Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide support and assistance for the students and Houseparent team on our 6.2 (year 13) co-educational boarding house. You will work with the 6.2 team to ensure the safe, effective and efficient management and smooth day-to-day running of the boarding house and care of students in line with the Boarding National Minimum Standards and the School’s needs and requirements.
Bedales School is a unique educational establishment, set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Our aim is to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful.

Experience & Background

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in terms of using the Microsoft suite of programmes confidently and effectively to ensure that the administrative side of 6.2 Flat runs smoothly. You will also fulfil the primary duty of handling the 6.2 students’ domestic and health arrangements, reporting directly to the Houseparent team on all matters concerning the boarding house and the students.
You will be responsible for:
  • Supporting the student’s health and wellbeing needs during the school day
  • Providing supervision to the students working on 6.2 during the school day
  • Ensuring that spreadsheets for fire lists, dormitory allocations, travel arrangements, health appointments, sign-in lists are kept up to date
  • Fielding calls/emails from teachers and parents relating to students on 6.2 Flat
  • Managing the stock and billing of the “basics” shop where students can buy toiletries on Flat
  • Dispensing medication including controlled medication to students
  • Working closely with the domestic team and facilities department to ensure 6.2 Flat is well-managed
  • Providing effective handovers to the fellow House Assistant who covers evenings, overnights and weekends
  • Assisting the 6.2 team with registration of the students during the day as required.
This post is Regulated Activity.

Hours of Work

Please refer to the terms and conditions of the post.


£ 18,512 annual starting salary based on the hours and weeks of work plus a holiday payment of £ 2879.78. Which is pro-rata of the full-time equivalent salary of £ 27,570 per annum.


Free on-site parking
Funded Healthcare Cash Plan
Pension with Royal London
Salary Extras Benefits Platform
Lifeworks Employee Assistance Programme
Free lunch and breakfast is provided during term time

Pre-Appointment Checks

All candidates will undergo a Safeguarding Suitability Interview and application for an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check and be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.

Closing Date: 9:00am, Friday 11 August 2023

TEAMS Calls – will be held on a rolling basis during the advertised period. Early application is advised as Bedales reserve the right to make an appointment at any stage of the application process.

Formal Interview Date: 17/18 August 2023

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this post, please read the Job Description and Terms & Conditions which includes full details regarding the post. CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application form.

To find out more about this opportunity, candidates can contact Peter Thackrey, Deputy Head (Pastoral) or Gordan Dale, Senior Houseparent of 6.2 Flat by email – /
All other enquiries relating to the recruitment process, should be forwarded to

Safeguarding Statement:

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.
The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
  • fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection;
  • providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to;
  • playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm;
  • When concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil.
All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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