Job Description

Closing Date: 17 November 2023
Telephone: 01794 512206
Employment Term: Full Time

Residential Assistant Houseparent (Female)

Required April 2024

 We are seeking a Female Assistant Houseparent to fulfil and develop an important and rewarding role within the boarding family at Embley.

At Embley we operate a 5-day teaching week, plus sports matches and fixtures on Saturday mornings, and therefore the boarding team mostly provide care in the mornings, evenings and at weekends (as per the boarding rota). For the boarding team this includes organising, leading and taking part in various fun and memorable trips and activities, so we would very much welcome candidates with additional and/or varied hobbies, interests and skills that could bring something extra to the boarding programme and enrich the boarders’ experiences at Embley. A full driving license will be essential for the role.

Benefits include:

1-bedroom accommodation on site

Free lunches during term time

A Cycle to Work scheme

A discount on fees for children at the school

You will need to take initiative, be proactive, professional, confident in your abilities and communication skills.  You will swiftly learn the rules and routines of the House and be able to deputise successfully for the Heads of Boarding.   All boarding staff should enjoy the company of young people, including those from different cultures and be understanding of their needs.

Embley is a warm and welcoming independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2–18. We place a strong focus on academic ambition and strive to produce resilient, creative and independent learners who are flexible and proactive, who can solve problems, make decisions, think critically and communicate ideas effectively. The extensive grounds provide a calm and beautiful space in which to work and enables pupils to learn, play, compete and achieve.

We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and enhanced DBS clearance.

For further information and an application pack please contact the HR Manager on 01794 527374 or email

Closing date for applications is 17th November 2023

The School reserves the right to hold interviews sooner for the right candidate