Deputy Head Pastoral

Are you an inspiring leader, gifted communicator and experienced educator?

Would you like to welcome the many opportunities to contribute to the lively extra-curricular life of England’s oldest Catholic School?

Our historic campus offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting in rural Hertfordshire, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds.

As Deputy Head Pastoral you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and have overall responsibility for the following:

  • The pastoral life of the College including boarding.
  • The well-being of the students including extracurricular activities, sports, homework and health.
  • Oversight of the organisation of Houses.
  • Setting the tone to help students become self-confident, responsible and tolerant members of the community.
  • Representing the College at events.
  • The day to day routines and main College events.
  • Developing links within the wider community and liaise with the Prep School.

Required for January 2020

Accommodation may be made available in line with the College’s Accommodation Policy.

If you would like to apply please download an application pack and return your completed application pack to the HR department by the closing date.

Telephone:  01920 824335 Email:


INTERVIEWS TO TAKE PLACE: 28th June 2019 but to be confirmed


The College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, therefore, all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

We will seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview.


Working Hours and Salary

Salary:  The salary for the post will be dependent upon experience and in accordance with the St Edmund’s Pay Scale.




Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to:
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335

Please note that our policies are currently under continual review and changes will occur but will be kept up to date on this site.