Housemistress/Housemaster – Uppingham Careers


Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 4 March 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is looking for a dynamic Housemistress/Housemaster (HsM), to play a key role in our boarding house team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future development of boarding at Uppingham, during a time of energy and change.

One of 15 boarding houses, the Lodge is our girls’ Sixth Form house based in a beautiful gothic-revival building near our Western Campus. You will help provide 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 warm and dynamic character, who possesses pastoral experience of boarding, as well as experience of boarding house management (e.g. as a Deputy/Assistant HsM). You will need excellent communication, organisational and classroom management skills, pairing this with well-developed pastoral instincts and emotional intelligence.

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.

In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to 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
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children at local Nursery
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

Housemistress/Housemaster – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to

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.