Job Description

Merchiston Castle School is seeking to appoint a Residential Deputy House Parent to join the pastoral team in our Chalmers East (middle years) boarding house. As Scotland’s only independent boarding school for boys, Merchiston’s genuine focus is on the needs of each pupil and understanding how to help him thrive. With the support of our caring community, each boy is encouraged to unearth his talents, pursue excellence and flourish in myriad ways. The successful candidate will play an integral role in supporting the House Parent and tutor team in the smooth running of the House. They will be familiar with the GIRFEC context, working at all times in line with Care Inspectorate guidelines and Care Standards to provide a safe and homely environment for the pupils.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

We can offer a highly competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including accommodation, a generous pension scheme, high quality free lunches and a range of other additional employee discounts.

For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website:

Please e-mail your completed Application Form, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Self-Declaration Form to

Applications will be considered as they are received and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview prior to the official closing date. Merchiston reserves the right to appoint ahead of the closing date and thus early applications for this role are advisable.

Interested candidates can contact the Deputy Head Wellbeing, Danny Rowlands, , should they wish to discuss this post further informally.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th April, 5pm. The date for first round of interviews will be confirmed thereafter.