Job Description

Housemaster/Housemistress (Teaching) for a Junior Day/Boarding House

Founded in 1875, The Leys is a hugely warm and welcoming community situated in the city of Cambridge. We are a very successful school academically and in terms of our wider curricular achievements and have just been named East Anglian Independent School of the Year for 2024 in the Sunday Times Schools Guide.  We are known for our strong pastoral care and helping individual pupils to achieve their potential both in and out of the classroom. We are looking to recruit a Housemaster/mistress for our Junior Day/Boarding House – Moulton House.

The successful candidate will play a key role in helping us shape boarding provision within the school community and provide leadership within Moulton House.  Your role is to be a role model for all those within your house and ensure our pupils thrive in a safe, happy, well-ordered, warm and friendly environment. You will liaise with parents, have responsibility for providing daily structure to pupils’ lives, and ensure the safeguarding and welfare of our pupils.

Please see the attached Candidate Information Pack for full details.

The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated, successful, and welcoming team of teaching and business professionals, committed to working together to combine their skills, experience, and insights to deliver an excellent education to our pupils. All those involved in the pastoral life of the school take part in the wider life of the school and the successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the academic provision as well as the wider curriculum programme.

There are huge benefits to joining our pastoral team. You will have the chance to widen your pastoral experience both formally (through BSA and HMC qualifications) and informally (through in-house training). Boarding staff live on site and receive a subsidised living allowance. Staff and their families have access to an onsite gym and other facilities. The Leys is an extremely rewarding place to work. We hope you will take the time to look at our website, The Leys School, to find out more about us.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Before appointment to any role in the school, checks including an Enhanced DBS Check and workplace references will be undertaken in accordance with current statutory guidance. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK is required. A 12-month probationary period will also apply.

The Foundation is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity and celebrates the diverse voice of our community.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please submit a completed application form including covering letter explain why you are suitable for the role, to The Recruitment Team (, The Leys School,

Cambridge, CB2 7AD by 09.00 am on Wednesday 14 February 2024. Interviews will take place w/c 26 February 2024, but applications will be reviewed as they are received. We encourage early application as we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy when a suitable candidate has been appointed.

This role has the opportunity for regular contact with pupils and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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