Job Description

Full Time, Residential (Teaching/ non-teaching)

Starts August 2023 or later

Housemaster / Housemistress

St Joseph’s College is a vibrant independent day and boarding school in Ipswich providing a broad and seamless education for over 590 boys and girls aged 2 – 18. We provide a wide range of stimulating and challenging opportunities that our pupils embrace in both the academic and extra-curricular life of the College.

The resultant all-round education develops our pupils into well-rounded individuals who challenge themselves to ‘be our best’ in every aspect of life at the school, and beyond. Our innovative teaching and subsequent success starts in the Prep School and runs all the way through the Senior School and Sixth Form.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an inspirational Housemaster or Housemistress to lead a Boarding house at St. Joseph’s College in Ipswich commencing in the new academic year. At St Joseph’s, we are very proud of our ethos, which focuses on a distinct approach to supporting and nurturing each child as an individual within a friendly, family setting. House staff truly know and understand the individual needs of each student, as highlighted in our most recent ISI report. The two houses, Goldrood (boys year 7 – 13) and Mews (girls year 7-13 and boys year 12 – 13) are home to approximately 50 students in each house. The Housemaster or Housemistress will be residential within an apartment within the house will and have responsibility for the personal development, health and wellbeing of the students within Goldrood. Each house comprises of a Housemaster or Housemistress, an Assistant Housemaster or Housemistress, a Graduate Assistant and a non-residential matron.

This role can be paired with a role within the day school to suit the skillset of the individual and could be a teaching or non-teaching role.

Further details and an application form can be found at or by contacting the HR Officer by email (car ) or telephone (014 73) 690281. Should you like to have a preliminary discussion please do not hesitate to contact the College.

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 21 July. The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant.


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