Job Description

Permanent / Full-Time / Term-time +


Salary:   £20,521,22 per annum – based on 38 working weeks per annum plus 5 in school service days

Benefits – Free Live – in accommodation provided with meals, and utilities in the popular central residential area of Murrayfield in Edinburgh City Centre.


Due to the nature of the role, (Provision of services to young females), this role is exempt as a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) under Schedule 9 of The Equality Act (2010) and is therefore restricted to female only applicants


We seek to appoint a well organised and nurturing Assistant Housemistress to provide practical and pastoral care to girls aged 10 to 18 in a boarding environment, who will take a full and active role in all aspects of life within the boarding house.


As the Assistant Housemistress you will be expected to live in during term time while assisting the Housemistress and House team in overseeing each girl’s personal and academic development. A one-bedroom self-contained apartment will be available throughout the whole year, with all amenities covered in term-time.


If the successful applicant does not already hold registration with a recognised regulatory body, the Assistant Housemistress must be eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Worker in a Residential School Care Accommodation Service within 6 months of taking up post.


Further details and an application form are available on our website, or may be obtained from Human Resources at Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6BG or via Tel: 0131-311-8000; E-mail: 


If you have any questions about this, or any queries about the opportunity in general, please contact Corinne Morrison-Gillies HR Manager on 0131 311 8126,