Job Description

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Full time | Permanent

Salary given is indicative based on 23/24 rates.

Start date: 1st Sseptember 2024

Benefits: Additional benefit of accommodation year round and food in term times.

Godstowe School is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13. We have approximately 400 girls with a community of about 100 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multicultural dimension to the school.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and patient Deputy Housemistress for one of our 3 boarding houses. Under the leadership of the Assistant Deputy Head (Boarding) and the Houseparents/Housemistress, the Deputy Housemistress will have the ability to relate to girls aged 7 to 13 and will share in the pastoral responsibility and well-being of girls outside of school curriculum time. The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility when the Houseparent/Housemistress is off duty.

The position would suit someone with experience of working with children, preferably in a boarding environment in an independent school, and will require teamwork, flexibility, compassion, resilience and a good sense of humour.

The ethos of boarding at Godstowe is to provide a home-from-home feel and that of a large extended family. Every boarder is encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of life. Our aim is for all our girls to grow up as confident, happy and successful individuals. One of the many strengths of boarding at Godstowe includes the extensive Co-Curricular programme. As a non-selective school, Godstowe is thriving in terms of examination results, enrichment, art, musical and sporting achievement.

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will primarily be based in the boarding house. The School offers competitive remuneration with all meals provided during term-time. The Deputy Housemistress lives in the boarding house in a single room with en-suite, and this accommodation is available to the post holder throughout term and time also during holidays, if desired.

To apply for the position, please visit our website and read full details: . You should then complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Miss Kate Bailey. Applications can be submitted via email to the Head of H.R. and Compliance Mr Matthew Watts

There is a genuine occupational requirement (as defined by Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010) for the postholder to be female. Accordingly, this post is open to women only.

Godstowe Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.