A Resident Boarding Houseparent for a Girls’ Boarding House (Support Staff role)

Closing Date: 30 April 2024
Telephone: 01934843102
Email: jobs@sidcot.org.uk
Salary: £27,600 per annum  Contribution to accommodation and meals:  £1,048 per annum
Employment Term: Part Time

Job Summary: The Resident Houseparent will run and manage a Girls’ Boarding House (currently girls Year 7 to Year 11) as part of the wider boarding team and will be line managed by the Head of Boarding. The Houseparent is expected to live on site throughout the term time in the family accommodation provided.  The role requires the Houseparent to be on duty both during the week (in particular early mornings and evenings) and at the weekend, as well as on call overnight.  The Houseparent will be in charge at all times of the pastoral care and wellbeing of all the boarders in their house. They will liaise with day tutors, Heads of Year and teachers regarding pastoral/academic matters and with all other relevant departments to ensure the effective running of the house. They will act in loco parentis during term time and know the whereabouts of all the boarders in their care, including during the holiday time to ensure compliance with UKVI expectations. They will listen to and act upon student voice for the benefit of all the community.  The Houseparent will be required to work an average of around 40 hours each week.  Hours of work are carried out as per an agreed rota in the evenings, early mornings and at the weekend. You may need to work outside of this rota depending on events in the house including responding to emergency situations.

About Us: Sidcot School is a thriving independent day and boarding school set in glorious countryside just 7 miles south of Bristol Airport. Our students experience a community where it is clear that independent thought is encouraged and curiosity is a way of life. Great education starts with great teachers and our teachers want their students to have interesting lives; they want to give them the confidence and motivation to develop their talents, and the desire to put those talents to good use in the world. Boarding is an integral part of the school and the school truly celebrates its international community.

About You: We are looking for an excellent team player and communicator who has the ability to take the lead and show initiative when required.  You must have a passion for working and living with young people and the ability to support them, showing care and attention, providing a listening ear and the ability to act accordingly in a variety of circumstances.  You need to be an emotionally resilient person with a good understanding of the role and responsibility around safeguarding and national minimum standards in boarding.

Start:                                   Start of Autumn Term 2024

Contract:                           Permanent

Hours:                                Average of 40 hours per week during term time


To apply:  please visit our website:  www.sidcot.org.uk/jobs 

Please email jobs@sidcot.org.uk if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Sidcot School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and a DBS Enhanced check.