Assistant Housemaster/mistress

Full day
Pastoral team

Assistant Housemaster/mistress

To be a supportive adult presence reporting to Senior boarding staff to assist with and contribute to the supervision and care of the students with responsibility for the health, clothing and general wellbeing of those in the House.

Working with students:

· Provide a safe, comfortable environment within the boarding house to ensure health and safety of students always

· Show non-intrusive interest in all aspects of student’s school life, passing on any discipline issues to Senior boarding staff

· Be available always for students to communicate and in private ensuring any disclosures are immediately passed onto the Head of Boarding/Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in line with the School Safeguarding policy

· Ensure daily routines for students is maintained, particularly wake up, mealtimes & bedtimes

· Ensure health and safety is a priority in the common living rooms

· Ensure linen changes are undertaken on a weekly basis as per rota

· In association with other boarding staff ensure tidiness of student’s rooms are checked and monitored, reporting any issues

· To monitor student dress code and issues of cleanliness, reporting any concerns

· Accompany students to the School Medical Centre

Working with Senior boarding staff, other staff & parents:

· Ensure timely reporting of any student issues to Senior boarding staff with any serious issues immediately to the Head of Boarding

· Attend daily meeting with other boarding staff on shift to ensure effective communication is maintained

· Attend regular Boarding and Pastoral meetings as required by the Head of Boarding

· Report any signs of student behavior, health or welfare issues are reported immediately to Senior boarding staff with any serious issues immediately to the Head of Boarding/ DSL

· Cover for staff absences upon request

· Communicate with parents in consultation with Senior boarding staff, if necessary

· To contribute to the induction arrangements for students with other staff

Working within the boarding house:

· Participate fully in the life of the boarding house

· Ensure cleanliness, health and safety issues are reported immediately to the Operations team

· Be available to escort external service personnel

· Sleep in the boarding house when on duty informing Senior boarding staff when offsite

· Along with other staff ensure the House is ready to receive students at the beginning of each semester

· Contribute to the end of semester clearing up, cleaning schedules & room checks reporting issues to the Operations team

Work conditions

· Initial 2-year and thereafter annually renewable

· 3-month probation period

· Free accomodation on site

· Visa and work permission support

· Return flights home once a year (holiday time)

· Agreed one-time relocation allowance

· Medical insurance (including dentistry)

· Opportunities for professional development

Start date

August 2019

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