Deputy Head of Boarding

Closing Date: 1 May 2024
Telephone: 01993 823303
Employment Term: Full Time

Deputy Head of Boarding


Contract                     :    Full time, permanent, residential – 40 hours per week, 40 weeks

per year (plus board and lodgings)

Responsible to           :    Head of Boarding

Start Date                   :    1 September 2024

Salary                          :    Grade 8, Point 18 – 23, £28,157 – £30,857 pro rata (£29,269 – £32,076 full  time equivalent)

Accommodation       :     As this is residential there is accommodation provided with this post.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to become the Deputy Head of Boarding in our vibrant Boarding Department.

The Deputy Head of Boarding will assist with the general and personal development of all the students in the Boarding House, in accordance with school policies.  They will support and assist the Head of Boarding in providing students with a positive, ‘home from home’ experience of boarding education, recognising and meeting the needs of each individual through the establishment of strong and supportive personal relationships.

Situated at ‘The Gateway to the Cotswolds’, Burford School is an Academy School founded as an Elizabethan Grammar School in 1571. The Charter of the School is still in existence and its founding is celebrated each year when a Charter Day Service is held, attended by the whole school. Today, the original Grammar School in the heart of Burford, is a Grade 1 listed building and forms part of the Burford School Boarding Department.

If you would like to discuss the role informally or to arrange a visit, please contact the Head of Boarding, Mrs Sandi Kaaber, at


Why work with us

 Burford is an oversubscribed school situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  This is an excellent school, with a superb environment for learning and a priority given to teacher development.  Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.

Additional Staff Benefits

  • Supportive continuous professional development and growth opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing support including access to an Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations and a subsidised Healthcare Plan
  • Local Government Pension scheme membership
  • The school is located within a short walk of a picturesque Cotswold town

As we are a heavily oversubscribed school, children of staff have priority for admission to Burford School.⃰

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can see for yourself what makes Burford School such a special place to work – please contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, to arrange this.


The successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.






Burford School is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.


As part of the vetting procedures, shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search. This isn’t part of the shortlisting process, and there will be a chance to address any issues of concern should it be necessary.


Closing date:  Wednesday 1st May 2024 (12:00pm)