Dollar Academy is seeking Houseparent(s) to lead one of our individual boarding houses.

Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s leading independent schools, is looking to appoint Houseparent(s) to lead one of our individual boarding houses. The school has been at the heart of Scotland’s educational development for the past 200 years and has recently been named as the Sunday Times Scottish Independent School of the Year 2024.

Our boarding community is at the very core of Dollar Academy. We have 3 boarding houses where around 100 girls and 50 boys come to learn new skills, make lifelong friendships and do as much ‘growing up’ as they would at home. We have a very healthy mixture of nationalities in the Houses – half of our boarding population are British, with the remaining half being made up of pupils from 26 different nationalities. Demand for boarding places is very strong.

Reporting to the Senior Houseparents this role will take responsibility for Heyworth House, one of our two girls’ houses with space for up to 23 girls. This post is full time, term time, live in and permanent with a remuneration package which includes a competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s experience. The successful candidate will live in a three-bedroom flat within the boarding House. The property is unfurnished. Utility bills will be paid as a benefit in kind.

A generous reduction on school fees is available for staff children being educated at the school. In addition, we offer on-site gym, swimming and parking facilities, an Employee Assistance Programme and Retailer Discount Scheme.

If you have any questions about boarding at Dollar Academy prior to applying you are invited to contact our Senior Houseparents Ranald Baird ( or Kerri Baird (

Completed application forms, along with a covering letter addressed to the Rector, should be emailed to Julie Duncan, Director of Human Resources ( by 5pm on Monday 19th February 2024. 

It is intended that interviews will take place w/c 4th March 2024. 

Please note that all appointments at Dollar Academy are subject to satisfactory clearance through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.