Housemother, Newbury, Berkshire

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Horris Hill SchoolNewbury, Berkshire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent


An opportunity to join the team at one of the UK's leading all-boys boarding and day prep schools.

This traditional boys’ boarding prep school in Berkshire seeks a Housemother in one of the senior houses to work mornings and evenings. Horris Wood is a beautiful, stand alone boarding house, nestled in the grounds of the school.  Working within the house alongside the Housemaster and his assistant, the successful applicant will primarily oversee the domestic arrangements of the 32 full boarding, 12-13yrs old boys, most of whom will have boarded here from a young age.

An organised, approachable character, professional and caring towards both boys and their parents, unafraid of hard work, and with high standards and a sense of humour would best suit the role. 

The role is for 20 hours per week, term time only (plus 3 days before the first and after the last day of each full term) which provides the opportunity to pursue other interests.  Benefits include year round accommodation and all meals during term time.

Additional admin hours covering the school Reception for 14.5 hours per week (term time only) are also available.  The Assistant Receptionist provides part time office cover outside the hours worked by the main Receptionist.   A job description is available on request if this is an additional role that would interest you.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the school website or please contact Mrs Debbie Power, Assistant Bursar on 01635 30323, email

Applications will be considered as they are received.

Horris Hill School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate safer recruitment procedures and will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS with Barred List check  before employment commences.


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More about Horris Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 13 years
Address: Newtown, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 40594
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 Horris Hill School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys between the ages of 7-13 in Newtown, Hampshire. The school was founded in 1888 and owned by the same family until 1957, when it became a charitable trust. The school itself is...