Housemistress, East Lothian

Closing date:Expiring soon

Belhaven Hill SchoolEast Lothian

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Due to the promotion of the present incumbent to a Housemistress role at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Belhaven Hill School is seeking to appoint a Housemistress to oversee all aspects of the running of the girls’ boarding house, which accommodates up to 45 full-boarding girls from ages 8-13. Whilst the successful candidate would be expected to teach a reduced timetable and register with the General Teaching Council, Scotland (GTCS), it is possible that - for the right candidate - this could be a purely pastoral and co-curricular role.

This is an opportunity for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and motivated person to continue the outstanding work which has been instrumental in making Belhaven Hill the top boarding prep school in Scotland.

Belhaven Hill School provides boys and girls aged 7-13 with the best possible prep education.  Just 30 miles east of Edinburgh, the school is set in 25 acres of walled grounds and sits directly on the beautiful East Lothian coastline. Belhaven has an enviable academic record, winning 17 awards last year. All pupils and staff also take part in a wide and varied range of extra-curricular activities.

There are currently 124 pupils, of whom two-thirds are full boarders; the school operates as a boarding School first and foremost although there are 40 day pupils too, predominantly at the lower end of the school.  Two separate houses, one for the girls and one the boys, provide a warm and caring full-boarding environment, with boarders and staff enjoying an Exeat from Friday lunchtime until Sunday evening every other week.

Application forms (available on the school website) must be completed in full and sent - along with a short, hand-written letter to the Headmaster - to the school secretary, Mrs. Alex Farquhar, Belhaven Hill School, Belhaven Road, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1NN (

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th January

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 28th January.

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More about Belhaven Hill School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 13 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1NN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1368 862785
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Belhaven is a happy and thriving co-educational preparatory school, with a unique atmosphere and ethos and a roll of around 125 pupils, aged between 7 and 13. Currently, the school is full to capacity with a roll of 127 pupils (nine of whom come from...