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Taunton School International Middle SchoolSomerset

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Boarding team as a Resident Houseparent, due to a large increase in our student numbers.  This is a non-teaching role with a focus on supporting all aspects of boarding life at The Grange (TSIMS).

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with well-disciplined, highly motivated and talented students from all over the world in an extremely pleasant and fulfilling environment. 

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with young people in an educational setting, and be empathetic, calm and approachable.  Working with the Head of Pastoral and the Senior Houseparent you will be a lead member of staff on duty three evenings a week and every other weekend. 

Our School ethos is one of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. 

More information

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community.

Taunton School International Middle School (TSIMS) was set up in 2012 for children aged 9 to 14 years. TSIMS is located three miles off campus at The Grange, Kingston St Mary and aims to encourage gifted international students into the School at a younger age to improve their English and gain all-round skills, before transferring to the Prep and Senior Schools. 

For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit  To apply, please click on 'apply for job' on the job page and complete the application form and upload a covering letter as part of your application. 

Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer, accredited with the Investors in People Gold Standard, and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.  Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.  

If you have a disability and require any assistance with the application process please contact 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday, 5th December 2021, however early applications are encouraged as they will be reviewed as received.  

Interviews will be taking place on Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th December 2021.

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