Boarding Assistant

£10 per hour
08 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Abbey College Cambridge is an independent sixth form college that offers the very best education and boarding for international and domestic students, while boasting a central location and a new campus.

We have a dedicated team of academic, boarding and administration staff and are now looking to appoint a Part Time Boarding Assistant to join our team.

The boarding team is dedicated to providing top quality pastoral provision for every student. All students are welcomed into the local college and we ensure that each individual has an exceptional experience.

Students have a personal tutor at the college with whom they meet regularly to discuss their personal and academic progress and any welfare concerns.

The principle duty of the House Parent is to assist with providing top quality pastoral care, for international students. This will involve upholding student welfare and the maintenance of discipline and time management.

Duties are required on a daily basis and include both weekdays and weekends. Rota cover will typically be shared with at least one other member or the boarding team. Any changes to the rota must be agreed by the Director of Boarding. All House Parents must report to the Director of Boarding and Head of House as required.

Department: Boarding

Responsible to: Head of House

Responsible for: All Students 

Start date: end of August - beginning of September


Morning shift - 7am - 3pm

Evening shift - 3pm - 10:30pm

Rest breaks will be taken at quiet times during the shift and must be a minimum of 20 minutes (uninterrupted) in every 6 hours.


Part time equivalent of 50 days per annum

Remuneration Package:    

£10 per hour

Weekdays (Term Time)

Houseparent Morning Duties

  • Wake up calls and ensure that students attend school
  • Attend to any students who are ill, absent from college, etc. and report absences as per the Attendance Procedure
  • Ensure that accommodation and communal areas are clean and tidy, report problems
  • Attend to administrative duties under guidance of the Head of House
  • Attend meetings in college as required.

Houseparent Afternoon and Evening Duties

  • CSA sign-out
  • Supervision of student detentions
  • Supervise evening catering, log complaints, record any maintenance requests and actively support students
  • After school and evening activities such as clubs, sports, mentoring
  • Curfew checks and supporting the curfew procedure
  • Once curfew checks are complete, the duty ends unless there is an exceptional circumstances; staff are expected to remain on-site

Weekends and Non-Term Time

  • Follow up on any attendance issues
  • Oversee weekend detentions
  • Look after unwell students
  • Attend sports clubs, run interesting and diverse weekend activities
  • Arrange and support weekend trips in and around Cambridge, as well as further afield
  • Curfew checks and supporting the curfew procedure
  • General administration and support of the Head of House as required

The above list is not exhaustive other reasonable duties may be required

Boarding staff require, or will receive, the following training/security checks:

  • Enhanced DBS Checks to prove their suitability to work with children in and out of the home environment – the college will aid in obtaining the DBS
  • Three written & verbal references from previous employers asking for suitability for the role
  • Full employment history with any significant gaps explained, previous employers may be contacted
  • Level 1 Child Protection Training – training provided by the college
  • First aid training – training provided by the college
  • Sufficient proof must be held of any relevant qualifications

Closing Date: Friday 29th June