Pastoral team

Main duties and responsibilities

The Housemaster/mistress has a vital role in leading the pastoral, academic and extra-curricular development of the students in their care reporting directly to the Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care to achieve a safe, happy, and supportive community. It is expected that House staff participate fully in School training and professional development.

Working with students, staff & parents:

  • Promote and uphold the School’s mission and values amongst students and employees in line with policies and procedures
  • Overall leadership of the Boarding House under the direction of the Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care
  • Ensure the safety and welfare of students in the Boarding House and that all their personal and pastoral needs are appropriately met
  • Foster a welcoming, happy, collective, and productive environment for student learning, development, and emotional well-being
  • Encourage a healthy and active lifestyle amongst the students liaising with medical/counselling staff as appropriate
  • Lead the organization of sports and other extra-curricular activities to ensure students are fully occupied
  • Liaise with House staff to ensure students’ clothes and personal belongings are used and stored appropriately & safely
  • Support the School’s discipline policy, monitor behavior and deal appropriately with any issues reporting serious issues to the Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members across the School to develop students’ Individual Learning Plans (ILP) and support each student to achieve his/her potential and take responsibility for their own learning
  • To keep suitable records of students’ progress, pastoral (welfare/emotional), health, achievements, and misconduct and to provide such reports and references as may be reasonably required
  • To lead and manage regular House meetings as required
  • To manage student and staff induction under the direction of the Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care
  • To attend regular Boarding and Pastoral meetings
  • To contribute to Boarding development planning as required
  • Assist the Admissions & Marketing departments to promote Boarding
  • Establish and maintain regular positive communication with parents and school staff
  • To produce full pastoral reports twice a year
  • At weekends, the Housemaster/mistress play a pivotal role in managing exeats and varied weekend program under the direction of the Weekend Program co-chairs

Candidate requirements

Education & work experience: Higher education with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role. Sound knowledge of national and international boarding standards. Up-to-date child protection and safeguarding knowledge. Experience in accompanying students on excursions and overseas trips desirable

Specialty: BSA/First Aid/Coaching/Previous mentoring or counselling experience desirable.

IT Skills: Ability to proficiently use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Be able to work with different browser-based management information and administration system.

    Personal: High levels of integrity, commitment, flexibility, organization, and responsibility with a genuine love of children and young people. The role entails a high level of working as part of a professional team

    Package details

    • Highly competitive salary
    • One-time relocation allowance for employee
    • Renewable 2-year contract after a successful 3-month probation period
    • Visa and work permission support
    • Full medical coverage insurance for employee
    • Return flights once a year
    • Professional development opportunities and support
    • Start date: August 2021
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