Houseparent, Cambridgeshire

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Wisbech Grammar SchoolCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

New Opportunity at Wisbech Grammar School

Houseparent (September 2019)

2019 sees the launch of an International Boarding House at Wisbech Grammar School.  This will be the first time in its long illustrious history that the School has had boarding provision and the house will cater for 10-12 Chinese pupils from September.  WGS aims to enable its boarding pupils to develop academically, socially, culturally and emotionally in a homely and friendly environment, where mutual trust and respect between pupils and staff are the fundamental guiding principles on which the boarding will be based.  All pupils are encouraged to live in harmony with one another.

The Houseparent is responsible to the Headmaster but will be line managed by the Deputy Head Pastoral on a day to day basis.  He/she is responsible for the house, works alongside the non-resident house tutor (who lives on site) and members of the house.  The domestic staff within the house are the responsibility of the Housekeeping department, however they are also part of the house team and therefore be managed the houseparent.

The aim of the post is to manage efficiently the staffing, organisation and resources of the house; to provide for the safety, good discipline and pastoral well-being of all pupils in the house.

Where the houseparent is part of a team with their partner, they must fulfil these tasks both collectively and individually.  

Full details and a job description for this post is available on our School website 

Applications must be submitted on a Wisbech Grammar School application form with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Chris Staley. Applications annotated “see attached cv” will not be considered. Please send your completed application to;

Mrs Sue Simmons, Human Resources Manager, Wisbech Grammar School, Chapel Road,

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1RH or e-mail it to 

The closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 21 March 2019. Interviews will be held during Week commencing 25 March 2019.

Wisbech Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical. 

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More about Wisbech Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 47 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1945 583631
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