Boarding Assistant Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: Immediate or ASAP
  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: £18,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 116223
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Boarding Assistant Job

I am working with a dynamic team at a College in Oxford to seek a Boarding Assistant for an immediate or ASAP start. They are a prestigious institution renowned for exceptional GCSE and A-level programs. With a commitment to academic excellence, this college prepares ambitious international students for admission to top universities.

The Role:

  • To be part of the team to provide excellent care for boarders at Oxford International College whilst leading and managing an individual boarding house in accordance with the current minimum Ofsted Framework (SCIFF) and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools (5 Sept 2022).

  • To provide care for the boarders in their day-to-day life, in place of their parents and the way their parents would be for their child.

  • Be an enthusiastic part of the House team to support the provision of a stable, comfortable and secure Boarding environment in which students can develop self-reliance with managed support and guidance and be ready for learning.

  • Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of National Minimum standards within your boarding house through practices and processes. Aspire to achieve higher as a team.

  • Help create and maintain a safe and homely environment for boarders in their house and safeguard their welfare.

  • Be actively involved in the care and welfare of the boarders in the house and nurture a feeling of respect and trust between boarders and staff working in the house.

  • Participate in the establishment of a boarding environment which is supportive and provides clear boundaries and expectations of behaviour, both individually and to each other.

  • Lead by example by being an appropriate role model for all boarders in your House.

  • Ensure issues concerning boarders are reported swiftly and effectively.


  • SVQ3 Qualification in Health & Social Care or equivalent.

  • Proven track record in boarding or childcare setting.

  • Experience of pastoral care of students in an educational setting. 


  • Self-motivated, confident, committed and enthusiastic.

  • Full emotional and physical resilience, energy, and perseverance.

  • Kind, patient, friendly and approachable, with flexibility and empathy.

  • Passionate about the development of young people.

Hours of Work:               

  • Working hours are 40 hours per week as outlined by the house rota which will change from time to time.

  • 9 weeks holiday including public holidays. Note that 6 weeks must be taken between 1st July and mid-August, and approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period, 1 week over the Easter break, while the second week will be used for training and team building.

  • All leave to be approved by the Head of Boarding.

  • Must be contactable by the college 24/7 hours unless ‘off duty’. 


  • 40 hours per week as scheduled by the rota which can change from time to time

  • 9 weeks holiday including public holidays. Note that 6 weeks must be taken between 1st July and mid-August, and approximately 2 weeks over the Christmas period.


  • Accommodation is on campus including C.Tax, utilities, maintenance, broadband, no rent.

  • Free meals during term-time

  • Access to counselling services

  • Participation in the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme

  • Pension

*A full job description can be sent upon request*

Salary: £18,000 GPA

Interviews: ASAP

Start: ASAP (A July start would be accepted)

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

Vacancy Number: 116223