Houseparent, Dollar

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Start date: Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Our boarding community is at the very core of Dollar Academy, and it has been for over two hundred years.  We are rightly proud to be the world’s oldest co-educational day and boarding school.  Our houses are a home from home to boys and girls aged 10 to 18, with juniors and seniors mixing together.  Key to our ethos of ensuring a family atmosphere are our Houseparents who view the young people in their care as an extension of their own family.

We are currently recruiting for a Houseparent(s) for Heyworth House, one of our girls’ houses to commence in August 2020 (or earlier if available).  Located just on the edge of our campus, Heyworth House has space for up to 23 girls and provides an environment of interdependence, understanding and mutual respect.

Houseparents play a significant part in the pastoral care and the personal and social development of the pupils in their care and hold a vital role in the school community.  Working closely with the Senior Houseparents and the Deputy Rector they ensure that boarding at Dollar maintains its special family ethos along with a high level of excellence in terms of both policy and practice. Houseparents have full delegated responsibility for the running of the House.

The post will be full time, term time, live-in and permanent.  Applications are invited from individuals and couples and from teachers and non-teachers who have a deep interest in the pastoral care of young people.  Accommodation consists of a three bedroom flat within the boarding House.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and reflect the responsibilities of the post holder.

Letters of application, accompanied by the completed application form (available on the school website should be sent to The Rector, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU (or by e-mail to Julie Duncan, Human Resources Manager at by Friday 24th January 2020.

All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update from Disclosure Scotland. The successful candidate will be asked to make a formal application, the cost of which will be borne by the Academy. 

Dollar's boarding is regulated by the Scottish Care Inspectorate; in accordance with their statutes, all staff involved in the delivery of care are required to be registered by a professional body such as the GTCS, the NMC or the SSSC.  Applicants for the position of Houseparent should either be so registered already, or prepared to undergo the necessary training towards certification and subsequent registration.

The Governors of Dollar Academy Trust is a charity registered in Scotland SC009888

More about Dollar Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7DU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1259 742511
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