Housemistress, Hertfordshire

Closing date:

Royal Masonic School for GirlsHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Required September 2020 or ASAP

Applications are invited for the post of Housemistress at The Royal Masonic School for Girls.

RMS is a leading independent girls’ day/boarding School with 1000+ pupils aged 2 to 18 and over 350 teaching and support staff, situated on a 200-acre parkland site near Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. This is a unique school where we combine dynamic teaching and learning with traditional expectations that are rooted in a long and proud history.  RMS is committed to educating young women to be creative, enthusiastic and generous contributors to an ever-changing world. 

We are seeking to appoint a caring and enthusiastic Housemistress with a suitable teaching qualification. Reporting to the Director of Boarding the post holder will join our lively and forward thinking boarding team to oversee the welfare of around 40, full, weekly and flexi boarders from Years 5 to 9 in Harris House. The Housemistress will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the boarding house, and the pastoral care and support of the boarders, creating a happy, respectful, safe and caring atmosphere in the House. RMS boarders enjoy a lively and varied programme of activities and benefit from outstanding pastoral care. 

The Housemistress will also have a reduced teaching allocation in order to ensure the strengths of boarding at RMS are developed, and to promote and facilitate a diverse range of inclusive, engaging, co-curricular student opportunities. RMS is committed to educating young women to be creative, enthusiastic and generous contributors to an ever-changing world. 

This appointment has a wealth of opportunity afforded to drive change and we can see this appealing not only to experienced boarding staff, but also to those open to experiencing boarding for the first time and who are wishing to challenge themselves to achieve their full potential.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school website and our social media accounts  for more information  about our thriving school, with an exceptionally rich curriculum and inclusive community spirit.

We welcome a letter and a completed application form, which may be obtained from the website. Please note CVs are not accepted. Completed applications only. 

Any enquiries should be addressed to Miss Tyler Lawton on 01923 725762 or  

Applications would be welcome as promptly as possible

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th March 2020 by 9.00am 

First interviews are likely to take place via Skype week commencing 30th March 2020, second interviews are likely to take place in person week commencing 13th April 2020.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for enhanced disclosure.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an equal opportunities employer.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is a Private Limited Company, Registered No 1339867 England, Registered Charity No 276784

More about Royal Masonic School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4HF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 773168
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The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an independent school located on a 316-acre site in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Providing places to both boarding and day pupils, the school is an all-through institution educating pupils aged 2-18.