Boarding Housemother – Southwell School










This is an exciting opportunity to work at Southwell School. Southwell is a thriving independent school set 1.5km from the Hamilton CBD in a unique park-village setting.

We want a caring, nurturing, positive person to take on the role of “Boarding House Mother” to our amazing boarders. Our 50 male and female boarders, aged approx. 9 to 13, live at Southwell in a caring, structured environment created for them to thrive in. If you want to make a positive difference in the lives of others, this could be your dream job.

Ideally, the successful applicant would be able to move in on site and start at the beginning of Term 1 2018, being from 25th January 2018.

Reporting to the Head of Boarding, this position involves:

 Living on site in the school flat and having a range of responsibilities and roles contributing to the positive running of boarding life.

 Be on duty in the morning from 6.30 – 8.00am Monday to Friday, and evening hours from 4.00 – 10.30pm Sunday to Thursday, during term time.

 Administering medicine under the guidance of our school nurse and applying first aid when required.

 Carrying out some administrative / organisational and pastoral tasks.

Salary and package to be negotiated.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter along with a completed Employment Application form (available under “Our School / About Us / Employment Opportunities” on our website) to: The Headmaster, Southwell School, P O Box 14-015, Five Cross Road, HAMILTON 3252, or email:

A copy of the full job description is available from our HR Administrator, at the email address above.

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Applications Close: 5pm Wednesday 6th December 2017.


Hostel Manager – Otago Boys’ High School









Hostel Manager – Otago Boys High School

  • Proud Heritage and Strong Traditions
  • Developing Great Men
  • Dunedin Based 

Otago Boys High School, founded in 1863 is one of NZ’s oldest boys’ secondary schools. With a proud heritage and strong traditions, it offers a first-class education for boarders and day boys and takes its role in developing “great men” seriously. Sited on the hills overlooking Dunedin, it “sits above the city” and its ethos of ‘Best for Boys Through the Right Learning’ underpins all that they do. With a positive and engaging school culture, they celebrate tall poppies and push the middle boy. They are large enough to offer a wide and deep curriculum and small enough to know every boy. As Hostel Manager you will be a key member of the leadership team, playing a wider role in student activities, engaging in the full life of the school and contributing to its ongoing success.

“School House”, the boarding hostel, offers boys from all over the world the opportunity to live and learn together in a safe and structured ‘home away from home’ environment and to thrive in the Hostel brotherhood. It is situated in a quiet residential suburb 5 minutes walk from the school grounds.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  •  To hold a current Teacher Registration
  • A passion for and preparedness to work hard to assist leading boys to becoming young men
  • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship and communication skills
  • A strong moral compass and a good sense of what this means for young men
  • An innovative and forward thinking approach, with a focus on implementing strategy.
  • Experience in leadership and strengths in fostering collegial teams
  • Strong management skills in planning, organisation and system improvement
  • Proven success in problem resolution and trouble shooting
  • Strong financial acumen and administrative skills
  • Enthusiasm for leading a dynamic, lively, inclusive and safe boarding hostel.
  • Experience in pastoral support of students, supporting their wellbeing
  • Experience in academic mentoring and educational support of boarders
  • Health & Safety knowledge
  • The ability to lead marketing and promotional activities for the Hostel.

This is a unique leadership opportunity to join a highly-regarded secondary school. Accommodation is provided for the Hostel Manager.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 172660NZB. Applications close on Sunday, 2 December 2017. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.To discuss this opportunity further, please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 3 353 4365 (DDI).

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Dean of Boarding – Waikato Diocesan School for Girls


Dean of Boarding

Waikato Diocesan School for Girls is an integrated Anglican day and boarding school with approximately 680 students. The school is committed to personal excellence with a strong emphasis on pastoral care. We have built an enviable reputation for outstanding academic, cultural and sporting performance and achievement.

Reporting to the DP – Wellbeing, we are looking for an energetic and caring person to work in the friendly family environment of our Boarding establishment. Nurturing our girls and helping them to reach their full potential is the key focus of this role.

You will be required to lead the boarding team and facilitate positive links with the day school. Key responsibilities for this role include ensuring students are cared for physically, emotionally and spiritually, providing them with a boarding experience that is positive and conducive to their learning and development. This ensures that the boarding house operates effectively, preparing confident, resourceful and resilient young women.

The successful applicant may also be required to teach allocated classes (please state teaching subjects on application). Commitment to the school’s special character is essential.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills with the ability to foster positive harmonious relationships with girls and families. Previous experience in a school or boarding facility would be highly desirable.

On-site accommodation may be provided. This position will commence at the start of Term 1, 2018.

An application form and job description is available at Please email completed application form, CV and cover letter to or post to Catherine Calcinai, HR Manager WDSG, Private Bag 3051, Hamilton 3240.

Applications for this position close at 9am on Monday 27 November, 2017