Job Description

Are you ready to create lasting memories, inspire young minds, and be part of something truly special? Bede’s is seeking to appoint a dedicated and organised Boarding House Manager to join us at our Prep School from September 2024 as we relaunch our Boarding House in Eastbourne.

Reporting to the Boarding House Parent, this is an exciting opportunity for someone to be responsible for the care, supervision and well-being of pupils; to be responsible for the day-to-day running of the House routines and systems and maintain the good presentation of the House. They will be an advocate for Boarding by maintaining a positive atmosphere in the House.

We require someone who is an empathetic and proactive person who can form a strong presence in the house during the day. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills between parents and staff, who is organised and is able to conduct themselves with professionalism and observe confidentiality. In accordance with School policies and procedures we are looking for someone who can provide appropriate administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the House, supervise boarders during the day during breaks and ensure that unwell boarders are accompanied to the Medical Centre or the local hospital as appropriate.

Most of all, we are searching for someone who has experience in working with children and adolescents, they will be a proactive and enthusiastic team player, have relevant first aid & mental health first aid qualifications, if not a holder of certificates in these areas or be willing to acquire one at Bede’s request. A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for all shifts is essential.

This is a permanent position starting in September 2024, 32 hours per week (0.8 contract), 52 weeks per year. Due to the nature of the role, we will require the individual to be on a rota for every other weekend & 2 or 3 nights a weekAccommodation is available only when on duty. The weeks worked per year can be discussed at interview.

The pro rata’d salary for this position will be £23,993.66 per annum (FTE £30,000).

Bede’s offer a range of staff benefits including;

  • A real living wage employer
  • A fantastic holiday allowance of 30 days plus bank holidays (full time equivalent)
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • A generous company pension with salary exchange options
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free use of School gym & pool facilities/discounted nationwide gym membership,
  • Eye care vouchers,
  • Beneficiary Nominations (Death in Service),
  • Lunch provided for day time hours
  • An idyllic working location by the sea & much more!

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff who match the social and cultural diversity of our community. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

For further information about the role please see the Job Description below.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and return it to with a cover letter. We very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates who are ready to leave a lasting impact on the lives of our young learners.

Application closing date: Monday 15th July 2024 at 8.00am.

Bede’s reserves the right to interview on application and appoint before the published closing date. We therefore encourage early applications.

Application Form

Job Description

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Bede’s Trust is committed to building a truly inclusive school and cultivating a culture of equality, diversity and kindness. We believe that a diverse staff body reflects and supports the diversity of our pupils and wider society. We are an equal opportunity employer and in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Bede’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.


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