Deputy School Housemistress

Location High Wycombe
Discipline: Nursing & Healthcare, Pastoral
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Accommodation
Contact name: Medical Team

Contact email:
Job ref: MH 265
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: 10/05/2022

Deputy Housemistress - High Wycombe, Bucks
(From September 2022)
Our client is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13. They have approximately 450 girls with a community of about 100 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school.
They are seeking an enthusiastic and patient Deputy Housemistress for one of their 3 boarding houses. Under the leadership of the Head of Boarding and the Housemistress, the Deputy Housemistress will have the ability to relate to girls aged 7 to 13 and will share in the pastoral responsibility and well-being of girls outside of school curriculum time.  The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility when the Housemistress is off duty.
The position would suit someone with experience of working with children, preferably in a boarding environment in an independent school, and will require teamwork, flexibility, compassion, resilience and a good sense of humour. 
The ethos of boarding is to provide a home-from-home feel and that of a large extended family. Every boarder is encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of life. Their aim is for all their girls to grow up as confident, happy and successful individuals. One of the many strengths of boarding here includes the extensive Co-Curricular programme. As a non-selective school, the School is thriving in terms of examination results, enrichment, art, musical and sporting achievement.
This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will primarily be based in the boarding house.  The School offers competitive remuneration with all meals provided during term-time.  The Deputy Housemistress lives in the boarding house in a single room with en-suite, and this accommodation is available to the post holder also during holidays, if desired.
For full details, please apply online or call 01227 780888