Temp House Assistant, Richmond, London, Starting Jan 2018
To be an integral part of the House team in the Junior/Senior House and delivering excellent, compliant, pastoral care for the students in that House.
Summary of the Role/Person Specification
The successful candidate will have pastoral experience in an 11+, coeducational boarding environment. They will be responsible for supporting the Senior House (Years 9 to 11) at White Lodge ensuring that students have a secure and supportive ‘home from home’ during term time. They will also fulfill a day time role in support of the pastoral and broader life of the school.
Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities
To uphold the school’s policies relating to safeguarding & child protection, behaviour, Health & Safety and all other relevant policies
to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible, and come into contact with
to ensure full compliance with all statutory regulations, in particular Keeping Children Safe in Education, (2016) communicating concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Main Duties (This list should be seen as illustrative rather than prescriptive).
Ensuring the school’s principles are effectively implemented in the day to day life of the House
Being a part of creating a structured, secure but enabling community in House where students can grow and flourish artistically, academically and as a human being
Delivering the procedures and policies required in the ‘Boarding Handbook’
Implementation of compliance checks for the House
Contributing to an effective trips & activities programme for students during boarding time
Being part of an effective, proactive and caring House team with student welfare at its’ heart
Care and support of boarders outside of the routine of the School day
Support of the medical cover
Undertaking a day time role in support of the pastoral and broader life of the School that might include relevant administration, parental liaison, support of medical cover, second-hand uniform, lost property, sewing/mending, mealtime registers and supervision, liaison with Support Services, helping with special events etc.
Strong pastoral experience in a 11 +, coeducational boarding environment or a previous role involving the welfare and wellbeing of young people of this age group
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing
A positive outlook, good sense of humour and able to stay calm in a crisis
Good listener who can build effective relationships with students, staff and parents
Able to establish a strong but caring rapport with students, assert authority when needed and maintain appropriate boundaries
Proactive in approach and able to seek advice and support in a timely fashion when appropriate
Able to cope effectively with high levels of stress from students and parents
Good administration skills and IT literate
Flexible attitude towards duties and working patterns in order to fulfill the requirements of the role
Committed to life in a boarding environment and a desire to support all aspects of our work
Empathy with the aims and ethos of the School
Professional but approachable demeanour
Full, clean driving license preferred.
Duration Spring term in the first instance, beginning January 2018
Salary £242.09 per week.
A one-bed flat will be provided inclusive of rates and utilities at White Lodge for use during this period.
Hours Part time- 3 mornings (max of 2 hours) and 4 nights on duty per week plus 4 weekends over the term.
Holidays House staff must be resident during term time (even on nights off), in case of emergency, but may ask permission from the Line Manager for occasional absences for special occasions. No holiday may be taken during term time.
Job number: 46630
Consultant: Kaisha Hastu