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Padworth College Sopers Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4NR, United Kingdom
House Tutor
Closing Date:  01 April 2019
Contact:  Padworth College
Telephone: 0118 983 2644
Salary:  Competitive
Job Description: 

HOUSE TUTOR - Job Description

The House Tutor will preferably be educated to degree standard and will have previous experience of pastoral work, (voluntary or paid), preferably in a school or college setting.  The candidate should have experience in dealing with young people of different nationalities and cultures. He should have good communication skills in both spoken and written English and, because of the international nature of the College, preferably have experience of another culture other than English. The House Tutor will be expected to contribute to extra-curricular activities.


Conditions of Service:

To be resident in the College and to share responsibility for the running of the Boys’ boarding houses, in conjunction with the Senior Housemistress. The post holder will be given 2 school days off per week, by agreement.  Other than these days off, the post holder is considered to be available for duty whenever he is resident at the College.

Responsible to:

The Senior Housemistress.

Duties will include:

The post holder must at all times while at the College behave in a responsible and appropriate manner for a person charged with the welfare and guidance of young people and must set an example in his personal behaviour for the students to emulate.


  1. To be loyal to the aims, ethos and policies and procedures of the College.


  1. To liaise closely with the Senior Housemistress, Principal and Deputy Principal.


  1. To establish friendly, supportive relationships with students whilst maintaining authority.


  1. To encourage and secure considerate, social and appropriate behaviour as members of a civilised community on the part of all the students.


  1. To supervise and, as appropriate, direct and support boarding students in their academic work outside of lessons.


  1. To take responsibility for the night-time security of the appropriate boarding house.


  1. To help to organise, share and stimulate activities in the evenings and at weekends.


  1. To drive a school minibus to transport students to and from activities, trips and events as appropriate.


  1. To accompany trips and visits.


  1. To oversee the general comfort and welfare of students and maintain a pleasant working atmosphere.


  1. To be available to the students for the discussion and, where possible, the addressing of their problems and concerns relating to academic/pastoral concerns and to represent these to the Principal and the Deputy Principal.


  1. To undertake such specific duties as are allotted by the Senior Housemistress in the form of a Duty Rota.


  1. To keep clear written records, following College policies and procedures relating to student welfare.


  1. To attend a weekly meeting with the and Boarding House Staff.


  1. To participate in training/professional development, as appropriate.


  1. To be aware of the implications of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools for welfare and pastoral care in the house.


The post holder will also undertake such other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Principal and/or the Deputy Principal.

The remuneration package will include a matched 5% pension contribtuion, accommodation in the Boarding House and all meals during term time.