Job Description

Closing Date: 31 January 2023
Telephone: 01635204712
Salary: Down House salary scale dependent on experience plus Assistant Housemistress allowance
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

for September 2023

As a traditional girls’ boarding school with a modern twist, we offer an enriching, caring and creative environment, where every girl is challenged and supported in equal measure.

As an Assistant Housemistress in the Lower School (Yrs 7-8) you will be joining a dedicated pastoral team who are committed to providing an inspiring environment where the girls will learn, develop and flourish. To be successful you will ideally be a qualified teacher with boarding/pastoral experience.

A fully funded three bedroom house will be provided. We recognise that our wonderful staff are key to our success, and we offer a supportive working environment, with competitive terms and conditions and a wide range of opportunities for continuous professional development. We are also a Microsoft Showcase School where your IS skills will be developed and you will be provided with a Microsoft Surface.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be appointed before the closing date.

For further details or to apply, please click here or alternatively call 01635 204712 or email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS), satisfactory references, and social media checks.

At Downe House we promote equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective, and we actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.