Houseparent: Chandos

Date Posted: Friday 23 February 2024

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 08/03/2024

The Head of Cheltenham College invites applications for the post of Houseparent (HsM), starting in September 2024


The HsM of Chandos has the vital role of leading the development of the pastoral, academic, co-curricular and general wellbeing of the girls in their care.

The Role

Cheltenham College is an inspiring place to live and work and we are looking for someone to encourage and challenge the girls of Chados to achieve their very best.

We view education as something that happens in all areas of school life, not just in the classroom, therefore the HsM of Chandos needs to be able to help each individual girl in their care make the best of every opportunity afforded her. The HsM plays a vital role in ensuring that the girls who leave the house are confident, mature, civilised young people who can go on to be successful in their lives.

We have an excellent team of HsMs who work closely together, meeting regularly to share good practice as well as to iron out any difficulties. Therefore, it is crucial that the new HsM is a team player who is willing to work collaboratively with others and share College’s ethos.

The successful candidate would need to be someone who can get the very best from their team of tutors, matrons and domestic staff.

The HsM can expect to teach a reduced timetable of approximately 16 lessons per week.


How to apply

To apply, please forward a completed application form and covering letter, electronically, to:


Closing date for applications is: 10am prompt on Friday, 8th March 2024.

First-round interviews will be held, via video call, on: Tuesday, 12th and Wednesday, 13th March 2024

Final-round interviews will be held on: Monday, 18th and Tuesday, 19th March


Cheltenham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection of job applicants and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.