Senior House Dean

Diocesan School for Girls is a high performing independent Anglican School with an outstanding reputation for excellence in all aspects of achievement. Set within beautiful grounds with state of the art educational and sporting facilities, the school provides a unique environment where girls can achieve excellence in a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting activities.


Our boarding tradition embodies the School’s founding vision and ongoing commitment to provide excellent pastoral care and enhance our students learning. Three boarding wings cater for up to 55 Year 9 to 13 students from all over the country, including rural areas and the Auckland region as well as international students.


Working collaboratively in a team-orientated environment, the position requires flexibility and adaptability to care for and maintain a friendly and secure atmosphere for students. The boarding operation provides 24 hour care, 7 days a week and separate on-site housing accommodation is provided.


The Senior House Dean will have proven experience in leading a team to effectively manage and market a school boarding operation. Applicants will be confident communicators, able to relate to all in our community and must have a genuine interest in working with teenage girls. In addition, applicants will have:

  • understanding of educational pastoral care practices
  • knowledge of educational systems in general to ensure smooth transitions between boarding and the School
  • proactive problem solving skills
  • demonstrated ability to build high quality relationships
  • digital competency in a range of software applications
  • exemplary service skills (friendly, welcoming, believes in excellence) consistent with Diocesan values


An understanding and awareness of the School Hostels Good Practice Code and a Duty of Care Certificate is preferred. Current New Zealand Teacher registration is preferred.


Applications close on 26 October 2017


Please email applications, including a detailed CV and covering letter to:

Human Resources at Diocesan School for Girls




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