Assistant Housestaff – Boarding House

Our boarding community is at the very core of Dollar Academy, and it has been for over two hundred years. Our Assistant Housestaff work closely with Houseparents to provide a home-from-home to boys and girls aged 10 to 18.

We are currently recruiting for Assistant Housestaff for our Boarding Houses.

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
  • Evening duty – assisting Houseparent/House Tutor with evening routines which may include preparation of suppers, checking boarders have completed duties, supervision of bedtimes, lights out, lock-up routine
  • Checking out/in of boarders at weekends
  • Arranging doctor’s/dentist’s appointments and if necessary transporting boarders to these appointments
  • Reporting day to day repairs to Houseparents
  • Supervision of cleaning staff in absence of Houseparent
  • Answering telephone and passing on messages to Houseparents
  • Laundry
  • Repairs of boarders’ clothing
  • Dispensing medicines
  • Stock control of medicines, including ordering
  • Stock control of cleaning materials, light bulbs, etc including ordering

Letters of application, accompanied by the completed application form (available on this page) should be emailed to or sent to The Human Resources Manager, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU before closing date of 22nd September 2023.  Please note that we reserve the right to appoint a candidate before the closing date, early applications are therefore encouraged.