School Boarding House Tutor

Careerline Ltd
£10000/annum Accommodation
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Competitive salary - accommodation provided

Our client is a highly regarded boarding and day independent school for girls aged 3-18 and for boys aged 3-12 and 15-18 located in the village of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.

A vacancy has arisen for a Boarding House Tutor for a September start. Boarding is key to the School and as such this post is fundamental to the success of the School. This post is a resident post with boarding duty (two days off per week, working in the boarding house mornings and evenings for 5 days) and 8 hours per week working as part of an appropriate department (spread over three days). The successful applicant will gain extensive experience working in a school that is not only highly successful academically but also in sport, dance, and music. This post would be suitable for a graduate thinking of a career in education as the experiences gained would enhance their knowledge and understanding of current education practices and provide experience of day to day delivery of their chosen subject. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced and flexible individual to join their dedicated and friendly professional team. A competitive salary is on offer as well as term-time single private residential accommodation commensurate with this important role.

The role of the Boarding Tutor is to work with the Head of Boarding/Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding at all times by:
·ensuring the well-being, safety, discipline and pastoral care of all boarders;
·being fully versed in, and compliant with, all the School's Child Protection procedures;
·knowing and treating each child in her/his care as an individual and encouraging self-discipline and a sense of responsibility;
·helping to create a calm, quiet and tidy living and working environment;
·supervising efficiently the day-to-day routines of normal boarding school life, including registration, Sunday chapel, meals, preps. and bedtimes;
·being able in case of emergency and to remain 'on call' when not on active boarding duty during the day;
·ensuring that bedrooms and common rooms are kept clean and tidy and liaising with the Head of Boarding/ Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding, and Day Matron over maintenance, laundry, cleaning, furniture and furnishings;
·helping to organise and supervise the extra-curricular life of the students to ensure that they are able to discharge their academic and other obligations efficiently, and find interest and stimulus appropriate to their age and development;
·liaising with the Head of Boarding/Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding and medical staff over general concerns and in emergencies;
·being available at certain times to accompany students on hospital appointments during the day;
·ensuring the smooth running of the house as decided by the Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding;
·attending general staff meetings, weekly team meetings, daily break times and official school functions, as required;
·helping the Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding to maintain good relations and communications with all parents;
·being in residence two days before the beginning and after the end of terms as required;
·maintaining good communication with the Head of Boarding at all levels. This includes maintaining detailed and confidential written logs
·implementing the Health and Safety Policy of the School;
·participating in the Staff Performance Management System;
·having appropriate IT skills, including the use of email and spreadsheets;
·working with the Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding in assisting with any documentation, records and general administration for the House, as required by the School.
·supporting the Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boys' Boarding to plan and co-ordinate the annual weekend programme for all boarders
·Will work in the academic or music department reporting to the Subject leader for up to 24 hours per week.
·Understand and implement the Department's aims and objectives
·The planning, preparation and delivery of courses and lessons adhering to departmental policies
·Carrying out other duties as laid out in Departmental Handbooks
·Promoting the general progress and well-being of all pupils
·Assist in the running of the enrichment programme offered to the pupils