Houseparent Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: January 2024
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Salary: £32,400 GPA
  • Job Ref: 114225
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House Parent Job

I am working with an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 to 18 in East Sussex. This wonderful school is set across two sites of extraordinary beauty. Established in 1925 this school is set on 125 acres and educates over 400 students.

They are recruiting for a House Parent to join them from January 2024.

The Boarding House Parent is of central importance to this school. They care for boarders in their day-to-day life, in the way parents would, ensuring boarders are happy, safe, smartly dressed and ready for learning.

Key Responsibilities

Operational role in the boarding house

  • Guide boarders through their daily routine.

  • Facilitate the boarders’ social life within the House and encourage all to take part in the communal activities around the House, both in evenings and at weekends. Contribute meaningfully to the life of the House.

  • Contribute to the weekly programme of trips.

  • Assist students with their homework and the organisation of their school work.

Person specification

  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness

  • Mature interpersonal skills

  • Flexibility and patience

  • Creativity and enthusiasm

  • Good organisation skills

  • Some proficiency in IT


  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work in a team


  • Professional qualifications or relevant work-related experience

Salary: Circa £32,400 GPA

Job Type: Permanent

Accommodation: Provided within the grounds

Interviews: ASAP

Start: January 2024

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

Vacancy Number: 114225