Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress, Dorset

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Milton Abbey SchoolDorset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Milton Abbey are seeking exceptional individuals to help run our five boarding houses (3 boys, 2 girls). We need two enthusiastic and caring residential Assistant Housemasters / Housemistresses with a deep commitment to pastoral care and a desire to be part of a team overseeing transformational education of young people, in and beyond the classroom.

The successful applicants will ideally have boarding experience and will relish the opportunities and challenges of being involved in a boarding house in a 24/7 full boarding school environment. An excellent record as a classroom practitioner is required although the main focus of this role is pastoral. 

Working in partnership with our families, this role provides extraordinary opportunities to shape the lives of the young people in your care. House staff work in a dynamic and highly supportive team, line managed by their Housemaster / mistress and the Deputy Head Pastoral. 

We offer a genuinely different learning experience to our students, with the widest range of vocational courses in the independent sector, and a focus on the development of the whole person, not just examination results. More than half of our students have identified learning challenges and we promote opportunities for them to ‘learn differently’ and successfully here.

Assistant Housemasters/mistresses teach a reduced timetable, allowing them to help the ensure their pupils’ holistic needs are met. Assistant Housemasters/mistresses play an important role at the heart of the school community, making an outstanding contribution to the life of Milton Abbey School.

Further details may be obtained from our website, from HR on 01258 882182 or email . Closing date for applications is noon on 

Monday 30th March   2020.

Milton Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The appointment will be the subject of an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Milton Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Milton Abbey, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1258 880484
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Milton Abbey School

Background Information 

In a recent ISI inspection, Milton Abbey, a co-educational day and boarding school for ages 13-18 situated midway between Blandford and Dorchester, was judged as being ‘highly successful in achieving i...