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Job Summary

Are you a dedicated and passionate Hostel Mistress looking to make a positive impact on young minds? Lagooz Schools Lagos in her expansion program is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Hostel mistress to be in charge of our boarding house, the Hostel Mistress is responsible for the smooth running of the hostel.

  • Minimum Qualification: OND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements


Pastoral Oversight:

  • Maintain high standards of personal conduct in the boarding house, in accordance with school policies
  • Foster a homely, purposeful and safe atmosphere within the hostel
  • Induct new boarders and liaise closely with their parents before, during and after their arrival at the school
  • Be proactive in seeking to forge excellent personal relationships with boarders, their parents and/or carers
  • Oversee the pastoral and academic welfare of all students in the boarding house and act in loco parentis for boarders during term time
  • Carry out daytime and evening duties as agreed with the Second Master
  • Carry out weekend duties, on rotation, as agreed with the Second Master


Academic Duties:

  • Be an advocate of boarding across the wider school
  • Teach a chosen subject specialism on a commensurately reduced timetable
  • Maintain an active interest in the academic progress of boarders in the hostel and interceding on their behalf as required, for instance, by attending parents’ consultations etc.
  • Liaise closely with members of teaching staff across the school, as well as administrative staff and auxiliary staff to ensure the smooth running of the hostel
  • Feed back to parents formally, as part of the school’s reporting procedures



  • Manage the team of hostel staff - both academic and domestic - in order to ensure the smooth running of the hostel
  • Ensure that communications sent home, or to pupils, are read and understood by parents and carriers
  • Hold regular weekly meetings with the staff operating in the hostel
  • Take responsibility for ensuring high standards amongst the staff, oversee their appraisal in accordance with the school’s existing systems for performance management
  • Draw up duty roster throughout the term and ensure that duties are divided up equitably and the hostel is properly supervised at all times
  • Advise on the running of weekend activities, and leading on weekend duties, where required
  • Supervise off-site trips for boarders and complete the administrative tasks for such trips as required
  • Manage the day-to-day finances of the hostel and drawing up well-costed plans for future expenditure
  • Keep the operations team informed of any health and safety and/or maintenance issues that may arise during the course of the term


  • Minimum academic qualification of OND
  • Must be teaching consistently in either public or private schools for at least 2 years.
  • Knowledge of CPR.
  • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices and legal educational guidelines partnered with a willingness to follow the school’s policies and procedures
  • Passion for teaching and nurturing students' growth
  • Relevant qualifications and teaching experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in  ICT
  • Well-organized and committed
  • Creative and energetic
  • Strong moral values and discipline


Location: Lagos State (Residing within Ikeja, Agege, Ifako Ijaiye, Alimosho Local Government)


Remuneration: Negotiable

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