Assistant Housemistress/master

Richmond Park

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Housemaster/Mistress to join our dedicated pastoral team, to provide exceptional standards of care to our Junior House (Years 7 and 8) based our beautiful boarding house at White Lodge, Richmond Park.

Alongside an enthusiastic team, the successful candidate will put the student’s welfare at the heart of their work, ensuring a safe and supportive ‘home from home’ experience during term time. The Assistant Housemaster/Mistress will be able to stay calm in crisis and seek advice and support when necessary. This is a great role for a proactive individual with a positive outlook and approachable demeanour.

Salary: Circa. £27,000 per annum. Accommodation will be provided inclusive of rates and utilities at White Lodge.

Hours: Full-time with two evenings per week and three weekends per term (plus exeats) off duty (although staff may be called upon in an emergency). For clarity the working week runs   from Sunday evening until Friday and the weekend constitutes Saturday. This situation reflects current working rotas; however, flexibility is required on occasion as these may have to be adapted to meet operational requirements. Every effort will be made to provide a 24-hour period of non-contact time per week.

Location: All sites with a base at White Lodge

Duration: One year in the first instance

Annual Leave: House staff must be resident during term time (even on nights off), in case of emergency but may ask permission from the APPW for occasional absences for special occasions. No holiday may be taken during term time, the last week of the summer break or when there is planned Inset. This role will be required to cover two weeks of Summer Intensive Courses, which take place during the School holidays.

Other: Whilst not a contractual commitment, staff at White Lodge currently benefit from free meals in the Dining Hall and scheduled minibus service to/from local stations.

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Please note that you must complete our application form to apply for this position and CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Saturday 5 June. Please be aware that the panel will shortlist and interview successful applicants throughout the recruitment process. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and further pre-employment checks to comply with boarding school recruitment regulations.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. At The Royal Ballet School we are committed to creating an environment where every one of our employees feels part of our team and can flourish, regardless of their background.

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