Job Description

Job description

Job Description – Boarding Tutor / Sports Coach

Reporting to: Head of Boarding

Salary: £16,500 (Including end of year payment)

Start Date: September 2022

Conditions of Service: The post holder is to be resident and to share responsibility for the running of boarding houses.

Hours of work: The post holder will have equivalent to 1 1/2 days off a week, by arrangement. Daytime is taken off after wake up and before the next days’ s bedtime

Probationary period: In accordance to College policy, this appointment is subject to a 3 month probationary period.

Medical Fitness: The offer of appointment at Bishopstrow College will be conditional upon the provision of a self declaration of physical and mental fitness to discharge responsibilities of the role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and care for the boarding students who attend the College.
  • Take an active role in ensuring the students’ welfare and happiness.
  • Implement the College’s Health & Safety and Risk Assessment procedures for assigned activities
  • Support management and senior colleagues by demonstrating experience through autonomy, initiative and actions/ideas/solutions.

Activities & Sports

  • Plan and prepare in advance a programme of instruction for activities and sports, ensuring that participants receive appropriate instruction.
  • Assist with preparation of & instruct/supervise/monitor participation in sports and other activities.
  • Help with the organisation of student team-building activities and competitions.
  • Monitor use and borrowing of equipment ensuring it is well maintained and stored appropriately
  • Encourage students to participate in all sports and activities through signing up systems, notices, announcements, displays and personal contact and by demonstrating enthusiasm


  • Supervise prep sessions and/or run evening and weekend activities.
  • Provide written feedback on students via the report system as required.
  • Support the Head of Sport with the PE programme and lessons

Trips and Excursions

  • Accompany weekend trips (according to rota) and excursions, assisting with the supervision of the students and helping to explain the relevance of the places visited.
  • Be responsible for sub groups when either the management and/or senior colleagues want to break a whole school group down to better manage, care and provide for the students.
  • Act as deputy to senior colleagues in their absence of one of the above on outings
  • Drive College vehicles occasionally to assist with transport


  • Carry out pastoral duties including meal supervision, wake-up and supervision of students during their free time and at bedtimes as directed, demonstrating previous experience.
  • Be ‘On Call’ during the night, looking after students with medical needs, investigating alarm activations (e.g., students trying to access electronics), etc.
  • Administer basic medication, keeping robust records, ensuring medicine levels are always maintained.
  • Take students to the local GPs, A&E, etc., liaising with/keeping colleagues informed.
  • Maintain daily cover times of front office, records of attendance and participation, etc.
  • Ensure that pocket money records are current and the pocket money procedure is timely for trips
  • Carry out duties associated with the arrangements for arrival and departure days, supporting the programme of activities available for students as they arrive.
  • Attend beginning of term staff meetings and contribute as required to other activities and events to ensure the smooth, effective running of the College.

Administration and Leadership

· Under the direction of management, senior colleagues and/or the Head of Sport, take responsibility for certain aspects of the administration of boarding, sports or activities – e.g., planning of certain trips or activities and/or drawing up risk assessments and other necessary documentation

  • Under the supervision of management, senior colleagues and/or the Head of Sport, lead certain trips, excursions or activities.
  • Undertake specialist professional development courses to support and enhance the areas of administration and leadership which have been allocated.
  • This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and, will be amended from time to time, in the light of the changing needs of the College.

All College staff are expected to:

  • Work towards and support the College’s vision and objectives
  • Carry out the work of the College to the best of their ability, displaying initiative and enthusiasm
  • Support colleagues and their work
  • Support and contribute to the College’s responsibility for safeguarding students
  • Work within the College’s health and safety policy to ensure a safe working environment for all staff, students and visitors
  • Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance, conduct and positive courteous relations with pupils, parents and colleagues
  • Adhere to the College policies


  • The Administration and Leadership section of this job description might be:
  • Lead the development and improvement of a specifically assigned part of the College’s boarding provision, e.g., healthy eating.
  • Lead the research and organisation of a number of weekend trips and activities.
  • Lead specifically assigned pastoral duties for the whole Boarding team as required.
  • Oversee the write up and summarising of key messages of a termly boarding questionnaire.
  • Organise a number of age-related house sports competitions and charity sports events in the College each term.
  • Attend and successfully complete a higher Level Certificate, for example in Coaching Football, Hockey, Netball, etc.

The College is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • On-site parking
  • Discounted/free food

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £16,500 per year (Including end of year payment)

Reference ID: Boarding Tutor

Job Types: Full-time