Housemaster/Housemistress – Uppingham Careers


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Job details

Contract hours: Full-time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 18 January 2024, 5:00 pm


Uppingham School is looking for a dynamic Housemaster/Housemistress (HsM) to help shape the quality of our boarding experience.

Based in the West Deyne boarding house – a beautiful 19th century townhouse, you will facilitate an excellent boarding house provision, ensuring that each boarder is given a sense of community, inclusion and above all safety and security.

The HsM is the principal adult in the life of a boarder. Therefore, you will act as a visible role-model for our pupils, exemplifying only the very highest standards of personal behaviour, whilst ensuring the same from each member of your team. You will engage with pupils during mealtimes, at the evening house call over, and informally by simply being in the same building.

The HsM lives in the private side of the house, which provides family sized accommodation. Assistance with reasonable removal expenses is provided.

You will be a strong and dynamic character, who possesses the flexibility to balance house needs with the demands of wider school activities. Prior pastoral experience in a boarding setting, as well as previous experience of boarding house management (for example as a Deputy/Assistant HsM) is essential. You will possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to build a strong rapport with pupils and to motivate, engage and support your boarding house team.

This is a demanding yet rewarding role, that offers a chance to make a lasting and meaningful impact on students, ensuring a rich and stimulating boarding experience.


We highly value our team members at Uppingham and foster a culture of warmth, compassion, and mutual support. When you join us, you become part of a community that appreciates and supports its members, you will enjoy a range of benefits that reflects our appreciation:

  • 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 a local nursery
  • Working towards Investors in Diversity

The closing date for applications is 18 January 2024, 5:00 pm.

Interviews will take place w/c 22nd and 29th January 2024.

Housemaster/Housemistress – 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.