistress/master Job

Location UK, South East England, Oxfordshire
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £25,990 - £28,970 GPA
Job Number  100792
Created 13 May 2022


My clilent is an independent boarding school of 765 boys situated five miles south of Oxford. They care about results in all areas of College life – they believe very much in the pursuit of excellence and have high expectations of themselves and the boys – but care even more about the development of the character of each student culturally, emotionally and spiritually.

The hallmark of the school remains its warmth, generosity and kindness. It is an extraordinarily busy and vibrant place: the pupils are expected to be fully involved in a wide variety of activities outside the classroom.

The benefits of working at this school are numerous and include:

  • Accommodation which is attached to the Social will be provided with this role to enable the better performance of your duties.
  • You are required to own, insure and drive a car so as to be able to accompany boys to hospital or similar.  
  • The College provides a generous College sickness scheme and a pension scheme
  • Wellbeing – reduced price membership of the College’s sports centre and other sporting facilities, including a nine-hole golf course.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free school meals during term time
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free parking on site

The Role: 

  • To be responsible, in conjunction with the Tutor, for the boys' general welfare, health and presentation.   
  • The PHM will be expected to help new boys to settle in and to look after all boys in the Social, both on a day-to-day basis and in helping them individually to cope with any crises in their lives.  This will involve listening to their problems over a wide range of issues.  A PHM is expected to help the Tutor to create a friendly and happy atmosphere in the Social.  A PHM will also often be a point of contact with parents and will be ready to take telephone messages if the Tutor is out of the house. 
  • With the rest of the team, the PHM is expected to ensure that the boys are well turned-out and appropriately dressed.  The PHM should be a major source of awareness of poor behaviour and ready to alert the Tutor regarding any areas of concern. 
  • To assess illness and injuries, then to deal with minor problems and to refer to the Lead Nurse at the Medical Centre all other medical matters, in accordance with the advisory notes issued by the school Doctor.   
  • To arrange orthodontic and physiotherapy appointments and to accompany and transport boys as necessary. 
  • Take emergency cases to hospital where appropriate.   
  • Line management of the cleaners rests with the Housekeeping Management Team.  However the PHM will ensure that there is a clean and pleasant environment in the Social throughout the term.  S/he works closely with the Housekeeping Management Team to ensure cleaning meets the standards the College requires.   
  • To supervise the collection and redistribution of boys’ laundry.  Liaising with the Housekeeping Management Team, ensure sewing is collected and delivered to the central sewing team, ensuring that that boys’ personal clothing and items throughout the Social (like curtains) are kept in good repair. 


  • Have a willingness to develop own professional skills
  • Have an ability to motivate and inspire pupils
  • Are reliable
  • Have self-confidence and enthusiasm

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

Accommodation: 2 bedroom family sized apartment separate to the boarding house

Salary: £25,990 - £28,970 DOE

Hours: You are entitled to one free day and an additional free evening in each week, from 4 pm on day 1 to 7 am on day 3 

Interviews: ASAP

Start Date: September 2022 and January 2023

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B

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