Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress

Full day
Pastoral team

Role summary 

Assistant housemaster/housemistress has a vital role in participating in the pastoral, academic and extra-curricular development of the students in their care reporting to the Housemaster/Housemistress respectively to achieve a safe, happy and supportive community


Working with students

· Provide a safe, comfortable environment within the boarding house to ensure health and safety of students at all times

· Show non-intrusive interest in all aspects of student’s school life, passing on any discipline issues to the Housemaster/mistress 

· Be available at all times for students to communicate and in private ensuring any disclosures are immediately passed onto the Head of Boarding/Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in line with the School Safeguarding policy

· Ensure daily routines for students is maintained, particularly wake up, mealtimes & bedtimes

· Ensure health and safety is a priority in the common living rooms 

· Ensure linen changes are undertaken on a weekly basis as per rota

· In association with the Housemaster/mistress ensure tidiness of student’s rooms are checked and monitored, reporting any issues 

· To monitor student dress code and issues of cleanliness, reporting any concerns

· Accompany students to the School Medical Centre

· Maintain homely remedy log and administer homely remedies as required

Working with Housemaster, other staff & parents

· Ensure timely reporting of any student issues to the Housemaster/mistress with any serious issues immediately to the Head of Boarding

· Attend daily meeting with Housemaster/mistress to ensure effective communication is maintained

· Attend regular Boarding and Pastoral meetings as required by the Head of Boarding

· Report any signs of student behavior, health or welfare issues are reported immediately to the Housemaster/mistress with any serious issues immediately to the Head of Boarding/ DSL

· Cover for the Housemaster/mistress on days off or other absences

· Communicate with parents in consultation with the Housemaster/mistress, if necessary

· To contribute to the induction arrangements for students with other staff

Working within the boarding house

· Participate fully in the life of the boarding house including induction

· Ensure cleanliness, health and safety issues are reported immediately to the Operations team

· Be available to escort external service personnel

· Sleep in the boarding house when on duty, informing the Housemaster/mistress when offsite

· Along with other staff ensure the House is ready to receive students at the beginning of each semester

· Contribute to the end of semester clearing up, cleaning schedules & room checks reporting issues to the Operations team


Work conditions

· Initial appointment for one year and thereafter annually renewable

· 3-month probation period

· Accommodation on site

· Visa and work permission support 

· Return flights home once a year (holiday time)

· Agreed one-time relocation allowance 

· Medical insurance (including dentistry)

· Opportunities for professional development

Start date

September 2019

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