Deputy Housemistress

Closing date:
High Wycombe
Godstowe Preparatory School
Shrubbery Road
High Wycombe
HP13 6PR

Job description

Godstowe School is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13 with some boys in our Pre-Prep. We have about 430 pupils on roll with a community of approximately 100 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and patient Deputy Housemistress for one of our 3 boarding houses, to start in September of this year. Under the leadership of the Head of Boarding and the Housemistress, the Deputy Housemistress will have the ability to relate positively to girls aged 7 to 13 and will share in the pastoral responsibility and well-being of girls outside of school curriculum time.  The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility when the Housemistress is off duty.

The position will suit someone with experience of working with children, preferably in a boarding environment in an independent school, and will require teamwork, flexibility, compassion, resilience and a good sense of humour. 

The ethos of boarding at Godstowe is to provide a home-from-home feel and that of a large extended family. Every boarder is encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of life. Our aim is for all our girls to grow up as confident, happy and successful individuals. One of the many strengths of boarding at Godstowe includes the extensive Co-Curricular programme. As a non-selective school, Godstowe is thriving in terms of examination results, enrichment, art, musical and sporting achievement.

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be primarily based in the boarding house.  The accommodation offered comprises a single room with en-suite, and is available to the job holder both during term time as well as in the holidays.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please visit our website and read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found under The School \ Job Opportunities.  You should then complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the H.R. and Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR.