Job Description

Live Out House Parent – Independent School, UK

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Job Start: August
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Timetable: Full Time
  • Salary: £20,000 – £23,000
  • Free meals, training and annual salary are provided
  • 50 paid days annual leave

Our client, an independent boarding school in Cambridge, is looking for a suitable House Parent to join their boarding house staff team. The House Parent will be reporting to the Head of House, the successful candidate will have a responsibility to provide top quality pastoral care for boarders (some of whom are international), making them feel part of the college community and supporting them in their journey towards independent living at university and beyond.

The House Parent role is regarded as a position of trust, in loco parentis between the school and parents. The House Parent is responsible for the welfare and safety of children and young persons for whom they are responsible for, ensuring a warm, fun and safe environment within the boarding houses.

A suitable candidate profile will include:

  • Experience working with young people
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience in the use of a PC, particularly the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Demonstrated experience of work in line with policy and procedure


This post would suit someone who is articulate, professionally minded and caring. The school will provide free on site accommodation for 1 or 2 sleep-ins per week, free on duty meals and pastoral training. A salary between £21,000 and £23,000 will be offered to the successful House Parent. The successful House Parent will receive 50 days annual leave per annum, which includes the school summer holidays and would always have a minimum of two days off weekly.


If you do have the relevant requirements and would like to be considered for this opportunity please send through your CV, or call Joseph at Connaught for more information.

Connaught Education – The Independent Schools Specialist

Connaught Education is a trading brand of Connaught Resourcing and operates as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency. We are a committed equal opportunities employer who respect and value cultural diversity. We are committed to supporting the welfare of children and young people. In support of current Safeguarding legislation we will carry out background checks and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure as part of our recruitment and selection procedures.

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