Job Description

Closing Date: 20 February 2023
Telephone: 01237 426200
Salary: £35,000 – £40,000
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

A life on the North Devon coast offers the perfect work-life balance where personal mindfulness and wellbeing are enhanced by taking full advantage of the beautiful beaches and dramatic moorlands of both Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Kingsley School is a co-educational independent boarding school with students from 2-19 years old, located in the beautiful UNESCO Biosphere of North Devon in one of only 12 World Surf Reserves worldwide. The school is designated as an Earth Centre with a focus on sustainability and environmental education, with its very own surfing, judo and gymnastics academy programmes.

We invite applications to join this most unique and exciting of schools as we continue our journey towards true excellence in education. We are interested in applicants who think differently and do things differently, who are aware of the world around them and who want to make a positive contribution to the development of young people. #bettermebetterworld

The successful candidate will have freedom and autonomy to lead a residential boarding house of boys between the ages of 12 and 16. Some experience of SEND would be useful as some of the boarders are supported by Boarding SEND Support Tutors. The Houseparent is assisted by an Assistant Houseparent (resident in house), 2 Gap Assistants (resident in House), and a Boarding Tutor (resident elsewhere on site). Experience working in a boarding house is essential to the role. Otherwise, full training and induction will be provided by the Director of Boarding.

There is a requirement to offer up to 16 hours per week outside of boarding time which may include involvement in the school’s extensive Expansive Curriulum made up of sport, arts, STEM and outdoor education.