Head of Boarding (Residential)

Closing Date: 15 February 2024 Telephone: 07468714782
Email: acc.hr@abbeycambridge.co.uk
Salary: £50,000 per annum plus accommodation
Employment Term: Full Time

Position Overview

We are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Head of Boarding to join our inspiring community and lead the boarding provision. You will be responsible for ensuring very high standards of boarding, pastoral care, safeguarding and compliance, including the smooth running of day-to-day boarding and pastoral routines.

You will also be responsible for providing strategic leadership and development of boarding which supports the philosophy, aims and policies of the college, and promotes a high level of achievement in all areas of boarding life.

Experience & Skills

You will have previous successful experience in a boarding post with significant leadership and management responsibility, a good (tertiary) level of education, with DSL training and training in pastoral areas such as safeguarding, bereavement counselling, drug awareness, disordered eating, stress management etc. You will have a good understanding of Health and Safety matters in boarding, the National Minimum Boarding Standards, Independent College Inspectorate requirements, KCSIE, and other relevant legislation.

You will have a willingness to work hard with energy and enthusiasm with a friendly and professional approach, capable of inspiring confidence in colleagues, students, and parents. You will have the ability to nurture our culture in which students are treated with dignity, and relationships are rooted in mutual respect and understanding.

Please read the attached Applicant Information Pack for the full Job Description and Person Specification


  • Accommodation – On-site city centre accommodation including utilities, and wireless internet. Meals are provided. These combined come to a value of over £10,000 per annum.
  • 50 days annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Group Personal Pension Plan (7% employer contribution)
  • Discounted school fees
  • Regular social events
  • Eye Care
  • Gym Scheme
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people, and you will be expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff, and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. All staff are trained in Child Protection and understand to report all concerns by following the safeguarding policies. We ensure all candidates are properly checked, and the successful candidate will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

Please see the attached policies for further information on Safeguarding and Employing Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. All applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADC)

Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd. (ADC). ADC consists of three award-winning independent colleges based in London, Cambridge, and Manchester. With over 1000 students from over 50 different countries, ADC provides an outstanding global environment for students striving for top universities. We are committed to providing the best education for all students in our care, and our colleges have high aspirations and expectations for every member of our community.

How to Apply

Please visit Tes to access our Applicant Information Pack with details about the college and full details about the position. Please complete the application form in full and include a detailed statement explaining why you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this position. Applications will be reviewed regularly, and suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange first stage interviews for the morning of the 16th of February 2024. Second stage interviews will take place on 5th March 2024.