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Senior House Parent with Some Teaching (Residential) - Full-time

Earlscliffe , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-103T
  • Posted:08/11/2021
  • Pay:Competitive
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged

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Boarding Houseparent and Teacher

We are seeking a pastoral leader with experience in boarding  and teaching to join our dedicated pastoral team, to provide exceptional standards of care to up to fifty students in our newest boarding house, Mandalay House. Mandalay will open in September 2022 as a boys’ boarding house, with numbers gradually increasing over the following two years until it reaches capacity in September 2024.

It is anticipated that in order to be successful in this role, the candidate will be a qualified and experienced teacher who is able to teach a fraction of a timetable in their specific field or offer an equivalent role which suits the needs of the school. 

This is a residential role and a two or three bedroom flat will be provided with basic furnishings and white goods. You will be required to live in the accommodation during term time and half terms and you will have access to this property throughout the year, including school holidays. All services are provided free of charge. 

Hours of work

Earlscliffe is a full boarding school and the Senior Houseparent will be required to live and sleep in the accommodation provided. When on duty your working day will start in the morning. During the daytime, you will have another position in the school - options for this will be discussed at interview depending on your previous experience and qualification. In the evening you will be on duty until 2300 when the students are settled into bed (2359 at weekends).

The senior houseparent is entitled to protected time off in the week. Your time off will be allocated to you once the position, including daytime working hours, has been agreed. During the first and last week of term, you must be resident on site at all times. 

MAIN DUTIES

To be responsible for the welfare of the students, staff and in the college house. You will need to be highly attentive and well-organised in your approach to all welfare and pastoral issues as well as enthusiastic, sympathetic and flexible.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of students throughout their studies. This includes making sure all college rules are understood and adhered to and that any serious or persistent discipline issues are shared with your line manager, Head of Pastoral Care & Boarding (HPCB), Deputy Head and Head Teacher as relevant.

 

Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and recently joined the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs and currently all of our students, except three day students, are full boarding and are accommodated within our five residences.

There are currently 107 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 30 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 65 employees in total. We also operate Easter and Summer School courses throughout the vacation periods.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the world's most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Since its opening in 2012, Earlscliffe has gone from strength to strength, having achieved ‘The Telegraph’ national ranking of No. 38 out of 4,303 schools teaching A-level. Visit www.earlscliffe.co.uk for more information.

We would be delighted to receive your application consisting of an introductory letter and the completed application form please. The application form is your opportunity to sell yourself so please provide a full description of your experience to date. Please explain any gaps in your employment history.

Applications consisting of just a CV may not be considered.

We have added a closing date to our vacancy but we do reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date to secure a candidate if necessary. You are advised to submit your application early to ensure your application is included in our shortlisting process.

Earlscliffe is committed to the safeguarding of our students. All staff undergo an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Barred List prior to appointment. Any offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS result, health check and of course, references, one of which must be from your current or most recent Headteacher/employer.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).