School closure: Elmhurst Ballet School is currently closed due to the impact of  COVID-19. This message will be updated should the situation change.

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Whether it is as part of our Artistic, Academic, Support staff or Boarding teams you can make a real difference to the lives of our students and we would love to hear from you!

Please click here for more information about working at Elmhurst Ballet School and see below for our current vacancies.

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Please see below for current vacancies

Full-time, 2 terms probationary period followed by a permanent contract, term-time

Salary £18,740 per annum (including accommodation) 

Elmhurst Ballet School is a highly successful vocational ballet boarding school associated with Birmingham Royal Ballet and is based one mile from the city centre in Edgbaston. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond. Our philosophy is Live, Dance, Learn; supporting excellence in dance, excellence in health and wellbeing and excellence in academic study. Our aim is to train and educate students in classical ballet and other dance styles to such a high standard that graduates go on to dance for Birmingham Royal Ballet and other national and international dance companies.

The majority of students board at the school and we offer fully equipped modern boarding houses for years 7 to 13. Lower School boarding is located on the School site and Upper School boarding is just a short walk away. 

The school is seeking to recruit a Deputy Houseparent to start September 2020. 

The successful applicant will work in a boarding house under the direction of a Houseparent and with the support of the pastoral middle leadership team.  They should have proven skills working with young people; experience of a boarding environment would be an advantage though it is not essential and a flexible approach to their work.  Applicants should be highly motivated and keen to become involved in all aspects of the school’s work.  Applications from those offering skills that relate to the vocational dance environment and a holistic educational ethos are most welcome. 

This role offers an attractive remuneration package and high-quality furnished accommodation.

For the job description, please click here.

Additional Information

To apply, please click ‘apply for this role’ below where you will be able to download and complete the application pack. 

Please email if you need the application form in an alternative format.

General enquiries should be emailed to:

CV’s cannot be accepted and we kindly request no contact from employment agencies. Previous applicants are welcome to apply.

Closing Date

Midday on 10th July 2020

Interview Date 

16th July 2020 (interviews will be held remotely via Zoom as the School is currently closed due to the impact of COVID-19)


Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk). 

Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 



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