Houseparent: Newick House

Date Posted: Friday 20 October 2023

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 13/11/2023

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


The HsM of Newick House has the vital role of leading the development of the pastoral, academic, co-curricular and general wellbeing of the boys 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 boys of Newick House 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 Newick House needs to be able to help each individual boy in their care make the best of every opportunity afforded him. The HsM plays a vital role in ensuring that the boys 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: 9am prompt on Monday, 13 November 2023.


First-round interviews will be held, via video call, on: Friday, 24th and Monday 27th November 2023.


Final-round interviews will be held on: Friday, 1st and Tuesday, 5th December 2023.