Job Description

Housemistress/Housemaster – Independent School, UK

Location: Hertfordshire

Start Date: September 2023/January 2024

Job Type: PermanentFull Time

Salary: Based on the school’s generous scale (free accommodation and free meals included)

Our client, a well-known independent school in Hertfordshire, are looking for a Housemistress/Housemaster (HMs) to join their thriving and established school.

Our client is academically selective and naturally expect their pupils to achieve excellent results in exams. The school has around 550 students boarding and feeds to some of the best universities in the world. In addition to providing intellectual rigour and challenge, they provide a holistic education that balances academic achievement with the development of character, resilience and leadership.

HMs are leaders of their House teams, including the Deputy HM, Resident Tutor, Tutor Team and Matron. They uphold the highest standards in each role as well as nurturing and developing their teams. You will be the first port of call for parents and develop fruitful, long-term relationships with them – and, of course, their children.

The primary responsibility of each HM is to ensure that all of the boys or girls in their House receive pastoral care of the highest standard. HMs are responsible for creating communities in which all members are valued and included and for fostering a mutually supportive culture in House.

Our client has recently invested in a dedicated Wellbeing Centre for their pupils and staff. They are justifiably proud of their professional development for HMs in all aspects of pastoral care, wellbeing and career progression.

A willingness to contribute to the extensive and enriching co-curricular life of a 24/7 boarding school will be expected. HMs teach 16 out of a standard 25 lessons each week.

Housemasters and Housemistresses are the central figures in a pupil’s life. They are senior members of staff selected for their integrity, care and leadership. All are responsible for promoting boarding and for implementing the School’s plans for the development of boarding. Day pupils are fully integrated into the pastoral system as members of the Houses.

If you do have the relevant requirements and would like to be considered for this opportunity please send through your CV, or call Joseph at Connaught for more information.

Connaught Education – The Independent Schools Specialist

Connaught Education is a trading brand of Connaught Resourcing and operates as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency. We are a committed equal opportunities employer who respect and value cultural diversity. We are committed to supporting the welfare of children and young people. In support of current Safeguarding legislation we will carry out background checks and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure as part of our recruitment and selection procedures.

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