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 an outstanding professional to become our dedicated Boarding House Parent at our Prep School from September 2024 as we relaunch our Boarding House in Eastbourne.

In leading a boarding house, you will provide a warm and supportive environment where pupils can thrive. It is your overview of their pastoral and academic lives that is vital in supporting their success. You will be an advocate for Boarding in maintaining a positive atmosphere in the House. You will be supported by a House Manager & Matron and will report directly to our Assistant Head; Boarding.

You will have a strong track record of pastoral care, exceptional communication skills, and a passion for working with young people. You will also be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and play a key role in the pastoral leadership of the school. You will be innovative, empathetic, adaptable, an enabler, and have high expectations of behaviour and courtesy, while at the same time be understanding of the challenges facing children and adolescents. You will be someone who is committed to continued professional development in your boarding practice.

Bede’s Prep School celebrates the importance of each child under our care being given the opportunity to enjoy a vibrant learning experience; we seek to develop a kind-hearted community in which we enhance the lives of those around us. Our staff are key to making this happen and to allowing pupils to find joy in their pursuit of brilliance.

This is a full time, permanent position starting in September 2024, this is a non teaching role, 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Due to the nature of the role, we will require the individual to be on a rota for weekends & evenings. 

Along with our fantastic employee offerings below, our newly renovated family-friendly accommodation will be provided: a 3-bedroom flat with 2 ensuites and 1 main bathroom within a prime seafront location in Eastbourne, perfect for creating unforgettable memories.

The salary range for this position will be £32,000 – £35,000, dependent on experience.

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.

Closing date: Wednesday 20th March 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

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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