Stonyhurst College is looking to appoint a Pastoral Head to lead one of the college’s boarding houses from September. Stonyhurst has always operated a horizontal boarding system and so pupils board in year groups and the successful candidate will have pastoral oversight of a particular year group. The post is residential, and the terms and conditions include a suitable flat within the boarding house.
The successful candidate will have significant pastoral experience, possibly as an assistant housemaster/mistress. Although it is not necessary for the pastoral head to be a qualified teacher, experience of working in a boarding environment and knowledge of safeguarding is essential.
Importantly, the Pastoral Head will bring enthusiasm and the ability to work on their own initiative. Responsible for running the boarding house and managing the welfare and pastoral aspects of their pupils’ life at school, they are required to know each student and be concerned for their development - academic, social and personal welfare.
The Pastoral Head will ensure the safeguarding of each pupil in their care and that pupils are fully supported. This includes vital input into the pupil's social activities, at weekends and evenings. The role also requires maintaining up to date pupil records and promotion of a supportive culture.
The successful applicant does not need to be a Catholic, but is expected to understand and be sympathetic to the Jesuit ethos of the college.
It is likely that there will be more than one opportunity, and so colleagues who are interested in either boys’ or girls’ boarding are encouraged to apply.
Stonyhurst is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.