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Deputy House Leader Job

Location Cambridge, East of England, UK
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Nanny
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  47724
Created 27 June 2018

Deputy House Leader Role in Cambridge, Starting ASAP


You will be the senior member of boarding staff within the shift in your house, committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our International boarding students. You will assist them in their daily lives and act as first point of contact for boarding matters in your house when on duty.



As a member of the Boarding Team, you should carry out your role to support the needs of the students you work with and the College in general.

You will:

 Wake every student in the morning for breakfast and morning registration and inspect student bedrooms, filling in appropriate paperwork

 Monitor the students’ welfare and behaviour and report any problems in the residence to the Head of Welfare & Boarding and report more serious problems to the Vice Principal

 Ensure a quiet College environment during prep time conductive to study

 Report student illness promptly to the Health centre in the mornings. If emergency attention is required, to use the emergency number or call an ambulance

 Ensure the smooth running of the Boarding House generally in accordance to the student handbook to maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment

 At weekends, help the domestic team with maintaining general cleanliness and tidiness in the Boarding House

 Report any maintenance issues through the College system

 Assist with laundry requirements of the students

 Issue keys/cards as each Boarding House requires

 Ensure a visible presence in the Boarding House at all times when on duty

 Ensure curfew times are kept; filling in associated paperwork as requested and reporting issues of lateness

 Help with student arrivals, student induction and departures when required

 Attend boarding meetings

 Attend College boarding and welfare training days

 During the period of Summer School, undertake supervision of activities and assist with trips as directed by the Boarding Duty Manager


Specifically, in your role as House Leader you will:

 Responsible for reporting any issues directly to the Boarding Duty Manager whilst your team is on duty and holding keys or emergency phone if required

 Prepare rotas for your duty team

 Send prompt overview handover notes to other duty team and senior staff

 Liaise with Programme Directors and senior staff as requested



The job requires that you have:

 The ability to work with, care for and supervise young people

 High levels of energy, an even temper and a sense of humour

 Willingness to reprimand and/or report students who are not adhering to the College rules

 The ability to relate to young people

 The ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment

 Willingness to work unsociable hours

 The ability to work as a team member and lead by example, to be proactive, flexible and reliable

 A full understanding of current child protection procedures

Salary : £27,500

Job number: 47724

Consultant: Laura Sandels

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