Job Description

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th March 2024

Interviews: w/c 18th March 2024

The Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic House Parent. For the right candidate, there may also be the possibility of a Senior House Parent role.  Senior House Parents manage a group of houses and House Parents to support the Vice Principal Pastoral (VPP) with their overall responsibility for boarding.

St Clare’s Oxford is a co-educational, independent, international day and boarding college. It caters for students aged typically between 14 and 19 years old. The college is located in the beautiful Victorian suburb of North Oxford and comprises two colleges on separate campuses: the IB World School and the International College. These are located close to each other just south of Summertown, and the College is a 20-minute walk from Oxford city centre.

The Person

To provide the environment in which boarders flourish, feel secure and fully engage with the College ethos.

To assist a Senior House Parent with the organisation and resources of a group of Houses and work closely with other boarding staff in that area of responsibility who maintain direct accountability for students in their own houses; to provide for the safety, good discipline, and physical, academic, moral and pastoral wellbeing of all students in the Houses. He/she is expected to operate effectively as a communicator, an administrator and as a team member.

The Benefits

As well as a great working environment, the College offers:

  • A very competitive salary and pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A free lunch in the College dining hall, when students are in residence
  • Subsided gym membership
  • An employee assistance scheme

The full Job description and application form can be downloaded from the school website at

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment and contracts are issued subject to satisfactory references and outcomes on all necessary pre-employment checks including DBS records and establishing the right to work in the UK. Some or all of these checks may have been undertaken before an offer is made.

Under the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools, we are required to follow the guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education and undertake additional checks on employees.


Source: House Parent, Oxfordshire – Tes Jobs