Housemaster / Housemistress of Day House – Uppingham Careers

Housemaster / Housemistress of Day House

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 25 January 2024, 9:00 am


Due to increasing demand from local families for day places at Uppingham, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Housemaster / Housemistress to play a key role running our new day house which will open in September 2024.

The new day house will be exclusively for day pupils – sixty girls and sixty boys – and as Housemaster / Housemistress you will ensure the house offers pupils the same immersive and rich experience of Uppingham as our fifteen boarding houses.

You will run the house resourcefully and creatively, delivering an outstanding experience, including a comprehensive health and welfare service, ensuring each pupil is given a sense of community, inclusion, safety and security.

Although demanding, the role is intensely rewarding. Balancing house needs with the demands of wider school activities (academic and social) requires flexibility and co-operative working with colleagues outside the house environment.

You will also be crucial to ensuring the staff within the house team are motivated, engaged, trained, supported and competent to deliver the very best care and support to our pupils.

If you are a strong, dynamic character with warmth and charisma, pastoral experience, and experience of house management, we will be delighted to hear from you.

In return, Uppingham School offers a vibrant, supportive and stimulating working environment. We also offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of Uppingham staff
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Discounted RAC membership
  • Favourable rates and terms with local nursery
  • Working towards investors in diversity

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 25th January 2024.

First round interviews will be held week beginning 29th January 2024.

Final stage of the interview process – date to be confirmed.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

Housemaster / Housemistress of Day House – Candidate Information Pack

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

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.