Job Description

Thornton College wish to appoint a Housemistress to start in April 2024. This post represents a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the personal development of our girls and to work as part of a supportive team.

Candidates will almost certainly have relevant experience of serving as a Residential Assistant and will have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, pastoral care. Candidates will hold BSA qualifications or be willing to undertake them during their first two years in post.

Accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time are provided free of charge, should you require accommodation outside of term time, please make this clear in your application. The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. There is also some time off every working day. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings.

Closing date for applications: 5th January 2024

Interviews week commencing: w/c 8th January 2024

Salary: FTE £32,626.00 (Actual salary : £26,362.00)
The role will be term-time which equates to 37 working weeks per academic year.

Unfortunately, no pets.

To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of the vacancies page and return to Miss T Robinson at the school address email

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.If you are selected for interview, we may notify you before the closing date.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.