Job Description

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Head of Boarding
Required for Janaury 2024
But will wait until April 2024 or September 2024 for the right candidate

Walhampton is an independent preparatory day and boarding school for 370 boys and girls aged 2-13. The school lies in beautiful ancient woodland on the southern edge of the New Forest, near Lymington in Hampshire.

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Boardng to lead our well-established boarding house from January 2024, however, we can wait until April or September 2024 for the right candidate. The position could be combined with a teaching role in the School but we are keen to receive applicants from non-teachers as well.

As a senior leader, the Head of Boarding will demonstrate a commitment to self-evaluation and improvement. They will provide strategic vision and planning for the personal development, pastoral care and well-being of boarders, for the line management of boarding staff, for the development and implementation of relevant boarding policies and for the overall quality of boarding in the school. They will also be involved in promoting boarding both within the school and beyond Walhampton.

A detailed candidate information brochure, including terms of employment, and an application form are available to download from our website ( or by contacting the HR Department either by email or telephone (01590 613300). Our commitment to Safer Recruitment means that we will only accept applications on our standard Application Form. You are welcome to supplement your application with your CV but we will not process a CV in isolation.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 22nd November (09:00am)
Date for interview: Friday 1st November 2023

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing datecandidates are encouraged to apply early.

Further information about Walhampton is available at

Walhampton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best staff, ensuring that our staff body reflects the diversity of modern Britain. Acknowledging a lack of ethnic diversity within our staff community, we particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates. Appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £35,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Application question(s):

  • Please note: clicking the ‘apply’ button is not an application. To apply you must to complete our standard Application Form which can be downloaded from our website.

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 22/11/2023
Reference ID: Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant

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