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Resident House Parent – Immediate start


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Job Title Resident House Parent

Reports to Residence Manager

As a house parent at EF Academy, you will be responsible for creating a warm and nurturing environment for our diverse and dynamic international student community. From overseeing daily routines and ensuring academic progress to providing guidance and support, you will play a crucial role in helping students thrive during their time on campus.

Key responsibilities will include:

To ensure student welfare, wellbeing, and development

  • Build excellent, professional relationships with students based on trust and respect
  • Get to know each student’s circumstances, needs, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Assist the Residence Manager in regular audits of the school policies and boarding handbook
  • Implement the school’s disciplinary policy and a fair system of sanctions within Boarding
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety and security of all students in Boarding
  • Keep relevant and suitable records of students’ welfare, emotional problems, achievements, and misconduct
  • Develop excellent links with Pathway Managers, Academic Tutors, the Deputy Head, and other relevant School staff
  • Liaise with parents, guardians, and admissions offices
  • Arrange transport and support for students requiring health appointments
  • Potentially administer emergency medication, over the counter medication, supervision of prescription only medication, etc. (training provided)
  • Inform the school’s designated safeguarding lead of any concerns regarding child protection or of safeguarding

To work as part of a team to provide all students with the best possible boarding experience

  • Ensure the safety of all boarders through appropriate discipline and emotional support
  • Maintain boarders’ physical and pastoral well-being
  • Be able to prepare and serve simple snacks/meals when needed
  • Follow day-to-day and overnight procedures as directed by the Residence Manager
  • Undertake quality assurance practices, such as completing audits and conducting boarding surveys
  • Support meeting the Health and Safety standards and requirements of the residence buildings

To support the academic and wider aims of a school

  • Ensure students attend school on time and study effectively in the evenings and weekends
  • Provide additional support to identified under-performing students outside normal school hours
  • Show an active interest in students’ university ambitions and encourage co-curricular pursuits
  • Support the running and delivery of the Clubs and Activities program and contribute to the running of a new House system
  • Contribute to the marketing of EF Academy life via social media and regular boarding bulletins
  • Attend all whole-school meetings as directed and assist with campus tours and special requests
  • Be willing to undertake any related task reasonably requested by the Residence Manager or senior leader

Other requirements

  • Possess an Enhanced DBS status, which will be arranged by the school for the successful candidate.
  • Able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK
  • Able to live on-campus (accommodation provided)

Person specification

The successful candidate will be able to

  • Commit to the all-round ethos of an international boarding-school environment, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction; willing to work hard with energy and enthusiasm
  • Provide evidence of working in a pastoral position within a boarding school
  • Display a real interest in pastoral care and be prepared to undertake relevant CPD
  • Evidence a commitment to boarding school life
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills
  • Show a responsible attitude to work
  • Provide evidence of the desire to implement excellence within boarding
  • Show stamina and determination
  • Work to deadlines
  • Show they have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a talent for building effective professional relationships
  • Display empathy and enthusiasm
  • Evidence competent IT skills


As part of the comprehensive compensation package, the role offers a competitive salary, self- contained on-campus accommodation, meals, and a stakeholder pension plan. Working hours will be on a rota basis, totalling 48 hours per week, which includes overnight on-call duty. Additionally, the position provides 40 days of holiday, to be taken during school holidays. While prior experience of boarding life is desirable, all necessary training will be provided to the successful candidate.

This job description may be revised by the Residence Manager/Head of School, in consultation with the post holder, to meet changing school requirements. The post-holder’s performance is formatively reviewed yearly as part of the school’s performance management process.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000.00-£24,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Shift availability:

  • Day shift (preferred)
  • Night shift (preferred)
  • Overnight shift (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 03/03/2024
Reference ID: HP020823CC

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