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Housemistress - (Residential)

Woldingham SchoolSurrey

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We are looking to appoint a Housemistress to lead one of our boarding houses with a mixture of full, weekly and flexi boarders. The Housemistress is primarily responsible for the Boarders and is supported by an Assistant Housemistress, as well as Residential Tutors and Assistants on evenings and weekends. 

We are looking for a candidate who is nurturing in approach, approachable and broad-minded. You will be a key role model to our pupils and should inspire them to achieve in all aspects of school life. As well as excellent communication skills, you should bring strong administrative abilities and a well organised approach to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the House. You will have strong leadership skills with experience of working in a pastoral capacity.  High levels of energy and stamina are needed to make the most of this residential post.

Both teaching and non-teaching applications are welcomed; if you are a Teacher, the Housemistress role will be on a reduced timetable, experience teaching Theology or Mathematics would be an advantage but is not essential. If you are not a Teacher you will be expected to contribute to the wider school community in a different capacity, according to the needs of the School, as determined by the Head of Boarding.  

There is a genuine occupational requirement (as defined by Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010) for the postholder to be female. Accordingly, this post is open to women only. 

Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. With a strong community and caring culture, we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back over 175 years. We’re now driving an exciting future that’s underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to with a supporting letter.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 7 June 2021. 

Interview date: Tuesday 15 June 2021.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

The Woldingham community is a rich one in which many different backgrounds and cultures are represented and many different languages spoken.  This diversity is valued and respected and we are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture. All job applicants will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organizes regular social events for our sociable, welcoming staff community.

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