Job Description

The Residential House Parent is an integral member of a team of boarding staff, supporting in creating a cohesive and harmonious team and assisting with a range of house duties or leading them in consultation.

Job Description

• To provide support to boarding by sharing responsibility for the efficient day-to-day running of all aspects of boarding, in consultation with the Head of Boarding.

• To liaise with the school’s medical staff to ensure the correct care and welfare of the pupils.

• To care for all pupils, and to be sympathetic, caring, responsible and patient understanding of the age group.

Duties and Presence

• Help to maintain a welcoming, tidy and homely atmosphere.

• Monitor behaviour and deal appropriately with any disciplinary issues. .

• Deal with emergencies of any kind, including escorting pupils to medical appointments where required.

• Help to maintain pastoral records of pupils and other relevant administrative house tasks.

• Be available to the pupils in the house for both formal and informal contact, maintaining appropriate boundaries at all times.

• To be residential in the boarding house. The House Parent has two weekdays off per week.

• Cover additional duties as required such as the supervision of meals, prep, extra—curricular activities and special occasions, maintaining punctuality.

• Regular contact and foster good relationships with parents.

• Share responsibility for all aspects of safety as directly related to the boarding house, including assisting with the completion of annual risk assessments.

The Hammond

The Hammond is the North West’s leading provider of performing arts education and the UK’s oldest vocational dance school. Here at The Hammond, we are passionate about providing the best possible vocational training in dance, drama, acting and music, alongside an enriching academic curriculum. Our boarding pupils live offsite in Chester town centre, a short 10 minute journey from the main school site.


The successful candidate will be subject to employment checks, including DBS and reference checks and will be provided with safeguarding training.

The Hammond is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment. All staff are trained in child protections and are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS). The Hammond is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply please complete the Application Form attached.

If you would like any further information please do contact us on 01244 305350 or to discuss further.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications. To formally apply please complete an application form and equal opps form.

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Source: Residential Houseparent, Cheshire West and Chester – Tes Jobs