Houseparent for the Boys' Boarding House, Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria

Closing date:Expiring soon

Windermere SchoolWindermere, The Lake District, Cumbria

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: School's own pay scale
Contract term: Permanent

HOUSEPARENT for the Boys’ Boarding House

Required for September 2019

Windermere is an IB World and Round Square School, stunningly situated in the heart of the Lake District, overlooking the shores of Windermere and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A well-qualified and enthusiastic person is required to run Langdale House, a boarding house for boys aged 8 to 16.  As a Houseparent at Windermere School, the successful applicant will join the School’s boarding team in providing a positive, supportive and fulfilling school experience for the students in their care.

If you have proven experience in pastoral provision, with strong classroom teaching skills and the enthusiasm and ability to inspire, excite and motivate pupils, we would be delighted to hear from you.  The position will offer teaching opportunities and the ability to teach Physics, Chemistry or Modern Foreign Languages throughout the School would be a considerable advantage, as would knowledge of the International Baccalaureate.

The Houseparent will be provided with accommodation in the boarding house which comprises:  a kitchen/diner, living room, bathroom, one double bedroom and a single bedroom.  The flat also has private access via a patio door.

To apply for this vacancy, please download the following from the Vacancies Section of our website: 

•  An application form, self-disclosure form and explanatory notes about completing the forms and the recruitment process;

•  The Job Description for a Houseparent and the Job Description and Person Specification for a Teacher at Windermere School;

•   The School’s Policy Statements on Child Protection and on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders

and return the correctly completed application form to

Mr Ian Lavender, Headmaster, Windermere School, Patterdale Road, Windermere, The Lake District LA23 1NW, or email

Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the relevant Application Form in full.  CVs will not be accepted in substitution for completed Application Forms.

Closing Date:  4pm on Monday 25 March 2019

Windermere School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Windermere School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School & Sixth Form, Patterdale Road, Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, LA23 1NW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 15394 46164
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