Houseparent Job

Location UK, North West England, Shropshire
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care/Schools
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £20,444 - £22,129 GPA
Job Number  102679
Created 25 July 2022


This school is a successful co-educational community school, sixth form and boarding house. Established in 1976 and with a strong history dating back to 1650, they provide quality teaching and learning for their 1200 students, aged 11 – 18 years old. They have a thriving boarding provision, which accommodates students from throughout the UK and overseas. They pride themselves on seeing all students as individuals, providing a quality pastoral care throughout a student’s academic journey. This school is renowned for its Music, Drama and Sport.  They are committed to continuous professional development for all their staff and foster open, professional and respectful relationships. Their staff well-being and happiness is paramount as we see them as our greatest asset.


The Job

• Act in ‘loco parentis’ and therefore be responsible for all aspects of the pastoral welfare of the boarders in the House by forming constructive relationships and interacting with their individual needs.

• Be aware of and support equal opportunities for all including the inclusion and acceptance of all boarders.

• Work in line with school and boarding house policy and practice and National Boarding Standards.

• Manage the individual needs of all boarders.

• Check on the wellbeing of all boarders by 8.30am and report any sick boarders to the Adams House Secretary by 9.00am.

• Organise the care of ill boarders throughout the day and night.

• Responsible for the full open up of the premises each morning and for securing these premises at night.

• Take responsibility for the supervision of homework, liaising with teaching staff where necessary.

• Ensure all boarders are up, dressed and ready for school / college on time.

• Regularly check Adams House premises and report any concerns immediately to Senior Houseparent / Head of Boarding / Police.

• Take responsibility for knowing where all boarders are throughout the shift by monitoring the signing out book, daily register and regular site checks.


• Want to work with small groups of young people or individuals

• Have at least five years’ experience of working in an educational setting or other relevant environment

• Have good numeracy and literacy skills

• Ability to work with non-school based support agencies

• Working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice

• Ability to relate well to young people, staff and parents

• Have a UK driving licence and the ability to drive minibus and boarding house car with pupils on board

* A full job description can be sent over upon request*

Hours: 37 hours per week, term-time only

Pay: £10.60 to £11.47 per hour (£16,946 to £18,337 per annum)

Schedule: Work as part of a rota: daytime, evenings and overnight, principally at weekends

Interviews: ASAP

Start: September 2022

Responsible consultant: Kelly B E-mail:

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