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Boarding House Manager

St Mary's Music School , City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 27/05/2019 at 10:00 am

Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5EL

Stacey McAleer
HR & Finance Administrator

0131 538 7766

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Vacancy Description / Summary

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.

The closing date for applications is 10am, Monday 27 May 2019.

For further details and an employee application form, please visit our website or telephone 0131 538 7766.


About the School

St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s only independent specialist music school, offering a world-class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh.

It is a co-educational, non-denominational, day and boarding school, with pupils coming from diverse backgrounds and from all parts Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond. Pupils are supported by the Scottish Government’s Aided Places scheme and by School and Cathedral bursaries.

Entry is by audition and assessment, based on musical ability and potential, regardless of personal financial circumstances.