Housemistress, Chelmsford, Essex

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New Hall SchoolChelmsford, Essex

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Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits & CPD
Contract term: Permanent

Excellent benefits & training ● superb working environment ● London Stratford 20 mins by train

This is an exciting professional opportunity to take up a key leadership and management role in the largest Catholic boarding & day school in the UK. The Housemistress will have overall pastoral responsibility for the well-being of full and weekly boarding girls in Years 3-10. The Housemistress will be expected to give outstanding leadership to the House team. The Housemistress is expected to understand and be prepared to commit to the Catholic ethos of the School and the post would particularly suit Catholic candidates who are keen to make a significant contribution to the Catholic life of the School.

New Hall has an exciting development and expansion plan that makes investment in boarding a priority. The School operates a distinctive and innovative diamond model educational structure, with a mixture of single-sex and co-educational teaching. Public examination results at GCSE and A Level are excellent. The School was assessed as outstanding in its inspections in 2014 (boarding, ISI), 2016 (whole school Educational Quality and Focussed Compliance, ISI); and 2018 (Denominational, Diocese of Brentwood).

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ relevant experience in a boarding school, and have obtained, or be willing to study for, a BSA qualification. She will have excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to girls in Years 3-10. This is a residential post and excellent accommodation is provided in a house attached to the boarding House. The post is available to teaching or non-teaching applicants; teachers must have a strong track record of success in teaching up to A Level or equivalent.

It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder be female for reasons of privacy and decency. The post holder will be required to supervise the girls’ boarding house whilst on duty.

For further details and an application form, please visit: www.newhallschool.co.uk/job-opportunities Alternatively, please contact the HR Department on 01245 467588.

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 18 June 2019

Interview date: Friday 21 June 2019

Early applications welcome and applications received after 21 June will still be considered.

New Hall is committed to safeguarding pupils. There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3HS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1245 467 588
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New Hall School is a leading independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1642, New Hall School, Chelmsford, is one of the oldest Catholic school in the country. The main building was part of King Henry VIII’s gr...