Assistant Houseparent Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £25,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 116008
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Assistant Houseparent Job

I am working with a school that was established in 1974, it is a boarding and day independent college in the idyllic location of the City of London. As a co-educational establishment, they are very student-centred, looking after all the specific needs of those within their care

All Assistant House Parents are line-managed by the House Parents and Head of Boarding, and are responsible for the pastoral care in the Residential Boarding House.

The Role

All Assistant House Parents must create a positive atmosphere within the House which is supportive of the College as a centre for teaching and learning. They should foster a culture which is based on high standards and expectations, are both caring and demanding and show commitment to the needs of all students.


To be responsible for the organisation of a Residential Boarding House by: 

  • Taking direct responsibility for the pastoral care of students in the House and reporting any issues to the Head of Boarding as appropriate

  • Holding regular meetings with the house staff and students, encouraging student engagement with their environment through Student/Boarders Voice, and inviting input into the management of the House from house staff;

  • Attending weekly House Parent Meetings;

  •  Conducting a regular audit of the facilities and furnishings in the house, reporting any concerns to the Properties Services Manager for any action;

  • Maintaining an overview of Health and Safety issues in the House;

  • Contributing to the pastoral reports to the Head of Boarding and contributing to the Colleges Development Plan;

  •  Having the overview of the welfare and academic achievements of all students in the House. 


  • Have prior experience working within boarding

  • Understand the importance of developing appropriate working relationships with young people

  • Have the ability to treat all with respect without regard to gender, age, religion, race or sexual orientation

  • Are responsible, honest & reliable

Accommodation: Studio Flat

Salary: £25,000 GPA

Interviews: ASAP

Start: September 2024

Vacancy Number: 116008

Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley (