Housemistress/Master – Lower School House, Kent

Closing date:Expiring today

Benenden SchoolKent

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic applicant to join our team of Housemistresses and Housemasters in this thriving all-boarding community. This is a vital position and an ideal role for someone looking to develop their career in pastoral leadership.

The position is in one of our six Lower School Houses for girls aged 11-16, and is available from April or September 2020. All Housemasters and Housemistresses are members of the academic staff, teaching a reduced timetable and leading a team of House staff, as well as taking overall academic and pastoral responsibility for the pupils in their House. This is an important, demanding and rewarding role.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 240 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 550 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with 190 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace.

We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are soon to be opening our new state-of-the-art Hall and Music School.

Benenden offers its own salary scale, responsibility allowances and benefits. Generous family accommodation is provided.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use.

For more information and to apply, please click the apply button.

Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on Monday 27 January.

Benenden are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.



More about Benenden School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Cranbrook Road, Benenden, Kent, TN17 4AA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1580 240592
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Benenden is a full boarding school for girls.  We offer a full and balanced programme with a wide range of extra-curricular activities and an active and popular weekend programme.

Founded in 1923, Benenden School is situated in the heart of the K...