Job Description

For August 2023

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled Deputy House Parent with the enthusiasm, experience and compassion to relate to and support the students in their House.

The Deputy House Parent is a key role within the School responsible for ensuring the provision of a high level of social and pastoral care and support for our international and domestic boarding students both individually and as a group within the Boarding House.

This care and support is delivered to boarders through the House Parents management of a team of a Deputy House Parent, non-resident House Tutors, and a range of other staff. Deputy House Parents are a supervising, adult presence in the Boarding House, committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our boarding students and to assist them in their daily lives. 

The role involves working closely with other members of teaching staff across the School, as well as administration staff and the wider community of auxiliary staff that help with the establishment of a fair, productive and happy, social and working boarding environment.

Deputy House Parents work a reduced schedule in boarding with the remaining, if applicable, in a teaching, coaching or activity role.  Regular and appropriate training will be provided and a relevant induction programme will be effectuated prior to, and whilst, taking up this position.

Deputy House Parents are expected to be involved in delivering the PSHEE and Life Skills programme. A Deputy House Parent should encourage both students and staff to support the vision, ethos and policies of the School and that they promote high levels of achievement in all areas of School life. Deputy House Parents are expected to reside within the Boarding House during term time and are responsible to the Director of Boarding.

The School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information and to request a job description, please email Georgia Birch, HR Officer,

How to apply

Please send your resume and supporting statement to Matt Kiely, Director of Boarding,

We reserve the right to interview and appoint at any stage of the process.