Houseparent Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 116235
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Houseparent Job in London

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

House Parents line manage the Assistant Houseparents and report into the Head of Boarding, they are responsible for the pastoral care in the Residential Boarding House.

This client welcomes applications from both males and females.

The Role

All 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 ideally 5 but a minimum of 3 years prior experience working within senior boarding school.

  • 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 and most importantly calm.

Accommodation: Rent Studio Flat within the heart of London 

Salary: £30,000 GPA

Interviews: ASAP

Start: September 2024

Vacancy Number: 116235

Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley (