Job Description


Abbey College Cambridge is one of the best sixth form colleges for international students in the UK. We specialise in helping students from across the world achieve the personal, social and academic growth needed to succeed at the UK’s best universities.

We are currently looking for caring and an enthusiastic House Parents to join our ‘Outstanding’ rated boarding team.

As a House Parent, your role will be to provide top quality pastoral care for our students, making them feel part of our college community and supporting them in their journey towards independent living at university and beyond. This will involve upholding student welfare, maintaining discipline and assisting students with their time management.

Your duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Conducting wake up calls to ensure that students attend school on time.
  • Supporting students who are ill and injured by providing first aid, medical support, and escorting students to medical appointments.
  • Ensuring boarding is maintained to the highest standard to allow students to thrive in both their educational studies and personal lives.
  • Supervising students during study time and meal times.
  • Carrying out curfew checks.
  • Running and supporting after school and weekend activities such as clubs, sports, trips and mentoring.
  • Offering support and guidance to all boarders, promoting student welfare and enforcing behaviour policies.
  • Assisting in the management of the college residence, induction of new students, and the organisation of student departures and room inventories.

Qualifications and Experience

You will hold A Levels or equivalent qualifications, be competent in the use of a PC, particularly the use of MS Word and Outlook, and have a working knowledge of record keeping and data protection. You will have excellent verbal and written English and a working understanding of child protection. Higher level qualifications and previous experience working with children or in a care setting is desirable.


Full time house parents will be required to work on a rota covering day, evening, and weekend shifts. Initially you will work a 5 day on two days off rota. Working 37.5 hours a week and a sleep-ins per week.


  • 50 days annual leave (6 weeks to be taken in the summer break)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Sports groups and free on site gym facilities
  • Group personal pension plan, 7% employer contribution
  • Season ticket train travel discount and loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted school fees
  • Regular social events
  • Free meals provided during shift.

Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADCL)

Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADCL). ADCL  consists of three award-winning independent international colleges based in London, Cambridge, and Manchester. With over 1000 students from over 50 different countries, ADCL provides an outstanding global environment for students striving for top universities. We are committed to providing the best education for all students in our care, and our colleges have high aspirations and expectations for every member of our community.


ADCL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and as an employee of ADCL you will be expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. All staff are trained in child protection and understand to report concerns by following the safeguarding policies. We ensure all candidates are properly police-checked, and the successful candidate will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to Apply

Please read the attached Applicant Information Pack to access full details about the position. Please complete the application in full and include a detailed statement explaining why you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this position. Applications will be reviewed and candidates contacted once the advert is closed.

Attached documents

Source: House Parents (Non Residential), Cambridgeshire – Tes Jobs