Assistant Boarding House Parent

Thorpe Underwood
£15,000 + Accommodation
15 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Boarding House Parent 

Required as soon as possible

Salary £15,000 plus accommodation

Queen Ethelburga’s is an Independent Foundation of four co-educational schools. Located in North Yorkshire between the towns of York and Harrogate, we offer outstanding facilities and motivated students who join us with a broad range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a happy community where students can grow to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. To meet the needs of our students we offer a wide choice of qualifications, a supportive environment and an exciting programme of extra–curricular opportunities, which are underpinned by high quality teaching and learning. The school actively promotes the professional development of its staff through induction, CPD and career development opportunities.   

We are now seeking an Assistant Boarding House Parent to assist the Houseparent in the organisation of the boarding house and to provide good discipline and pastoral welfare for the boarders within it. The successful candidate should have knowledge of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding schools and have relevant experience of working with young people between the ages of 6 and 18. The successful candidate will assist with the staffing and organisation of the boarding house and will support students within our boarding community.   

The successful Assistant Boarding House Parent candidate should have:

  • Experience of working in a boarding school
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A good general level of education
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of managing the running of a boarding house would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding schools and OFSTED/ISI Inspection criteria would be advantageous
  • Positive and sympathetic approach to children
  • Ability to work as part of a large team

As a thriving boarding foundation, we have seen our numbers grow year on year, making us one of the largest boarding communities in the country. Our facilities are enhanced annually to help ensure that we have everything needed to allow our young people ‘to be the best they can with the gifts that they have’ (our Hill Standard).

Please note that this is a non-teaching position and whilst applications from teaching candidates are welcomed we cannot offer a teaching timetable.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note that the accommodation provided is only suitable for a single person, we do not have accommodation suitable for a family or pets.

If you feel that you may be suitable for this Assistant Boarding House Parent role, then please apply now!