Vice Principal, Pastoral Care, Abeokuta, Southern Nigeria

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Day Waterman CollegeAbeokuta, Southern Nigeria

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package with performance bonuses
Contract term: Permanent

Day Waterman College (DWC) is a purpose-built, co-educational boarding school designed to accommodate 500 students aged 11 to 16. It occupies a magnificent 35-acre site, located in the peaceful area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, one hour’s drive from south Lagos.

Founded by local philanthropist, the late Tayo Aderinokun, it opened in 2009 with the aim of providing a world class education to rival the leading UK independent boarding schools, to which many Nigerians have traditionally sent their children. Students follow the English National Curriculum at KS3 and KS4 and post 16 provision is being planned.

Having recently appointed a highly experienced Principal, who has led schools in both the UK and Nigeria, the Governing Body is now looking to appoint a Vice Principal, Pastoral Care to take responsibility for the welfare and safety of staff and students. Reporting into the Principal and the School Board, you will be responsible for:

  • the strategic development of all aspects of pastoral care of students at DWC
  • the management of all pastoral teams, including Heads of Boarding, House Parents, Matrons, Heads of Year and Tutor Teams
  • behaviour management procedures within the school and discipline amongst students
  • boarding, including the development of the boarding strategy for DWC
  • promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school community


With direct experience of Pastoral Care provision in the 11-19 age range and an excellent understanding of all pastoral matters, you have at least five years successful teaching experience at secondary level. You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a senior leadership post, having led a team of people as a Head of Department, Head of Year or as a Housemaster or Housemistress. As a result you possess the ability to monitor and evaluate team members, lead a team, motivate others, and develop staff.

A highly effective teacher and an excellent communicator, you have a clear understanding of the British National Curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, and have successfully led a curriculum area with demonstrable results.

Your strong organisational and administrative skills are matched by your interpersonal skills. You are able to deliver change whilst promoting positive relationships between staff, parents, governors and the community.

In return for your energy, passion and creativity, we offer you the opportunity to contribute to the development of an already successful college, enabling it to become one of the continent’s leading schools. This is a “not to be missed” chance to achieve a significant and highly rewarding milestone in your own career. You will lead a highly committed team in which every member of staff cares and benefit from the support of an experienced Principal and a generous benefactor committed to providing first class facilities that provide extensive opportunities for student enrichment.

For an information pack and an application form and to discover more about this exciting opportunity, please contact our retained consultant, John Carter at Veredus on 07725 607112/0207 932 4205 or email him at Please supply a contact telephone number.

Closing date for applications: Monday March 19th
Shortlisting: Thursday March 22nd
Final interviews: Week of March 26th

Please note that final interviews will be held at Day Waterman College in Nigeria

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More about Day Waterman College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Asu Village Road, Abeokuta, Ogun Sate, Nigeria
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Day Waterman College is a co-educational independent secondary school. It is based in Ogun Sate in Nigeria. 

Whilst Day Waterman College provides a UK-based education programme, it is located within Ogun State and as such follows the directives ...