House Parent

Closing Date: 3 May 2024
Telephone: 01225 835353 (option 4 - HR)
Salary: Prior Park School salary scale
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Permanent – Full Time – Start: September 2024

Located in beautiful Bath, Prior Park College is looking to appoint a Houseparent for our well-established boarding and day school with a warm, supportive and happy atmosphere with excellent pastoral care.  Our house staff are approachable, positive and friendly who are able to establish a healthy rapport with pupils, staff and parents.

The Houseparent is responsible for the smooth running of the House and for the wellbeing and happiness of its pupils, required in our boys’ Boarding House ‘St Paul’s’ is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with vision, experience, and energy to shape a forward-thinking approach to boarding and pastoral care at Prior Park College.  As Houseparent you will offer a visible presence around the house and will build strong relationships within the Prior Park community. We believe that being a boarder at Prior Park College equips students to thrive in life and the role of Houseparent is essential in helping to create a culture of curiosity, generosity, and courage.

This is a residential position, all year round.

Established in 1830, Prior Park combines the very best of tradition and progress, with cutting-edge facilities and accommodation, including a pioneering digital learning programme. Prior Park College is an exceptional 11-18 HMC senior school set in a stunning 57-acre estate overlooking the City of Bath a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prior Park Schools are a family of Christian schools comprising Prior Park College (Bath), The Paragon Junior School (Bath) and Prior Park School Gibraltar.

The Schools’ Mission is to steward a thriving family of communities with love for the young people they serve at their heart. These vibrant communities cultivate creativity, foster integrity, and transform lives.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Closing date 12:00 Monday 29 April 2024

Interview date – TBC and as soon as possibly following closing.  

To apply for a position with Prior Park Educational Trust, we ask that the candidates complete an application form available from our website along with a job description and school brochure:

For further details, please contact Emma in HR on 01225 835353 or

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and the school reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.