Job Description

Deputy Houseparent – Sixth Form Boarding House

Full time, residential, term time only (35 weeks)

Required from April 2024

53 hours to include up to 4 overnight duties per week

Shift pattern involving days, evenings and weekends

Salary: £25,179 to £27,301 per annum (£37,410 to £40,562 FTE) depending on skills, qualifications and experience plus 5.6 weeks statutory holiday pay. In addition to the above salary you will be paid an allowance of approximately £3,500 per annum for four overnight duties per term time week (34 weeks).


At Cheltenham Ladies’ College, we aim to provide a strong support network for every one of our pupils. Around 700 pupils board with us in one of our 11 Sixth Form and Junior Boarding Houses and your role will be at the heart of this pastoral care as you join one of our dedicated professional teams working under an individual Houseparent.

In addition to looking after our pupils’ wellbeing, you will help with the day-to-day running of the house and more. There is a range of work patterns available, with allocated time off. As part of a close-knit community in the centre of Cheltenham, you will also have easy access to all of the facilities that this thriving town has to offer.

College itself combines a rich heritage with an exciting future. Approximately 860 pupils from 40 countries across the world benefit from the knowledge and expertise gained over the last 170 years. Driven by innovation and challenge, we prepare our girls to achieve their full potential in a complex and changing world.

To be considered for the role of Deputy Houseparent you will have the ability to supervise, encourage and motivate staff and to mentor and support pupils in the house. You will deputise for the Houseparent in their absence and will be responsible for assisting in the smooth running of the House together with coordinating and prioritising work schedules and delegating effectively to the team. Excellent administrative skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships are a must and an academic background is desirable.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 16 January 2024 (12.30pm).

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 January 2024.

We welcome female applicants only as this is a girls’ boarding school. This is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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