Job Description

Come and join our staff body at our vibrant and happy prep school for girls (aged 7-13) set in the beautiful Dorset countryside:


The role of Houseparent at Hanford holds a uniquely important position of trust and influence in the Boarding House. The successful candidate will have the ability to lead, motivate, support and understand the pupils in their care and will have overall responsibility for the functioning and orderly running of the House.  They will be the first point of contact for boarders’ parents and guardians and will have excellent communication skills.

The successful applicant will be required to work weekends and evenings as required and have significant overnight responsibility. Accommodation will be provided.

To start in January 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity please call the School Office on 01258 860219 or visit our website:


Application deadline: Monday, 6th November 2023.


Hanford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This post is subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Hanford School is part of Sherborne Girls’ School.

Charity Number 307427 & Company Number 00306828