Director of Boarding

The Thomas Adams School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UB

This job expired on 30 September 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£50,151 - £55,338 (Leadership Payscale)

Additional allowances

Rent-free 4 bed house and excellent benefits

Director of Boarding job summary

Director of Boarding

Salary: £50,151 to £55,338pa - Rent-free 4 Bed House - Excellent Benefits

Adams House is a state boarding school in Wem, Shropshire, providing non-selective education. This is an exciting professional opportunity to take up a key leadership and management role in a successful co-educational community school, sixth form and boarding house, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

The Director of Boarding will share in the pastoral responsibility for the well-being of students within our Boarding Houses outside of school curriculum time, whilst strategically driving the boarding house to maintain high standards and boarding numbers.

The successful candidate will have experience working in a school, and have obtained, or be willing to study for, a BSA qualification. They will have excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to students, aged 11-18 years. They are expected to understand and be prepared to commit to the ethos of the School. This is a residential role available to both teaching and non-teaching applicants.

The accommodation provided for the fulfilment of duties includes a newly-refurbished spacious 4 bedroomed house, which is attached to the Boarding House. This accommodation is free from rent and utility bills.

A full applicant pack can be found on our website https://thomasadams.net/vacancies

For further information please contact Mrs Belinda Howells at bjh@thomasadams.net

Closing date for applications is 9:00am, Friday 30th September 2022.

Early applications are encouraged and interviews may take place on a rolling basis.

You are welcome to visit Adams House prior to making an application. To book an appointment, please contact Mr Mark Cooper at mc@thomasadams.net or Mrs Nicki Cooper at nc@thomasadams.net or on 01939 233311.

The 3-18 Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as such this post requires acknowledgement and understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies. Policies can be found on the school website at https://thomasadams.net/key-information

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 and as such the applicant who is appointed to this post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure before the appointment is confirmed. This check will include details of cautions, reprimands or warnings, as well as convictions and non-conviction information. Once appointed, the successful applicant may also be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure at intervals during the course of their employment whilst in this post.

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About The Thomas Adams School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1221 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
Contact phone number
01939 237000

The Thomas Adams School is a successful co-educational community school, sixth form and boarding house in the centre of Wem. Established in 1976 and with a strong history dating back to 1650, we provide quality teaching and learning for our 1200 students, aged 11 – 18 years old. Thomas Adams is now a member of the 3-18 Education Trust, a collaboration of successful schools in Shropshire, all with the same goal of excellence in education.

We have two main sites on our 30 acre campus in Wem, a small rural market town. Although many of our students live in Wem, our extensive transport links allow students from across North Shropshire to access our excellent provision. Our Lowe Hill buildings cater for years 7 – 11, providing excellent facilities for all curricular areas. At our Noble Street site, we have our Sixth Form, housed in the attractive grammar school building. We also have our thriving boarding provision, Adams House, which accommodates students from throughout the UK and overseas.

Large enough to offer choice and opportunity, we pride ourselves on seeing all students as individuals, providing a quality pastoral care throughout a student’s academic journey with us.

Arranging a visit to The Thomas Adams School

Please contact Belinda Howells to arrange a visit to the school

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