Boarding Housemaster/Housemistress, Earls Court, London

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Chelsea Independent CollegeEarls Court, London

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Start date: April 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


This is an exciting opportunity for someone with previous boarding experience, preferably at management level, to lead a team of eight staff and to oversee a thriving boarding house which accommodates pupils from two London schools within the same management company.  You should be familiar with the nature of an independent school boarding environment.

The boarding house, Princess Beatrice House (PBH), offers some of the best school accommodation in the UK: it is a luxurious accommodation block located in Earls Court, a short tube ride from the two schools which are in Kensington and Chelsea. There are currently 93 pupils between the ages of 13 - 18 residing at PBH in single or twin rooms, all of which are ensuite. 

You will be overseeing the morning, evening and weekend routines of friendly, hardworking students.  Our students hail from many countries including several from China and the Middle East.  You will be sensitive to the fact that many of the pupils are experiencing a new culture for the first time.  The successful candidate will maintain the strict regime of the House, including prep and bedtimes, whilst also making time for pastoral care and pupil ‘down time’. A large part of the job is to manage the schedule of evening and weekend activities and to draw up appropriate risk assessments.  You will also keep in regular contact with the pastoral team at both schools to ensure a seamless continuation of the welfare and care of pupils as they share their experiences between school and boarding. 

The housemaster/housemistress will be accommodated in a studio apartment within the boarding house which is suitable for a single person or for a couple. Fee concessions are available to children of staff, subject to entry procedures at the respective schools. 

Astrum Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be subject to a number of safer recruitment checks including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To download an application pack, please visit the staff vacancies section of the websites: or  or email   

Application deadline: 4.00pm, Wednesday 21 March.

Interviews will be held shortly after this date.

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More about Chelsea Independent College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 23 years
Address: 517-523 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 76101114
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