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Glenalmond College, Perth, PH1 3RY
Commensurate with skills and experience
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Position Type:
Full Time

Glenalmond College seeks to appoint a suitably qualified Houseparent into a full-time residential position, which will ideally suit a candidate with experience of working in a boarding or similar environment, who wants to contribute to the running of this thriving and busy school. The position represents an excellent opportunity for a well-experienced individual to lead the day-to-day running of a busy boarding house as well as the pastoral care of pupils aged 12—18. The successful candidate will lead all aspects of the House with direct responsibility for the welfare of pupils and the management of staff.

Glenalmond College is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all its employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks with previous employers, including a PVG check with Disclosure Scotland. The successful applicant will also require to be able to be registered with either the SSSC or the GTCS.

Each Boarding House is run by a residential housemistress/master supported by a team of residential and visiting staff. All are assisted by an assistant housemistress/master and a matron. In addition, there is a team of visiting tutors who, alongside other members of the teaching staff provide supervision and pastoral care. As a Houseparent, the post-holder will have direct responsibility for the pastoral care and welfare of a boarding house. Pupils are aged between 12 and 18, and the House accommodates both day pupils and boarders; the boarding cohort comprises both domestic and international pupils.

There is a strong emphasis on community and teamwork, and mutual support. Each member of staff undergoes an annual appraisal process, providing an opportunity to review progress and identify future opportunities for development.

Applications from teaching and non-teaching backgrounds are both welcome and can be made by completing the application form and sending it with a CV to