Houseparent and Head of Boarding, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ashfold SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Post

We are looking to appoint a Head of Boarding to lead the further development of Boarding and Evening Activities at Ashfold School.

The successful candidate will have had Boarding experience and be able to create a warm, welcoming and family atmosphere with the Boarding House. Possessing excellent communication and leadership skills, they will be able to develop and foster positive relationships. With vision, enthusiasm and energy for the role, they will lead a team of dedicated staff to inspire children and to enhance their Boarding experience.

The successful candidate will have excellent administrative, organisational and IT skills, high personal standards and the ability to deal effectively and sensitively with staff, parents, pupils and the wider school community.

The School

Ashfold is an established co-educational Preparatory School for around 280 children aged 3 - 13, set in a beautiful Jacobean mansion with its own thirty-acre estate in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside, just thirty minutes from Oxford. 

The school has expanded significantly over the last fifteen years and invested heavily in its infrastructure and support systems. We aim to give every child the firmest possible grounding in the core academic subjects within a small caring family community where children know both each other and all of the staff.


For an Application Form and full Candidate Brief, please visit

Closing date: 9am on Monday 25 March 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 27 March 2019

Ashfold is committed to the protections and safety of its children and the successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Charity Number 272663. 

Job location

More about Ashfold School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Dorton House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9NG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1844 238237
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