Assistant House Staff (Childcare Practitioner)

We are seeking Assistant House Staff who will work closely with Houseparents to provide a home from home to boys and girls aged 10 to 18, with juniors and seniors mixing.

Our boarding community is at the very core of Dollar Academy, and it has been for over two hundred years. We are rightly proud to be the world’s oldest co-educational day and boarding school.

We are currently recruiting for Assistant House Staff and key duties include:

  • Providing a responsible, supervisory adult presence in our boarding houses
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Being available for boarders – both to address concerns and to engage socially
  • Weekend duty – attending meals and check boarders’ attendance
  • Reporting day to day repairs to Houseparents
  • Supervision of cleaning staff in absence of Houseparent
  • Dispensing medicines

Please see full job advert for further information and working pattern. 

Letters of application, accompanied by the completed application form (available on the school website should be emailed to or sent to The Human Resources Manager, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU, before the closing date of 12pm 6 March 2024. Please note that we reserve the right to appoint a candidate before the closing date, early applications are therefore encouraged.

All appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update from Disclosure Scotland. The successful candidates will be asked to make a formal application, the cost of which will be borne by the Academy.

Dollar’s boarding is regulated by the Scottish Care Inspectorate; in accordance with their statutes, all staff involved in the delivery of care are required to be registered by a professional body such as the GTCS, the NMC or the SSSC. Applicants for the position of Assistant House Staff should either be so registered already or prepared to undergo the necessary training towards certification and subsequent registration. Dollar Academy offers fully funded support, if required, to achieve the necessary qualification. Registration must occur within 6 months of starting in post and you are further required to successfully obtain the Children and Young People Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ3) within three years of registration.