Assistant Houseparent (Residential)

Closing Date: 26 February 2024
Telephone: 01249 857300
Salary: £23,968 plus accommodation
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Starting September 2024, full time, term time weeks, residential post with overnight duties (full year salary paid in return – no pro ration).

The role of Assistant Houseparent is a combination of administrative and pastoral duties, underpinning the School’s vision to provide outstanding care and support within a full boarding community.  The Assistant Houseparent works in support of the House Team to ensure every pupil is valued and well-cared for and that the Boarding House provides a well organised, safe and ambitious environment for pupils to grow and develop.

Acting as 1/3 of the full weekly cover in house shared alongside the Deputy Houseparent and Houseparent (both teaching staff). Shifts include mainly days with evening activities and/or weekends on a rota basis throughout 35 term time weeks per year. Overnight duties are shared between the three main house staff, however the Assistant Houseparent will have a minimum of one 24 hour period, and one additional night off per week.  During a full academic year, house staff enjoy 6 fixed exeat weekends off per year and all school holiday weeks can be treated as holidays (possibly with the exception of extraordinary circumstances agreed in advance).  A full time, full year salary is paid in return for the longer working hours required during term time.

Staff at St Mary’s Calne enjoy complimentary meals during term time, a generous pension scheme, friendly and supportive colleagues and fee remission on school fees if applicable.  Full benefits and more information are detailed in the Applicant Pack.

If you would like to apply, please complete and return the school application form. If you require an application form to be emailed, or sent in the post, please request one from or call 01249 857300.

Closing date for applications:  0900 Monday 26 February 2024

Interview date:  w/c 4th March 2024