Assistant Housemistress, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Woldingham SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Housemistress – Year 9 (Residential)

Term time

With experience of working with young people, you have a natural empathy with teenagers. You understand how they think – and you can help to build a strong sense of community within which every student supports each other to live happy and fulfilled lives. So bring your talents to a new role that’s as diverse and challenging as it is rewarding.

You will play your part in achieving that as you take responsibility for the well-being of girls within the House. Providing key support to the Housemistress in the smooth day-to-day running of the House, you will also help to oversee the pastoral care and academic progress of day girls and boarders.

As well as excellent communication skills, you should bring strong administrative abilities and a well organised approach. A friendly, nurturing and sympathetic attitude is also important, alongside upholding the highest standards of discipline. High levels of energy and stamina are needed to make the most of this residential post.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to 

Closing date: 9am, Friday 24 January 2020.

Interviews will be held week beginning 27 January 2020.

We encourage early applications and reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events and reflexology on site.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

More about Woldingham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7YA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1883 349431
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Woldingham School is a school with history, a legacy of Sacred Heart principles and values. These values refer to educating girls considering: respect for oneself and others, social awareness, a sense of community, and self-realisation, through the C...