Housemother (residential/non-residential), Edinburgh, City of

Closing date:

Merchiston Castle SchoolEdinburgh, City of

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Housemother (residential/non-residential)  

Starting salary: in the region of £19,361 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Required January 2020

Merchiston is divided into six Houses, according to the age of the pupils, and each is run by a Housemaster with the assistance of an Assistant Housemaster, Resident Tutor, House Tutors and a Housemother.

We are looking to recruit an energetic and caring individual to undertake the role of Housemother in our junior years boarding house. As well as offering support to the Housemaster, the Housemother must be able to prioritise the well-being, safety and security of the boys above all other duties and be familiar with the GIRFEC context.

The role is available on a residential or non-residential basis, ideally from January 2020.  

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

The successful candidate will have to be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) or Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or be willing to undertake the qualifications needed to gain registration with the SSSC.  

We can offer you a highly competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous  pension scheme, fee reductions, high quality free lunches and options for Private Medical Care and a range of other additional employee discounts.  For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website: https://www.merchiston.co.uk/about/join-our-team

Please e-mail your completed Application Form, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Self-Declaration Form to hr@merchiston.co.uk

Applications will be considered as they are received and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview prior to the official closing date. 

Merchiston reserves the right to appoint ahead of the closing date and thus early applications for this role are advisable.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6 December at 12 noon



More about Merchiston Castle School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Colinton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 131 312 2200
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