Residential House Parent

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: 02/01/2024
  • Location: Wolverhampton
  • Salary: £26,000 GPA
  • Job Ref: 113159
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Boarding House Parent Job

Founded in 1863 by a local industrialist, this College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school providing continuous, quality education for children aged from 2 to 18 years. The School currently has 500 pupils, the majority of whom are drawn from across the Midlands, but also includes a vibrant boarding community made up of pupils from over 25 countries worldwide.

The School stands in 30 acres of stunning grounds and woodland situated in the picturesque village on the outskirts of the city of Wolverhampton. I am working with them to source a House Parent to join their Girls boarding house from January 2024. 

The Role:

  • Leads a team of boarding house tutors and boarding assistants and is responsible for organising the staff duty rotas.

  • Completes supervision of the House according to the duty rota.

  • Is responsible for the monitoring of academic and pastoral progress of girls in the House.

  • Ensures high standards of discipline and behaviour in the House.

  • Is responsible for the induction of new boarding house tutors and boarding assistants in line with the College’s policy on induction.

  • Appraises boarding house tutors annually.

  • Appoints and inducts House Prefects and works with them to ensure the smooth running of the boarding house.

  • The post holder will ensure that national minimum standards for boarding schools are fulfilled to a high standard in all areas.

  • To provide leadership of the House and create enthusiasm for pastoral care among House staff, to develop teamwork and balance the strengths of individuals, allocating responsibilities as appropriate.

  • To promote and monitor professional development within the House and offer support and advice to members of the House.

  • Contacts parents/guardians/agents of all new boarders in the first week and communicates openly and regularly with parents/guardians/agents thereafter.

  • Is responsible for the fabric and tidiness in the House.

  • Monitors the interests, activities, and supports the academic progress of boarders, liaising with teachers/tutors as necessary.

  • Manages and maintains an environment in the boarding house that is conducive to both study, especially during evening prep during the week, and relaxation.

  • Assists the Head of Boarding with the planning, organising and running of evening and weekend activities and weekend outings.

  • Supervise evening and weekend activities when on duty.

  • Is aware of the National Minimum Standards as they apply to boarding schools, School policies and procedures, and School and boarding aims and objectives, and ensures these are understood by Boarding House Tutors and boarding assistants.

Salary: £26,000 GPA 

Accommodation: Provided within the grounds year round, suitable for singles or couples. 

Interviews: ASAP

Start: January 2024

Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley (