Resident House Parent

Location South of England
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Competitive
Job Number  43531
Created 23 March 2017

Resident Houseparent Job in Cambridge

ASAP start/September

Co-educational College

Accommodation 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.


The college is looking for a Resident House Parent 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. Weekday hours when on duty are evenings and mornings, and each two week shift contains a weekend on duty. Working hours are an average of 35 hours per week.

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


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 in spoken and written English. Confidence to tackle students who are not adhering to the College rules. Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment. Willingness to work unsociable hours. Familiarity with MicroSoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Ability to work as a team member and lead by example. Ability to be proactive, flexible and reliable

Salary: £17,000 pa to be reviewed in the next academic year


Working: 52 weeks weeks holiday plus bank holidays.School is closed 2 weeks over christmas.

Consultant: Ami @ Greycoat Lumleys 43531

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

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