Assistant Head of Boarding, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Shaftesbury SchoolShaftesbury, Dorset

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 10 (£26,822 - £30,785) pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Shaftesbury School is looking to recruit a student-focused Assistant Head of Boarding to join the team working at our international boarding house in Shaftesbury, Dorset. The purpose of the role is to work alongside the current Assistant Head of Boarding to take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the boarding programme. Under the supervision of the Vice Principal/Head of Boarding, you will work alongside the Senior House Parents to ensure a consistently high quality boarding provision.

You will be required to work your hours over 7 days to include nights and weekends; this is essential to provide the opportunity to build solid relationships with the boarders, their parents and the boarding house staff. There will be time allocated for administration in order to ensure boarding systems and processes are maintained in accordance with the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools.

Previous experience in boarding is essential and it is vital that the successful candidate has a passion for providing exceptional pastoral and academic support to students and is prepared to wholeheartedly embrace life in the boarding house. You will be expected to be a full member of the boarding community and to lead activities and events and to contribute to the family atmosphere in the boarding house.

You will be required to live on-site for the betterment of your duties and a one bedroom, self-contained flat is available, inclusive of all utilities, as well as all meals in boarding during term time. There is a small rent charge for the accommodation.

This role will suit someone with aspirations to move to Head or Director of Boarding in the future and a passion for working with international students in a boarding context is vital to this role. The interview day will be held on Thursday 26th April. If you wish to discuss this role in advance of application then please contact Steven Crossley, Vice Principal and Head of Boarding at or call 01747 852469.

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This Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS.

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More about Shaftesbury School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1747 854 498
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