Houseparent, Malaysia

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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afarMalaysia

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (KTJ) is a thriving international, day and boarding school, with state-of-the-art facilities set in beautiful Malaysian countryside, an hour’s drive south of Kuala Lumpur. The School was established in 1991 and now caters for more than 1,000 students aged 3 to 19, 76% of whom are Malaysian and 60% of whom are boarders. The Primary School follows the English national curriculum in mathematics and literacy, alongside the International Primary Curriculum; while the Secondary School prepares students for IGCSEs and A Levels. Most students go on to study at UK universities.

We are seeking highly-motivated and dynamic boarding practitioners to lead Imran House (boys, Years 9-13), Naquiah Girls’ House (Years 7-9) and Naquiah Boys’ House (Years 7-9) through the next stage in their development. Each boarding house has been recently refurbished and boasts an experienced and able team of staff to support the new Houseparent.

All Houseparents are expected to teach in the School and so the ability to offer a relevant subject, preferably to A Level, is required. An attractive salary and benefits package is available, which includes accommodation for the Houseparent and his/her family and heavily-discounted fees for school-aged children.

KTJ is a friendly and supportive environment for students and staff alike. More information on the School, living in Malaysia and conditions for international staff can be found in our publication, International Staff Recruitment Brochure (available on the vacancies page of our website). A job description and person specification for the role are available at the same location. The opportunity for a confidential discussion about the role is available with the Director of Boarding on request. Please contact Ms. Lina Holden ( to make an appointment.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 24th February.

Applications should be made to Ms. Anne Soosay, Senior Administrator, at the school address or via email to and marked ‘private and confidential’. Please submit a letter and a completed application form (available on our website), including contact details of three referees, one of whom should be your current employer.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to security vetting.

More about Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, 71700, Malaysia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +60 67582561