Job Description

Start Date: September 2022

Salary: £26,000-29,000 per year & accommodation 

Boarding is central to life at The National Mathematics and Science College. As Houseparent, you play a vital role in the wellbeing of our students, taking full responsibility for their welfare during term time.  You will be managing the day-to-day care of boarders, ensuring their well-being and safety, promoting a fulfilling educational experience, and encouraging a caring, positive and productive ethos in the boarding house. 

You will be living within the boarding community and share responsibility for the welfare of students. You should have the ability to develop and maintain warm, respectful, and valued rapport with young people, whilst understanding the professional boundaries that must exist between staff and students. You should provide a positive role model, demonstrating self-motivation and mature interpersonal skills. 

The ability to negotiate and manage complex events in a professional, effective manner and an understanding of community partnerships and organisation are essential. Together with imagination, creativity, enthusiasm, and a warm sense of humour. 

You will need effective communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to deal with students, parents, and staff across the whole College. We expect you to maintain high personal and professional standards, including recognition of the confidentiality issues impacting upon work in a college. 

You must be able to demonstrate an awareness of safeguarding and child protection legislation and issues and will be expected to uphold a full commitment to the best safeguarding practice. 

The Houseparent will be expected to be resident within the boarding area during term time when on duty, according to the weekly and weekend rotas, except by arrangement with the Assistant Principal (Pastoral). 

You will need a flexible approach to your duties and a willingness to ‘muck in’. Overnight and weekend supervision will be required. This is not a post for someone who counts working hours; it is a challenging but hugely rewarding opportunity. 

Candidates from a broad range of backgrounds will be considered. 

We reserve the right to interview early for this role. 

The role may be combined with the role of School Nurse, or a small teaching timetable, depending on skills and experience.   

The National Mathematics and Science College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants will undergo appropriate safeguarding screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check. 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 5pm

Interviews will be held week commencing 20th June 2022

Please click here to download an Application Pack.

Please click here for our Application Form.