Day House Parent, Cambridge

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CATS College CambridgeCambridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To be confirmed at the interview
Contract term: Permanent

CATS College offers an outstanding international pre-university educational experience to students aged 14+ from all over the world. CATS students live and work at the custom built Cambridge campus, studying for GCSEs, A levels and University Foundation Programmes, and preparing for admission to universities across the country and elsewhere. CSVPA students study in buildings in the heart of the City of Cambridge on courses ranges from Pre-Foundation to Masters Levels. 

We pride ourselves on our approach to teaching and learning, with small class sizes and an informal atmosphere ensuring that students are treated as individuals and build great relationships with staff.  


As a member of the boarding team, you should carry out your role to support the needs of the  students you work with and the College in general.  You will: 

  • Monitor the students’ welfare and behaviour and report concerns and issues to the relevant members of the Boarding and Welfare teams. 
  • Maintain a visible presence in the boarding house when on duty. 
  • Liaise with Programme Directors and Heads of Department as necessary; 
  • Ensure the smooth running of the boarding house generally in accordance with the student handbook to maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment; 
  • Assist with laundry requirements of the students. 
  • Assist with keeping the laundry room tidy if needed. 
  • Report any maintenance issues through the college system 
  • Report student illness promptly to the Health centre. If emergency attention is required, to use the emergency number or call an ambulance. 
  • In the absence of the Health Care Assistant ensure ill students in their rooms are cared for under the direction of the College Nurse. 
  • If the Health Centre is closed provide assistance to students who are unwell. 
  • Liaise with the Data and Attendance Manager to follow up students absent from lessons through the day. 
  • Ensure that students who have been marked absent from lessons meet with senior staff at the end of the day. 
  • Report any students who fail to do so to the duty boarding team to be followed up to attend meetings with senior staff before the start of lessons the following morning. 
  • Help with student arrivals, student induction and departures when required. 
  • Attend termly induction and regular staff meetings. 
  • Provide assistance to Head of House as required.


The job requires that you have: 

  • he ability to work with, care for and supervise young people. 
  • High levels of energy, an even temper and a sense of humour. 
  • The ability to relate to young people. 
  • The ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours. 
  • The ability to work as a team member and lead by example, to be proactive, flexible and reliable. 
  • A full understanding of current child protection procedures.

To review full job description and to apply, please visit Cambridge Education Group (CEG) website

Closing Date-12/11/2018  

ABOUT CEG  Cambridge Education Group (CEG). CEG is a leading provider of pre-university academic courses and English language courses in the UK. We provide programmes including A Level, IB and University Foundation, as well as English Language Study, to a growing number of international students seeking to win places at UK universities.

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More about CATS College Cambridge
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 24 years
Address: Part of Cambridge Education Group, 1 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1NQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 314431
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