Deputy Houseparent

Closing date:
£16,000 per annum
Spinkhill, Derbyshire
Mount St Mary's College
S21 3YL

Job description

Start date: September 2020

Accommodation available and induction at the end of August

Working Weeks: Term-time (35 weeks) plus 3 weeks during the school holidays

Working Days: Work will be allocated on a rota system with one weekend off once a fortnight

Accommodation: The post-holder will be required to live on site during term time in the boarding house at Mount St Mary’s College.

Working at Mount St. Mary’s College in any capacity is a privilege. It is a special community with a proud history and a bright future, where staff and pupils work hard to achieve success and rewards. Nestled in beautiful and spacious private grounds in the North East Derbyshire village of Spinkhill, Mount St Mary’s College is an independent Jesuit day and boarding school for boys and girls. The College staff are a community who are genuine in their commitment to the needs of the students and the School as a whole.

Boarding at Mount St Mary’s College takes place across three vibrant, supportive and well maintained boarding houses. We are currently seeking a Deputy Houseparent’s to join our boarding team to support the Boy’s Houseparent to manage the smooth day to day running of the boarding house and to ensure a consistently high quality boarding provision. The post-holder will provide a vital link between the school and the boarding houses to ensure boarders receive excellent pastoral and academic support and are safe and happy in a school environment where they can grow to their fullest potential.

We are keen to hear from candidates with previous experience of working with young people aged 11-18, ideally in a residential setting. You will be expected to be a full member of the boarding community and to contribute to the family atmosphere in the boarding house. Strong team working and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to work with discretion and empathise with young people. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with aspirations to progress to a Houseparent role in the future.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of a vibrant co-educational day and boarding school in the Jesuit tradition, catering for the needs of children aged 11-18 from all denominations in a truly ecumenical and happy environment.

The School values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students and customers. Applications are welcome from all sections of the Community.

Mount St Mary’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

How to apply

For further details of our school and to download an application form please visit our website.  CVs will not be accepted.  Completed applications to be sent to

If you would like to come and have a look round the school in conjunction with your application please get in touch with the HR team on the e-mail above. 

 Please note if you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you can assume you have been unsuccessful.

Closing Date: please submit applications ASAP