Assistant Housemistress

  • Job Reference: 00000841-1
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2020
  • Recruiter: Prestfelde Preparatory School
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Salary: £13,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: including accommodation (for 3 nights per week) and school meals
  • Sector: Education / Childcare, Hospitality, Catering & Tourism
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


We are a thriving Co-educational Preparatory School in Shrewsbury, Shropshire with over 300 Pupils, aged 3-13 years.  The School is situated on a beautiful 30-acre estate and offers flexi boarding supporting our independence and enrichment programs.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Assistant Housemistress to join the pastoral team in our boarding house.  The main function of this role is for there to be a female adult presence in the House and to ensure that there is pastoral support for the pupils in relation to their educational, social, emotional and physical needs. Working in our boarding house is highly rewarding, the children build long lasting relationships and Prestfelde values each individual for their interest and talents shared.

We believe this role is perfect for the responsible graduate / intern deciding what they really want to do next, Prestfelde will support and provide further training to support careers such as teaching assistant, teaching, Educational Psychology, child development or marketing and business development. Prestfelde invests in its staff and the staff benefits reflect this.

The post is for a 12-month fixed term-contract starting from September 2020.  The working days will be Monday to Saturday during term time only (35 weeks per year).  The hours for this role are Monday 15:30 – 18:30, Tuesday 15:30 – 08:30 (overnight), Wednesday 13:00 – 18:30, Thursday 15:30 – 08:30 (overnight) and Friday 15:30 – 08:30 (overnight). 

The salary for this position is £13,000 per annum including accommodation (for 3 nights per week) and school meals are provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a friendly and successful independent school with the role being an integral part of Prestfelde’s daily operation.

Previous medical experience is preferable but not essential as First Aid training will be provided, if necessary. This role would suit someone who is caring and has a calm and friendly manner.

Closing date:        Monday, 10 August 2020

Interviews:           Monday, 17 August 2020

Full details and an application pack are available on our website

Please send your completed application form together with your covering letter to Mrs Charlotte Davies, HR Assistant at

Early applications are strongly encouraged.  The School reserves the right to conclude the recruitment process before the closing date should the ideal candidate be identified.

Prestfelde School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check.

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