Full job description
Bosworth Independent College is a relatively small college of approximately 300 students. This enables us to offer a supportive family atmosphere, where students and staff can enjoy their work and thrive as valued people and professionals. Our ethos is one that believes in the importance of the individual and celebrates success regardless of the level. Students come from a wide variety of countries and are motivated and aspirational, mostly aiming for Russell Group and Oxbridge.
OVERVIEW OF THE JOB
You will be a supervising adult presence in the Boarding House that is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our boarding students and assist them in their daily lives, working hours on a two week shift pattern. Weekday hours when on duty are evenings and mornings, and each two week shift contains a weekend on duty.
When on shift you will live in the accommodation provided for the better performance of your duties.
You will be directly responsible to the Head of Boarding. You will work within the framework set by and under the general direction of the Principal.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB
As a member of the Boarding team, you should carry out your role to support the needs of the students you work with and the College in general.
- Wake every student in the morning for breakfast and morning registration and inspect student bedrooms, filling in appropriate paperwork
- Monitor the students’ welfare and behaviour and report any problems in the residence to the Head of Welfare & Boarding
- Supervise students’ Prep hour when required
- Report student illness promptly to the Health centre in the mornings. If emergency attention is required, to use the emergency number or call an Ambulance
- Ensure the smooth running of the boarding house generally in accordance to the student handbook to maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment
- At weekends, to help the domestic team with maintaining general cleanliness and tidiness in the boarding house
- Reporting any maintenance issues through the college system
- Assist with laundry requirements of the students
- Issue keys/cards as residence requires
- To ensure a visible presence in and around the premises of the boarding house at all times when on duty
- To ensure the building is consistently secure, operate the alarm system following nightly curfews and during closedown, and to complete Boarding House Checks including the security of doors and windows upon closing the building daily.
- Ensure curfew times are kept; filling in associated paperwork as requested and reporting issues of lateness
- Help with student arrivals, student induction and departures when required
- Attend termly induction and regular staff meetings
- Plan, lead and deliver regular meetings with the students
- Maintain House noticeboards with up to date information, attractive and organised
- Record daily handovers for your colleagues following your shift
- Ensure the familiar use of the college’s database system to regularly record student notes such as welfare, pastoral, accommodation, exeat and other vital information.
- To participate in activities in the boarding house when required
- To take part in such performance management or staff appraisal arrangements made by the College and your line manager. This includes Probationary reviews, regular supervisions and appraisal meetings.
- To be familiar with and work in accordance with the policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the college and residential facilities.
- Liaise with Heads of Department as requested.
- During the period of Summer School, to undertake supervision of activities and assist with trips as directed by the Boarding Duty Manager
Who we are looking for
- Creative, caring and committed members of staff
- People who are naturally enthusiastic and energetic
- Have a passion for wellbeing and pastoral care
- People who can help our students develop into responsible caring and grounded young adults
- People who can smile in busy and sometimes challenging work situations
- Confidence in spoken and written English
- Ability to relate to young people
- Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
- Ability to work as a team member and lead by example
- Ability to be proactive, flexible and reliable
What We Offer You
- Competitive Salary
- Residential Roles come with accommodation including all bills
- All Meals while on Duty – Our Head Chef Mark is awesome!
- Contributory Pension
- Health Assist Programme
- Long Service Award – additional days holiday for each year of service
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Tech Scheme
- Professional and Personal Development through accredited courses and our training partner Linked In Learning
A fun and supportive workplace
Bosworth College benefits from being part of CATS Global Schools
In the context of international education, the name CATS is known and loved by generations of learners and is synonymous with excellence. Originally, CATS was an acronym for Cambridge Arts, Technology and Science, representing the focus of the founding colleges based in the city. However, today, CATS Colleges, is much broader, it brings together a number of schools in four countries (UK, US, Canada and China). Its portfolio includes independent boarding schools, an Arts University College, English language schools and a variety of summer schools all with the common purpose of “inspiring the next generation of world shapers.”
CATS Global Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect everyone connected with the organisation to share this commitment. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment pre-employment checks in line with KCSIE guidelines. All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a criminal declaration form prior to interview and be subject to online checks which may include social media.