Assistant Houseparent Job

Location UK, South West England, Somerset
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £17,000GPA
Job Number  100129
Created 13 May 2022


Our client is a co-education state boarding school for pupils aged 11-18 based in the beautiful town of Bruton in Somerset, as a school they are ambitious for their students’ academic achievements and provide an inclusive, friendly environment producing confident young citizens. As a school they believe education is more than just grades; it is an awareness of the world, about independent thoughts and values.

They are looking to recruit a Assistant Houseparent who shares their values and is able to join their team from September 2022.

The role:

  • Working with one other Assistant House Parent to support the students in a mixed house of 90 pupils.
  • Working with students from Year 10 to Year 13.
  • Doing wake ups when on duty, and then working the evenings when required.
  • Managing the running of the house and ensuring that all areas run smoothly.
  • Being the go to for the parents in regards to their children.
  • Organising days out, boarding trips and attending your students' concerts and matches.
  • Managing the travel plans for the boarders and ensuring organisation of that.
  • Ability (and desire) to undertake some History or Math teaching in addition to boarding duties would be a huge bonus. This would be subject to a separate contract and remuneration.


  • Have an excellent understanding of Boarding National Minimum Standards.
  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work and communicate with young people
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Effective and efficient time management skills including the ability to prioritise and manage a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Value the contribution that each child brings to the school community
  • Respect and value diversity and promote equality
  • Love working with children and are able to guide and mentor them.
  • Love the countryside and would relish a role in Somerset.

Accommodation: Rent free accommodation provided throughout the year, free breakfast and evening meals are available in the school dining room for the post-holder and their immediate family during term time except exeats.

Salary - £17,000GPA (with the ability to top up with a teaching role)

Hours: Three evenings per week (from 3.40 to 11.00 pm) and one full day each weekend (8.00 am to 11.00 pm), other than exeats. 

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B


March 2022

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