Assistant Houseparent

Closing Date: 30 April 2024
Telephone: 01993 823303
Salary: £20,700.00
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

Assistant Houseparent


Contract                     :    Full time residential – 40 hours a week, 39 weeks a year

Term                           :    One year in the first instance

Responsible to           :    Head of Boarding

Start Date                   :    1st September 2024

Salary                          :    £20,700 per annum pro-rata (£22,366 full time equivalent)

Accommodation       :   To include board and lodgings


An exciting opportunity is available, from September 2024, for an enthusiastic person with a positive and caring attitude to live and work in the Boarding Department in one of the leading state boarding schools in the country.


Situated in the Cotswolds’, Burford School is a heavily oversubscribed Academy founded as an Elizabethan Grammar School in 1571. The original Charter of the School is celebrated each year. Today, the original Grammar School sits as part of the historic buildings that form the Boarding Department, in the heart of Burford.


You will be part of a boarding team that supports the academic and pastoral progress of the students and is sympathetic to the philosophy and ethos of boarding at Burford School. The needs of the students vary and the Residential Assistant must have the ability to deal with confidential matters and show empathy and commitment to the students within their care. The post comes with residential accommodation which the post holder will be required to live in during term time.


The post will ideally suit an individual who seeks experience in an educational environment and who may wish to pursue a career in education. You are expected to have boundless energy, good resilience, enthusiasm, flexibility, a sense of humour and, ideally, an understanding of boarding life.


If you would like to discuss the role informally or to arrange a visit, please contact the Head of Boarding, Mrs Sandi Kaaber, at






Why work with us


Burford is an oversubscribed school situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  This is an excellent school, with a superb environment for learning and a priority given to teacher development.  Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.


Additional Staff Benefits

  • Supportive continuous professional development and growth opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing support including access to an Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations and a subsidised Healthcare Plan
  • Local Government Pension scheme membership
  • The school is located within a short walk of a picturesque Cotswold town

As we are a heavily oversubscribed school, children of staff have priority for admission to Burford School.⃰

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can see for yourself what makes Burford School such a special place to work – please contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, to arrange this.


The successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.








Burford School is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.


As part of the vetting procedures, shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search. This isn’t part of the shortlisting process, and there will be a chance to address any issues of concern should it be necessary.



Closing date:  Tuesday 30th April 2024 (12:00pm)