Job Description



£25,616 per annum (including accommodation)

Elmhurst Ballet School, in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, is a world-renowned centre for the training and education of talented, passionate and committed young ballet dancers. The school was recently judged to be excellent in all areas by ISI and outstanding in all areas by OFSTED and has an international reputation for the quality of its work.

The majority of students board at the school and we offer fully equipped modern boarding houses for years 7 to 13. Lower School boarding is located on the School site and Upper School boarding is just a short walk away.

The school is seeking to recruit a full-time Houseparent to start January 2024.

The Houseparent will lead and manage a Boarding House supported by a Deputy Houseparent, working under the direction of a member of the pastoral middle leadership team.

Applicants should have proven leadership, excellent organisational skills and experience of working in a boarding environment.  We are looking for a highly motivated person who is calm and professional and is willing to be involved in all aspects of the school work. Applications from those offering skills that relate to the vocational dance environment and a holistic educational ethos are most welcome. This role offers an attractive remuneration package and high-quality furnished accommodation.

This role offers an attractive remuneration package and high-quality furnished accommodation.

Additional Information

Further information and an applicant’s pack can be downloaded from the Elmhurst Ballet School website. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the school by emailing

Please note that all applications must be received on the application form below. We do not accept CV’s.

Completed application packs should be emailed to or sent to:

Liz Innis, Elmhurst Ballet School, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UH.

Closing Date

Monday 4th September 2023

Interview Date


Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk).

Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

At Elmhurst Ballet School we recruit for attitude so we expect all applicants to follow the school’s ethos of humility and compassion in all that they do.