Boys Boarding (11-16) - Lead Houseparent

Job description

West Buckland is a school founded in 1858 intended to offer an excellent education based on Christian values.  It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful. The school is now a leading, multi-cultural community for boys and girls across North Devon and beyond.

The demanding nature of the role of LHP in the context of a busy, seven day a week boarding environment, requires the successful candidate to have deep reserves of stamina, emotional intelligence and resilience.

The duties of the LHP will be broad. They will be varied. This job description (JD) is not intended to identify all areas of responsibility nor identify the important requirement of individual professionalism.

As mentioned above the nature of the role will require flexibility and agility as the scope of the work will vary from time to time and the hours will, at times, be long buthoepfully enjoyable and rewarding. 

How to apply

The application must include a completed application form and covering letter of application.  A curriculum vitae may be sent in addition to, but not in lieu of a formal application addressed to:

Assistant Bursar

West Buckland School


Devon EX32 0SX

Applications may be e-mailed and it is not necessary to also send by post.  Further information may be found on our website at

Job Summary

Closing date:
North Devon
West Buckland School
West Buckland
EX32 0SX