Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster (Teaching)

Closing Date: 19 February 2024 Telephone: 01865 759290
Salary: In line with HSO Teaching scale
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

We have an exciting opportunity to join our boarding team as a teaching Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress within our Sixth Form houses. We are looking to appoint a caring, outgoing and enthusiastic individual to support the Housemistress in providing an environment which gives both academic and pastoral support to the boarders in each house, ensuring their welfare and personal development, and building future ready girls. You will join a dedicated residential team delivering high quality pastoral care for our diverse mix of boarders. Boarding is at the heart of Headington’s community and the Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster will work in a boarding house that is home from home for over forty Sixth Form students.

As well as supporting the boarders within school, and deputising for the Housemistress during their time off, the Assistant Housemistress/Housemaster will represent the public face of boarding and will be actively involved in marketing boarding at Headington during open events, tours of prospective parents and other promotional activities.

Applicants will also be required to teach 0.5 of a timetable and any teaching discipline will be considered. This is a residential role and self-contained accommodation is available all year round.

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres close to Oxford city centre. In an environment where individuals come first, Headington is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, pastoral support and an impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities.

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website:  for a job specification and application form. Please send your completed application form and covering letter to

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy, you will be unable to submit your application form.

Headington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Headington School is an equal opportunities employer.