Job Description

Housemistress/Housemaster of Shelburne House

Shelburne is a thriving House of approximately 60 girls aged 13 – 18 situated adjacent to the school playing fields. A residential housemistress/housemaster is required from September 2020.  As the key pastoral influence in the house, this position gives the post-holder the opportunity to help young women develop and flourish in all aspects of school life.

Applications are invited from candidates with a significant level of boarding and teaching experience who possess a passion for young people and pastoral care. It is possible that a married couple would be considered.

Dean Close is a thriving fully co-educational day and boarding school with a strong Christian ethos. The successful candidate would be expected to play a full part in all aspects of school life, including a reduced academic teaching timetable and co-curricular activities.

A competitive salary scale and attractive family accommodation are offered with this post.

Dean Close School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application process

If you wish to apply, please send a completed application form with a covering letter plus a CV to:

HR Manager by email:

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 11th November 2019

Applications will be considered upon receipt and this vacancy may close early where there is considerable interest.