Hsm (Housemaster / Housemistress)

  • East Sussex
  • Eastbourne College
  • The College offers generous packages of additional benefits and pay; all staff are on a salary scale above the national average and have opportunities
  • Full-time

Eastbourne College seeks to appoint an inspirational Hsm. Nugent is a boarding house for girls, aged 13-18. The successful candidate will be expected to teach approximately half timetable & make a contribution to co-curricular life.

The College seeks to appoint an inspirational Hsm (Housemaster/Housemistress) for Nugent House from September 2022. Nugent is a boarding house for girls, aged 13-18. The successful candidate will be expected to teach approximately half of a timetable and make a positive contribution to the busy co-curricular life of the College.

We are looking for someone who understands the value of first class pastoral care. The College creates a vibrant and supportive atmosphere where each individual is known for who they are and actively encouraged to achieve academically and socially to their fullest potential. The Hsm should be motivated by a real desire to properly know the girls in their care, but appreciate that such care requires clear structures and boundaries for the girls to thrive in.

The Hsm of Nugent House has a duty to ensure that every child in the house is known for who they are and that the challenge and support each child receives across a broad educational experience is monitored and adjusted appropriately. The Hsm plays a pivotal role in ensuring that each child is given the best possible chance to grow and develop for the very long term. As a shepherd of an educational community, the Hsm should constantly strive to develop by example and embody the College’s high expectations and core values.

Whilst all staff have a duty of care for pupils, the Hsm acts as in loco parentis for their own house during the College day. The Hsm is expected to operate effective and proactively managed lines of communication with parents and guardians and to ensure that the ‘parent-pupil-College triangle’ operates for the benefit of all involved. To do so, there must be open lines of communication between the Hsm, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Second Master and Headmaster, teaching staff, matron, medical centre and other key members of staff. Each Hsm will make a strong individual contribution to the whole pastoral team, securing the highest possible standard of care across the College.

Hsms are expected to manage efficiently the staffing, organisation and resources of the house and to provide for the safety, good discipline and pastoral wellbeing of all pupils within it. In addition, a key component of the role is to work with the Admissions and Marketing Department to market the house and College to prospective pupils, their parents and to feeder schools.

All Hsms are expected to fulfil the duties detailed in the job description for an Assistant Member of staff, within the bounds afforded to them by their senior pastoral role. This will involve the teaching of approximately 50% of a full academic timetable.

The right person will have a marvellous opportunity to work in a stimulating environment, where resources, buildings, colleagues and pupils all strengthen the process of teaching and learning.

Salary and Conditions

The College offers generous packages of additional benefits and pay; all staff are on a salary scale above the national average and have opportunities for salary progression.

It is an expectation that the Hsm of Nugent House will be resident in the family accommodation provided within the house.

The successful candidate will also benefit from a generous rate for the education of their own children, both at the College and at St. Andrews Prep.

Safeguarding Statement

Eastbourne College (Incorporated) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical questionnaire and positive references.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Charity is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Eastbourne College (Incorporated) is committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds.

To apply, please visit www.eastbourne-college.co.uk/contact/employment-opportunities and click the Apply Now button to complete the mandatory application form.

A letter of application (addressed to the Headmaster), evidencing your suitability for the post against the job description and person specification described above, and an up-to-date CV should be uploaded with this online application form.

All applications must be received by noon on 1 December 2021.

For further information please contact applications@eastbourne-college.co.uk

Further Information


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Eastbourne College

Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JX

  • 206 Day Boys (13-18)
  • 173 Boarding Boys (13-18)
  • 150 Day Girls (13-18)
  • 123 Boarding Girls (13-18)
  • HMC, ISC

01323 452323 www.eastbourne-college.co.uk

Closing Date: 01 December 2021

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