Head of Boarding / Houseparent – Uppingham Careers

Head of Boarding / Houseparent

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus accommodation
Location: Maidwell Hall
Closing date: 8 March 2023, 11:59 pm


Maidwell Hall, a co-educational boarding and day school situated in a beautiful part of Northamptonshire seeks a Head of Boarding / Houseparent to join the pastoral leadership team.

As Head of Boarding, you will play a crucial role in the management and leadership of Maidwell’s residential boarding house. The most important feature of the Head of Boarding’s role is to identify and meet the needs of each and every pupil in their care. Each boarder needs to be given a sense of community, inclusion and above all safety and security.

Alongside the pastoral staff, the Head of Boarding will ensure the delivery of an outstanding boarding experience, including a comprehensive health and welfare service, compliance with all regulations relating to boarding and safeguarding and the physical and mental wellbeing of the pupils in their care.

As a member of the pastoral leadership team, you will supervise the house staff and support the Senior Management Team in implementing school policies relating to boarding and pastoral care.

For the right candidate an application for this role in combination with the Director of Sport role could be an option. We encourage families to apply and, where appropriate, we will look to identify a suitable role for the partner of the Head of Boarding/Houseparent.

To be considered for this opportunity you will have experience of working in residential care of young people and working with young people within an education setting. Knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Act and Keeping Children Safe in Education is essential.


  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of Maidwell staff.
  • 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


The closing date for applications is 8 March 2023.

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.

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