Head of Playroom (equivalent to Assistant Head), Stonyhurst

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Start date: We are looking to appoint within the Christmas term subject to the successful applicant's notice period.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Stonyhurst is a Catholic Jesuit, HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. At the College, there are almost 500 pupils aged 13-18, over two thirds of whom are boarders. At Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, the adjacent preparatory school, there are almost 300 pupils aged 3-13. 

Stonyhurst College is at an exciting time in its history. This is a unique opportunity for an innovative, energetic and highly driven professional to have complete oversight over a coeducational year group at Stonyhurst (both boarding and day). The Head of Playroom will move through the years with his/her playroom and so develop a close relationship with both the pupils and their families.

In light of the significant responsibility afforded to the successful post holder, the seniority of this role should be judged to be equivalent to that of an Assistant Head. The post will be a public facing role and it is expected that the post holder will have exceptional interpersonal skills. This role will particularly appeal to someone seeking to eventually progress into a senior management position at Stonyhurst College, or another leading independent boarding school.

The package available to the successful candidate will be generous and commensurate to the importance of the role and the successful candidate's experience. A suitable home on the Stonyhurst estate will be provided for the successful candidate.

For further information and to apply for this exciting opportunity please click the apply button.

Please include with your application a supporting statement detailing your suitability for this significant role within the College organisation.

Closing date: Thursday 19th September 2019

Shortlisted candidates will contacted with further details of the interview process, interviews will take place as soon as practicable after the closing date. 

Stonyhurst is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Stonyhurst is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Stonyhurst: a company limited by guarantee

Registered in England : Company Number : 6632303

Registered Office : Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ

Registered Charity Number : 1127929

More about Stonyhurst
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stonyhurst College & Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 826345
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What sort of school is Stonyhurst?

Stonyhurst is a Catholic, HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) independent boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 18. At Stonyhurst College, we have almost 500 pupils aged 13-18, over two ...