Houseparents (2 posts)

St Mary’s Music School is seeking to appoint two full-time Houseparents, to work in the Boarding House team responsible for boarders’ welfare and pastoral care. The Houseparents will work evenings, overnights and weekends on a shift basis during term-time, with additional days at the start and end of terms.

The successful candidate will work closely with all boarding house staff, including the Boarding House Manager, Head of Guidance and Headteacher, to develop consistent and effective pastoral care of all boarders.  Houseparents are responsible for ensuring that boarders’ wellbeing and happiness is met and ensuring boarders remain safe and well looked after.

Houseparents should be energetic, adaptable and sympathetic to the needs of young musicians and ideally should have a background or training in pastoral care. 

All Houseparents in independent schools are required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or with the General Teaching Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Social Care Council or other approved regulatory body.  The school supports employees who are not already registered with an approved regulatory body to complete a suitable course leading to full registration with the SSSC.  Failure to complete a suitable course within a suitable time frame may lead to termination of employment.

For those who are already registered with an approved body, job specific training will also be offered.

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.

Please note that on-site accommodation in the school is not provided for the Houseparent other than when on overnight duty.  On these occasions there is an en-suite bedroom available for use and meals are provided and eaten with Boarders. 


  Employee Application Form

  Further information


Applications will be considered as they are received.

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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