Night House Parent

Location United Kingdom
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  43501
Created 29 May 2017

Night Houseparent Job in Cambridge

ASAP start

Co-educational College

Food provided while on duty


Acomodation provided all year round


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.


They are seeking a Night Houseparent to join the boarding team. As part of the House-parenting team provide a safe, caring boarding environment that enriches the lives of the students in the care of the college. This is a Waking Night Shift. You will be a supervising adult presence in the boarding house that is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our international boarding students and assist them in their daily lives. Working hours on a two week shift pattern. Each two week shift contains a weekend on duty. Working hours are an average of 32 hours per week.


Duties Include:

  • Monitor the students’ welfare and behaviour and report any problems in the residence to the Boarding Duty Manager

  • Conduct Internal and External Patrols of the boarding premises as required

  • Report incidents of student illness through the night to the Health centre in the mornings.

  • Ensure the smooth running of the boarding house generally and maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment

  • Reporting any maintenance issues through the college system

  • To be accessible in the boarding house at all times when on duty

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

  • Attend termly induction and regular staff meetings

As part of your wider role within the College, you will also:

  • Support the College and its leadership

  • Comply with any reasonable request from the Principal or Head of School to undertake work not specified in this job description

  • To be courteous to colleagues and parents and to provide a welcoming environment for all visitors to the College


Essential Characteristics:


  • Ability to work with, care for and supervise young people

  • High levels of energy, an even temper and a sense of humour

  • Confidence to tackle students who are not adhering to the College rules

  • Ability to relate to young people

  • Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Ability to work as a team member and lead by example

  • Ability to be proactive, flexible and reliable

Hours: The working hours operate on a two week shift pattern and you will be required to work 7 nights within this period including one weekend duty.

Week 1 – Wednesday & Thursday

Week 2 – Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Salary: £19,500 pa

Consultant: Ami @ Greycoat Lumleys 43501

Please on NO account contact the school directly. Any further questions please contact Ami.

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