Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Headington SchoolOxfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In line with HSO Teaching scale
Contract term: Permanent


Start date: September 2019 Salary: In line with HSO Teaching scale

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres close to Oxford city centre. In an environment where individuals come first, Headington is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, pastoral support and an impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities.

We are looking to appoint a caring, outgoing and enthusiastic Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster to work alongside a dedicated residential team in one of our Boarding Houses. Boarding is at the heart of Headington’s community and the Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster plays a pivotal role in taking responsibility for a house of students, providing opportunities for them to thrive and enjoy life in a home away from home. You will be actively involved in helping to cultivate an environment which provides both academic and pastoral support to the girls in the house, ensuring their welfare and development, whilst also providing them with a range of activities to enjoy beyond the curriculum.

As well as supporting the pupils within school, the Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster at Headington will represent the public face of boarding and will be actively involved in marketing boarding at Headington during open events, tours of prospective parents and other promotional activities.

Applicants will also be required to teach 0.5 of a timetable and any teaching discipline will be considered. Family self-contained accommodation is available all year round. 

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website: for a job specifi cation and application form.

Please send your completed application form and covering letter to 

Please apply by 20 March 2019

Interviews will take place from 22 March 2019

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Headington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Headington School is an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Headington School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 759 100
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Located in the city of Oxford, Headington School is an independent school for girls. Established in 1915, the school was founded upon traditional Christian principles. Headington School is split across two sites, with one serving the upper school for...