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St Mary's Music School , City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 31/08/2019 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 two full-time Houseparents, to work in the Boarding House team responsible for boarders’ welfare and pastoral care. Houseparents work on a shift pattern, including weekday evenings and overnights, and weekend daytime and overnights.

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.


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.