House Parent (Pastoral) Boarding School

Veritas Education Recruitment
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
HOUSE PARENT (PASTORAL) - Female Boarding house
RESPONSIBLE TO: House Parent (Academic)

To assist the House Parent (Academic) in the provision of pastoral and health care of the pupils. To oversee the smooth running of the domestic side of the Boarding House, thus helping to ensure the general well-being of all who work and live in the Boarding House.

This role is paramount in ensuring the smooth running and everyday care of Boarding House pupils. The House Parent (Pastoral) will work in close conjunction with the House Parent (Academic).
The duties will be wide and varied and this job description is not intended to cover every area of responsibility. It is anticipated that the scope of the work may vary from time to time but will include the following.

a) The general supervision and welfare of all Boarders when on duty.
b) To oversee the allocation of Boarders to rooms.
c) To set and expect high standards of behaviour from pupils, particularly in their relationships with others and in line with the standards and expectations of the school community.
d) To be available for Parents/Boarders when they leave or return from holidays,
June 2017
Weekends, exeats, etc. This includes ensuring that the House has been left in a clean and tidy manner, and that all personal effects have been removed/secured, as well as arranging suitable transport as required
e) To be responsible, in conjunction with the House Parent (Academic) and Housekeeper, for the general organisation and preparation of the Boarding House before the start of the term and at the end of each term, including liaison with the Admissions Officer regarding passport and visa administration.

ACCOMMODATION: It is a condition of the appointee's employment that they will be required to reside in the Boarding House during term time whilst on duty. If they wish to remain in residence during the holiday period, they are required to notify the Bursar in advance. Full board and lodgings, during term time, will be primarily free of change. There will, however, be a small tax charge as a benefit in kind.
HOLIDAYS: This is a term time position and holidays should be taken when the school is not in session. Residential staff are required to be present in the days before and after boarders leave, to ensure that arrangements and facilities are in place or properly closed down.
The Assistant House parent (Pastoral) in conjunction with the Housekeeper must be present to supervise the deep cleaning of the House at the end of term and its preparation for the start of the following term. This will consist of 5 working days, allocated either after the end of a term or prior to the start of a new term, up to a total of not less than three working weeks. The cleaning periods will be designated by the Domestic Bursar in advance of the School holidays.

SALARY: £18,500
PENSION: Contributory Pension Scheme, if required