Houseparent Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: December 2023
  • Location: Bruton
  • Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 112524
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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. 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 experienced Houseparent who shares their values and is able to join their team from December 2023, initially as a maternity cover but then moving on into a newly opening boarding house as of September 2024.

The job:

  • To lead the residential team responsible for the welfare and pastoral care of the male and female boarders’ resident in the boarding house.

  • Contribute to the Senior Boarding Team responsibility for delivering National Minimum Standards and the development of Boarding in the school

  • Provide Strategic and Operational Leadership of the boarding house

  • Take a lead role in monitoring behaviour in boarders in accordance with the behaviour policy

  • Provide pastoral support for those in your care

  • Ensure the comprehensive and timely completion of necessary documents

  • Liaise and communicate with parents on all matters relating to boarders within the house and the Estate Manager in regards to maintenance and issues relating to the day-to-day running of the house.


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of working in boarding or in a residential care setting

  • Good knowledge of safeguarding requirements and ability to work and communicate with young people

  • Ability to lead others and challenge, support and resolve underperformance if identified.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including influencing skills

  • Ability to prioritise and manage a range of tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently including the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to show an understanding of, and support for the School’s approach to dress, behaviour, academic study, involvement in activities beyond the classroom and manners

  • Have an empathetic, cheerful outlook with plenty of energy and stamina

  • A positive, can-do and solution focussed attitude with a flexible approach to work.

  • Have a driving licence

For more details, a full job specification can be sent over to applicants

Start: December 2023

Hours: 3 evenings per week, 3 mornings and one full day and 6.5 hours of administration and compliance.

Salary: £22,000 GPA - £30,000 GPA depending on experience and ability to perform an additional role within the school either teaching or non-teaching. 

Accommodation:  3 bedroom house within the grounds with stunning views

Responsible Consultant:  Kelly B (