Assistant Housemistress

Closing Date: 3 May 2024
Telephone: 01691 773 671
Employment Term: Full Time

Job Outline and Responsibilities

  • To be responsible to the Housemistress for the general welfare and personal development of all pupils in the House in accordance with the policy of the school.
  • To liaise with the House team in ensuring for each pupil the provision of a comfortable living environment and to ensure that all their requirements are met.
  • To work with the House team to ensure that appropriate care is given to all pupils, and that the special needs of each age group, dependent on where you are based, is met.
  • To be aware of, and respond to, the special needs of individual boarders, including those with disabilities or from different cultural backgrounds, and to be aware of the changing needs of all pupils as they develop.
  • If required in the house, to be responsible to the Housemistress for the day-to-day House cleaning routine and to liaise with the cleaning staff at least once a day to ensure that there is regular and effective communication.
  • To liaise with the Housemistress concerning general health of the pupils, and to keep a closely in touch with her and with the Medical Centre staff in case of individual illness if required.
  • Deal with disciplinary problems in a firm but caring manner, and to consult with the Housemistress in any matters of serious concern, and to keep them well informed.
  • To welcome day pupils into the House and to integrate them as far as possible in all aspects of the life of the school.
  • To support the Housemistress in ensuring that the House is not left unattended and that pupils are always adequately supervised at all times.
  • Be fully conversant with and apply the school’s child protection/Safeguarding, Anti-Bullying, Behaviour and Complaints policies.
  • To share information promptly and accurately using the school’s systems, such as iSams, Evolve and CPOMS.
  • To assist the Housemistress, in ensuring that the presence of pupils is registered at key points during the day and evening
  • To report anyone missing immediately to the Housemistress, and in their absence, SLT.
  • To work with the relevant House staff to ensure the smooth transition of pupils in to that House.
  • To be prepared to work at any reasonable time to help with the care of pupils in times of emergency.
  • To manage the order of House supplies and any other orders as required by the Housemistress/ House parents.
  • To assist in managing the laundry within the House, ensuring that uniform is in a good state of repair.
  • Report any maintenance issues to the Facilities Department promptly to ensure a safe and high quality environment for all, reporting any incidents or near misses via Evolve accurately and promptly.
  • To prepare for any Birthday celebrations within the House as required by the Housemistress/ House parents.
  • The post-holder will be expected to do overnight duties twice during the week (Monday to Thursday) and every other weekend during term time (Friday 5pm to Monday 8am) and a duty room will be provided for this. The boarding House is open during the day and staffed by the Housemistress and Assistant Housemistress.
  • Teaching PSHE.
  • To take charge of the boarding house at specified times throughout the day and during the Housemistresses time off, being reportable to the Director of Boarding and Deputy Head Pastoral.


  • Support the aims and ethos of the school.
  • Treat all members of the school community with respect and consideration.
  • Treat all pupils fairly, consistently and without prejudice.
  • Set a good example to students in terms of appropriate dress, punctuality and attendance.
  • Take responsibility for reporting matters relating to health and safety as part of the general maintenance and safety of the House.
  • To attend appropriate or relevant training to ensure that skills and knowledge are kept up to date.
  • To undertake any other duties that can be reasonably expected of you under the instruction of your line manager or member of the SLT.
  • To act in accordance with the aims, policies and administrative procedures of the school.
  • Display a willing attitude to promote the good reputation of the school.
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post when requested by a member of the SLT.



  • GCSEs in Maths and English to grade C or above or equivalent.
  • NVQ in Caring for Children and Young People or the equivalent is desirable but not essential.
  • BSA qualification, or willingness to obtain one.
  • First Aid qualification, or willingness to obtain one.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Work in a boarding environment, or other residential setting, in a pastoral role.
  • This role is geared towards a non-teaching post-holder, but teachers are welcome to apply and will be considered depending upon the needs of the School.
  • Excellent awareness of ‘Keeping Children Safe’ and Safeguarding policy/ processes.
  • Excellent awareness and understanding of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding and ISI Regulations and how they relate to the day-today running of a Boarding House

Personal Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Work well and harmoniously within a small team.
  • Basic IT knowledge to include Word, Excel and database packages or at least a willingness to undertake training.
  • Lead pupils and staff calmly when under pressure.
  • Understand and implement key policies and procedures.
  • Ability to ‘step up’ and effectively lead a Boarding House in the House Mistresses absence.
  • Relate to a wide variety of pupils and develop excellent relationships with parents.
  • Aware of different cultures and how diversity in a Boarding House may be promoted.
  • Hold a UK driving licence, ideally with ‘D1 entitlement’ and experience of driving a minibus.
  • A strong working understanding of safeguarding as applied to a boarding environment.
  • Kind, patient, supportive and willing to go the extra mile to support all of our pupils.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Professional manner and attitude.
  • Clear vision of the role of Assistant Housemistress in supporting pupils, both within Boarding House and the wider school environment.
  • Flexible and adaptable in terms of duties and hours.
  • Initiative, emotional resilience, high levels of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Sense of fun and sense of humour, as well as a willingness to share ideas and inspire young people. Involved in the wider aspects of school life.

How to Apply

Application forms are available on our website ( – please email completed application forms along with a covering letter (2 pages maximum) to

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May 2024. Interviews will include an opportunity to tour the School and will be held week commencing 13th May 2024.

Moreton Hall is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Moreton Hall reserves the right to withdraw the job should a suitable candidate be found at any time during the recruitment process.