Boarding House Assistant Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: January 2024
  • Location: Arundel
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Ref: 114525
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Boarding Assistant Job

I am working with an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 8-18 set within the south downs national park. The are recruiting for a boarding assistant to join them from January 2024 until the end of the academic year.

The Role:

The main purpose of the role is to assist the Head of Boarding to provide a stimulating, safe environment for boarders so that they can work effectively to achieve academic success and personal development. The boarding assistant is required to immerse completely into the intellectual, spiritual, social, moral, creative, sporting and cultural life of the College. The boarding assistant is to be resident on site throughout the term and contribute to the pastoral care of all the boarders (termly, weekly, flexi and respite) who are aged between 11 and 18 years old.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the running of the Boarding House and the development of the pupils in their charge, and be responsible for keeping the Head of Boarding informed of any matters of concern including breaches of College Behaviour Policy.

  • To provide a family atmosphere for the pupils and to give them the kind of help, encouragement and adult contact that a day pupil would receive in a supportive home.

  • To contribute to the personal development of every boy as well as their health and welfare, to act at all times in loco parentis.

  • To promote the ethos of the College in the Boarding House context, to provide a moral education in line with the standards and expectations of the College community, to implement College policy within the Boarding House.

  • To set and expect high standards from the pupils, particularly in their relationships with others. To ensure that the College’s rules are understood and to establish, implement and monitor Boarding House rules and rewards and sanctions procedures.

  • To counsel pupils individually, as and when necessary, on pastoral care, academic and other matters including health and hygiene matters.

  • To assist in maintaining the policies and procedures in the boarding house.

  • The post holder is required to be in the College at least one day before the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms in order that the boarding house is fully operational before the pupils arrive.

General Responsibilities

  • Work at all times in a safe manner in consideration to the College risk assessments and to report all accidents to Matron in line with statutory requirements.

  • Participate in training and other learning activities, performance and professional development as required.

  • To participate in the supervision cycle according to the College’s policy.

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the College.

  • Be aware of and comply with current legislation concerning, but not limited to, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety at Work, Fire Safety. Be aware of and comply with the College’s policies and procedures relating to Child Protection/Safeguarding, health & safety, security, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.

  • To report any health and safety issues observed to line manager, taking remedial action where possible to curtail risk.

  • Undertake all duties reasonably requested in a manner consistent with the mission and aims of the College.

Hours: 34.5 hours/week shift pattern (currently Monday and Saturday off)

Interviews: ASAP

Start: Jan 2024

Salary: Competitive

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

Vacancy Number: 114525