Job Description

Required for April 2024

A resident Housemistress for Markham House (Years 7 to 10). The Housemistress will be responsible for the boarders in the house and will have a particular focus on pupil health and wellbeing.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of working in a boarding environment and be sympathetic to the ethos of a busy boarding and day school.

This is a term time only position, however, Housemistresses are required to be available to attend staff training days and for 48 hours prior to the start of and after the end of terms. The hours of work during term time are varied and can include weekends. The Housemistress will be entitled to 48 hours off per week as advised by the Deputy Head (Pastoral) in term time, in addition to most exeat weekends, Easter, Christmas, Summer and half-term holidays.

A self-contained two-bedroom flat within the School is provided. Exceptions provided under the Equality Act apply. The Housemistress assists with the supervision of boarders during breakfast and supper and they will be expected to attend these meals on a rota basis during term time.

A full copy of the Job Application pack is available from the School’s website.

How to apply:

Letters of application to the Head, Mrs Hewer, should be no more than two sides of A4 and, together with the completed application form and confidential cover sheet should be emailed to and reach the School by midday on Thursday 9 November with interviews taking place shortly thereafter.

Any queries about this post may be made in the first instance to Helen Simpson, Deputy Head (Pastoral), 01344 629903 or

The School reserves the right to interview suitable candidates before that date, if deemed necessary.

St George’s School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. A review of open source social media and online content will be conducted after candidates have been shortlisted and you may be asked about this at interview. The appointment will be subject to a successful disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This will give details of all spent and unspent convictions and other recordable matters. A policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available, if required, from the School Office. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications. A medical questionnaire will be required to be completed by the successful candidate.