The House Master is responsible to the Head of Boarding for the smooth running of the House, the supervision and guidance of staff and, above all, the safety and welfare of the students. The role involves working closely with other members of administration staff and the wider community of auxiliary staff that help with the establishment of a fair, productive and happy, social and working boarding environment. Ensuring that proactive measures, where possible, are taken to avoid any contravention of the rules is an essential element of the role.
The House Master has to ensure that all students have completed an induction process and that the daily routine is understood and adhered to. Additionally, that the students understand where they should be and why, that they are organised and prepared for their lesson or activity and that supervision of students is appropriate at all times when they are in the House as well as off site during trips and excursions.
- Hold regular, recorded, meetings with House staff and with the Head of Boarding
- Ensure all staff are fulfilling their duties to a high and professional standard
- Organise cover for duties as necessary
- Lead the ethos of the Boarding House and to foster an atmosphere of calm and caring professionalism among the whole community
- Uphold and ensure that the ethos of Darul Uloom is engendered in the boarding community.
Health and Safety
Keep a regular, weekly, record of Health and Safety items and ensure prompt responses to matters relating.
Responsibilities at the beginning and end of Terms.
Have knowledge of all students entering the House after the holidays
Have prepared and assigned each student to a dormitory comprising of others of a similar age, and to disseminate the information to all relevant parties.
Make sure all the students have read and understood the House Rules and Expectations.
Welcome all new boarders and show them their new room.
Be available at the beginning and ends of the terms for coordination of the start of term
Applicants with boarding experience are desirable. However all applicants are welcome.
“Darul Uloom London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All potential candidates will have to obtain an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check”