Boarding Housemistress, East Sussex

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Mayfield SchoolEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Residential post required for September 2020

The successful applicant will be responsible for acWe are seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate, with a proven track record in boarding and pastoral care, to be Lower School Housemistress. This is an exciting time for boarding at Mayfield: we are currently extending and improving our boarding provision for girls in Years 7 and 8 and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take a leading role in developing the boarding provision in our Lower School.

The successful candidate must have a commitment to the Catholic ethos of the School and to the education of girls. He or she will be responsible for the care and well-being of our youngest boarders, manage the Boarding House staff and be expected to be involved in all aspects of Mayfield life, including teaching a reduced academic timetable (where applicable). Most curriculum subjects will be considered. Candidates with Prep School and relevant non-teaching experience are welcome to apply.

Accommodation is provided as this is a residential post.  We offer excellent working conditions and an attractive salary package, on Mayfield’s own pay scale, which will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  The School is committed to on-going professional development and this post offers the opportunity for further career advancement in due course.

Mayfield is a leading Catholic Independent boarding and day School for girls aged 11-18 situated in the East Sussex countryside, less than 50 miles from London and 40 minutes from Gatwick.  The School has a tradition of academic achievement with impressive GCSE and A Level results, a vibrant and eclectic extra-curricular provision and an enviable reputation for pastoral care. All staff are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular programme.

Please follow the link below to the School’s website for more information Alternatively, contact the HR Manager by email for further details and our requisite application form by emailing 

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 24 February 2020

Interviews will be in the following week, although we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

The School is an equal opportunities employer.  

Consistently outstanding Inspection Reports.  Excellent in every area in October 2018.

Charity Registration No. 1047503.

More about Mayfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1435 874600
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At Mayfield School we aim to educate the student’s mind, soul, heart and body in partnership with parents, so that each individual may develop: inner confidence, an unshakeable framework of spiritual values, strong moral principles, a deep capacity f...