Job Description

We are seeking to employ a live-in Housemaster/mistress for a boarding house. In this situation, the post holder will receive a competitive salary. You will be required to carry out duties on weekends and evenings as required and significant overnight responsibility.

Pastoral care is rightly fêted as a major strength of the School. The Houses play a key role in creating a kind, supportive and exciting place of learning, personal development and a homely, warm environment for every boarder. Pupil numbers are growing fast and there is a palpable sense of excitement about our progress and development.

Each house is led by a Housemaster or Housemistress, who are responsible for the wellbeing, safety and development of the pupils in their care. At Earlscliffe, all boarding houses have a strong sense of identity and loyalty. The successful candidate will have the capacity to lead, motivate, support and understand young people in all aspects of their development, especially their emotional, academic and pastoral needs.

You will possess strong interpersonal skills, a can-do attitude, a good sense of humour and will be expected to be an excellent role model for the pupils. You will expect and embody high standards of behaviour, courtesy and care.

The role of Housemaster/mistress may be combined with an additional role, such as teaching or administration responsibility.

Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and recently joined the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs and currently all of our students, except three day students, are full boarding and are accommodated within our six residences.

There are currently 140 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 40 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 85 employees in total. We also operate Easter and Summer School courses throughout the vacation periods.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the world’s most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Since its opening in 2012, Earlscliffe has gone from strength to strength, having achieved ‘The Telegraph’ national ranking of No. 38 out of 4,303 schools teaching A-level.

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We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

At Earlscliffe we are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2022, as part of the shortlisting process the School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website. DBS Guidance

At Earlscliffe we are committed to ensuring that throughout our recruitment and selection process, no applicant will be disadvantaged or discriminated against because of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

For further details on the School’s child protection policy, please see our school website.

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