Assistant Houseparent Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: April 2024
  • Location: Bruton
  • Salary: £17,000 - £24,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115271
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Assistant Houseparent Job

Our client is a co-education state boarding school for pupils aged 11-18 based in the beautiful town of Bruton in Somerset, as a school they are ambitious for their students’ academic achievements and provide an inclusive, friendly environment producing confident young citizens. As a school they believe education is more than just grades; it is an awareness of the world, about independent thoughts and values.

They are looking to recruit an Assistant Houseparent, the ideal candidate is someone who shares their values and is able to join their team ASAP.  The accommodation will be available to you year round and you are welcome to take on an additional role with the school as part of the office team or as a teaching assistant - This would be subject to a separate contract and remuneration.

*Please do contact me directly for further details*

The role:

  • Working to support the students in a mixed house of 90 pupils.
  • Working with students from Year 10 to Year 13.
  • Doing wake ups when on duty, and then working the evenings when required.
  • Managing the running of the house and ensuring that all areas run smoothly.
  • Being the go to for the parents in regards to their children.
  • Organising days out, boarding trips and attending your students' concerts and matches.
  • Managing the travel plans for the boarders and ensuring organisation of that.
  • Ability (and desire) to undertake some History or Math teaching in addition to boarding duties would be a huge bonus. This would be subject to a separate contract and remuneration.


  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work and communicate with young people
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Effective and efficient time management skills including the ability to prioritise and manage a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Value the contribution that each child brings to the school community
  • Respect and value diversity and promote equality
  • Love working with children and are able to guide and mentor them.
  • Love the countryside and would relish a role in Somerset.


Accommodation: Rent free accommodation provided throughout the year, free meals are available in the school dining room for the post-holder and their immediate family during term time except exeats.

Salary - £17,000 GPA (with the ability to top up your salary to £24,000 with a role within the school)

Hours: 3 afternoons per week (15:40pm until 22:30pm and one weekend day)

Interviews: ASAP

Start ASAP:

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

Vacancy Number: 115271