Hi all, I am keen to work as assistant housemistress, having gained some experience in my mainly day school, where I help with the one boarding house once per week. A job I am very interested in has recently come up and I am keen to apply. However, the job description says that the AHM is expected to work for up to a week before the beginning of term and up to a week after. This is a total of 6 weeks and very different to other AHM job descriptions that I have seen, which specify 1-2 days on either end of term. If anyone has experience of such roles, could you give me your opinion as to whether this is a contractual obligation or if it is more of a worst case scenario? I am from another country and use the holidays to visit home, so the requirement to be in an empty school for an additional 6 weeks would probably discourage me from applying. Many thanks!