Boarding Weekend Supervisor

Closing Date: 30 November 2023
Telephone: 01223 903048
Salary: £12.10 per hour
Employment Term: Part Time

Job description

Job Title:

Boarding Weekend Supervisor



Responsible to:

Deputy Head (Boarding & Pastoral Care)

Purpose of the job:

The main purpose of the job is to help look after the safety and welfare of the students in the boarding houses.

Boarding Supervisors are responsible to the Senior House Parent. They are expected to remain in the halls of residence for the duration of their weekend shift. Boarding Supervisors may occupy a special position in the House as students’ confidantes and friends, but they are primarily members of staff and must always ensure that their behaviour reflects that prime responsibility. Appropriate staff training and induction will be given to cover Safeguarding, First Aid, Fire Training and Child Protection.

Working hours

Saturday and/or Sundays during term time

10.00am – 10.00pm
Organisation of the House

  • Positively promote staff presence in the boarding houses.
  • Monitor students signing in and out using REACH

Social & Pastoral Welfare

  • Be present in the boarding houses
  • Make sure that the students are safe and that their welfare is given top priority.
  • Support the pastoral team in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and fostering a happy community spirit, especially for students newly arrived at the College
  • Promote an environment where the students feel heard and suggestions on how to improve life in boarding can be improved.
  • Complete training in Safeguarding, Child Protection, First Aid and Fire Marshalling and any other areas relevant to the safe running of the boarding house.
  • Read, understand, and sign all relevant school policies and procedures (safeguarding, bullying policy, online safety, etc.).
  • Work extensively as part of a team and report any student concerns as and when these arise to the Head of Boarding and the relevant House Manager (if the latter is appropriate).
  • Uphold the rules of the house and pass on breaches of the rules to the House Manager.
  • Accompanying students to hospital.
  • Take responsibility for checking the common room
  • Take responsibility for checking the students are using REACH to sign in and out to establish whether students are present/ absent within time limits/ absent beyond time limits.
  • Record the time of visiting each hall, together with any relevant comments that can be useful for the returning house manager.
  • Provide students with any assistance they require.
  • Provide first aid as required.
  • Administer medication as required
  • To follow fire safety and evacuation procedures if required.


  • Sign and comply with the College Code of Conduct.

Person Specification

  • Caring and sensitive approach to the needs of all students.
  • Appreciation, understanding and willingness to work with students from a wide variety of nationalities and religious backgrounds
  • Ability to carry out tasks and instructions reliably and efficiently.
  • A cheerful and willing disposition.
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A high degree of personal organisation and motivation to succeed within the role.
  • A sense of corporate responsibility
  • Ability to maintain a friendly and caring approach to students whilst maintaining an appropriate professional relationship as a member of staff.

The duties and responsibilities shown above are not intended to be exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to be flexible and to take on new responsibilities as necessary to meet the changing needs of the College

Terms & Conditions

  • Remuneration: £12.10 per hour
  • Contract: part time, fixed term contract from September to June (inclusive),

renewable at the discretion of the college for a second year.

  • Notice period: 1 month
  • Probationary period: 6 months reviewable at discretion of St. Andrew’s College


St. Andrew’s College Cambridge is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.