Job Description

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Boarding to lead our residential boarding team. This is a permanent, full-time position from January 2023 or April 2023.

Boarding is central to the ethos of the College and the strong Padworth College community enriches our students and helps them build strong friendships and connections.  Being a small school, students and staff have the opportunity to get to know each other really well.  Visitors often remark on the unique atmosphere they encounter at the College and the relaxed, informal relationships they witness between staff and students.  The safety and well-being of our students are of paramount importance and the Houseparent will be part of a boarding and pastoral team which leads by example, providing outstanding pastoral care.

This is an exciting time for the college, with a new Principal, so this is a real opportunity for someone with ideas, energy, ambition and enthusiasm, alongside a calm, compassionate and nurturing nature to make a real difference. We would also like a colleague who will be kind to the community, who loves the company of people and is great fun to be around.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to nurturing and supporting young people and will be an excellent communicator. They will also have the ability to quickly win the respect of staff and students and to liaise effectively, when appropriate and necessary with parents, agents and guardians.

Please read the Candidate Information booklet for a full Job Description, Person Specification and details of how to apply.

Interested candidates who would like more information are invited to contact Crispin Dawson, Principal, by email, to arrange a confidential discussion, no later than Thursday 6 October at

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 7 October.

Padworth College Head of Boarding Candidate Information September 20