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Houseparent Job

Location Cambridge, East of England, UK
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Temporary vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  43882
Created 11 July 2018

Temporary Resident Houseparent Jobs in Cambridge

Shifts available now until mid August at the co-educational college.

Accommodation provided or live out if local.

This college is a leading provider of pre-university programmes. This college in committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is an international school with an open-minded philosophy.


The college is looking for Houseparents who will be a supervising adult presence in the boarding house. The boarding house is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our international boarding students and assist them in their daily lives.

Duties Include:

  • 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

  • Supervise students’ Prep hour in the evenings and Supervised Study at the weekends

  • 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 to maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment

  • Maintaining general cleanliness and tidiness in the boarding house

  • Reporting any maintenance issues

  • Assist with laundry requirements of the students

  • To ensure a visible presence in and around the premises of the boarding house at all times when on duty

  • Ensure curfew times are kept

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

  • Attend termly induction and regular staff meetings

  • Arrange regular meetings with the students

  • Liaise with Programme Directors and Heads of Department

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

  • Support the College and its leadership

  • Provide a welcoming environment for all visitors to the College


Salary:  £12 per hour gross plus 12% holiday pay. You will be required to complete a timesheet for these shifts and will be paid by Greycoat Lumleys.


Working: Various shifts available:

Monday to Friday 17.30 to 00.30 and 07.00 to 10.00

Friday 16.30 to 01.00

Saturday 10.30 to 01.00

Sundays 10.30 to 00.30

Also waking night shifts 23.30 until 08.30 which include reception duties


Consultant: Laura Sandels 020 7233 9950 or

Ref: 43882

Please on NO account contact the school directly.

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