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Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress (AHSM)

Sedbergh SchoolCumbria

Job Title: Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress (AHSM)

Location: Sedbergh School

Responsible to: Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Contract Type: Full time, permanent 

Salary: £22,342 per annum + accommodation (please note that this is based on a 6-day working week. The role is likely to be 5 working days initially, with a view to increasing to 6 days over time)

Sedbergh School are now seeking a full time Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress (AHSM), to provide outstanding welfare support to pupils, in support of the Housemaster/Housemistress (HSM). 

The duties of the role will be wide and varied, but it is essential for the AHSM to be able to demonstrate an empathy with and understanding of young people, a sense of humour and a genuine concern for the pupils' well-being and active involvement in their personal development. You will be required to positively encourage the pupils in their interests and activities and develop a professional and friendly relationship with them. You will also provide support in the maintenance of morale, standards and the efficient operation of the Boarding House. 

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with children aged 13-18 years old and relevant qualifications in medical or welfare related roles would be desirable. Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organisational skills are also essential, as is the ability to work flexibly, maintaining a focus on quality at all times.

The post is available from September 2021. 

In exchange the School will offer: 

  • Contributory Pension Scheme – to include life cover while remaining within the scheme;
  • Statutory Sick Pay entitlement - conditional on meeting the demands of the scheme
  •  Free car parking;
  •  Ride2Work;
  •  Opportunity to see School productions;
  •  Staff events and family fun days!
  •  Use of the School’s vast facilities (outside School timetabling) including the indoor swimming pool, tennis & squash courts, and the incredible state of the art Hirst Centre, which opened in 2018.

To find out more about this vacancy please download the 'Applicant info pack', visit the School website, or contact the HR Department on 

How to apply:

To apply for this vacancy please complete the Sedbergh School application form. Once complete, the form should be submitted via TES, or returned to:

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 March 2021

Interviews are anticipated to take place the week commencing Monday 15 March 2021

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sedbergh School is committed to safeguarding & protecting the welfare of children.  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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