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Location UK, South East England, Berkshire
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £23,000-£28,000
Job Number  93621
Created 18 June 2021


Our client is a prep school on the outskirts of Newbury, they are a progressive school and aim to be the forefront of developments in education. They are looking for competent and energetic Housemistress to lead their girls boarding house starting in September. 

The Role:

  • Monitoring the health, academic, social and pastoral welfare of every student
  • Encouraging and inspiring excellence in all aspects of school life.
  • Facilitating the development of a harmonious house atmosphere in which girls can develop social skills and mature into confident, successful young women.
  • Ensure the smooth running, ethos and general discipline of the House and compliance with School rules.
  • Ensure that each of the girls has a ‘voice’
  • Monitor the general health of the girls in the house and liaise with the Health Centre or other medical professionals as appropriate.
  • Helping to organise and supervise a range of evening and weekend activities in conjunction with other members of staff. Staff interaction and management
  • To be accountable to the SLT through the Pastoral Deputy Head in the first instance but also to the Headmaster.
  • Maintain good relations and close contact with other key areas of the School including the Bursary, Chaplaincy Team, Health Centre and Estates Department.
  • Be in regular contact with parents or guardians and make sure that tutors also maintain lines of communication.
  • To ensure that the quality of reports about the girls in the house are of an acceptable standard and have been checked thoroughly by the relevant tutor.
  • Ensure that routine paperwork is dealt with effectively including reports, house records, medical records and maintenance requests.
  • Be fully conversant with School safeguarding policies including Safeguarding and Child Protection and Anti-Bullying.
  • To carry out School duties as required by the Deputy Head
  • Participate in co-curricular activities including sport
  • Meet the requirements of a teaching member of staff including writing reports, attending department meetings and attending Parents Receptions Remuneration and accommodation


  • Are an experienced Housemistress or someone who is ready to take the next step
  • Like to have a high daily step count, it is a large site
  • Are mature but yet grounded in your views
  • Wants to join a team with a genuine family feel and will keep with that feeling
  • Are hardworking, empathetic, maternal and want to get stuck in
  • Values children and the contribution they bring
  • Has a genuine love of working with children and are able and wanting to guide and mentor them.

Start:  September 2021

Salary:  £25,000GPA - £28,000GPA depending on experience

Accommodation:  on site- full details to be provided

Responsible Consultant:  Kelly B (kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

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