Boarding House Manager

St Mary’s Music School is seeking to appoint a Boarding House Manager, to be responsible for boarders’ welfare and pastoral care.  The post-holder will manage a team of full-time and part-time boarding house staff, alongside the Headteacher, and with support from the Head of Guidance and School Bursar.

The successful candidate will work closely with all boarding house staff to develop consistent and effective pastoral care of all boarders. Working with the Head of Guidance, the Boarding House Manager will be responsible for ensuring the boarders’ wellbeing and happiness is met and ensuring boarders remain safe and well looked after. In addition, the Manager will work with teaching and support staff, to share good practice and develop a school-wide approach to pastoral care.

The Boarding House Manager should be energetic, adaptable and sympathetic to the needs of young musicians and should have a background or training in pastoral care.

The Boarding House Manager will be required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), General Teaching Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Social Care Council or other approved regulatory body. It is expected that candidates will have already obtained suitable qualifications to complete this requirement. The school would support the post-holder in completing further qualifications, such as the SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management course or similar.

The post will be full-time, permanent, and commences in August 2019. There is a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and contributory pension scheme available.

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Deadline for applications is 10am, Monday 27 May 2019

For queries or questions relating to this post, please contact:

Miss Stacey H McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator
Tel: 0131 538 7766

Application Process

To apply, please post or email a covering letter along with a completed Employee Application Form (word document) to:

Miss Stacey H McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator 
St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL


Candidates should ensure correct postage is paid.

Applications not on the Employee Application Form will not be considered.

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