Houseparent (Sports) Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: April 2024 or ASAP
  • Location: Warminster
  • Salary: £25,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 115444
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Houseparent Job (Sports)

I am working with a college that is the UK’s only independent international boarding school offering English Language and academic programmes to prepare international students, aged 7 to 17 years, for entry to leading boarding schools in the UK and overseas. Their students share a commitment to study with a strong sense of purpose, high expectations and good manners. They are looking for a houseparent to join them from Spring Term 2024 who would be interested/willing to participate in sports. You would not be required to be a qualified sports teacher.

The Houseparent reports to the Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boarding and is part of the College’s residential boarding team, which also includes Boarding Tutors and the Head of Sport. Duties and Responsibilities

The job:

  • Supervise and care for the international boarding students who attend the College.
  • Take an active role in ensuring students’ welfare and happiness.
  • Implement the College’s Health & Safety and Risk Assessment procedures for allocated activities.
  • Support the Head of Boarding and the Deputy Head of Boarding by demonstrating experience through autonomy, initiative and actions, ideas and solutions.
  • Plan and prepare in advance a programme of instruction for allocated activities, ensuring that participants receive appropriate instruction.
  • Assist with the preparation of activities.
  • Instruct, supervise and monitor participation in activities.
  • Help with the organisation of student team-building activities and competitions.
  • Monitor the use and borrowing of equipment, ensuring it is well maintained and stored appropriately.
  • Supervise Prep sessions or run evening activities.
  • Carry out pastoral duties including meal supervision, wake-up and supervision of students during their free time and at bedtimes as directed, demonstrating previous experience.
  • Be ‘On Call’ during the night, looking after students with medical needs, investigating alarm activations (students trying to access electronics), etc.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Boarding, take responsibility for certain aspects of the administration of boarding or activities - e.g., the planning of certain trips or activities and/or drawing up Risk Assessments and other necessary documentation.

*a full job description can be sent over upon request*

Hours: As required within the rota (approx 40 hours per week)

Salary: £25,000 GPA

Accommodation: Provided within the grounds

Interviews: ASAP

Start: April 2024 (or ASAP)

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

Vacancy Number: 115444